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U.S. Ski Team Honored at Monday Night Football

Mon, Nov  9, 2009 - By US Ski Team

DENVER, CO (Nov. 9) – Tune into Monday Night Football as U.S. Ski Team athletes Marco Sullivan (Alpine/Squaw Valley, CA), Casey Puckett (Ski Cross/Aspen, CO) and Johnny Spillane (Nordic Combined/Steamboat Springs, CO) are honored prior to tonight's NFL matchup of the undefeated Denver Broncos and reigning Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 2010 Olympic hopefuls will head down to the Invesco Field turf for an 8:21 p.m. ET pregame presentation designed to wish them well prior to the Vancouver Bound 2010 World Cup season. The athletes will be introduced individually as action photos light up the stadium screen.

"I've been a Broncos fan since I can remember and I've lived through the team's ups and downs since the late 70s," said Puckett. "It's pretty exciting to be able to go to a Monday Night Football game, especially when they are having such a stellar year!"

Puckett's march to a hopeful berth on his fifth Olympic Team begins Dec. 21 with back-to-back World Cup ski cross events in Innichen and San Candido, Italy while Spillane's nordic combined kick off is set for November 28 in Kuusamo, Finland.

Sullivan, who is currently training in nearby Copper Mountain, CO also lights up the competition year Thanksgiving Weekend with a downhill and super G in Lake Louise, Alberta before moving to Beaver Creek, CO for the Audi Birds of Prey Race Week featuring one of the most treacherous downhill events in all of alpine racing.

"It's cool for the Broncos to open up the house for us," said Sullivan. "The team is pretty big into Fantasy Football and we're normally watching games online from Europe, so this is pretty cool to be able to get down on the field and see a game in person."

Kick off for tonight's game is set for 8:30 p.m. ET with national broadcast of the matchup on ESPN.