Day 2: Broncos Fan Fair
Day two was a hell of a lot better than day one. The head start we got this morning made all the difference.
The kids stood in line for a few autographs and then spent the rest of the day on the field playing and running through the sprinklers.
As I said in my last entry, I don’t like to get beat. Yesterday got to me. We were a lot better prepared today. We got up at 7am, headed out and managed to get a good spot in line beside the grass so the kids could run and relax .
We got to Invesco Field about 9:20 and it was already starting to fill in with broncomaniacs.
I wanted to give credit to this fine Invesco Field employee. Thanks to his speedy efforts it took us an additional five minutes to get through the gates when there were only ten people in front of us.
Once we got through the gates we went back to the North Stands to stand in line the same place we were yesterday.
We were about a hundred people back from where the players were sitting and signing under the canopy.
The first group of players arrived twenty minutes late. This seemed to be a player trend for the day.
Just before we got up to the canopy, a Security Guard asked if we would like him to take a picture of us in front of the autograph table.
That was really cool of him. That’s my football in the background.
Oh well, time to switch out and try another line.
The autograph rules.They were pretty strict here. We found another line to stand in and realized again that it was of the same players who had just signed for us.
But we learn quick, so we just continued to wait in line and by the time we got up to the table there was a new round of players signing.
The next group of Broncos to sign my football are left to right:
Next we headed over to the Alumni autograph line and boy did we get lucky. Two former Broncos were there. Steve Sewell and Mark Jackson. While we were waiting in line Lelo Lang showed up. Wow, three former broncos and cool ones to boot.
Steve Sewell signed first 1985-91 Running Back.
First is Dewayne Chandler (Asst. Strength and Conditioning).
Next up is Brett Pierce (tight end).
And finally the last autograph of the day, Roderick Rogers.
Here’s pictures of everything we managed to get autographed over the entire two-day stand-and-wait.
I could probably pass on this next year but Krista is a huge Broncos fan and she lets me attend a lot of other sporting events..aka, baseball games :)