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Two words: ‘GO, BRONCOS!’

Author: Colorado Politics - February 4, 2016 - Updated: February 8, 2016

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Sports brings people together. People from different background, ethnicities, races, religious preferences and political beliefs can rally together for a united cause, and we have seen just that this week — we are United in Orange.

Politicians on either side of the aisle have overcome the deep chasms that divide.  Our beloved team has brought Republican and Democrat, Tea Partiers and Progressives to terms of agreement, even endearment. We are thankful for those things that unite in a world so often divided.

Today, a toast to our home team and their incredible journey to Super Bowl 50. Go, Broncos! Bring back the Lombardi!

Denver Broncos Rally Civic Center Park Jan. 31
Creating a sea of orange and blue, Broncos fans rally in Civic Center Park in front of the Colorado state Capitol Jan. 31 — an event led by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. (Photo by Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)

 

John Hickenlooper speaks to Denver Broncos fans over the Jumbotron in Civic Center Park
Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks over the Jumbotron from his location in Italy to hundreds of Broncos fans gathered in Civic Center Park Jan. 31. Hickenlooper was traveling for a speaking engagement at an industry conference. (Photo by Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)

 

Mayor Michael Hancock and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia pump up the crowd of hundreds of Broncos fans gathered for a Super Bowl 50 rally in downtown Civic Center Park Jan. 31. (Photo by Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)
Mayor Michael Hancock and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia pump up the crowd of hundreds of Broncos fans gathered for a Super Bowl 50 rally in downtown Civic Center Park Jan. 31. (Photo by Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)

 

A Broncos fan pumps his fist resolutely in a sea of orange and blue in front of the Colorado state Capitol during a Super Bowl 50 Denver Broncos rally in downtown Civic Center Park Jan. 31 in Denver.
A Broncos fan pumps his fist resolutely as he stands in a sea of orange and blue in front of Colorado’s signature gold-domed state Capitol building. The photo was taken during a Super Bowl 50 Denver Broncos rally in downtown Civic Center Park Jan. 31 in Denver. (Photo by Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)

 

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock smile for the camera as they stand on the stage rallying excited Denver Broncos fans in Civic Center Park on Jan. 31.
Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock smile for the camera as they stand on the stage rallying excited Denver Broncos fans in Civic Center Park on Jan. 31. (Photo by Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)

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Colorado Politics, formerly The Colorado Statesman, is the state's premier political news publication, renowned for its award-winning journalism. The publication is also the oldest political news outlet in the state, in continuous publication since 1898. Colorado Politics covers the stories behind the stories in Colorado's state Capitol and across the Centennial State, focusing on politics, public policy and elections with in-depth reporting on the people behind the campaigns — from grassroots supporters to campaign managers and the candidates and issues themselves.