INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 01: Official signage of the Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl XLVI is seen on the exterior of the J.W. Marriott Indianapolis, which is serving as the Super Bowl Media center, is seen prior to Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on February 1, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI, 21-17

Even for those without teams in the finals, the Super Bowl still holds a mystery, even if you're only in it for the commercials. Here's all of the information you'll need for tonight.

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Super Bowl 46: Indianapolis Earns Rave Reviews As Host City For Patriots-Giants

Super Bowl XLVI will be remembered for a lot of things -- from the second win for Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin to the Manningham catch -- but one thing that many are talking about is how great the city of Indianapolis was for those who had to cover the event. The day after the Super Bowl, many sportswriters were buzzing about the tremendous job the city did in hosting a sporting event of this magnitude. Check out the tremendous feedback via Twitter.

Jeff Darlington of writes, "I'm convinced all Indy citizens were required to attain a 4-year degree in "How to be Nice" before being allowed into the city. Refreshing."

Jason La Canfora writes, "Biggest winner this week - above and beyond Eli and the Giants - has to be Indy. There will be another Super Bowl here. Tremendous hosts"

ESPN's Adam Schefter says, "Every NFL official and media person I spoke with agreed Indianapolis should become a regular part of Super-Bowl rotation. Super job, Indy."

Will Brinson of CBS Sports writes, "Even the security guards at the Indy airport are super friendly with their pat downs"

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post posted, "Indy was great, with a major assist from Mother Nature. Humble, Midwestern kindness on display. "Have a Super day!"

Judy Battista of the New York Times wrote, "Heading home...take a bow, Indy. You were spectacular hosts. Hope the game is back here soon."

Perhaps the Indianapolis gig wasn't a one time thing after all.


Super Bowl 46: Average Ticket Price For Giants-Patriots Was $2,500

Super Bowl ticket prices were sky high at one point. For most of us, they remained that way until the end. However, ticket prices did fall to the point where the cheapest available on Stubhub by game time was $750 that someone bought, according to Darren Rovell. The median price, he says, was $2,500 for a ticket. These figures were listed by Stubhub.

"Ticket prices are about 10 percent lower than last year," Stubhub's Joellen Ferrer told CBS Sports. "Which is interesting because you've got Boston, you've got New York and you've got rabid fans. The economy's a little better but I think a couple factors play in: you've got Indianapolis, which is not exactly the easiest city to go into and it's not the destination city that, say, New Orleans or Miami could be."

Next year that could change with New Orleans as the host of the 2013 Super Bowl.

For more on the Giants and their improbable run to become Super Bowl champions, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl appearance, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For news, recaps, videos, GIFs, and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.


Madonna Makes Super Bowl Halftime Show One Of Best Appearances In Years

While opinion is obviously subjective and Madonna is going to have her detractors, even among some in our SB Nation network, It’s our take that Madonna put on one of the finest Super Bowl halftime shows in recent years — at least since U2 put some heart into the game with the 9/11 tribute.

While Madonna is definitely an older performer whose best days (and hits) are behind her, that’s the case every year besides the mess known as the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie and company were the worst Super Bowl halftime show possibly ever, so anything is a step up there. And Madonna’s provided at least a nice spectacle when watching someone older.

The reality is that Madonna’s crew put on a great show with decent showings of newer artists around her that never detracted from the main performer. In fact, they were likely underused. But this was Madonna’s show and she did well with it.

The stage was perfect and provided her dancers alongside her the chance to create a modern spectacle out of songs that have become iconic. From “Vogue” to “Like a Prayer,” the show flowed with unbelievable graphics all around and a strong stage presence that never went over the top while also never getting overrun by the sheer size of it all.

While it might not have been for everyone, it provided the perfect blend of entertainment for everyone while not becoming over the top like Janet or Prince and also didn’t bore like watching old rockers try to look young again like the Stones or The Who. Springsteen could perhaps stand along with Madonna as one of the best in recent years, but Madonna did just fine. Some have forgotten too easily how bad recent Super Bowls have been.

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