My secret job during Super Bowl 46

Super Bowl XLVI

As anyone who is from the Indianapolis area knows, the city just hosted Super Bowl XLVI to much fanfare. The event went off without any major incidents and was a fantastic success. Way to go Indianapolis!

One of my professors at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) called me a few weeks before the big game and asked if I would be interested in volunteering for a special assignment during the Super Bowl. Heck yeah I was up for whatever?! My mind raced as to what it was and I finally found it would be assisting local civil service with the media in case of an emergency. I was given the opportunity to volunteer at the Joint Information Command Center for several days alongside members of police, fire, homeland security & more.

It was amazing to see how well organized the different entities were and how they all came together to help the city for a common cause. I cannot get into any details as to where the JICC was located or what it looked like unfortunately due to security. BUT…it was very impressive. In the case that an emergency would have happened, all information that would go out to the world would have been coordinated through the JICC by members of civil service. The operation was really amazing and efficient.

I learned some new skills and it was interesting to talk with other people when I was working to see how they were connected and dealt with the media. I am glad in the end that nothing happened to the city and game. Way to go Super Bowl 46! Working the JICC alongside my duties with DoItIndy ( made for a very interesting and no-sleep week. I will never forget how cool it was to be a part of history in Indianapolis.

I’m already looking forward to the next time we get to host a Super Bowl.


Jimmy Fallon – Super Bowl XLVI – Indianapolis

What a wonderful time to watch Jimmy Fallon LIVE!

I got to see the Jimmy Fallon show at the Hilbert Circle Theatre on Monument Circle on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012. SO GOOD! My friend Becca got tickets to the show and I was privileged enough to go along. I was excited to see the show, but it was AMAZING. The live taping absolutely surpassed all my expectations.

I was pumped to see the show LIVE at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Jimmy Fallon has been seen around town the last few days and he delivered in his first show at the theatre – he commented on how his usual audience is very small compared to the size of the Hilbert Circle. That made the crowd go wild!

Thanks to Jimmy Fallon for coming to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI

It was cool to see Neon Deon Sanders, Tracy Morgan was wild, and Tim Tebow is really a class act guy. I was impressed with the way he handled himself and jabbed back with Jimmy. THEN…Tim signed a jersey that he shot into the crowd with a t-shirt gun. The JERSEY WAS FIVE FEET FROM ME!!!! I couldn’t go crazy and fly over people to get the jersey – I thought about it for a second. But, it was really cool to be see if fly by my eyes. I really wish I had that jersey now. 🙂

Thank you to Becca for being SO cool and letting me go to the taping with her.Great interview from The Boston Globe with Jimmy after he finished taping some bits at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Thanks for the experience. I know that the city of Indianapolis was very happy to have you with us in the city. I can’t wait for the Super Bowl to come back to the city?! 🙂

It was nice to not have to wait for tickets! The line was LONG!

Super Bowl XLVI Mobile App Review – Super Bowl 46 – DoItIndy

Today is Media Day for Super Bowl 46 and the buzz is LOUD and clear for the city of Indianapolis. You are doing a great job hosting the Super Bowl XLVI festivities.

One of the goals for this year’s Super Bowl and the Indianapolis host committee was to be connected. And…connected they are with tweets, FB, videos, the #Social46 group and more! Kudos on getting the word out, keeping people informed and running a smooth sailing ship.

The SB 46 app will help you navigate downtown Indianapolis

The host committee developed a mobile apps that is one of the best I have ever seen! The app features a daily schedule, 3D map of the downtown Indianapolis area, traffic routes and suggestion on where to dine and shop in urban Indianapolis! Fantastic. The App is available for iPhone, Android and iPad. I have the app on my iPad and play with it every day. It helps me see the schedule and plan where I will go and what I will do. PLUS…If you are an AT&T customer, they are giving out FREE wifi to people who use their service. Too bad I’m on Sprint and I have a BlackBerry. Not easy to do social media with…I can’t wait to upgrade!!:?!.*$

CLICK HERE – to view my two minute video on how to use the Super Bowl XLVI App

Proud member of the Indianapolis Super Bowl host committee’s Social 46 team!

Proud member of #Social46 group

Circle City Pedicabs are perfect for Super Bowl 46!

Yesterday I noticed that Circle City Pedicabs was out on the street, I had to do a quick video. AJ was kind enough to take myself and Tiffany Benedict Berkson from Historic Indianapolis on a ride (Monument Circle to The Huddle in Super Bowl Village). We had a great time! The Pedicab had a blanket and it helped to take a load off my feet for a few minutes. Definitely worth a $15 for a neat experience and some relaxation. If you are local or in town for the Super Bowl…these guys are the real deal.

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First three days in Super Bowl Village – Super Bowl 46

Wow. Three days ago I walked into Super Bowl Village and was just awestruck. Georgia Street, the Indiana Convention Center, The Huddle, Monument Circle were all amazing. Completely fantastic.

The city, Super Bowl Host Committee, Volunteers, workers, law enforcement and more welcomed the world to the doorsteps of Indianapolis. You did a fantastic job. For the last couple of days, I took a series of short, uncut, raw videos from my FLIPcam that the cool dudes at Candidio gave me.  Some of the coolest things I found along the way. Enjoy Indianapolis. Enjoy world.

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1. Great fireworks/pyrotechnics show every night in the Village – 9:15pm

2. I got to talk to the Colts SuperFan! This guy is amazing and he truly does love our hometown heroes – the Indianapolis Colts!

3. The magicians from IndyFringe that entertain people in Super Bowl Village.

4. The NFL shop is the BEST store ever for a football fan. Enjoy!

5. Monument Circle – Every night the XLVI boards give you a Super Bowl show!

6. Warmth along Super Bowl Village

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