1. Keeping Eric Decker Top Priority
This is something I've been wanting to see from the start of this season. Many fans seemed to be okay with losing Eric Decker to free agency, but I completely disagree with that sentiment. The Denver Broncos have the greatest offense in NFL History, so why on God's green Earth would John Elway want to break that up?
2014 would be year three with Peyton Manning ... imagine how good this offense will be, considering how historic they have been this season? I get giddy just thinking about it! So yeah, re-signing Eric Decker needs to happen immediately.
per sources, the no1 priority for #Broncos this offseason is keeping Eric Decker - arguably best WR in FA 2014 may get Mike Wallace money
— Cecil Lammey (@cecillammey) January 27, 2014
2. Politicians Are Idiots (Sort of)
I caught wind of United States Senator, Patty Murray, of the great state of Washington talking smack on Twitter about how much cooler Super Fan Seahulk is compared to the Barrel Man, Tim McKernan. Apparently, the social media manager of this fine Senator was too dumb to make sure revered Barrel Man was still alive to defend himself.
Tim's wife posted this story on Facebook and after reading it I certainly felt it warranted our own shout out blasting Patty Murray for pretending to be a football fan and for insulting the greatest Bronco fan to have ever lived.
Fortunately, the author of this story is also a Broncos fan and awarded Senator Murray with "Dick Move of the Week" award. That made me very happy. Senator Murray probably fired the social media manager (which is what we do these days when we get embarrassed) and tweeted out an apology for being a jackass.
Apologies for our previous tweet about @Broncos much-beloved superfan AND Hall of Famer, "Barrel Man." -Staff
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) January 24, 2014
3. Cheap Super Bowl Tickets?
Don't choke on your coffee, that headline is NOT meant to startle. Being a person who would never in a million years drop a couple grand on a three hour event, I couldn't imagine people spending that kind of cash. I guess if its some sort of status symbol then okay, but if I were to go - well, I'd wait until the Friday before the Super Bowl to nab my tickets!
The average ticket price apparently drops about 25% by then and even more if you want to risk a game day purchase, but I would imagine by then most of the tickets are gone.
Even so, $2,000 for nosebleeds? Pass! I'll take my 45" HD TV!
4. Building A Super "Bowl" Venue
MetLife Stadium was built with the Super Bowl in mind and a company called Skanska tackled the task of constructing this world class stadium - it's third such stadium contract - back in 2010. The 85,000 seat venue has some of the most state of the art facilities available and Skanska created this awesome infographic to display just how much actually goes into constructing one of these behemoths.
5. Mayweather Has Too Much Money
Floyd Mayweather, the all-world boxer, reportedly dropped $10,400,000 on the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl. Two thoughts; first, this guy has way too much money and second, its no wonder pro athlete's go broke.
6. Historic, A Graphical Representation
- The Broncos put in their first practice of the week yesterday, as Chris Hall reports via Broncos TV.
- A pretty neat biography on Pat Bowlen surfaced out of a newspaper in Wisconsin, which just happens to be where Mr. Bowlen got started.
- Champ Bailey finally gets his chance to play for that Super Bowl ring.
- Scout how bias the enemy is for their team compared to ours; color me unsurprised, but I'm the troll.
- PFF came out with several solid reads: 32 Observations, Broncos secret superstars and Seahawks secret superstars.
- The Denver Post made a big bruhaha over more Super Bowl tickets being snatched up in Washington state than in Colorado. Well duh, the Denver Broncos are America's Team now. That was a non-story.
- For the third game in a row, the NFL Network is looking for reasons to downplay the Denver Broncos offense. Jerks.
- Peter King threw down his MMQB yesterday, but now he is picking the Broncos to win. Another story on his website mentioned that Paris Lenon was the last XFL player still playing in the NFL. Huh?
- Another statistical post talks about Super Bowl XLVIII being the greatest passing showdown in NFL history. While another comes to a similar conclusion.
- The Seattle Seahawks lack tempo according to the research this Broncos blogger compiled. From that same website, I found these two interesting links to other articles. One was about Elway giving an angry speech after the Broncos preseason loss to the Seahawks and the other was Demaryius Thomas talking about exploiting Richard Sherman's weakness.
- In about week, we're all going to start getting interested in the 2014 NFL Draft. The mocks are already beginning to ramp up as fans from 30 other teams have nothing else better to do right now.