Colorado’s Top Five Sporting Events
- It’s May, which means Rockies baseball. Mathematically, our boys are still in it, but there’s an outside chance that the game will be snowed out. Take advantage of the beautiful weather, the gorgeous stadium, the great Micro-Brews, and the Rocky Mountain oysters served in right field. Better be quick. We’re usually eliminated by the All-Star break.
- CU football. Marching with the band on Pearl Street, tailgating at Franklin Field, watching Ralphie run, and hanging with your alumni friends as you think back about the golden years of 5th downs, McCartney, and National Championships. Oh, and the team is pretty decent right now, so don’t forget to watch a little of the game.
- A Broncos game at Mile High. Sure, the Raider-hating, barrel-man, benches in the South Stands, Orange Crush, and Elway days are long gone. But the Broncos are still the best ticket in town with 65,000 strong bleeding the Orange.
- The CU basketball team is a bargain as you can watch UCLA, Arizona, the tuba dance, and Peggy and Betty, the 91-year old twin cheerleaders at a reasonable price without camping out.
- And despite an Iron Man, the X-games in Aspen, Dead Man days in Nederland (not sure if a coffin sliding down a hill is actually a sport), and tons of other local events, none of them compare to the Bolder Boulder. Where else can a local test his or her abilities against 40,000 others, including elite runners from across the globe, while downing Jello shots, and taking a break to try the Slip-N-Slide, all while adjusting an uncomfortable Wonder Woman outfit.