Until now, the mayor has kept a relatively low profile as the city of Indianapolis prepares to host the Super Bowl for the first time in NFL history.
However, gazing out of his office window at the City-Council Building Wednesday, Ballard is said to have jumped up and down like a 6-year-old kid on Christmas morning, after witnessing enthusiastic crowds gathering in Super Bowl Village.
"Holy fucking shit, the Super Bowl is coming to Indy in 10 days!," Ballard is quoted as saying. "I just... I can't believe it's fucking happening. I get to be on TV and everything!"
Meanwhile, Ballard, who was instrumental in bringing the event to Indianapolis, says he "cannot believe how quickly it's come round and, oh man, I'm totally fucking pumped for this."
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