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Huddle Up: Audibles Around the Web

 

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Commercially Speaking [video]

You can’t deny that commercials have their own special place in the hearts of football game watchers everywhere. While a few might fall flat, most are pretty funny/silly/crazy/amazing in their creativity and longevity. There’s even a website dedicated to these short films, and every year media experts give their two cents about the individual commercials and what they think of that year’s crop of commercials as a whole.

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They Liked It—So They Put a Ring On It

For avid football fans, as well as those who have an appreciation for fine jewelry, a collection of almost every shimmering Super Bowl rings ever produced may catch your fancy.

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Post Office Beside Stadium: Here to Stay

With its main branch in Indy located on what will be the (figuratively) hottest corner in the world this February, at Illinois and South Streets, the United States Post Office has a front row seat to all the action at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hearsay has flown around regarding that branch potentially moving operations elsewhere—even as far out as Indianapolis International Airport—but that’s all false, according to Donna Hoffman, Customer Relations Coordinator.

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My Super Job: Mark Ruschman

Name: Mark Ruschman

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Huddle Up: Audibles Around the Web [video]

 

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By the Numbers: Indy Mounts Up

As it gears up for the big day, Indy is proving itself worthy of super-overachiever status. Super Bowl Host Committee subgroups tackling projects to rejuvenate the community are reporting staggering (and ever mounting) figures:

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Celeb Watch (Already!)

Hope you’ve mastered your camera phone—the celebs are already starting to pop into town for Super Bowl-related activities. Comedian, actor, and official Super Bowl ambassador Mike Epps returned home to Indy to film a Super Bowl commercial, and tonight, four-time Super Bowl champ Terry Bradshaw speaks at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce awards dinner at the JW Marriott.

 

Photos courtesy of Carl Van Rooy

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My Super Job: Frank Hancock

Name: Frank Hancock

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Super Bowl Style: Return of the Pack

Is there a Super Bowl volunteer on your holiday-shopping list? Consider a fanny pack—the committee is recommending that volunteers wear one because they won’t have a place to store a purse or a bag while they are working. And believe it or not, the much-maligned accessory favored by mallwalkers and men who don’t know better has made a comeback on runways lately. So look for this, not this.

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Meet Dan Wheldon

Editor’s Note: Somehow, despite his hailing from England, the loss of Dan Wheldon has hit our community close to home. For years now, we have felt especially attached to him. There are the two 500 wins, certainly—including this past edition’s dramatic and improbable finish—but it was his warmth and humor that made him a favorite with fans and media alike. Once, in July 2007, he even invited us in to his home, letting us showcase his condo in our pages.
As a tribute to his all-too-short life, we offer our May 2005 profile, published in the same month he first won our race. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the IRL and to his family.

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When Monster Trucks Attack

Transformers have nothing on these beasts. Monument Circle became a haven for guttural noise of the mechanical kind today, as three monster trucks from this weekend’s show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds revved up their engines for all to see. On September 16-18, it’s an entirely different story: 4,000-plus 4-wheelers will descend upon the Fairgrounds.   Gaping passersby witnessed (and snapped mobile photos of) these huge trucks, including Chalkboard Chuck, an

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Sunday Drive: Peyton Manning

This article originally appeared in the September 2008 issue.

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Superman Living Above Monument Circle?

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s, oh wait, it is a bird. Three birds actually. Perched high above the Circle, on the 31st floor of the Market Tower, are two adult peregrine falcons, Kinney and KathyQ, and their newest hatchling, Phoenix. The news of Phoenix’ s arrival last month (April 28) might have flown under the […]

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500 Festival Revs Up the Month of May

A tiara-clad princess dancing to a cover of Mellencamp’s  “Hurt So Good” while wearing a four-foot IndyCar can mean only one thing: The month of May has arrived in 

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