Big surprise. The morons in Minnesota who said they were going to build the Minnesota Vikings a new stadium have essentially reneged on what was supposed to be a done deal.

The stadium plan was defeated by a Minnesota House panel 9-6 on Wednesday. Of course, this is nothing new.

The Vikings have been clamoring for a new stadium for years. They have no intention of paying for it themselves, so they’re relying on the state legislature to chip in, which the state has been unwilling to do for years. This go-round, everything seemed to be in place for a new stadium. There was even a fancy drawing of this pie in the sky knockoff.

And now this. Well, fear not!

Even though Vikings ownership hasn’t said anything, the NFL was quick to threaten the state with relocation after the stadium plan went down in flames again. Oh, and this time they’re naming names.

“There are plenty of willing buyers. I think the Wilfs do not want to sell the franchise, but I think there is a point where they probably would be open-minded to listening to alternatives. To my knowledge, they have not been willing to do that at this point,” NFL Executive Vice President of Business Operations Eric Grubman told the Star Tribune.

“I think they’re running out of options and running out of patience. I doubt the commissioner would put probabilities or threaten or anything like that. But I would not be surprised if the commissioner tells the governor, if he asks, what other cities are interested in the Vikings because we are aware of that.”

Dun dun duuuun!

Now look, I wouldn’t want to keep a backwards franchise like the Vikings either. They’ve never won a Super Bowl and they’re never going to. All of their fans have an inferiority complex because the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears rule the division and that will never change. In fact, Vikings game day at the Metrodome always looks like a retard convention. Plus, most of their players are criminals.

It can’t be good for state pride.

But let’s be honest, the NFC North just wouldn’t be the same without our most despised rival. I mean, kicking people from Detroit while they’re down just isn’t fun anymore.