Good morning, Broncos Country!
To quote the 1980s rock band Cinderella, “You don’t don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone.”
This is where we are with the Denver Broncos, I’m quoting rock ballads.
Now that “Super” Wild Card Weekend has kicked off, the Broncos are once again on the outside looking in. For the seventh straight year. And to say it sucks not having Denver in the playoffs is an understatement.
I want to see this franchise back in the playoffs.
I want to experience the Broncos having a shot.
When I think back on the talk of John Elway not winning a Super Bowl given what has unfolded since 2016 makes me chuckle. The fact over his Hall of Fame ownership that Pat Bowlen had more Super Bowl appearances than losing seasons ... and now the Broncos have six straight losing seasons is still hard to comprehend. It also puts all of this terribleness in further perspective.
Aside from the 1960s and early ‘70s, most of Broncos Country has never experienced this level of ineptitude and suckiness. And it sucks.
Whomever Greg Penner chooses as head coach, hopefully it’s a step toward getting this franchise back to simply making the playoffs again. Competing for Super Bowls is so foreign, I just want the playoffs.
With the playoffs now underway, it’s a time in Broncos Country that needs to return. The atmosphere at Mile High Stadium. The nerves. The excitement. The anticipation. The emotion over every play, good and bad.
Even thinking about that makes me excited.
Hence, “You don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone.”
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