Mountains are what come to mind when you think of Colorado, so there may be no bigger honor for a professional athlete in the state than for the mountains to be named after them.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, via Colorado.gov, announced his intention of temporarily renaming the state's tallest mountain peaks, also known as "14ers", after active members of the Denver Broncos.
On Super Bowl Sunday, the mountains will go by different names. Yes, quarterback Peyton Manning got the honor of having his name placed on the biggest mountain.
Check out some of the mountains that were renamed, along with some explanations:
|Colorado Mountains Renamed for Broncos|
|Mt. Elbert||Peyton Manning|
|Mt. Massive||Terrance Knighton (AKA Pot Roast)|
|Grays Peak||Eric Decker (Grays and Torreys are right next to each other, like the dynamic duo of Decker and Thomas.)|
|Torreys Peak||Demaryius Thomas|
|Longs Peak||Matt Prater (He kicks 'em long-NFL record of 64-yard FG)|
|Humboldt Peak||Knowshon Moreno (He "bolts" off the line.)|
|Mt. Sherman||Wes Welker (Let’s see Richard Sherman cover Wes. Right, good luck with that.)|
If the Broncos defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, Hickenlooper should at least consider allowing the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player to keep his name on the mountain.
[H/t The Denver Post]