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It seems like an odd combination, but when you walk the grounds with an old school “D” bucket hat, the tradition begins to make sense.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

The Masters really is a tradition unlike any other.

Despite the quarter century I have watched the tournament, I had no idea what to expect when I got word I had “won” the ticket lottery. My wife and I got tickets for the first day of action on Thursday at Augusta National, and the night before was like being a kid before the first day of school.

I was nervous. I was amped. I was emotional.

Then you see the beauty with your own eyes.

Then you walk up on Amen Corner as the sun starts to peek out over the horizon and the emotion hits you. In the simplest of terms — it’s Heaven.

So what does this have to do with the Denver Broncos?

As I told Adam Malnati on the MHR Radio Podcast (iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher), throughout my trip in Georgia, which spanned from Atlanta to Savannah, I was surprised by the sheer amount of people who stopped and started a conversation with me over my old school “D” Broncos hat. It happened when we got to the rental car counter at the Atlanta airport and it didn’t stop over the course of the trip.

To tie it all together, it happened at The Masters ... multiple times over the course of the day. Only this time in my bucket hat — hey, I needed to keep cool. From patrons to workers, when they saw the “D” logo, they couldn’t help but offer a friendly comment about the team. Many were hopeful the team can turn it around and start winning again. It made my travel experience a little more personal. Plus, I love talking about the Broncos.

The Masters truly is a tradition unlike any other. So too is the love of the old school Broncos “D” logo.

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