NEW YORK (CBS4) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock agree that the Super Bowl is bringing a great energy to the state.

New York City has been overwhelmed with fans from both Super Bowl teams. Both Hancock and Hickenlooper said that it’s great to see so many Denver Broncos fans and so much orange and blue all over the city.

“It’s a great deal of pride and what you find is there are Broncos fans from all over the nation. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to from Kansas City, from San Diego, people from Washington State who are here wearing Peyton Manning jerseys,” said Hancock.

After several years of wildfires, floods and other hardships in Colorado, the governor thinks the Super Bowl experience brings a much needed positive light to the state.

“There are two things that really bring communities together, one is real dire situations, bad disasters — and the other is incredible successes and I’m ready for an incredible success,” said Hickenlooper.

While the festivities leading up to the game have been fun, both men said that when it comes to the Broncos, it’s serious business.

“They are playing for the championship of the world and the electricity is just like double charged. Everybody is fired up,” said Hickenlooper.

“We’re here to win this thing, we’re not here for show, we’re here to win this thing,” said Hancock.


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