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Hope and nostalgia amp up as Broncos season nears

The trip down memory lane came courtesy of John Lynch when said John Elway was his idol and mimicked his walk.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

I’m a sucker for nostalgia.

So when John Lynch said last week that John Elway was his idol and he mimicked the pigeon-toe walk, I transported back to when I was child and I did the same exact thing.

As I told Adam Malnati on the MHR Radio Podcast (ApplePodcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher), pretty much every kid who grew up in the Rocky Mountain region did it. As Adam said, every kid knew at least someone who took it to the extreme. When you played football in your backyard or in the street, you also patted the football before you threw it and used your hands to do the similar shoulder gesture that Elway did. Only then did you try to throw it as far and hard as Elway did.

Fans of the Denver Broncos have been fortunate to watch two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the position. Anytime I see old highlights or hear stories like the one Lynch shared, I’m reminded of all of those Sunday afternoons with my mom watching No. 7.

What a special time for the organization and fans.

With the start of the regular season almost here, the hope and optimism for a successful season starts to get stronger. Now that Vic Fangio and even Joe Flacco are in the mix, 2019 feels different (in a good way) than the last three years. In honor of the late Pat Bowlen: 19-0 seems like a great prediction.

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