Special Coverage: CPR’s countdown to the Super Bowl

· Feb. 1, 2014, 7:20 am
Photo: Broncomaniacs 32(Photo: Courtesy of Joe Wilkins III)
It may be January, but the grass is still green at the Green Valley Turf Company in Littleton, where staffers Missy, Laura, Bruce, and Ted, used the tools on hand to celebrate the team Friday.

Colorado's 14ers have been temporarily renamed for the team.  The state's Supreme Court is sporting the blue and orange. And even our airport is making sure that ever visitor who arrives in our state knows this is Broncos country.

While you wait for the pigskin pile-on, we've got the stories to get you in the mood for gridiron mayhem.  From superfan dedication to recipe suggestions, musical smack-talk and hometown pride, CPR has the Super Bowl coverage you won't find anywhere else and it's all right here.

And we want to make you a part of this coverage: have you made a friendly wager over the outcome of Sunday's contest?  Is there a six-pack or a humiliating photo opportunity on the line?  Share your wager stakes with us at news@cpr.org.  We'll put some of your responses up on our website this weekend.

Super Bowl coverage from Colorado Public Radio:
Friendly wagers between Denver and Seattle institutions span across all spectrums this year.  From bowls of green chile to precious works of art to priceless bragging rights, people and organizations in Colorado have a lot riding on this Super Bowl.
Then things even non-fans should know about the Bronco's Super Bowl appearance -- Seriously, you will find these facts fascinating, and you'll sound smarter at that Super Bowl party, even if you're only there for the commercials.
Broncos, Seahawks fans use humor to survive behind enemy lines -- As the Super Bowl approaches, Seattle fans living in Denver, and their Broncos-loving counterparts in Washington, have a lot to say about life behind enemy lines.
Who's making the green off all that orange Broncos apparel? -- A look inside the big business of sports paraphenalia, both legitimate and underground.
Broncos fever hits Colorado's cultural instituations -- The Denver and Seattle Philharmonic Orchestras have challenged each other to play hometown favorites, the cities' art museums are wagering icon pieces from their collections, and even the rival zoos are getting in on the act. 
The artistry and obsession of the Super Fans -- Meet some of the Broncos and Seahawks biggest fans and hear why they go to such crazy lengths to show their pride. [with a slideshow]
Hosting a Super Bowl Party? Here are a few suggestions to spice up your menu -- The culinary director of Elway's restaurants and the lead mixologist at Panzano in downtown Denver share a few food and drink recipes to really wow your guests.
Super Bowl showdown: OpenAir-vs-KEXP -- Morning hosts at the rival cities' premier indie rock stations threw down on-air recently, dishing not just about their football teams, but also about Denver and Seattle's respective local music scenes.
Who remembers Omaha? -- Peyton Manning's mysterious line-of-scrimmage catchphrase has OpenAir music director Mike Flanagan thinking of one thing in particular...

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