Although the state of Minnesota does contain teams in all four major sports league in North America, the NHL's Minnesota Wild are technically located in St. Paul, and the Wild fans are one of the best around, so tough luck Minneapolis, you don't get credit for that. In fact, the Minnesota North Stars, which were relocated to Dallas, also played outside of Minneapolis in Bloomington.
On to the three major sports franchises located in Minneapolis.
First, the Minnesota Vikings, the 1998 team was one of the greatest of all time, and even though the Atlanta Falcons of that season got lucky, the Vikings really could have put them away early and won the Super Bowl. They didn't, so there ends the conversation on recent glory for the Vikings.
Aside from that the Vikings lost four Super Bowls in the late '60s and '70s.
Since then the Vikings have won 10 playoff games, and lost 16.
We move on to the Minnesota Timberwolves, possibly the worst playoff team in the NBA in recent memory, yes, worse than the Grizzlies (who have yet to win a playoff game going 0-12 ).
The Timberwolves have made the playoffs eight times in their 20 year history, those eight times coming consecutively.
Now you'd think making the playoffs eight seasons in a row would be a great feat, and it was, but in only one of those playoff seasons did the Timberwolves get past the first round.
Yes, that's right, of the eight playoff appearances the Wolves have made, they only got past the first round once, winning a total of two series and losing eight.
In total their playoff losing record of 17-30 should turn heads.
Since their last playoff appearance in 2004, the Timberwolves traded away several players including their star Kevin Garnett.
They have failed to break 25 wins the last two seasons (yes, that is horrible).
We now move on to the only bright spot in major sports in Minneapolis, the MLB Minnesota Twins, who were crowned World Series Champions in 1987 and 1991, and have been part of Minnesota since 1961.
Their owner in recent history has been known as a cheap crapper, even still the team has made the playoffs four times the past seven seasons, winning one series back in '02.
In conclusion, Minneapolis has held three major sports teams for over two decades, and has one World Series title in that span to show for it. Clap, clap.