Not only do the Broncos play our last preseason game Thursday night at INVESCO Field at Mile High, but on Saturday the annual Univsity of Colorado vs. Colorado State University college matchup will be plyed.
And not only does that mean two games in three days for a great many stadium employees, but the Broncos-Arizona Cardinals affair is a night game kicking off at 7:07, and the CU-CSU matchup, for the benefit of a national television audience, kicks off at the incredibly early hour of 10:00.
A non-scientific poll of football people and media scribes could not produce anyone who had any recollection of a major college game ever kicking off earlier.
So get out the field paint, because that means two games in a span of 38 hours.
Of course, no crew in America is better equipped to handle a turnaround like this. The field has often been recognized as the finest grass field in the National Football League, but the crew is second to none in keeping it in tiptop shape and preparing for any contingency.
And like any group that works behind the scenes, the only goal that group has is to have the stadium perfect in every aspect for both games.
There is virtually no question that will happen, or that fans will get as big kickoff to the college season as well as a preview look at a lot of young NFL prospects, all the while oblivious—as they should be–to that group behind the scenes that turned it all around.