Denver Broncos' Equine Mascot Thunder Takes Manhattan

Denver Broncos' Equine Mascot Thunder Takes Manhattan

Thunder and Ann Judge-Wegener

Photo: Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday might have been the Super Bowl’s media day in the "Big Apple," but tomorrow, the star of broadcast airwaves will be a flashy Arabian gelding and his favorite rider and trainer. Acclaimed Denver Broncos’ mascot Thunder and his rider/trainer Ann Judge-Wegener will make an early appearance on NBC’s Today Show and FOX’s morning show, FOX & Friends on Friday, Jan. 31.

The Super Bowl will take place Sunday, Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., when the Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks.

Making history in the 2014 ‘Year of the Horse,’ this purebred, Thunder and Judge-Wegener will lead the Denver football team out of the tunnel and onto the field, which will be a first in Super Bowl history for both Thunder and for the National Football League. Additionally, after each Bronco’s score, the pair will parade the end zone.

For their television appearances, the duo will be decked in navy and orange, spreading Super Bowl tidings on the East Coast and beyond. Tune into your local NBC and FOX affiliates early Friday morning to catch Thunder and Judge-Wegener in live, broadcast action.

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