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
+ “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.