Politics

Obama versus the Denver Broncos at Invesco

The Denver Broncos took on the Dallas Cowboys at Invesco Field on Saturday. It was the second of four pre-season games. Not that it matters, but the Broncos won.

More than 60,000 people were there (in spite of the rain), which is good for a game that doesn't count. But it was still about 10-15,000 fewer fans than what a regular season game sees and well shy of the number who will turn out for Barack Obama’s presidential nomination acceptance speech on August 28.

Not that I will be at the big event. I, like nearly everyone I know, got the dreaded reject letter from the Obama campaign after the online speech sweepstakes (which didn’t help my post-traumatic-World-Series-ticket-fiasco-stress-disorder).

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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