Posted Thu Jul 15th by Mr.East
My pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Tuesday August 17th. Delta Airlines will be flying me to the Mile High City. With the exception of once as a very young child and a couple of layovers, I have never been to Denver, let alone Colorado. You can imagine how estatic I am to spend four days watching my favorite sports team/thing in life, while being in the city they call home. Scattered throughout this article you will find random facts about Denver.
FACT: Denver International is the nation’s largest airport at 53 square miles, it could hold both Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare Airports combined.
In order to prepare for the epic event, I am preparing a checklist of things to do while in Denver/Englewood.
1. Check on the status of Kyle Orton’s neckbeard.
Is the neckbeard good or bad luck? I just don’t know. What I do know is that I dig the rugged lumberjack look on my QB. Is Orton feeling a little more comfortable in his second year?
Time to let your true colors show Kyle. I think I see some red in there or whatever that color is.
2. John Elway Watch
I am sick and tired of Favre Watch every summer. In light of John Elway’s new relationship with the Broncos I declare Elway Watch during this year’s training camp. Are we gonna see this legendary man showing Tim Tebow a thing or two? Perhaps just a nice little stroll around the field will suffice. All I know is that I’m staying well hydrated so I don’t faint if I see Elway. FACT: Denver has 300 days of bright sunshine a year, more than San Diego or Miami Beach. Take that Brandon Marshall and Phil Rivers!
3. Get a rookie hair cut.
Who wouldn’t want to look like Friar Tuck’s and Terry Bradshaw’s love child?
Just when I thought Tim Tebow could look any better. I’m very excited to see how that willl unfold. I think Demaryius Thomas is in the clear however.
4. Observe the inter-SEC relationships
The Broncos roster has four Gators, two Georgia Bulldogs, two Mississippi State Bulldogs, two Volunteers, two Rebels, one Wildcat, and one LSU Tiger. It will be quite interesting to see the way they interact and jaw with each other. I’m sure Tim Tebow doesn’t have to remind Knowshon of all the defeats Georgia suffered during his tenure. Time heals all wounds and I have no doubt that it will all be in good fun, but will Knowshon Moreno drink the Gatorade?
5. Hug Ronald Fields
That’s right big boy, I’m coming after you. I mean the man is over 300 pounds. Can you imagine just how awesome would a picture it would be? FACT: Denver is the nation’s most highly educated city with the highest percentage of high school and college graduates.
6. Get a shirtless picture with Brady Quinn
I have a feeling there will be plenty of these opportunities.
7. Spend a ridiculous amount at the fan shop.
I mean why not? I can get all sorts of Broncos items, socks, coffee mugs, iPod cases, clocks, scarfs, etc… you name it I’ll buy it. Don’t you dare judge me either! I know a ton of you must have random Bronco memorabilia. I wonder if they have any Cutler jerseys still available.
What did I miss? Anything you’d like to see? Help me compile the rest of this list. I’m sure it will make for an interesting post after training camp.