Craig residents go orange with free Broncos signs |

Craig residents go orange with free Broncos signs

Denver team starts playoffs Sunday

Andy Bockelman
Sandy Hahn holds up her new "United in Orange" banner outside of Craig's City Market Wednesday afternoon. Local Denver Broncos fans turned out for the giveaway of free materials as the pro football team enters the playoffs this Sunday.
Andy Bockelman

— The Denver Broncos will host the Indianapolis Colts Sunday in an AFC Divisional Playoff game. Kickoff is 2:40 p.m. on CBS.

It may be weeks or months before the snow disappears from the front lawns of Northwest Colorado, but the plentiful white of front lawns now will be broken up by a lot of orange.

— The Denver Broncos will host the Indianapolis Colts Sunday in an AFC Divisional Playoff game. Kickoff is 2:40 p.m. on CBS.

People in Craig are ready to show their spirit as the Denver Broncos enter the divisional round of the playoffs this Sunday with a game against the Indianapolis Colts thanks to team banners provided courtesy of 9News and King Soopers and City Market locations across Colorado this week.

City Market employees Casey Madsen and Candi Verplanck were in front of the store Wednesday afternoon, handing out free Broncos signs reading, “We Are United in Orange” with wire posts, with a crowd of residents lined up around the building well in advance.

“It’s been crazy,” Madsen laughed.

The two added that the signs, a popular piece of swag among all Broncos fans, have been even more sought-after than last year’s promotional giveaways when the team made it to the postseason.

Sandy Hahn was among those at the front of the line, fully dressed in the gear of her favorite team.

“I don’t think they’re going to have enough for all the Broncos fans around here,” she said, referring to the 500 count sent to Craig’s City Market.

Those who were able to grab a sign can submit fan selfies with the materials to

Hahn said she is excited for the upcoming games, confident that the Broncos will be able to power through the Colts, move on to the AFC Championship and ultimately head back to the Super Bowl to redeem their loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks last year.

“Hopefully they have their game faces on, and they can take it the rest of the way,” she said. “It’s all teamwork.”

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Sports.

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