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Arkie
11-15-2009, 05:14 PM
If you see Hans this Sunday at Mile High, "Buy him a beer dammit!"

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Stadium Review - Coming Soon

My first visit to Invesco Field at Mile High will be on Sunday November 22, 2009 - as the San Diego chargers come to town to take on the Denver Broncos at 4:15PM. Let me know if you'll be at the game!

Stadium Countdown: 27 Stadiums Down, 4 Remain

broncolife
11-15-2009, 05:15 PM
Damn Bandwagoner, you wouldnt catch me wearing any jersey but the broncos.

oubronco
11-15-2009, 05:17 PM
that would be awesome

Arkie
11-16-2009, 08:22 AM
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TheElusiveKyleOrton
11-16-2009, 08:56 AM
I guess that's pretty cool. I'd only go to watch my team, though.

So far, I've been to Meadowlands, Seattle (Kingdome, Husky and Qwest), FedEx (yesterday), KC, San Diego, and San Francisco.

mwill07
11-16-2009, 09:24 AM
hmm...I've been to new and old Mile High, Metrodome, Superdome, Jack Murphy, Georgia dome, Sun Devil Stadium, Lambeau, Jacksonville, Dolphins stadium, Tampa, Tennessee, BofA (Panthers), and will go to St. Louis this weekend, so I will have 14 NFL stadiums down by this time next week. As far as seeing Broncos play, I've gone to away games in Minnesota, New Orleans, Tampa, and Miami.

FantomForce
11-16-2009, 10:38 AM
Be a man and go to all 31 stadiums in your team's jersey

tsiguy96
11-16-2009, 10:40 AM
too bad IBOB has done that in like 3 seasons haha

Pick Six
11-16-2009, 10:45 AM
Be a man and go to all 31 stadiums in your team's jersey

Yeah. I don't quite get the reasoning for hiding behind the home team colors. Going to all the stadiums is a noble goal, but PLEASE represent your team...

TailgateNut
11-16-2009, 10:47 AM
Yeah. I don't quite get the reasoning for hiding behind the home team colors. Going to all the stadiums is a noble goal, but PLEASE represent your team...

The only logical reason is "being an attention whore".

missingnumber7
11-16-2009, 10:49 AM
Yeah. I don't quite get the reasoning for hiding behind the home team colors. Going to all the stadiums is a noble goal, but PLEASE represent your team...

I've never wore another teams colors...I wore my elway jersey to the 3 vikings games I went to when I lived in Minneapolis and none of them were broncos games.

Dendave
11-16-2009, 11:07 AM
too bad IBOB has done that in like 3 seasons haha

Along with Hawaii Guy and they are following the Broncos and not asking for shelter or freebes, although I am sure they would take it if offered.

I'd be more impressed if he did it in one year or maybe half a year, like a Sunday game, Monday night and then Thursday/Saturday when they start

Arkie
11-16-2009, 11:47 PM
Yeah. I don't quite get the reasoning for hiding behind the home team colors. Going to all the stadiums is a noble goal, but PLEASE represent your team...

It's all about the experience of every NFL tailgate culture, wearing authentic team jerseys while eating cheesesteaks. :yayaya:

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broncocalijohn
11-16-2009, 11:58 PM
Damn Bandwagoner, you wouldnt catch me wearing any jersey but the broncos.

exactly! Unless he doesnt have a specific team to root for, this dude is lame. Plus, Miles has been to almost 100 Broncos games in a row with over 20 stadiums I believe. That is one crazy feat to do every weekend.

TexanBob
11-17-2009, 12:10 AM
Somebody hated his job with a tv station in Florida that he was planning to visit all 200+ major and minor league baseball parks in one summer and take in a game at each one.

"Uh, how you gonna pay for this?", I wanted to know.

"I'm gonna start a blog."

"Okay, so how you gonna pay for this?"

"I dunno. Maybe I'll get a corporate sponsor."

"Well, I hope your girlfriend is cool with this."

"No, I'm married. She's going to quit her job too and drive around with me."

(I'm thinking "Dude, you have a serious death wish.")

I advised him to rent "Lost In America" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089504/) before doing this.

Hopefully, Hans is better funded than the baseball guy. 31 stadiums over three years doesn't sound like it would be as difficult to pull off but I guess somebody with a ton of frequent flyer miles could do that without breaking the bank.

Arkie
11-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Somebody hated his job with a tv station in Florida that he was planning to visit all 200+ major and minor league baseball parks in one summer and take in a game at each one.

