Please bear with me; the rant does have a purpose.
Give it up. Our season is finished.
The Denver Broncos had a three game lead with three games to go and they blew it. This is a monumental collapse. Imploded. Choked. F.U.B.A.R. Tell you one thing, this team absolutely hates to do things easy. It's always got to be difficult.
The only good thing I got coming out of this is that the media and the Chargers and their fans have already crowned San Diego division champs. Which is appropriate since the Broncos really are dead in the water right now. I see NOTHING that inspires me going into this weekend. San Diego rightly deserves to win. They actually WON every game they needed to in order to give them a SHOT at winning this division. They have earned this chance, while the Broncos have blown their chance.
I will watch this game, but I have zero confidence in the Broncos ability to win this game. ZERO. I can't really blame them...we lost another running back this week. What is that? Like 8? 9? It really is a tall order for us fans to expect to get into the playoffs with such decimation at such a key position. Yet here we are, one game(still) away from the division title. It will all come down to Jay Cutler. Either he wins it for us or he loses it for us. In the end, he will either be a hero or just a great football player who was asked to do way too much for an injury riddled team with no running game and no defense. Win or lose he will still be my MVP for 2008.
That ends my rant. Whatever tone this rant gave you all; know that I am both angry about and understanding of the situation this team has found itself in. It is hard to balance the two feelings because they totally contradict each other...but it is what it is.
A message to San Diego Charger fans: Be glad you are healthy. The Broncos have done far more with far less this year and you had better be prepared for the shit storm you will find yourselves in next year. And it ain't over yet!!!