Super Bowl 2014: Battle Of Big Game Cities: Denver vs. Seattle

seattle vs denver

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. The story has mostly been about how the offense of Peyton Manning's Broncos stack up against Seattle's tough defense or if Richard Sherman can shut up for a single minute without promoting himself. But what about the match-up of another kind?

How do Denver and Seattle compare as cities? Who wins that category? Who has the best food, weather or best looking people? Who wins THAT Super Bowl?

Let's find out.



Denver – Mountain West

Seattle – Pacific Northwest

Winner: Tie


City Nickname

Denver – The Mile High City

Seattle – The Emerald City

Winner: Denver. 



Denver – Sunshine 300 days of the year but snows as well

Seattle – Rainy

Winner: Unless you like to be depressed due to constant rain, the obvious winner is Denver.


Landmark/Tourist Attraction

Denver – Denver Art Museum

Seattle – The Space Needle

Winner: Who doesn't love art, especially when its one of the biggest art museums in the world? However, The Space Needle looks too cool to pass over as the winner.


Food or Drink Known For

Denver- The Denver Omelet

Seattle- Coffee

Winner: Seattle's coffee is legendary. Plus, they gave us Starbucks and that has been keeping most of us awake for years. It also gives pretentious college kids a place to frequent so they can be seen working on their 'novel' or 'screenplay.' 


Best Looking People

According to, Seattle ranks ninth in American cities for attractive people. Denver didn't make the cut.

Winner: Seattle


Pro Sports Teams

Denver: Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets

Seattle: Seahawks and Mariners

Winner: If the Sonics were still alive, Seattle may have taken this but Denver wins this one.



Denver- Tim Allen, Dog 'The Bounty' Hunter, David Fincher, Trey Parker, The Luminous

Seattle- Rainn Wilson, Apollo Ohno, Adam West, Chris Cornell from Soundgarden/Audioslave

Winner: As tempting as it is to say Dwight from The Office gives Seattle the nod in best celebrity category, you have to go with Denver. Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor, a bounty hunter, South Park, and a great band like The Lumineers? Easy win.


Iconic Franchise Player

Denver- John Elway

Seattle- Steve Largent

Winner: Although, Largent is the only Seahawks player in the Hall of Fame and one of the best wide outs ever, Elway is a top five quarterback in NFL history. Plus, Elway has two Super Bowl rings as a player with a chance at a third ring as an executive.


Final Score

Denver 5

Seattle 3


So there you have it, folks. Denver wins a close battle and is the better city among the two Super Bowl cities. As for the game, you can bet on a close contest in that department as well. But expect the same result.


Joshua Caudill is a writer for CraveOnline Sports, a surfing enthusiast, an unhealthy sports fanatic, and an expert on all things Patrick Swayze. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshuaCaudill85 or "like"CraveOnline Sports on Facebook.