Huddle Up: Audibles Around the Web

  • Super Bowl Host Committee chairman Mark Miles sat down with a North Central High School student journalist to talk downtown’s “torn up” streets (patience, people!) and the Georgia Street project, among other things. He calls Indy “perfectly compact” to host the big game, and its forthcoming Village “sort of Times Square meets Super Bowl.” [VIDEO]

  • Taking one from Larry the Cable Guy’s own playbook, “Papa John” Schnatter is offering five trips for two to Super Bowl XLVI at his website.

  • Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking a decidedly hands-on approach to combatting prostitution, human trafficking, and the like ahead of February’s main event.

  • Check out this surreal sendup of the host city to be: “The first thing you notice about Indy is the hospitality. In true Midwest fashion, the people greet you with a hearty ‘Hello!’ and make direct eye contact … And, somewhat eerily, the residents all seem to share similar physical traits, akin to characters in ‘Children of the Corn’: piercing blue eyes, shiny, clear skin, tall in stature.”

    >> What now? Was the Scandinavian Supermodel Convention in town? Or maybe the writer is hobbit-sized, with Hoosiers and everyone else looking like glamazons. The world may never know.


  • Erstwhile IndyCar starlet Danica Patrick will be back in top, well, form in the service of Go Daddy ads come Bowl time.

  • The NFL plans a plush, invitation-only pad in Union Station from Feb. 2 through Feb. 5, Super Bowl Sunday. It’s available to the elite only, with celebrity chefs and drink slingers rumored to be on tap. See an artist’s rendering of the high-end fancave here. NFL House, a first for the league, will have a ski-lodge theme.
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