Merry Christmas to all of you fine citizens of Bronco Country. May your stocking be stuffed with a Neckbeard Chia Pet. Dumer Claus is coming to town! Dawk & Buck will get together with some old friends, have a few laughs, & then deliver some holiday punch to their former team mates. It's so much better to give than receive. Just like us, all they want for Christmas is a playoff berth. With the AFC Wilcard picture being as cloudy as the scene inside a maniacally shaken snow globe, the Broncos can, to quote Dawkins, " Just Taaake It!", or they can receive the gift from someone else, or they can just go home empty handed. I think we all know what our preference is in regards to this matter. Anything but the lump of coal that we have been unwrapping for the last 3 seasons. Many here have already abandoned hope. "The Broncos are bad & don't deserve any playoffs." Not all together true. They have also had their good moments. That's one of the maddening traits of your 2009 Denver Broncos collective persona. You better watch out. You better not pout. You better not cry. I'm telling you why. At first they are nice, & then they begin being naughty. and so on and so forth & scoobey doobey doobey. I love everyday people. What's a fan to do? This team is so schizophrenic it has us desperately searching for methods to cope with trauma caused by all of the drama that has left me feeling quite comfortably numb, thank you. This Bronco team, at least in my mind, cannot fail. At worst, they can only achieve a deficiency.
So, which Bronco Team will show up in Philly on Sunday? Will it be the inspired season opening 6-0 world beating juggernaut of creativity, or will it be the depressingly impotent & limp wristed 0-4 overmatched blowout victims? Will we see the Thanksgiving Day Giant killers, or the team that just got punked in their own crib by the despised Faders. The answer to this question, in my humble opinion, is none of the above. It is my assertion that the true identity & nature of this team has yet to be revealed. I do believe, however, that the time is at hand. This game will be very telling. I kind of see it going down like the fight between Scott Farkus & Ralphie in "A Christmas Story". I see a Bronco Ralphie team so pent up with frustration from the Farkus Factor that they have endured all season just exploding on an unsuspecting Eagle team & leaving them to wonder what hit them. One way or another, I am just looking forward to exhaling. This team has had me holding my breath for far too long. You all know who you are, & don't you go changing. Merry Christmas, & a Happy & Prosperous 2010!