Just had to share this after yesterdays game. I've been as perplexed as most of us over the performance of the defense lately. Especially after the debacle in KC. As a coach I knew that I wanted to see a more active, fiesty defense. A defense with that little bit of Nasty that guys like Dennis Smith, Karl Mecklenberg, Steve Atwater, John Lynch and Al Wilson brought to our defense. But as a fan, I was at a loss as to what to do about it. I was pretty sure that putting a call in to Shanny would get me nowhere as would a call to Mr. Slowik. So I strained the superstitious, redneck, abstract part of my enormously small brain, which is buried inside of what my wife says is a gargantuanly thick skull. I finally came up with it. Buried deep in my closet I possess an orange and navy Bill Romanowski jersey. I have a friend who has a friend who works for the Broncos, and she got me the jersey along with a Bronco helmet. She did this for me in 2001 a couple months after we lost our little boy who was a huge Bronco fan (chip off the old block). The helmet has Brian Greise's autograph along with Cyron Brown, whoever #79 was that year (can't read the sig.) and my favorite one on the helmet is Eddie Mac's sig. But my favorite thing in that whole gift basket was the autographed Romo jersey that reads "In fond memory of Dyson, Bill Romanowski" As I was getting a migrain from straining my pea-sized brain I figured, what the heck, I'm already a bonafide member of LALALand, I might as well break the Romo jersey out for the TB game and see if it helps. The LALALand, redneck logic of this can only be understood by LALALand residents. Anyway, I wore the jersey for the first time ever for the TB game and you all know the result. LOL the defensive performance was obviously because of my totally well thought out and intelligent decision to wear the Romo jersey. I know Romo is classified as a shady character but you need that nasty attitude on a defense. Our Broncos brought it last Sunday. So I have officially fallen off my rocker but it is a great place to be if the Broncos keep it up.
I never used to be suspicious, but this all started in the first Super Bowl winning year. It's kind of a neat story so I'll tell it at the risk of boring you all completely to death. In that year, my wife was waiting tables at a local restaraunt. The owners were huge Bronco fans and would close the restaraunt down to host Bronco parties every year that year. In the first playoff game the woman who owned the place offered to cook me my favorite dish when I got there. This was no small task as the kitchen was closed and my favorite meal was Chicken Fried Steak with Fried Spaghetti. Well, the Broncos won. So she did it the next week and for every playoff game that year as well as the Super Bowl. You know the result. So, even though we had moved and lived an hour away the next year, my wife and I came back and attended every playoff game the next year as well, including me eating the special meal. BOOM another Super Bowl victory. I haven't done that since and promise to pick it up as soon as the Broncos make the playoffs again (this year; GO BRONCOS!!!!). Anyway, that story will give you a little insight as to why I am superstitious now.
In light of all that (are you bored yet?) I vow to wear the Romo jersey every game day from now until the Broncos win another Super Bowl. LOL I just hope I can get it dry cleaned so as not to wash the Sig. off. There, now you all know that I am doing my very best as an official diehard Bronco fan and a bonafide member of LALALand to ensure that we win another SEVERAL Super Bowl's.
So long to all my Bronco Brethren who live in the real world, come see me in LALALand some time. LOL