A Super February for the Fever
Indianapolis has had a TON of great things going on in the past two weeks and I haven’t blogged through any of it!
Alas, I return to blogging this afternoon. There is certainly no way that I can write about all of the events and activities surrounding Super Bowl week in Indy, so I’ll touch on just a few random samplings that involve the Fever.
Readers certainly read about Briann January and her visit to the Super Bowl Village. She set the scene on FeverBasketball.com for what would become a week’s worth of events and 1.1 million visitors to the downtown area! The Village and the NFL Experience set record numbers — and all with minimal difficulty or issues. It was a beautiful week for this great city.
On Tuesday of last week, I had the privilege of setting up interviews and taking Tamika Catchings through Radio Row at the Super Bowl’s media center in the J.W. Marriott. Besides her MVP award and prowess as one of the top women’s basketball players in the world, Tamika is such a great representative of our city. She was an ambassador for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee’s Super Cure initiative and she also participated in a couple of events. She appeared in an NFL Experience skills contest with Colts playes Pierre Garcon and Adam Vinatieri and she later played in a celebrity basketball game with such names as Terrell Owens, Dez Bryant and musician/actor Chris Brown.
Remarkably though, Tamika’s biggest appearance this month might come on Thursday of this week. She will be joining First Lady Michelle Obama as part of “Let’s Move Day,” in Des Moines, Iowa. The event is part of an initiative to battle against childhood obesity.
Super Bowl XLVI and the past week in Indianapolis were extraordinary. I was fortunate to be attached to a couple events in the Super Bowl Village while also working the game with Westwood One Radio. It was my first Super Bowl and I was thrilled to see Indianapolis so well accepted and appreciated for its efforts. Though it was my first and we can certainly acknowledge our luck with the weather, I heard several media people suggest it was one of the best they had ever attended. I, personally, and the Fever, were proud to be a small part of the festivities.
Later this week, I’ll discuss the re-signing of Erin Phillips as well as the Fever’s event on Tuesday night surrounding National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
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