Washington and Colorado, two states that have mountainous landscapes, top ski destinations and legalized recreational use of marijuana, also happen to be home to the two NFL teams facing each other in Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday. While Washington and Colorado have much in common, the two teams representing them in the Super Bowl couldn’t be more different. The Seattle Seahawks, led by a young quarterback, have the best defense in the NFL. The Denver Broncos, on the other hand, led by a veteran quarterback who is arguably the best to ever play at his position, own the top offense in the league. It’s a case of an unstoppable force crashing into an immovable object, and boy will it be fun to watch.
A similarly intriguing matchup can be seen in the comparison of both states’ bustling venture capital scenes.
To see the VC matchup, including a datagraphic with side-by-side stats, click here.