NFL Announces Super Bowl Matchup Before AFC, NFC Championship Games

Bryan Brandom
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Here’s something for NFL conspiracists to stow away in a folder marked “SEE?! I TOLD YOU SO!”

On Facebook, the league fast-forwarded through Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship Games and went ahead and promoted the Super Bowl … and a matchup between the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings.

Sorry, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The league removed the promo from Facebook, labeling their posting it a “regrettable mistake.”

But don’t think for a second that that stopped Twitter’s foremost brain geniuses from announcing the fix is in with varying and unpredictable doses of capital letters.

This one’s my favorite.

Ah yes, there are possible four combinations of Super Bowl teams at this point, but because the league posted the most likely outcome (sorry, Eagles and Jaguars fans, it’s true) and it doesn’t involve your team, it’s definitely rigged.