For Peyton Manning's regular season debut on September 9, Broncos fans donned blue and orange and accessories to tailgate before the game. And it seems like it might have worked: The Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19. See more Broncos tailgating photos.
Often what goes on off the field is just as interesting as what's happening under the lights. Go back through tailgate parties, cheerleader try-outs, skateboarding events, championship parades, roller derby bouts, a little MMA and even a little flugtag with the fan's year in sports from across the country. Compiled from Voice Media Group alt-weeklies.