As a host city, Indianapolis commissioned people from all across the country to make scarves for volunteers to wear around the city. So far they have received more than 13,000 handmade scarves from 46 states including Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Eyewitness news will bring you the story beginning Wednesday morning at 6 a.m.
Wow! Superbowl Host Committee Update: To date more then 118000 people have taken part in the NFL experience….265000 have been thru Superbowl Village and we ain’t seen nothing yet!! Await until tomorrow when thousands of out of state visitors arrive here!!
Danielle got to hold and even smell Tom Brady’s game worn jersey from 10/16/11 at Gillette in their 20-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The never washed jersey is being auction off by he NFL. The money raised is going to various NFL charities. To bid and view the auction click here
Welcome to Radio Row!!! We are the only local Tv station live outside this hub of media activity every morning! Starting tomorrow the public can watch all of the action in this room from a viewing gallery! So cool! Expect celebs and past and present football stars to be making appearances here this week!!! Stay tuned!
Our second day live at the JW Marriott, Super Bowl XLVI Media headquarters, and this time (and for the rest of the week) we are live inside on “radio row” where all the radio stations and sports shows from around the nation are broadcasting coverage of the Super Rematch between the Patriots and Giants.
What a Monday here in Indy!!! An early start with live shots til 930am and then we hit the ground running. This photo is from a news conference with the NFL and Superbowl Host Committee. It is amazing to think this week was really FOUR years in the making. Now the stage is set….and everyone is pumped and prepared! Stay tuned to Eyewitness News starting at 6am we will bring you the story of two Rhode Islanders who now call Indy home. Verrrrrry interesting trying to be a New England fan living here! See you in the a.m.
AFC-NFC Love… And no, I don’t mean the Patriots and Giants! We found a man who says he is the BIGGEST Pats fan in Indy. He happens to be married to a Colts fan. They say they are divorced a few hours every year when their teams play… But it’s all in good fun!
I was out for a stroll with the intention of snapping some photos for our blog when my travels took me to Lucas Oil Stadium of all places. It was there that I stumbled upon a temporary Patriots street sign put in place close to the site of Super Bowl XLVI (appropriately). I then found myself walking into the side gates of the stadium, through intense security which included metal detectors inside Lucas Oil and then down the tunnel onto the field. I think I froze for a good 6 minutes, until my mission of exploring the stadium began. I was lucky enough to walk on the field, see both teams locker rooms and sit in the seats. Oh, and did I mention they had just painted the logos on the field? Perhaps the horse shoes on a majority of the seats will prove lucky for Tom Brady and the Patriots come Sunday…
Up at 3am, on location outside the Super Bowl media headquarters at 4:30 and on the air at 6am. It was a little chilly Monday morning but we’ll be much warmer for the rest of the week.
Chris Coyne is the Catholic Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He is also a huge Patriot’s fan! He just moved here from Boston a year ago and people joke that he had something to do with the Pats making it to Super Bowl 46 in Indy (perhaps divine intervention?). Bishop Coyne says he had nothing to do with it! He also can not wait to watch the game at Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend!
Pats press conference number one in the books. Coach Belichick was relaxed and funny and his team seemed to follow suit. Bill even made fun of himself saying that Colts fans have been much more hospitable since the 4th and 2 incident in 2009.
If your wondering the Patriots will practice tomorrow, take Tuesday (media day) off, then settle back into a normal schedule. That will be the theme for a Super Bowl seasoned team led by Belichick and owner Robert Kraft. Stay loose and follow the process in hopes of capturing another Lombardi Trophy.
The Giants will arrive tomorrow and jump head first into the craziness that is Super Bowl week. Is arriving early an advantage or a disadvantage? Hard to say really but here’s a possible omen for Pats fans. The last team to arrive the Sunday before the Super Bowl and win the big game: The Patriots in Super Bowl 39
Windy and chilly in the Super Bowl village today. Most of the people were local Colts fans (haha) but we did manage to track down 1 Patriots fan who is all smiles these days at his Indianapolis home, but his father, who is a Colts fan, can’t say the same!
We interviewed 2 Rhode Islanders now living in Indianapolis who are some of the very few New England Patriots fans found in Colts land. You’ll hear from Lori and Guy this week on. Eyewitness News!
Danielle North and Chief Photographer Les Breault and I have successfully received our NFL media credentials and are now Off to work.
Got back to the hotel and found this Welcome to Indiana packet, drawing from a local school student, water and two cookies! The student wrote that he loves Indiana’s weather, restaurants, and of course, football games! And yes, I realize there is only one cookie in the picture. That’s because I already ate one! It was good! A+ for Hoosier Hospitality so far!
We got our breakfast and coffee and we’re getting ready to pick up our media credentials for access to all things Super Bowl XLVI!! Bring it!
Our trip from Providence to Indianapolis took us through Baltimore. When asked we responded “Oh, we’re covering the Giants”
From the minute we stepped off the plane at the IIA it was apparent that the Super Bowl threw up all over the state of Indiana. I was trying to pretend that I was Peyton Manning walking through the terminal looking at hundreds of Tom Brady jerseys on one side, hundreds of Eli Manning jerseys on the other. Both star QB’s being showcased in the Super Bowl in the city that I own in the house that I built. I had to shake myself out of it as I approached the escalator because I started to consider stepping off the balcony instead.
If your a fan planning on traveling out for the big game, the first thing you’ll notice is how close everything is. Bars, restaurants, hotels all within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium and the convention center. The downside of a smaller city is that it seems to be overwhelmed at times. We pulled up to the hotel and they told us they had no parking spaces available. The valet sent me with a map, a compass and a pat on the back into the heart of downtown in search of a parking ramp. Alas I found one after moving three blocks in one hour. Apparently blocking four lanes of traffic for buses around the stadium tends to clog things up at one in the afternoon.
Other than that the city seems excited to be the epicenter of the sports world for a week. Eli seems to be the favorite for the locals. Although the waiter tonight did say he’ll cheer for Brady for this one weekend. Then he spit in my food and laughed…
We are on our way to Indy to continue our Super Bowl coverage. So excited to meet Southern New Englanders in Indy for the big rematch! Keep following our blog posts for up to date information and an inside look at how we bring it to you!