In Colorado, you can now legally smoke a super bowl. Eventually, you may be able to attend one, too.
Via Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Mayor Michael Hancock is making the rounds in Manhattan, cheering on the Broncos and stumping for the opportunity to host the game.
“I’m here to root for the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl,” Hancock said Friday. “We also want to bring the Super Bowl to Denver.”
It’s inevitable that more and more cold-weather cities with open-air stadiums will attempt to secure the game, now that the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl appears to be poised to unfold without weather being an issue.
“We have the infrastructure to host this event in the future,” Hancock said. “We have the hotel rooms, the transportation and the stadiums that would make it work. We’ve hosted events of this scale in the past and have been successful.”
Still, giving the game to Denver would constitute another game of Russian roulette with the premier American sporting event. It’s a game the NFL is willing to play, because having cold-weather cities at the table will increase the quality and value of each and every Super Bowl bid.