As a native Coloradan, there are few things we love more than our Broncos and some fresh snow to play in on the slopes.
There are many of us who would say that our perfect Sunday might involve catching a few runs in the mountains in the late-December sunshine and then enjoying a beverage as we watch Peyton Manning tear apart opposing defenses. On a Sunday, the best winter gear you can wear at the resort is orange and blue.
The snow makes our great state even better. The snow and cold also has the possibility to make a good football game great.
The 'snowbowl' against Green Bay was played five months before I was born, and yet I have heard stories of it's greatness. I vividly remember sitting in the old south stands at a Broncos Raiders game and being in awe at the number of snowballs hurled at the black and silver as they ran for the locker room at halftime.
Without the snow, who knows what would have happened in the Patriots-Raiders playoff game in 2001. If it wasn't snowing maybe the Raiders would have ruled the NFL for the next decade. And as a Bronco fan, I am glad that did not happen.
The snow makes games memorable. The snow adds an extra element of excitement to the game. And as miserable as sitting through one of those cold games can be, you come away from it with some of your best memories of the game.
I hope the recent events at the USMNT World-Cup Qualifying game in Denver does not influence Denver's bid for a Superbowl. This game showed that us true Coloradans will show up en-mass to big games despite awful weather. The chance of snow in February is slim, and even if there is a blizzard for the big game, wouldn't it be one of the most memorable games of all time?