This past week I saw a video compilation of the 50 best sports plays from the year 2013; none of the plays featured a Minnesota player. The last linkdump featured a story about a Minnesota man who let his beard grow until the Vikings won a SuperBowl; he died last week with a 38-year-old beard.
So I wasn't surprised to see the graphic above from ESPN (where the image is interactive). Just like the weather, sports in Minnesota serves as a character-building factor. (And curiously, it seems to be the rest of America, not Lake Wobegon, where "all the children are above average.")