"Uh, how you gonna pay for this?", I wanted to know.

"I'm gonna start a blog."

"Okay, so how you gonna pay for this?"

"I dunno. Maybe I'll get a corporate sponsor."

"Well, I hope your girlfriend is cool with this."

"No, I'm married. She's going to quit her job too and drive around with me."

(I'm thinking "Dude, you have a serious death wish.")

I advised him to rent "Lost In America" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089504/) before doing this.

Hopefully, Hans is better funded than the baseball guy. 31 stadiums over three years doesn't sound like it would be as difficult to pull off but I guess somebody with a ton of frequent flyer miles could do that without breaking the bank.

He doesn't get frequent flyer miles. He puts a ton of miles on his 1997 green Explorer instead.

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ak1971
11-17-2009, 03:39 PM
He doesn't get frequent flyer miles. He puts a ton of miles on his 1997 green Explorer instead.

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we should kick his ass on Sunday...make his trip a little more interesting...lol

Arkie
11-17-2009, 04:34 PM
I was searching for a site on stadiums. I googled "NFL stadiums" and his site was 4th on the list, and "quest for 31" sounded more interesting than the top three. He probably gets several hits. I noticed he'll be in Denver this week. He could post some pics of OM tailgaters and link the Orange Mane.

Arkie
12-18-2009, 11:09 PM
Stadium Review - The Mile High Club
My trip to Denver, Colorado to tackle Stadium #28 on the Quest for 31 was one of the better stadium visits on my journey around the league. Denver is a fantastic travel destination, complete with a mixture of some exceptional outdoor activities and a thriving nightlife that's sure to entertain. I did a lot of research leading up to my visit because I really wanted to immerse myself in the local culture and see as much of Denver as I could be pack into a three day visit. Landing early on Saturday morning, my wife Crystal and I took the rental car shuttle to Hertz Rental, passing by the fairly ominous-looking, bronco sculpture perched on the airport grounds. With searing red eyes and aggressive posturing, it's foreboding appearance seemed to be masking something sinister. It turns out that during construction of the massive bronze sculpture, the head of this beast actually fell on its creator, crushing the artist and killing him instantly. The family posthumously completed the project and sent it to Denver where it now stand to greet visitors ... I think they might consider a different color for the eyes.

In any case, due to my extensive research prior to travel, I meticulously created a list of suggested activities that I felt would complete our tour of the Denver area. It's the type of list that might provide guidance in decision-making over the course of a weekend, allowing us to see and experience a full slate of activities within a compressed timeline. I call it my "Itinerary of Fun". Crystal (my wife) is not exactly fond of my thorough itineraries, I think she finds them a bit too structured, too confining. I do however, catch her from time to time bragging to others about all the things we were able to see and do on our many adventures. She rarely admits that the itineraries are largely responsible.

First on the list on the Itineray of Fun, the Big Blue Bear. The Big Blue Bear is this massive sculpture of a 40-foot tall bear peering into the convention center. Definitely, a great spot for a photo op. Next was the birthplace of the cheeseburger, where a granite monument now stands on the spot where the original burger joint once stood. The owner of the Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive In is credited with patenting the cheeseburger. His restaurant burned to the ground and a bank parking lot now stands in its place. Are we having fun yet? Next was a tour of the Coors Brewery, a must for any visitor to Denver. Not only are visitors furnished with the knowledge of the mass manufacturing process governing the creation of my favorite golden beverage, by they're also treated to free samples, four beers to be exact. We then made the trek to see the final resting place of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. As a Buffalo Bills fan, I felt I had to pay my respects. After a brief gift shop stop and another photo session, we then continued to the Red Rocks area to see some of the most fascinating rock formations on the planet. The evening closed out with dinner at the Fort Restaurant (fantastic traditionally western pioneer cuisine) and drinks in the LoDo area downtown. I did try some of the world famous Rocky Mountain Oysters, as well. For you laypeoples, that's bull or steer testicles (they're cooked). Some call 'em cowboy caviar, some call 'em Montana tendergroins, some call' em swingin' beef ... I call 'em, well, interesting. Hey, when in Rome, right?
Which brings us to game day. I was really torqued about visiting with Denver Broncos fans on game day. Looking through the photos that were available online, I was more than impressed by the spirit and the passion of Denver Broncos Fans. when you have a generation of fans that are inspired by the Barrelman, Tim McKernan, how can you go wrong? Broncos fans are diehard franchise supporters, impervious to inclement weather, and fueled by a fire of unwavering support for their home team. Their passion and energy were clearly evident all over the lot on game day. With buses and trucks painted in Denver Broncos orange and blue, fans setup their temporary tent communities all over the stadium lots. I was able to link up with Denver Broncos Super Fan, the Broncnator and also the Mile High Leprechaun as I approached the stadium from Lot C. I was also surprised to discover that the Denver Broncos Bus which appears in Bud Light commercials and print ads featuring Bronco fans field testing the combination cooler-grill product (known as the Grooler) is actually real. Helmed by Tom and Matt, the Broncos Bus is in the parking lot for every home game and the Grooler serves up ice cold Bud Light and grills the day's meal. Although awkward-looking in design, the Grooler appears to serve its purpose and frontman Tom was as hospitable as they come.

