Minneapolis’ Super Bowl: Leave the swimsuit, pack the parka

To: Fans of the 2018 Super Bowl teams

From: The state of Minnesota

Dear fans,

Good news! Your team has made it to the 2018 Super Bowl, in the lovely city of Minneapolis. Just so you know, though, you probably want to leave your new swimsuit and short sleeves at home.

I know, I know, you’re used to the Super Bowl being in sunny, warm states like Florida and Louisiana and wanted to have a little fun before the game like these fans did:

Fans walk on Fort Lauderdale Beach on February 6, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints will be held Sunday February 7, 2010. Getty Images Indianapolis Colts fan arrives at Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Doug Benc/Getty Images New York’s Naked Cowboy greets fans on the street on January 30, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Most football fans enjoyed the Super Bowl game Sunday, Jan. 13, 1974 in Miami, in one way or the other. These Miami Dolphin fans did it “Miami Style” by watching it outside on the patio in 80 degree weather. From left they are Ro Ezell, Warren Tomberlin, and Susan Kwon. AP Photo

I’d be excited for that too! That’s not to say you can’t show off your new wardrobe. Take this guy who was at the last Super Bowl in Minneapolis, back in 1992:

Fidel Barquet of Mexico City is wrapped up against the cold outside of the Metrodome in Minneapolis, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 1992, prior to Super Bowl XXVI football game. Mark Duncan / AP

Scarf fashion has changed a lot since then, of course, but you get the idea. This reporter from a Buffalo, New York TV station took a good approach back in ’92.

But heck, whatever you can dig up is just fine with us.

See you soon!

– Minnesota