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Andy Borgmann

Take that Atlanta!

Atlanta (my current place of residence) seems to complain every time they aren't awarded it. Glad to see it's going to Indy. I am going to predict a Colts / Giants 2012 SuperBowl featuring hermano a hermano match-up

Karen Goldner

Which leads me to a question: has a home team ever played in a Super Bowl? If not, what has been the closest team to the Super Bowl host?

I don't know the answer but I'm sure someone out there in the blogosphere does.

Alex Bowers

They sure do! (Another ATL resident here.)

I'm excited for Indy's win, and hope that the Colts can make it all the way through another post-season.

Ed. note: Spoken like the football veteran you are.

Robert Enders

I did not know the answer myself, so I checked Wikipedia. This is what the article on the Super Bowl says:

"Only twice have home teams appeared in the game. Interestingly, neither team played in its usual home stadium. The San Francisco 49ers played Super Bowl XIX in Stanford Stadium rather than Candlestick Park, and the Los Angeles Rams played Super Bowl XIV in the Rose Bowl rather than the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum."

K.E. Casey

Not that the Superbowl is any more civilized, but I'll take it over the drunken mess of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

I'm glad that Indy's gamble on the new stadium paid off. I really love paying more taxes for it, too.

I suppose it should be a source of pride for Hoosiers because it indicates a level of national recognition.

Robert Enders

National recognition can be worth its weight in gold. Most people reading this know the two teams that played in Super Bowl XL. Without looking, how many know where that game was played? Was the temporary economic boost provided by hosting one Super Bowl worth the expense of luring the big game to that city? How is that city faring today?

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