Hello Bronco Country!
Ive been reading MHR for a long time now silently responding to all the different posts and becoming familier with the talented writers on what amounts to the best, most knowledgablesports blog out there. I feel that I have to give you a little background about myself before I put in" my two cents" as Kent Brockman would say.
First, I was born in Denver General Hospital in 1974 to parents from Buffalo, NY. I lived in Englewood not far from Cinderella City and would buy my football cards from a store called Huskys. I remember being overjoyed getting Broncos like Randy Gradishar, Craig Morton, Louis Wright et al. Also, because of my parents, I liked getting Bills players as well. When I was 9 years old, we moved to Buffalo. So for my whole life I have been a Broncos and Bills fan with the Bills against everyone except the Broncos who are my favorite. My high school football number was 75 for Rulon Jones and 27 in college for Atwater (small D3 school, nothing special)
As you can imagine, I have had my ups and downs as a fan. I even had a stretch where I had lost 7 out of 9 Super Bowls, almost in a row. I cried when Elway won his first Super Bowl as the tension of finally winning one spilled into a level of relief that Rolaids couldn't spell. Ironically, I watched this Super Bowl where I was fortunate enough to go to college. (perfect segway to my next chapter)
Through an unlikely series of events made possible by a stint in the Army, I ended up at the University of Florida from 1997 - 2002. Before I got there, I hated all Florida schools because they were so dominating. I can now say that I bleed Orange and Blue.
If you have read this far, then Im sure you can guess what I feel regarding the Tebow Thing. Im telling you, it is for real. Say what you want about his flaws. This kid just flat out wins. I have no problem using Tebow's stats in the SEC as a predeterminer of success in the NFL. Hell, the SEC is the junior varsity of the NFL. Denver fans, haters and lovers alike. Get ready. You saw glimpses last year and last Sunday. I've watched it for 4 years previously. When Mc. D. drafted him I almost crapped my pants. To me it was as important a union as that of peanut butter and chocolate.
Now, I have been happy with where the Bills are going, and I never wavered from my support of either team. However, I will be at the Chritmas Eve game, wearing a Tebow jersey and sitting about 10 feet away from Jim Kelly musing on the union of Bronco Country with Gator Nation. Go Broncos Baby!