Archive for January 31, 2012

ESPN2’s SportsNation Live in Indianapolis All Week

January 31, 2012 1 comment
Herman Edwards on the set of SportsNation at Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.

Herman Edwards on the set of SportsNation at Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.

By Jennifer Cingari
On behalf of ESPN


Colin Cowherd, Host and Radio Host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd, and Michelle Beadle, Host

Special Guest Herman Edwards, NFL Analyst

Performances by The Blue Monkey Sideshow carnival act

Official house band – Indy’s own funk group The Twin Cats

Plus Special Guests


SportsNation invites fans to help celebrate the week leading up to the big game with live broadcasts all week featuring special guests, games and prizes.

This event is open to the public.  All ages welcome.


Pan American Plaza, 201 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis (across the street east of the Indiana Convention Center)


Live daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET / Monday, January 30 through Friday, February 3, 2012

Show Summary

SportsNation is a live sports television show born from the Internet, fueled by fan interaction and focused on fun.  The show, which has the youngest and most male audience on the network, features discussions of the day’s hottest sports topics but also smaller stories that generate buzz on the Internet but are overlooked by other shows.  Feeding off the theory that if two heads are better than one, 200,000 heads are better than two, SportsNation engages hundreds of thousands of sports fans across the country via’s SportsNation.

The one-hour weekday show airs weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Follow SportsNation on Facebook ( and Twitter (@SportsNation).

Photo credit: Chris Bergin for ESPN.

Super Bowl Village Events for Jan. 31, 2012

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Touchdown Alley on South Capitol Avenue at Super Bowl Village

Touchdown Alley on South Capitol Avenue at Super Bowl Village. staff photo.

By Dianna Boyce
2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee

Indianapolis – Below is the schedule of public events for Tuesday, January 31, 2012, from the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.

Tuesday’s Highlights

What:              Super Bowl XLVI Media Day Fueled by G Series

When:              9:00 a.m.

Where:            Lucas Oil Stadium

Who:                For the first time ever, fans have the opportunity to attend Super Bowl Media Day and watch thousands of media from around the world interview members of the participating Super Bowl teams on the field of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Super Bowl Village

Theme:            Super Sports

Where:            Georgia Street

Hours:             3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Daily attractions include: Tailgate Town (games & tournaments); Zipline ($10 a ride); Kinect NFL PLAY 60 FanDome; ESPN Broadcast Studio; The Huddle at Circle Centre; lights and pyrotechnics shows; Ice Gurus Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield from Food Network’s Ice Brigade creating ice sculptures; Super Dash; Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders; football field activities and unique street performers.

Tuesday Schedule

3:30 p.m.         Greta Speaks (Pepsi Stage – Meridian Street)

5:00 p.m.         DJ Helicon & Special Guests (Pepsi Stage)

6:15 p.m.         National Anthem performed by Purdue Glee Club

Color Guard by Wright Patterson Air Force Base Color Guard.

6:30 p.m.         Venrez (Verizon Stage – Pennsylvania Street)

7:45 p.m.         Hunter Smith Band (Pepsi Stage)

9:00 p.m.         (approximate time) Synchronized pyrotechnics, specialty lighting and video show

9:00 p.m.         Fuel (Verizon Stage)

NFL Experience presented by GMC

Indiana Convention Center

Ticketed Event ($25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under)

Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Be sure to enjoy the NFL Experience today for Colts Appreciation Day. Wear your Colts jersey to get a $5 discount. Produced by the National Football League, the NFL Experience presented by GMC is a pro football interactive theme park that offers participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions and the largest football memorabilia show ever. Tickets are available by going to, calling 1-866-849-4635, or visiting the NFL Experience presented by GMC box office at the Indiana Convention Center. Online purchase orders can also be printed from ticket kiosks onsite at the Indiana Convention Center. Tickets will go on sale one hour before opening daily.

The Huddle

Circle Centre Mall

3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Huddle will provide entertainment and dining options for visitors, as well as the LIDS Locker Room with a wide assortment of XLVI Super Bowl and NFL merchandise.

XLVI Roman Numerals Display

South half of Monument Circle

Super Care Clinic

3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Union Station, 300 South Meridian, Suite #145

A full-service urgent care visit center operated by a coalition of Indianapolis-area healthcare facilities. More details at

Transportation and Parking

Monument Circle Update: Due to the overwhelming popularity of the display of the XLVI Roman numerals on Monument Circle and the accompanying light and sound show, the south half of Monument Circle will be closed to more safely accommodate the Super Bowl fans enjoying the attraction.

Missouri Street Update: Due to Media Day scheduled tomorrow (January 31), Missouri St. will be closed from 8:00-10:00 a.m. from McCarty Street to South Street, along with the Exit 79A westbound ramp. There may be additional congestion and delays around Lucas Oil Stadium.

For those with tickets to Media Day, a special Park and Ride shuttle will be available at the former airport long-term parking location.

Motorists should continue to avoid key “pinch” areas due to expected congestion and delays during peak rush hour periods unless traveling to specific destinations along those streets: During afternoon rush hour, avoid Capitol Avenue between Maryland and Washington Streets, Maryland Street between Capitol and Pennsylvania, and Ohio Street between Delaware and Capitol Streets. During morning rush hour, avoid South Meridian and South Illinois Streets north of South Street.

Other tips to avoid traffic congestion/delays:

  • Avoid turning left out of parking garages onto two-way streets if congested.
  • Don’t block the cross-walks.
  • Enter the Super and Bowl routes as far north or south and east or west as possible to more efficiently detour around heavily congested areas.
  • Visit and use the tools/maps.
  • Use public transportation like IndyGo or the Indy Express Bus from Carmel and Fishers.