Although a lot of us have the "orange and blue" Broncos on our mind, there are some real animals and cowboys out at the National Western Stock Show for kickoff day.

This isn't their first rodeo. It's actually their 107th year of bull riding, steer wrestling, mutton bustin' and bareback riding.

The National Western Stock Show has brought hundreds of thousands of cowboys and cowgirls out to the chutes for what many call, "the first extreme sport."

"I've been coming [to the National Western Stock Show Rodeo] for 12 years. Denver kicks off our winter rodeos, it's a big venue, lots of money, lots of buckin' horses and lots of fun," said Will Lowe, three-time World Champion Bareback Rider.

And to sweeten the deal this year they're offering free parking.

"There's hundreds of contestants, 15,000 head of livestock and we're expecting 600,000 to 700,000 people this year. It's going to be a lot of fun," said Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show.

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