Last night, as I was trying to fall asleep, it was hard to keep depression at bay. Yet another Super Bowl featuring Tom Brady. Outside of a small pocket of folks in Florida and the whole of New England, absolutely nobody wants to hear the same boring Super Bowl storylines about a quarterback that’s haunted the post-season for the last 20 years.
Oh, but now he gets to be part of the first team to play in a Super Bowl within their home stadium. I can’t think of a less relevant piece of trivia to bandy about. When the Broncos, Packers, Steelers, and other cold-weather outdoor teams are able to host a Super Bowl, then this will be then maybe slightly meaningful. It’s no surprise that shifting this event between a half-dozen tired locations year-after-year would eventually generate this. Aren’t we lucky it gets to strap itself to the orgy of Tom Brady media coverage? Barf.
Then, there’s the Broncos perennial little-brother-division-rival who finally grew up. While the Chiefs brand of football is impressive, it’s a glaring reminder that the Denver Broncos are no longer the standard-bearer for the AFC West. Kansas City absolutely destroyed the Buffalo Bills defense. That same defense that limited Denver to just 19-points earlier in the year. Rooting for the Bills in Super Bowl LV wouldn’t have been ideal, but you just never root for the Chiefs. Especially when it means they get to join the back-to-back Super Bowl Victory Club.
So for which team will you root on Super Bowl Sunday? You have to pick. No matter what, one of them will win the Super Bowl and that sucks for Broncos Country. It’s time for the Broncos to find themselves so they can again have some say in who goes to the Super Bowl. It’s notable that the Broncos were 0-7 against the playoff teams in 2020. You can’t be mad about the Super Bowl matchup when it’s apparent that the Denver Broncos were completely derelict in their duty to influence the slate of playoff teams.
It is what it is and two weeks from now, it’ll be over. It can’t happen soon enough. Let’s turn the page on yet another specter of 2020’s suckitude.
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