When the Super Bowl and all that comes with it invaded Indianapolis two years ago we wondered exactly how the first-time host would fare in putting together one of this country's biggest events. In the end most of my media buddies and I believed that Indy built a wonderful week (with mild weather that was much warmer than it had been the February before while we were in Dallas) and we speculated how soon the city would be granted its second Super Bowl bid.

I mean when the mayor of the city comes through the media area TWICE in one week to shake hands with all the varmints lurking inside and asks how is city is doing and if we needed anything it's hard not to be impressed (though I must say his unwillingness to return my multiple phone messages about just hanging out has hurt my feelings).

ANYWAY the city has decided it wants another opportunity and as the Indianapolis Star reports the city will bid on Super Bowl LII for 2018.

Reportedly the announcement for its willingness to host again will be made Friday morning and will include Colts owner Jim Irsay and former center Jeff Saturday (not to mention the greatest mayor of all time Greg Ballard).