Colorado gov. renames tallest peaks for Broncos

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DENVER (AP) Seattle and Denver are betting food, art work and smoke alarms on the Super Bowl. Now Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking Super Bowl hoopla to a new level.

He announced Wednesday that's he's temporarily re-naming Colorado's highest mountains for each member of the Denver Broncos. The state is home to over 50 mountains over 14,000 feet, often referred to as "14-ers".

Hickenlooper re-named the tallest mountain, Mt. Elbert, for Peyton Manning while Zane Beadles and other members of the offensive line are getting the Collegiate Peaks range. Capitol Peak, considered to be the most difficult to climb, was temporarily renamed for Champ Bailey. Longs Peak went to long kicker Matt Prater.

In his proclamation, the brewpub pioneer also takes a dig at Seattle, noting that it makes some "OK beer."


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