Super Bowl 2014: Broncos mascot, Thunder the horse, going to the game

Denver Bronco Mascot Thunder

By: Kevin Manahan

Denver Bronco Mascot ThunderYou’re worried about snow, while Broncos fans are concerned about Thunder.

That’s Thunder, the Arabian gelding who serves as the Broncos’ mascot — and good-luck charm — and gallops around Mile High Stadium after each touchdown. Thunder, according to a report in the Denver Post, will be at the Super Bowl — although he might be on limited duty.

With the game at MetLife Stadium — a neutral site — the NFL isn’t likely to allow Thunder to rub Richard Sherman’s nose in every Peyton Manning TD pass. So, while Thunder might be allowed on the field, he probably will have to just clap (and whinny) after touchdowns like other Broncos fans.

The 900-pound horse will be flown out next Thursday, the report said. Let’s hope he’s not in a middle seat in coach. (Just kidding: He’ll be transported on a cargo plane, just like Olympic horses travel.)

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  • Arlene

    Did you know the Newark Mounted Police honor guard were banned from the field by the NFL ?

    Four horses -2 of them Standardbred rescues, we’re originally invited … NFL said they didn’t want horse poopy on the field….

    February 5, 2014