Super Bowl LII: Dateline Minnesota
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Above: Lorenzo Nabors

Lorenzo Nabors arrived into downtown Minneapolis amid the Super Bowl hoopla Sunday.

Meh. He couldn't have cared less.

Once the Vikings lost their chance to go to the Super Bowl, "it was back to regular life,” said the Brooklyn Park man who made his way home Sunday from the Mall of America via a Metro Transit blue line replacement bus to downtown.

He had no plans to watch the Super Bowl. Heck, he didn’t even bother to take in the Super Bowl activities lining Nicollet Mall last week as he passed by nearly everyday.

Still, he’s glad Minnesota landed the mega event.

“Minnesota is a great state. We need more attention,” Nabors said. “The Super Bowl is a chance to show we’re awesome.”

The inconvenience it sometimes posed for locals was worth it, he said.

He just didn't want to be part of the festivities surrounding the Patriots and Eagles.

“Neither the Patriots or the Eagles have as much heart as the Vikings,” Nabors said. “You have to have heart when you’re a Vikings fan. You have to have hope.”