I love the Broncos! Ever since I was a little kid I got caught in Mile High Fever right before the season started when my family was visiting Boulder in the mid 80's. It was a time when we had just moved from a war-zone country, and my family and I were just getting acclimated to the culture. For hours I would sit trying to figure out what a first down meant, and how the scoring worked. Ofcourse, initially my favorite part of the game was the kicking with my soccer background. I soon learned the game and it was a great way to break into the culture. Football was more than just a game, it was a way that I was able find my way from a social perspective and bond with my peers.
I grew to love John Elway and all the great games against the Cleveland Browns. I loved the Three Amigos. I have always loved the way fans support the team and the passion they display. Ofcourse I loved the Super Bowl wins and sporting my Denver jersey amongst mostly Packer fans in our community (Iowa ) after the big win.
Even now as an adult I still have that youthful feeling on game days. My buddy comes up on game days and we have ordered the NFL package and don't miss a game despite our busy schedules. For 3 hours it is an amazing rush and wonderful escape into a world of fanhood and all the emotions that go along with that.
I love the Broncos, and in tough times since 2006, I have to remind myself why I loved them in the first place. Football is more than a game, it was a way for me to break into a culture as young boy in a strange land. It is the greatest sport, even coming from a soccer player. I think everyone in tough times needs to reflect on why they are a fan and what the Broncos mean to them. I am not saying to live in the past, but to reflect. Better days will come for our team and we will be there to support them.
Time to take down the 49ers!