The plaudits are all in: Indy is the big winner of Super Bowl XLVI.
The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) has fashioned a graphic showing a remarkable array of laudatory words, many conveyed via Twitter to millions of followers, from national media members, football stars, and actors alike.
Here are a few of the highlights, and you can click on the magnifying glass icon on the image at right to see more:
+ "I am so proud of the city of Indianapolis. So many people have told me this is the best Super Bowl they have ever attended!" -Tony Dungy, former Colts head coach, to 206,000 followers [See how Dungy gave back while here.]
+ "Farewell Indianapolis. As they said all week here, have a 'Super' day! One of the best Super Bowl weeks ever. #HoosiersKilledIt" -Trey Wingo, ESPN, to 522,000 followers
+ "Indianapolis is the best Super Bowl city I've ever seen." -Darren Rovell, CNBC, to 184,000 followers [See our run-in with him here.]
+ It's like everybody's on Xanax, they're so happy." -Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated [Actually, we prefer Prozac. See number IX here.]
+ "Last night was wild in Indy. I wanted to go explore, but there were 17 bazillion people in the streets. It was like Super Bowl-i Gras." -Neil Patrick Harris, to 2.7-plus followers [Video: We know what he's talking about.]
+ "As for Indianapolis, Super Bowl XLVI should in no way be its last after the way the city expertly handled its first shot as a host." -Chicago Tribune
Well done, Indy—"Naptown" no more.