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  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
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  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Saccomano: Getting Ready Never Gets Old

Posted Aug 5, 2014

Jim Saccomano explains why the preparation for the NFL season is anything but monotonous.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The start of a new Denver Broncos National Football League season is always marked by the buzz of activity.

Whether at the team headquarters, where preparation currently is coupled with a 35 million dollar renovation that will create a state-of-the-art facility for the Broncos, or at the stadium, where team staff and Stadium Management Group employees are feverishly getting the venue ready, things are busy.

Add to the excitement level of the type of team the Broncos have, a defending AFC champion regarded universally as one of the best teams in the NFL, and the electricity level just bounces off the walls.

It is new, but it is new all over again.

We do this every year, and while expectations and hopes are higher than ever, no matter what, it never gets old.

The voice of the San Diego Padres is the great Dick Enberg, who many Bronco fans know well from his many years doing NFL football games on the national networks.

For a time, Dick had retired from broadcasting and was spending most of his time at his San Diego home.

Then, he returned, and once upon a time I was talking to him about why he came back.

He said that while there are parts of any job that are routine, mundane, sometimes tiring, there are also—in certain professions, this being one—electric moments so special that they cannot duplicated any other way.

Dick talked about the smell of the stadium grass when he arrives before the crowds, of sometimes just sitting in his booth or in the bench area as close to alone as can be, and those were some of the reasons he cited.

I would add, for me, I have always loved being at the stadium when the only others present are those who not only “have” to be there, but who choose to be there because that is part of their preparation.

You cannot solve any problem sitting on you couch at home.

Get up, get ready, and go.

I love all the parts of it when it is just me and the game, joined by a few people—coaches, staff members, so like-minded that it adds up to an unspoken fraternity within the playing of the game.

There is a universal truth that I preach all the time:  you are either “in” or you are “out.” 

And “in” is measured by a degree that all do not attain. To be frank (and I can be very frank), very few attain this level, although many try to fake it.

But when you are all in, even if one is enjoying a degree of retirement from some of the supposed day to day tasks, you never get tired of seeing it done right.

That means no “t” goes uncrossed and no “i” goes undotted, no matter how much slop you have to crawl through to complete that punctuation.

So here we are, about to embark on a long journey into an uncertain future.

All we have, all we can ever have, is being All In.

It gets age on it, but it never gets old.

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