These days it seems every time I talk to someone about the Broncos, be it family, friends, or coworkers, I'm blasted with some bizarro assertion that doesn't parse in reality. Where do these people get these opinions, I wonder? And then I turn on the television. I don't watch it very often -- or I should say I don't watch channels other than Discovery and Animal Planet very often, and certainly not news channels because I don't like having spontaneous vomiting triggered -- but I found myself watching during these last few days of the draft. I would hear something idiotic on television, only to hear it repeated by someone I knew, then hear it again on tv.
Firstly, I hear a lot of hate against McD. Here's how it usually goes. A blogger (Williamson) will suggest the possibility that McD kicked Marshall out of town because they didn't get along. Then the MSM runs that as a STORY. People I know start repeating things the MSM said as though they were known and trusted facts. Then Marshall states that he got along with McD fine. McD corroborates. Williamson runs one blog post where he acknowledges that. Then a day later he's back to repeating the old story that McD is kicking all the guys that aren't Yes men out of town.
Rinse and repeat, and the next thing you know I am hearing people say that McD has little man's syndrome. What?! Are you kidding me? These people who say this crap are lazy. In their breaks between watching The Hills and Entertainment Tonight, they catch a sports segment on the nightly news where they're repeating Williamson's invented storyline, and suddenly it's God's honest truth. I can't see how you would believe this if you'd ever watched one presser where McD was talking to the media. He is levelheaded, reasoned, never feeds the trolls, and clearly has a plan behind the things he does. Dealing Marshall, as McD explained, was a financial decision. He was too big a risk to be worth the money he wanted. That's all.
Now all I'm hearing about is backlash to the whole character issue w/ Tebow. During the draft, the talking heads were praising other coaches for taking character guys. But when McD took a character guy, it was suddenly that he was overvaluing the character and that the guy didn't have NFL talent. Tebow, Tebow, Tebow. You wouldn't even know that he wasn't the first guy we drafted! And then I hear people who are down on Tebow because of his religion. Big whoop. If we get a Kurt Warner for our team (early, mind you -- teams missed out on years of Warner), I wouldn't mind. Besides, that has nothing to do with football.
The thing that really kills me is your average person only listens to the MSM, and when you talk to them they are so convinced that McD is bad for the Broncos. And they don't even have reasons that are even close to valid. I'm glad that this site is here, you know. I need a place I can come when I need to drink some Kool Aid to get the bitter taste of MSM regurgitation out of my mouth.