NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback and NFL analyst Joe Theisman makes stops at airports all over the country, but he always looks forward to being back in the Hoosier State.
"You are dealing with Midwestern people and everybody is so darn nice," said Theisman. "For everybody to come here and be surprised that everything runs smoothing, that everybody is wonderful, they have not traveled to the Midwest very much, or Indianapolis in particular."
Super Bowl campion said he is thrilled Indy is hosting the league's biggest game.
"I think there is a convenience factor to get around downtown," said Theisman. "That was the biggest concern. If there is weather, we are not worried about weather because you have got a scenario where you can get to where you want to go no matter what."
It is not just NFL greats taking notice of this super brand of Hoosier Hospitality. Giants fan Dermot Allen said he saw it right away.
"I think it is awesome," said Allen. "I think it is great. I have been here a bunch of times and I know they have done a lot of improvements to the town to get it ready. It is cool."
The hospitality does not stop there. Starting Thursday hand-drawn pictures, done by school children, will be put in Indianapolis area hotel rooms. The goal is to welcome East Coast visitors to the Hoosier State, and the Circle City.
Morgan Greenlee of the Super Bowl Host Committee said 40,000 pictures will be given to out-of-towners.
"We are trying to make everyone's visit and experience as flawless as possible," said Greenlee. "We are known for our Hoosier Hospitality. We are going to make sure that is stretched to the fullest and everyone will be welcome. They will get to their hotels as easily as possible."
Hoosier hospitality already receiving glowing reviews
Super Bowl greats and out-of-town guests already commending Indianapolis for rolling out the red carpet.