And not a Broncos fan was stirring, because this season has been as heart damaging as Christmas yams.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Russell freaking Wilson, the $245 million quarterback would show us just a little bit of flare!
Broncos Country was snuggled all in their beds while visions of Sean Payton (or literally anyone not named Nathaniel Hackett... ) danced in their heads.
And Carrie Walton-Penner in her kerchief and Greg Penner in his cap, had just settled down for a long offseason (let’s be real) nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, Penner sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window Penner flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and realized he had cash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the luster of brighter days to fans waiting to know,
When, what to Penner’s wondering eyes do appear,
A black Monday’s worth of coaching candidates, and that’s worth a beer,
With just a little bit of savvy, so lively and quick,
Penner knew in a moment he...well...had to be a dick,
More determined than the Eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and said we can’t be the same,
“Now Simmons, and Wilson, and Sutton, and Jeudy!”
“Come on offense in general, let’s face it...we’re booty...”
To the top of the ceiling, well as far as we can crawl,
The Seahawks have our draft pick, let’s be spoilers to them all!
As deep passes before the wild hurricanes fly,
When they meet with a sure pair of hands, they will be brought in, no lie,
So up to the house-top, the deep balls they threw,
With a sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas, who knew...
And then, in a twinkling, Penner heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawning of each Bronco hoof,
As Penner drew in his hand and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed in orange and blue, from his head to his boot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with defeat and the smell of a foot,
Yet, he still flung his toys along his great back,
And as a Broncos fan, he said, “We’ll be back”,
His eyes, how they winkled, his dimples so merry,
“The Broncos play on Christmas! Can this not be scary?”
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as Denver snow,
The future of the franchise he knew was within Penner’s reach,
And George Paton’s tenure was no longer a walk on the beach,
Santa was excitable and fun, like a jolly old elf,
Just like Nathaniel Hackett, but not so much fun if i say so myself,
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon let me know I had nothing to dread,
He spoke with a word, and then developed a perk,
And proudly proclaimed that Russell Wilson will work,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And reiterating the Broncos are the team that he chose.
He sprang to his sleigh, saying his team has been downright damning,
Before immediately saying, but we’ve fixed things before...with Manning.
And then I heard him exclaim, before he flew out of sight,
Merry Christmas to All, and to all a good night! And Go Broncos!
Broncos mourn the passing of former running back and Super Bowl 50 champion Ronnie Hillman
The former Broncos running back was 31 years old. Be sure to keep his family and himself in your thoughts and prayers. God bless this young man.
Injury Report: OLB Randy Gregory does not practice Thursday, Broncos hope he can play vs. Rams
Guard Dalton Risner and running back Latavius Murray were also among the players who did not practice.
‘We’ve got to win more games’: Broncos know they must find more team success to earn future Pro Bowl honors
While Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett believes there are many players who are deserving of Pro Bowl consideration, he recognized Thursday that Denver must first find more on-field success as a group.
Mile High Morning: The NFL world celebrates Pat Surtain II's first Pro Bowl Games selection
Surtain is the sixth cornerback in Broncos history to make the Pro Bowl and the first Broncos cornerback to be named a Pro Bowl starter in his second career season.
NFL announces deal to make YouTube the exclusive provider of NFL Sunday Ticket beginning in 2023 - CBSSports.com
The service has been with DirecTV since its inception in 1994
Rams and Broncos unveil fake new uniforms for Christmas as part of hilarious prank on players - CBSSports.com
These new uniforms are awesome, but unfortunately, they won't ever be worn in a game
Saints rule out Chris Olave, put Jarvis Landry on IR
Chris Olave was ruled out Thursday with a hamstring injury, and Jarvis Landry was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Eagles' Jalen Hurts out vs. Cowboys; Gardner Minshew to start
Gardner Minshew will start in place of an injured Jalen Hurts on Saturday as the Eagles attempt to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win vs. the Cowboys.