Update, 3:42 p.m.: In addition to the pro-Nuggets road painting, described below, Governor Bill Ritter is getting into the pre-playoff-game act. Here's an excerpt from his agenda for the day:
Joined by the Denver Nuggets dancers and team mascot Rocky, Gov. Ritter will proclaim May 2009 as "Nuggets May-nia" Month and order that the blue Denver Nuggets flag be hoisted above the State Capitol for the duration of the playoffs. Location: West Steps, State Capitol.
Original post: We've officially entered the silly season. With game one of the Nuggets' Western Conference Finals matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers only hours away, Denver Public Works has announced that it will start painting a "'Road to Victory' stripe" on Chopper Circle beginning at 11 a.m. today. Included in this work of asphalt artistry: Nine Nugs logos!
Longtime residents with good memories will note that Public Works has a tradition of such displays of team spirit. Prior to at least one of the Broncos' Super Bowl appearances, curbs in certain locations were painted orange. So... does the stripe represent the Nugs' margin of victory in the series? You don't have to believe -- but if you'd like to, go ahead.
Read the DPW's release by clicking "Continue."
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11AM TODAY, TUESDAY, MAY 19
Denver Public Works Traffic Engineering Services Paints the Nuggets "Road To Victory" Street Stripe in Anticipation of the Western Conference Finals!
Denver Public Works will paint a Nuggets "Road To Victory" stripe on Chopper Circle from 9th to 12th. The 18 inch Nuggets blue stripe will contain nine Denver Nuggets logos.
Denver Public Works employees from Traffic Engineering Services will paint the stripe and stencil in the logos.
11AM TODAY, Tuesday, May 19
Chopper Circle from 9th to 12th
The water-based paint is not permanent and will not harm the environment. The painting is estimated to take two hours.