Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hick names a Colorado mountain after every Broncos player

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:54 PM

click to enlarge Pikes Peak — I mean, Joel Dreessen — with the orange and blue. - SHUTTERSTOCK
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  • Pikes Peak — I mean, Joel Dreessen — with the orange and blue.

Come Super Bowl Sunday, all locals should look to the west and salute the 14,115-foot monster towering over Colorado Springs: Joel Dreessen. For the Denver Broncos tight end will lend his name to Pikes Peak, for just the one day, under Gov. John Hickenlooper's proclamation to name each 14er in the state after a Broncos player.

The governor reasoned that Dreessen deserves the honor since he's "a Colorado State University Ram and only player on the roster to graduate from a Colorado university."

As far as the proclamation, it begins: "WHEREAS, the State of Colorado is confident that the Denver Broncos will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII" and goes on to declare Feb. 2 as Denver Broncos-Mania Day (with a snark at Seattle beer thrown in).
WHEREAS, the State of Colorado is confident that the Denver Broncos will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII; and

WHEREAS, the Denver Broncos gave Coloradans a lot to be proud of this season, including becoming the first team in NFL history to score more than 600 points in a single season and winning the AFC Championship; and

WHEREAS, Seattle makes some, well, OK beer; and

WHEREAS, the Seahawks have a 12th man, whatever, while the Denver Broncos have the greatest fans — men, women and children — in pro sports; and

WHEREAS, we are proud of the majestic mountains in Colorado, which is home to 53 14ers – the same number of players on the Denver Broncos’ active roster; and

WHEREAS, Peyton Manning bears a symbolic resemblance to Mount Elbert, the tallest 14er in Colorado, because he stands tall as an extraordinary leader of the Broncos; and

WHEREAS, Matt Prater kicks the football long – an NFL record 64 yards long – and could be compared to Longs Peak; and

WHEREAS, the Broncos offensive line stands together, like our Collegiate Peaks, rooted into the earth and preventing anyone from getting to Peyton Manning; and

WHEREAS, there are many other connections between other 14ers and players as referenced below;

Therefore, I, John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby hurry up and proclaim Sunday, February 2, 2014,

DENVER BRONCOS-MANIA DAY
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