Jim Irsay is hoping the Hoosier State will soon be hosting the Super Bowl, as the Colts owner makes his proposal to the NFL.
Mike Chappell of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that Irsay will be heading down to Atlanta, pleading his case to fellow league owners to bring the 2012 Big Game to the Crossroads of America.
One of his selling points? No one has to worry about suntan lotion.
Irsay explains why Indy should be it:
First and foremost that we can do a great job. That we’re in a centralized location, we have the hotels, we have an outstanding stadium. We don’t hide the fact that we (don’t have) the weather of South Florida or Southern California or wherever.
Irsay also has a brand new field, the $675-million Lucas Oil Stadium, that could help lubricate his bid. However, he has some competition that could clog up his chances.
Two other cities are also making an official play for the NFL championship contest - Houston & Glendale, Arizona. (You’d think Glendale would want to steer clear of the Super Bowl for now, considering they lost $2 million on the last game.)
Since both places have already hosted the Super Bowl, the interest in holding the game in a new market could be an advantage for Indy. The final decision will be voted on on Tuesday.
In the meantime, if Indianapolis really wants to help out their bid, they could invite back to town a certain group of lovely ladies: