With Star Wars: The Force Awakens set to hit theaters this week, Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com made his weekly Power Rankings post a Star Wars themed one. Which Star Wars character did Mason compare the Broncos to?
Andrew Mason ranks the Broncos 5th in this week's Power Rankings and compares the Denver Broncos to my favorite Star Wars character, Chewbacca.
There was no stronger sentient being in terms of brute strength than Chewbacca, and the Broncos' top-ranked defense has a little of his anger and power in it -- although they're not about to start pulling arms out of sockets. Broncos fans would probably agree with C-3PO: "Let the Wookiee win."
Of all the Star Wars characters, Chewie is the one you most want beside you in a fight.
There's also no character with fiercer loyalty, and that blends well with a Broncos football-operations staff that can trace its philosophical lineage back as far as the Lou Saban era, when Joe Collier first joined the staff. You can trace a line from Collier through the decades all the way to the present-day administration.
I like this comparison.
Mason's comparisons to the other 31 NFL teams are pretty great as well.
He compares the New England Patriots to Emperor Palpatine. As Mase says in his post, this one is the very obvious comparison.
The Patriots are getting healthy, and the Patriots two main competitors in the AFC are playing with their backup quarterbacks. Belichick and his secret spy team probably foresaw this all happening already.
Plus the hood and evil part are very Belichick-like.
One of my favorite comparisons is Admiral Ackbar to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Yes, the Bengals are a trap.
On paper, they look like a great team. They have a quarterback putting up lots of yards and touchdowns. They have two good running backs, one of the best wide receiver and tight end in the league, a great offensive line, and one of the better defenses in the league. So why are they a trap?
Well, they are now without quarterback Andy Dalton for a bit because he broke his thumb this Sunday. Former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is quarterbacking the team. No former Alabama quarterback has won an NFL game since 1987.
Also, let's be fair. Even if Dalton were healthy, his past postseason performances suggest that this team will once again be one and done in the playoffs.
So don't put too much faith in the Bengals this year. As Admiral Ackbar would say, "IT'S A TRAP!!!".
I'm a Boba Fett fan(who isn't?) but I wasn't a fan of the team Mason compared him too, the Oakland Raiders.
Fiercely independent, resourceful and driven by revenge and cool hatred. The Raiders got their vengeance on the Broncos in a big way last Sunday, and in this year's games sounded a warning that the tenor of the rivalry will be different in the future.
I like my version slightly better(Sorry Mase).
Boba Fett is awesome, but the Raiders are not. For the last 15 years the Raiders Franchise has been a hot mess, like the gif above which has Boba Fett flying hopelessly by.
"Flying hopelessly by". That's what the Oakland Raiders have been doing for quite sometime.
What do you think Broncos Country?
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