The weekend has arrived in Indianapolis, and the crowds have swelled to nearly unmanageable numbers.
To put it in perspective, there is security with hundreds of fans just waiting to see who walks inside . . . the media hotel. The Giants are only two blocks away, right in the middle of the madness. And they aren’t moving anywhere.
“I don’t know why there’s a lot of concern about us being where we are,” Tom Coughlin said yesterday via the New York Post. “We’re isolated, and the second floor is completely secured for our players and our personnel. Our floors are off-limits to everybody, and they’re well-secured.
“There is a great build-up to this game, and there are more people in the street than I can ever remember, which reminds you of what an exciting time this is for this great city and people who are coming to the game,’’ Coughlin said. “I think it’s just a part of it. I don’t have any problems or fear of that.”
Coughlin said those comments Friday morning. The streets of Indianapolis were much much crazier Friday night than anytime before during Super Bowl week. It was amateur hour. Thousands of wasted fans, most of which made me look old, bounced around the city in a massive mob, taking full advantage of the open container laws. I haven’t seen anything like it in a Super Bowl city.
Forget the Giants moving. There’s no way any player would want to step outside their building because they would be swarmed.