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Mark Miles Makes the Case for a Super Rematch

Green Bay versus Pittsburgh, again—according to Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Mark Miles, that’s the matchup Naptowners should root for now that the Colts are well out of the picture.

Miles shared his thoughts with Super City exclusively on Saturday night, when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the United States Tennis Association’s Midwest Section, which is headquartered in Indy. Miles ran Indy’s professional tennis tournament from 1985 to 1990, and then he presided over men’s pro tennis worldwide during the Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi era.

After (tearfully) accepting his award Saturday, Miles explained why Packers versus Steelers—a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl—would be great for Indy. “Those fans are close enough that they can come by car but not come and go like Cincy or Chicago fans could,” he said, meaning that more of those fans could make the trip to Indy than fans who’d have to fly here. “And they don’t give a damn about the weather.”

To hear why Miles thinks Indy will serve up a smashing Super Bowl regardless of who plays for a ring, check out this video of his visit last month to his alma mater, North Central High School.


Photo by Jonathan Scott

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.