Bob Kravitz has an interesting approach to finding a team to support. He suggests supporting the teams whose economic impact on the city would be the greatest:
If I'm a business owner in Downtown Indianapolis, I want the Giants first and foremost (and I don't say that as somebody who grew up as a Giants fan). I say this because New York and New Jersey mean money. Those folks travel, and even if they can be a little gruff by Midwestern standards, they know a little something about bottle service and tipping.
And isn't that what it's all about?
Most of the tickets for the SB do not go to average fans buying them to see "their" team play in the SB. Sure there are many that are scalped but also a large portion of these are bought by people just to be part of the hoopla -not to root for "their" team. Again Kravitz shows how bad of a writer he is because who the teams playing in the SB are have little to no effect on how much money it will bring in.
I'm pulling for a Giants/ 9ers - Broncos superbowl also. If Baltimore makes it the distance, though, the possibility for a little healing of old wounds would be kind of cool.
I agree wholeheartedly with this (although I'm also sort of rooting for the Harbaughs because that has to help IU recruiting in some way)
@psvirsky I can't imagine watching New England, Houston or Baltimore hoisting the Lombardi at midfield of the Luke. That doesn't sit well with me. I'm pulling for a Giants/Broncos matchup although it's the longest of longshots.
@coltsauth_todd Sure. Houston has no chance though. New England would be the worst - it would really be awful.