A quick detour from preparations for the Browns game to bring light to a sad story, that enlightens at the same time.
Doug "Buzz" Bates was a life-long Bronco fan that never missed a game. Take a moment to check out the STORY of the last night of his life, and how it couldn't have been any better for Buzz. Here is a small excerpt --
With Denver and Baltimore banging helmets on the field, Bates fidgeted on the bus, clutching a radio, broadcasting play-by-play for his brother and every passenger within earshot.
"Oh, I can see my husband doing that, plain as day," said Kathy Bates, who married a confirmed Broncomaniac. "He loved those Broncos more than anybody I know."
As any local football fanatic can attest, the sun sets orange over the Rocky Mountains for a reason. Broncomania is a lifelong affliction. Unless you live here, you don't get it. At age 72, Bates was hopelessly in love with his NFL team, and never sought a cure.
Douglas J. Bates of Centennial bled orange 'til the end. Friends called him Buzz.