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The quiet before the storm at Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium. (Feb. 5, 2012)

Lucas Oil Stadium. (Feb. 5, 2012) Credit: Newsday/Anthony Castellano

All set up and ready to go at Lucas Oil Stadium. A little more than three hours from now before the start of Super Bowl XLVI.

Take a look at the view from the Patriots' endzone in the photo above.

I'm not trying to bias, but I have seen a lot more Giants' fans than Patriots' fans coming here today. Of course, they're are plenty of Colts' fans, too.

I have a feeling that the Colts' fans will be cheering hard for the Giants as if they were their own. For example, last night I attended the Pacers-Magic game. During a timeout, a game was played between two fans. One was wearing a Tom Brady jersey and the other an Eli Manning jersey.

The fans are introduced to the crowd. Any mention of the Patriots draws HUGE boos from the crowd. The Giant fan receives a standing ovation. Why is that?

Are Indy fans cheering for the Giants because Eli is Peyton's little brother? Or, are the Patriots just flat out hated here?

We will see how the crowd noise plays out starting at 6:30


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