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Patrick Dowling and five of his friends call themselves the “road warriors.” They’ve decked out a huge RV in Big Blue fashion and are driving to Indianapolis with game tickets in hand.
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“I’m getting to go to the Super Bowl. This is a life long dream of mine,” said Giants fan Oleg Sabel.
“It should be a lot of fun,” said Giants fan Chris Dowling. “I think it’s a lot more fun than jumping on a plane and landing somewhere.
“Can’t beat it. We’ve been talking about this since we got the tickets. We’ve been on cloud nine,” said Patrick Dowling. “Haven’t been able to work. It’s time to get on the road and have some fun.”
The road warriors say what’s even better than the road trip is when Big Blue comes back home victorious.
The Super Bowl Village is secured within an 8-block perimeter and while police were walking beats, everyone else was walking on clouds — like the Renoso family of Queens.
The family described being at the Super Bowl to CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan as “amazing” and a “dream come true.”
Oscar Bernal, a firefighter from New Milford, New Jersey also made his way to Indianapolis for the big game.
“I slacked off work, I had a nice, clean, open road to drive down, made it easier,” he said. “I bleed blue, I’m so happy to be here, we are going to go all the way this year,” he said.
And they’re not the only ones in Indy.
Weeks ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had wondered if he could score tickets to the Super Bowl and it looks like he’s done just that. He’s going in style, flying by private jet to Indianapolis on Sunday and returning to New York after the game.
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Fans already in Indy are taking in everything the city has to offer and local businesses are rolling out the welcome mats.
“We’re waiting for the New Yorkers to come to town and bring lots of money and lots of business,” an Indianapolis cab driver told 1010 WINS’ John Montone.
Residents and visitors alike are seeing “Super Bowl XLVI” most everywhere in Indy, from tons of Super Bowl merchandise to a giant Super Bowl sign in front of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in the city and even a countdown clock to the big game.
If you want to buy a piece of Super Bowl history, you better act fast. Anything related to the game is selling like hot cakes.
“It’s all a hot market. You’ve got to get it while it lasts and everybody wants it before the big game,” said one woman.
Meanwhile, the G-Men are also getting ready. The team hit the field Thursday and practiced again before holding a walk through on Saturday.
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