My Super Job: Adam Shepard
Day Job: Logistics and fulfillment manager with HardingPoorman Group, overseeing operations that send an average of 3,500 job orders through the door each month.
The official poster for Super Bowl XLVI was revealed last night in the Conrad hotel’s west foyer. The artwork depicts the Soldiers and Sailors Monument’s iconic Victory statue bursting up and out of a football, with a kinetic explosion of starry confetti and Lucas Oil Stadium as a backdrop.
First, in defense of Madonna as halftime show performer, the erstwhile Material Girl has just that—oodles of material—to work with. And yet she has been passed off as a “karaoke singer” (et tu, Gene Simmons?) and an over-the-hill, washed-up pop diva. Smacks of ageism, if you ask me. (And you didn’t.)
To spread the love of the big game to those who can’t quite make it to Lucas Oil Stadium, the Super Bowl Host Committee announced 20 Super Celebration sites around central Indiana to offer family-friendly entertainment and up the excitement for the main event.
So you’ve been kicking yourself for not signing up to volunteer at the Super Bowl. Now you have another chance to express yourself: Super Bowl Productions and our local Stage Crew Committee are enlisting volunteers—reportedly 500 of them. McKenze Rogers, marketing and communications coordinator for the Host Committee, verified that the recruitment is legit. The Halftime Show rig has to be set up in eight minutes, which is one of the main things the star is fretting about. The rehearsal schedule is demanding, but if you can’t hack a few dry runs, you probably shouldn’t be working around Madonna.
Amid all the Monday-morning quarterbacking today, the web rehashed the NFL’s confirmation (via this commercial) that Madonna will headline this year’s Super Bowl halftime show—the most-watched musical event of the year—accompanied by Cirque du Soleil and a very good choreographer that no football fan has heard of.
This month, Steele Johnson, a phenom-in-the-making from Carmel, will take on some of the country’s best divers at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. Even though Johnson, 15, will compete against Olympians, his coach, John Wingfield, expects him to medal in the individual and synchronized 10-meter platform events. (Wingfield should know: He coached the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.)
When the Super Bowl Host Committee tweeted a call for restaurant recommendations to give visiting Super Bowl fans a proper taste of their host city, we immediately thought of The Libertine’s neoclassic cocktails, Sensu’s sexy sushi, and (duh) St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail. Harry & Izzy’s came to mind–especially those new bone-in mini chops on the starter menu, as well as The Eagle’s Nest, which debuts a new look this week. And how could we forget the housemade pickles and peanut butter (and everything that comes out after them) at Black Market? Yum.