No discussion on Denver Broncos Tailgating is complete without mentioning the Mile High Jester. Perched atop his orange colored RV, the Mile High Jester distributes JELL-O shots to the Mile High faithful, and provides a fun atmosphere of beer pong and some great NFL conversation as passers by stop in to shoot the breeze. The Jester is a legend in Broncos Tailgating and throws an exceptional tailgate. Be sure to check him out on game day. Throughout the day, I was also on the lookout for the Mile High Monsters, a couple of amorphous blobs of stringy orange plastic fur that look like Grimace from the old McDonald's commercials. These guys have an incredibly unique costume that's immediately recognizable. Although I failed to find them in the Lot, they were easy to spot from my seats in the upper deck as they roamed the lower bowl. If the monsters ever see this, I'm really bummin' that I was unable to meet you. (feels like my journey was incomplete)

I have to say that I was really impressed by the camaraderie that you find in the parking lot on gameday in Denver. Each time I stopped in to check out what people had cooking up, the offers for food and local beverage were there. It was like second nature to Broncos fans. Stopping in on Matt and Tim in Lot M, we grabbed a Fat Tire and a sausage ... then down the way, Danny the Greek, was cooking up pork loin, marinated chicken, and rib tips. Insisting we stop to have a bite before continuing on, Dan, a retired teacher, was the most hospitable of hosts feeding anyone who dropped by. Parking lot staffers, off-duty policemen, former students, enemy fans, it didn't seem to matter. When that Greek flag is flying, stop by Dan's Tailgate for some of the best barbecue in the lot.

I did observe that Broncos fans seemed to be slow starters when it comes gameday tailgating. Although the lots open at 8:00am for a 2:00pm kickoff, most fans tended to arrive around 11:30am. For most of the morning the lot was fairly empty with scattered pockets of die-hards putting meat to flame throughout the day. It began to fill up later in the day, but I was surprised at how sparsely inhabited it remained throughout the morning. For fans that were uninterested in hosting their own game day barbecues in the lot, the Denver Broncos host an exceptional tailgate of their own at the Broncos Barn. On the south side of the stadium, permanent tents are setup with flat screen TV's, great game day food and beverage, and a live band. Admission is $8 and the food and beer are fairly priced. It's a great way to tailgate and catch the morning games without the hassle of trying to setup your own hibachi.

As gametime approached we headed into the stadium. The thin Denver air is most evident during physical exertion. For me, that meant climbing into my seats in Section 523, row 25. Instead of taking the escalator, i decided we should hoof it up the ramps. Being a steep sided bowl, with fantastic sightlines from every seat in the stadium, the upper deck is also way up there. By the time I climbed up to the 500 level, I was more than winded. Ascending the stairs to the 25th row, did me in for most of the first quarter. Unfortunately the thin air seemed to have little effect on the San Diego Chargers. They hassled quarterback Chris Simms for most of the first half leaving him completely ineffective. With four minutes remaining in the half, Kyle Orton charged onto the field, much to the surprise of the Broncos Faithful. After leading the Denver offense to the goal line, an unfortunate fumble by Knowshon Moreno killed the Broncos momentum and sealed their fate. The Broncos would go on to lose the game 32 - 3, as turnovers and a struggling offense did in the Broncos, dropping them out of the division lead. I had a great time in Denver, thanks to some special fans that were kind enough to show me the ropes.

Arkie
12-18-2009, 11:14 PM
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mr007
12-18-2009, 11:48 PM
Dude are you sucking this guys dick or something?

Quoydogs
12-19-2009, 02:08 AM
If you see Hans this Sunday at Mile High, "Buy him a beer dammit!"

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You better hit Oakland last. You may not make it to any others. You could be stabbed, shot, hit by a car or even sat on by Russell but I guess it would still be worth it to see Denver Beat the hell out of the Faiders.