It’s only a game. Really, it is, but the fever, the #UnitedInOrange, #Broncos, #DenBestFans is contagious. The ‘Time to Ride’ is now, Colorado. Game on.
Speaking of breakfast, if you want to get your own orange and blue on, my friend Suzanne, owner of Crunchy Green Mom, wrote about Voodoo Doughnuts opening recently in Denver. Their Tom Brady Broncos jersey-wearing doughnut seemed to do the trick in the AFC Championship game. Oh, and the Broncos teamwork and fans helped.
I think I’ll devote each post I write this week to something orange and blue. My middle daughter will make all kinds of fun of me, as she doesn’t believe in the silliness of the pigskin game (her words, not mine). But check out her henna artwork. I know it might have pained her to paint this, but the paying customer was happy.
My husband and I have been fortunate to attend two Broncos games since moving here in 2005, both as guests. Meaning we didn’t pay for the tickets, and woah, what prices those tickets can fetch! Make no mistake, American football is BIG BUSINESS.
The first game we attended we enjoyed all the luxuries of a corporate box. Beer, wine, and good munchies. A parking pass. Straight up, we were treated like the family of the players.
My left thigh rested soundly on the 50 yard-line people!
I remember telling my husband I didn’t think we could ever attend another game because I didn’t think we could top that experience. The next game we went to was also a dream-type football experience. Private club level seats, a beautiful, sunny, warm Colorado day, a fun and festive tailgate party before the game. After that game, I shared tips on attending live sporting events, because, well, I have them.
I know we were lucky to strike gold , or make that blue and orange twice, so if we never go to another Broncos game, I consider ourselves very lucky. Broncos fans take this stuff of playing a little football very, very seriously. I suppose most fans do, but it seems like the level of devotion around here matches being a mile high above sea level.
People save their entire life’s savings for season tickets. They take out loans for tickets to see their team go to the Super Game.
The Denver Broncos Are One of Two Teams Playing in the Super Bowl!
And man, oh, man, can you feel it in the mile high state.
So I think I’ll share some of that fever this week. Random images, stories, tips for your Super Game parties, everything celebrating how far the Denver Broncos have come this season.
9News Denver (KUSA) might lead the pack in Broncos fever. I’m partial to this show of support by a few flyboys.
You can’t have Broncos fever without a bit of Manning fever. My friend Aimee, a wonderful photographer and graphic designer, spotted this show of support at Sam’s No. 3 in Denver. Check out her blog Greeblemonkey. By the way, his middle name is really William (grins). I wrote about Peyton when he first came to Denver, in New Game for Broncos. The last sentence is telling.
This Perfect Moment Monday by my friend Lori captures so much of what other Broncos fans are feeling about now.
Planning a Super Game Party? My friends and I have ideas for you!
How about a Broncos idea for your guests? Check out this easy tutorial for two orange and blue crafts by my friend Marie, publisher at Macaroni Kid Broomfield.
Life coach and friend, Leslie, shares two great party recipes on her site, New Life Focus, dark chocolate salted popcorn and healthy mozzarella sticks. With all the other non-healthy food consumed during the big game next Sunday, I think these are terrific choices to add some balance.
Also, play it safe this game day and any party, really. Watch this video offered by foodsafety.gov to learn about safe food preparation and serving so your guests really don’t come down with a fever, or worse, food-borne illness. Great serving tips included.
If you missed my recipe for Reuben Dip, be sure to give it a try, it always goes quickly at my parties. Heck, I even made a “Super Game & Sports” board on Pinterest. I’ve been finding so many things to celebrate not only the BIG GAME, but the Winter Games and other sporting events.
It’s definitely the food, drink and small details that lets you create and print out your own custom drink (beer, root beer, wine) label for the big game.
Imagine friends and family coming over for the party, grabbing a cold beverage and seeing an awesome, perfectly themed label on their drink. Now getting that awesome Broncos logo or picture of Manning on the label is easily possible.
Looking for Broncos gear to wear to show your support? My friend Chrissy, owner of the Denver Bucket List has all you need in one-stop shopping.
May the best team win! Hint, wearing orange and blue!