I've always said the worst part about winning two Super Bowls was all the bandwagon fans who jumped on board to taste the glory that most of us waited our entire lives for. It still doesn't seem fair to me that they could buy a shirt, claim the sweet taste of victory and move on to the next team as soon as our success ran out. For those of you who started liking the Broncos
during those wins and stuck with us, you are of course exempt. Fans who stick with the team will always be my friends and family and we all owe Tebow a big thanks for adding so many members to that list.
Living in Kansas, I'm seeing the full effect of Tebow in a pretty different light than most Broncos fans. In my life, I've been ridiculed, beat up, talked down to and insulted more times than I'd like to admit for my fandom. In fourth grade, I had my best friend rip off my brand new Elway shirt the Monday after we defeated the Chiefs
in a close game. I got in a few licks, but losing that shirt was pretty devastating. But I plugged my bloody nose, went home for an hour, put on my Elway jersey and returned to school that afternoon with my head held high. The reason I bring this story up is because it's these same people who are now switching allegiance to the Broncos because of Tebow. I've had longtime Chief fan uncles and cousins who never let me cheer for my team in peace who are now on our side. And even those who won't switch loyalties are cheering for Tebow without shame. These aren't bandwagon fans we're gaining. They're true fans who will come for Tebow and stay for everything else that being a Broncos fan brings to the table. It's the same story I've been hearing across the nation... bars filled with people who see Tebow leading us and can't help but cheer. We truely are America's Team.
But to be honest, even though I've been thinking about the fact that we're quickly becoming NFL fans' favorite, this really isn't why I wrote this post. The true reason is the old fashioned way of adding fans to our team. And as my family, I feel that MHR should be some of the first to know the news that I can't keep to myself any long. My wife and I are pregnant!
And as long as everything goes as planned, our team will be gaining yet another fan around September 20 this year. Even better news: I've convinced my wife that if he's a boy, we can name him Myles. Go Broncos!
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