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In today’s Mile High Sports Daily newsletter James Merilatt runs down some of the reasons why the Denver Bronco’s once dedicated fans are a dying breed. It is generally a good article and he makes some good points. What really stood out to me was Cuter’s statement. I remember seeing the headlines about him making some disparaging statements about Denver fans, but I did not bother to read the article because I have no desire to know what a 14 year old whiny girl thinks about Bronco fans. Alas, I could not avoid his statements.
My thoughts are this:
Ten years ago, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche were each at the pinnacle of their respective organizations. The Broncos were the team to beat in the NFL after winning back to back Super Bowl Championships. The Colorado Avalanche set an NHL record with nine consecutive division titles, in route to winning two Stanley Cups.
Ten years later, fans, journalists, and members of each organization are suffering from the worst condition in sports: they are all living in the past. Continue reading
As we all know, the Broncos have a new QB folks. He will undoubtedly bring something that has been missing from the Denver quarterback position for about three years: facial hair. In fact there has been a curse left upon us since Jake-the-Snake shaved his god awful porn-stache. Big Ben threw a beat-down on us in the 2005 AFC Championship, the ‘stache was shaved, and we haven’t been to the playoffs since.
According to ESPN, Broncos QB Jay Cutler and his agent, Bus Cook, met with head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Brian Xanders in Dove Valley on Saturday. Apparently the two parties met for approximately 20 minutes, and Cutler left unsatisfied with their conversation. He said that he does not plan on attending the team’s first meeting on Monday, and will not attend voluntary workouts. After reading various reports, it seems that not much has changed after this meeting between Cutler and McDaniels.
I’m sure by now, everyone knows what side I stand on in this McDaniels-Cutler debacle–(see Letter to Jay Cutler). But, McDaniels handling and Cutler’s mishandling of this situation in the past few weeks was merely reinforced in their meeting Sunday. The bottom line is that Jay Cutler needs to grow up.
Courtesy of the Associated Press
Dear Jay Cutler,
The Denver Broncos organization has been around since 1960. They have won their division 10 times. They have been to the Super Bowl 6 times. Twice, have they had the privilege of calling themselves World Champions.
Since you have been quarterback of the Denver Broncos, they have won 0 division titles. They have been to the Super Bowl 0 times. In fact, the Denver Broncos have yet to reach the playoffs with you as a member of its team. Continue reading
Matt Leinart and Vince Young dominated the quarterback position in college. Now, both are battling to regain their role as a starter in the NFL.
When the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals drafted Vince Young and Matt Leinart as the 3rd and 10th picks in the 2006 NFL Draft, both were expected to be make immediate impacts to their new teams. Both had the resume’s to back it up. Young was coming off a National Championship win (against Leinarts USC team), in which he put up 467 total yards (200 yards rushing) and 3 TDs for the Texas Longhorns. NFL teams were drooling over his running ability, size (6’5″, 230lbs.), and potential. Leinart had compilied a ridiculous 37-2 record as the starting QB at USC. He threw a Pac-10 record 98 TDs and was named the Heisman Trophy winner in 2004. Continue reading
With the Denver Broncos missing the playoffs due to the unfortunate loss to the San Diego Charges the Denver newspapers (plural for now) have been really jumping on the smearing opportunities. The Denver Post even ran a special “Broncos suck” section in today’s paper. If you have read our prior posts you will note we have a more positive view of the team’s future.