Indianapolis is known for corn, that is basically it. Oh yeah, and the Colts, and the Pacers... and Butler I guess. Indianapolis wouldn't be on this list, if Peyton Manning was still there, or if he would have stayed in the city, but ever since he left, so did the city's popularity. The Pacers are an average team at best, and yes, it could be argued that they are getting better, but I don't see them going anywhere too fast. Their respective divisions are just too stacked to provide any real run at a title in the foreseeable future.
The city hasn't been too lucky in terms of winning success, minus the Super Bowl in 2006, and an NBA Finals appearance in 2000.