As the clock wound down on the Bears Super Bowl loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was in a world of hurt. His two-week rivalry with Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson got out of hand, costing Daley the very city he's presided over since 1989.
In an extremely bland Super Bowl week, reporters have been struggling to find a story with pizzazz. That changed Wednesday when Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison said the first word of his life, forcing the entire Colts locker room into a frenzy.
Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy publicly thanked the Lord today for all of the blessings bestowed upon him, including the opportunities to play and coach a sport responsible for hundreds of injuries each year.
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has appeared in his share of television ads. Working as a pitchman for such corporations as Sprint, ESPN and MasterCard, the perennial All-Pro's likeness can be seen everywhere.
With less than a week to go until Super Bowl XLI, both the Colts and the Bears are finalizing their game plans. The Bears hope to stop Indy's passing attack by putting Charles Tillman on Marvin Harrison, an idea that has the Colts wideout pumped up.
The City of Indianapolis doesn't receive much national attention. In fact, if it weren't for the "Indiana" in "Indianapolis," most people would not know to which state it belonged. Case in point: up until the Colts reached the Super Bowl, racing fans mistakenly thought that "Indy 500" was an abbreviation for "Independent 500."