We are thrilled that our Denver Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl… and not just because we make tents for the organization. It has been a thrill to see the spirit the Broncos have brought to Denver, where our company is headquartered.
Thousands of Denver Broncos fans are heading to the Big Apple for Super Bowl XLVIII. How do you pick someone from Colorado out of the crowd at Times Square? Here are 10 easy ways.
1. They’re thin. Denver consistently ranks in top 10 lists for healthy, active and thinnest residents of any major city, and Colorado is the thinnest state.
2. They’re tan. Denver has 300 days of sunshine a year – more hours of annual sun than San Diego or Miami Beach.
3. They have healthy calves from biking. Denver had the nation’s first citywide bike sharing program and currently has more than 800 bikes available at 83 stations throughout the city. There are 850 miles of paved, off-street bike trails in metro Denver.
4. They’re wearing their good jeans. Denver epitomizes urban casual. It is a laid back city where you will see people in jeans at the office… or the opera.
5. They have a return airline ticket in their pocket. Sure, New York is great, but this is powder season, and no Coloradan stays away for long at this time of year.
6. They might order a “growler” in a bar. Denver brews more beer than any other city and has 29 breweries in the downtown area. More than 200 different beers are brewed in Denver every day. (A “growler” is a container used to take away fresh craft beer from a brewpub – something people do regularly in The Mile High City.)
7. They’ll know who James Beard is. Denver’s growing reputation for chef-owned restaurants increased in 2013 when chef Jen Jasinski of Rioja won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest (and followed it up as a finalist on Top Chef Masters). More than a dozen Denver chefs have had the honor of cooking in New York’s James Beard House.
8. They’ll be stopping people on the street to ask, “Which way is West?” From almost anywhere in Denver, you can see the mountains to the west. Denverites will be lost without their mountain panorama, which is 125 miles long and contains more than 200 named peaks.
9. They’re wearing something orange. Denver has seven professional sports teams, more than just about any other city in America. The Broncos have sold out every game for 44 seasons, the second longest sellout streak in NFL history
10. They are missing seeing Denver Bronco Canopies from KD Kanopy at every home game in the fan appreciation area!
What will you be doing the Super Bowl? Are you cheering for the blue and orange or the navy blue and lime green?