By Bronco Dude i31.tinypic.com/fm5agz.gif
Preparing for a dismal Denver Broncos season
August 18, 2009 —
Vail is known for a lot of things besides football - but it's still orange-and-blue Bronco country.
It's not my job to cover the Broncos, but after reading the Denver Post Online today, I felt I had to share a sad, but true, animated comic with our readers (click here to view).
The DP's comment section reads like a tearful break-up between 20-year lovers. Some Bronco fans are trying to hang on, others are saying the "thrill is gone."
There are those out there who are ready to give up on the team – but I suspect they won't be able to let go of all those years of fanhood just because of one bad year. So I recommend doing what I plan on doing: booing new head coach Josh McDiapers every time he makes even a microscopic mistake.
I know, we risk becoming one of those boo-prone, Philidelphia-style NFL teams. But I now see the wisdom in their ways.
Colorado is Bronco country, and the only way any coach should survive this year (even if it were Shanahan) is with 10-plus wins and a playoff victory.
Since it's hard to do that without a defense or a decent QB, or when you dump a 2nd round pick for a 1st round pick, or chase a pro-bowl QB out of Elway-town, or alienate our pro-bowl wide receiver, or fire a popular and high-performing long snapper, or overlook your best running back (Hillis), or pay huge bucks to an injury-prone, aging Brian Dawkins, who now has a busted hand ... well ... then it looks like it's going to be a dismal year.
Everyone knows the over-under for victories this year is 5.
So we must boo, and boo with all our hearts. Making Josh miserable is the only way we can encourage Bowlen to fire him after this one, miserable season.
After that he can bring in a REAL coach to rebuild our dismantled, disheartened team in time for a good season in, say, 2015?
I hope I'm wrong. I hope McDaniels turns out to be the Doogie Howser of NFL coaches. I hope he can re-stoke Colorado's long-lasting love-affair with the Broncos and turn Kyle Orton into the next Tom Brady.
But he won't, which means we're gonna have to saddle up and ride little Joshy out on a splintery, orange-and-blue rail.
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