KUSA – Sure, it's just the preseason, but Denver Broncos fans were in it to win it in the parking lot.
It was a place where Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning jerseys were the most ubiquitous clothing item, where no one gives you a second glance if you're wearing an orange wig and body paint, and most importantly, where it's no one's business what you told your boss to get out of work at 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday.
Here are some choice quotes that were overheard from tailgaters this afternoon:
-"Ninety nine percent of people here are wearing jerseys. For once, we're in the 1 percent!"
-"I'm logged into my computer so it looks like I'm at my desk."
-"I'm not here. It's a secret."
-(In the corner of the parking lot reserved for Seattle Seahawks fans) "We're accepting of all people here."
-(Also in the Seahawks tent) "We all stood out here in the rain. The Broncos fans didn't. We're the only ones."
-"This is just the preseason, so we're just warming up. Wait 'til you see what we have when it counts!" (said by a fan at a tailgate with a custom grill and generator with a margarita machine plugged into it.)
-"In John [Elway] we trust."
-"I build my work schedule around Broncos games."
-"Usually we have inflatable Broncos memorabilia, but the people next to us were complaining about our generator being too loud."
-"My whole body would be painted right now if it weren't for the rain."
-"We won't be recovered until we bring home the Super Bowl… but we stand behind our team!"
-"A lot of people like fly-fishing…we like tailgating."
-"I like all of you people better than my family." (one tailgater to fellow tailgaters)
You can watch the Broncos battle the Seahawks at 7 p.m. on channel 20.
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