Archive for September, 2009
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The Broncos rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs, will come to Denver on the final Sunday of the regular season. By this point in the year, the Chiefs will probably be hoping for their 2nd or 3rd win, but in the backs of their minds they’ll be thinking about what draft picks they’ll be able to take if they lose this game. That’s pretty much been the Chiefs mentality for the past decade as they put one miserable football team out on the field year after year. The Broncos will stuff this one down the Chiefs throats and make them wish they had chosen another profession. If that sounds entertaining to you, seats for this game are selling for under $50 on the secondary market, with better seats selling for up to $1,000. That may seem like a lot, but from up close you can actually see the Chiefs players crying.
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The Raiders make their visit this season to Invesco Field on December 20. Tickets for this game are selling at lower than normal prices, which I think might be an indication that the Broncos faithful actually have little faith in their team to be in contention on December 20. Shame on them, and if you’re in that group consider this message me calling you out. We all know the Raiders will be about 4 games back by this point and looking for their 3rd or 4th win of the season, but the Broncos should be the surprise team of the NFL with 8 or 9 wins by then and looking to lock in a playoff spot. If you don’t believe that, you can get out of town right now.
I finally tracked down a high quality video of the tipped-catch play that won the game for the Broncos yesterday over the Cincinnati Bengals. This is probably the most impressive game-winning regular season play I’ve ever seen:
Has anyone seen the new/old Denver Broncos throwback uniforms? They are about the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen on an NFL player, other than those sweatpants with the loose waistband Plaxico Burress wore out to the club last year. Yellow jersey, brown pants, brown and yellow vertical stripe socks. Ugly. The Broncos will be wearing these for games when they play other original AFC teams.
These uniforms better be ugly enough to distract opponents and win us a couple extra games this season.
What do you do when your star wide receiver refuses to play under his current contract and becomes such a problem you have to suspend him? If you’re the Denver Broncos, you offer him a new contract. News came yesterday that the Broncos have offered Marshall a contract that will put his pay more in line with other top receivers in the league, although those contract talks are now on hold. The Jets have shown a clear interest in Marshall, but the Broncos seem to be waiting until the last minute in an attempt to get top dollar in return. I’m not sure if that strategy will pay off, as a receiver becomes less valuable when he starts with a new team during the season and has to learn a whole new playbook.