Even the usually dour Bill Belichick was joking around as the New England Patriots arrived in Indianapolis for Super Bowl week.
At his opening news conference Sunday night, Belichick was asked if he expected some Hoosier hospitality.
''I never had too much hospitality here,'' he said, noting that the Patriots aren't exactly popular in Colts country, ''until I went for it on fourth-and-2.''
His gamble on that play at the New England 28 with 2:08 to go failed and led to the Colts' winning field goal in a 2009 regular-season game.
''Fans greeted us lots more and were awfully friendly'' after that, he added.
All-Pro receiver Wes Welker wasn't familiar with the term when asked the same question.
''What is Hoosier hospitality? What does that consist of?'' Welker asked to laughs before getting a full explanation from a local television reporter. ''I think it will be a little strange practicing at the Colts' facility. I don't know how many people like that, but we'll be calm and polit...