As fanatics we all wear them, we have no choice. They cloud our vision, but they cloud our emotion even more. The thicker they are the more emotional we become.
In the last four years my Hope Goggles have been in my top drawer.
When Shanahan was fired I pulled them out and put them on. It was a time for a change around here in Broncoland, I think we all could agree on that. The goggles were pretty thin and getting a little thicker (6-0) and thin again, then right back in the drawer. Man did I want to wear them again, but I couldn't, I wasn't inspired to wear them. Not even after a win (how few they were post the 6-0).
Then, the last 3 games last year, even with only 1 victory, I grabbed those goggles put them on and man o man they were really thick, ALL off-season, thicker than Coke bottles, thicker than I ever could remember in recent years. Many of you have heard my goggle-laced rants.
I now realize that the googles not only gave me hope, they clouded my vision as well. Like a slap in the face, I understood why I am so darn emotional about this; it's the goggles. Since the failed trade attempt we all know how emotional we've become. Try to think through and take a guess on how thick your goggles are.
Mine have scaled back and are now thinner in the last week since I have been away on vacation. I now use the goggles to see how our new rookies and coaching staff are coming along instead of just focusing on why they became so thick those last three games. I use them to see how Knowshon is quicker, and McGahee is a new positive addition. I see through them looking at our new #87 looking like the old #87 and that new guy, #58 WOW! I'm not sure yet I can get the prescription changed to see #8 having some kind of breakout year, however, I'll check with my eye doctor around week 4.
How thick are your goggles? What do you see through them?