Why, Broncos Country, why?
You never should hope for a Denver Broncos loss to the hated arch rival Oakland Raiders. However, a Twitter poll I ran this week to test the waters of the fan base left me floored.
Would it be better for the #Broncos to beat the #Raiders - helping Oakland's draft position and hurting Denver's. OR lose and screw Oakland's draft position and improve Denver's? #DENvsOAK— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) December 20, 2018
I expected a good chunk of fans to be in the “F IT” mode of another meaningless season, but not a 51%-of-2400-people chunk.
Then again, I’m also with the 51% as I defended on the Something, Something Broncos podcast with Jess and Laurie this week. It’s not easy taking a losing approach in order to win later on, but I’m going full 6-10 mode. Embracing it, even.
As a fan who grew up in Northern California facing the daily harassment and ridicule of that Raider Nation fan base, there is no team I loathe more. As such, I want my team to hurt their organization in any way it can.
The only way to accomplish that mission in 2018 is to lose, unfortunately. Screw them out of a Top 3 pick while helping Denver into a possible Top 10 pick. That’s how I want the Broncos to get back at the Raiders in 2018.
Is it petty? Sure. I have no problem admitting I’m feeling petty this season.