Top 5 Colorado Sports Stories In 2014 So Far

July 17, 2014 2:38 PM

Top 5 Colorado Sports Stories In 2014 So Far
DENVER (CBS4) – During his State of the City speech this week Denver Mayor Michael Hancock took a moment to talk sports, and in doing so he touched on CBS4′s first two choices for 2014′s most notable sports stories so far:

" This is a town for sports fans like me. To the Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche, thank you for a wild ride this season. You have raised the bar, and we expect both teams to go all the way next year!

Fans of sports in Denver and across the state certainly had reason for excitement in the first half of the year, but that excitement fizzled into disappointment. The following are the picks for the Top 5 sports stories in the state in the first half of this year.

1. Broncos Suffer Heartbreaking Super Bowl Loss

No one saw this one coming — at least not in this lopsided fashion. Sure, the Broncos weren’t overwhelming favorites to win Super Bowl XLVIII (they were favored by just three) but a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks was a punch to the stomach of Broncos Nation.

The game started poorly "

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