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SonOfLe-loLang
11-15-2009, 01:58 PM
Seriously.

Why is it that an event I have zero control over and has zero effect on my life effect me more than....anything else in my life.

I'm a pretty laid back guy (for the most part), but when the broncos lose, I actually punch walls. All my life.

If I could brainwash myself into not liking football, I'd do it in a second. its not worth the aggravation.

go_broncos
11-15-2009, 02:01 PM
This loss hurts man..I am really depressed.

We should have won the game..I cant take this anymore..Every f..king year we start fast and fade in the end.

We don't finish the things..SD will again win the division.

FantomForce
11-15-2009, 02:02 PM
Take Hank Hill's advice and swallow your emotions

MplsBronco
11-15-2009, 07:53 PM
I have an 11 month old daughter and after the game I turned to her and helped her with her learning to walk and shared many laughs. I was thanking god for her today because it helped me move past the game. Obviously, I am still thinking about it but not with the anger. She helps me put things into the proper perspective.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
11-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Looooooooooooooooooooong day. Really long.

At the stadium, I was verbally assaulted by two jackass Redskin fans in the men's room. When it continued into the concourse where I was having a smoke, then back at my seats (they were 10 rows back, then moved up to shout more at me), I finally got my hackles up and started yelling back.

Huge mistake. We almost came to blows after the game when they followed me out and started yelling at my home girl. Not okay. For someone who has to deal with as many Raider fans as I do on a daily basis, I can honestly say that Redskins fans are among the least classless in the league. Awful.

And upset? That doesn't even begin to cover it. I'm flying home right now, and I just keep repeating the game (and those two morons) over and over in my head. Why the hell did Orton have to go down? Christ, we would have had a shot to turn things around with him in there, but with BF7's butt buddy Simms, we had no shot. Just awful.

Long flight home. Long, awful, hideous flight home.

BroncoBuff
11-15-2009, 08:13 PM
It's true Le-Lo ... very sad.

Something about the enmeshment of our own identity with the team's.

In short, we are them.

Meck77
11-15-2009, 08:15 PM
Looooooooooooooooooooong day. Really long.

At the stadium, I was verbally assaulted by two jackass Redskin fans in the men's room. When it continued into the concourse where I was having a smoke, then back at my seats (they were 10 rows back, then moved up to shout more at me), I finally got my hackles up and started yelling back.

Huge mistake. We almost came to blows after the game when they followed me out and started yelling at my home girl. Not okay. For someone who has to deal with as many Raider fans as I do on a daily basis, I can honestly say that Redskins fans are among the least classless in the league. Awful.

And upset? That doesn't even begin to cover it. I'm flying home right now, and I just keep repeating the game (and those two morons) over and over in my head. Why the hell did Orton have to go down? Christ, we would have had a shot to turn things around with him in there, but with BF7's butt buddy Simms, we had no shot. Just awful.

Long flight home. Long, awful, hideous flight home.

It's so much easier to absorb a loss on my couch. Personally I don't even think it counts. I feel your pain.

bronco militia
11-15-2009, 08:16 PM
fags

SoCalBronco
11-15-2009, 08:17 PM
It's true Le-Lo ... very sad.

Something about the enmeshment of our own identity with the team's.

In short, we are them.

Yep

outdoor_miner
11-15-2009, 08:19 PM
I fully endorse this thread.

McDman
11-15-2009, 08:20 PM
I'm sad...

It's a lot worse when no one is around and you're alone, I start yelling and getting genuinely pissed off. When I had my girlfriend there were always ways to cheer me up!

tsiguy96
11-15-2009, 08:20 PM
football makes me

http://tipdeck.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Emo.jpeg

DenverBound
11-15-2009, 08:27 PM
My wife keeps calling me an EMO because I keep walking around the house saying "I hate my life." I completely agree with this thread. I still want to break out into tears because I'm so pissed.

McDman
11-15-2009, 08:29 PM
http://liquidgeneration.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/emo.jpg

McDman
11-15-2009, 08:30 PM
This is Bob after 80% of the Chief games:

http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/emo-its-like-goth-but-for-pussies-demotivational-poster.jpg

Bronco X
11-15-2009, 08:39 PM
Sometimes I think I care about the games more than the actual players. It's completely illogical. There are so many times I think I should give up watching sports because I get so upset over something I know does not matter all that much.

A lot of times fairweather fans get a bad rap, but I actually envy them. I wish I could just not give a crap when my team is bad but still enjoy games when they're playing well. It's a pretty sensible approach.

MplsBronco
11-15-2009, 08:58 PM
Sometimes I think I care about the games more than the actual players. It's completely illogical. There are so many times I think I should give up watching sports because I get so upset over something I know does not matter all that much.

A lot of times fairweather fans get a bad rap, but I actually envy them. I wish I could just not give a crap when my team is bad but still enjoy games when they're playing well. It's a pretty sensible approach.

Watching Simms yuck it up with Haynesworth right after the game has to make you wonder. I have no doubt that diehard fans take it more seriously than 85% of the players. After all, they still get paid.

HooptyHoops
11-15-2009, 08:58 PM
I usually scare my kids when I watch football...then my wife gets mad and so on and so on. I played college bball, but football is my life and I bleed ORANGE!!

BlaK-Argentina
11-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Sometimes I think I care about the games more than the actual players. It's completely illogical. There are so many times I think I should give up watching sports because I get so upset over something I know does not matter all that much.

A lot of times fairweather fans get a bad rap, but I actually envy them. I wish I could just not give a crap when my team is bad but still enjoy games when they're playing well. It's a pretty sensible approach.

Great post and great thread. Sometimes I see players laughing in the sidelines during a loss and think "What the hell are you laughing about? We're losing the damn game". I think most of us do care more than the players. I hate that a game affects me this much but I can't help it.

Heck I don't even know why I love this team so much. I just can't help it.

MrPeepers
11-15-2009, 09:01 PM
male soap opera

sisterhellfyre
11-15-2009, 09:01 PM
Seriously.

I'm a pretty laid back guy (for the most part), but when the broncos lose, I actually punch walls. All my life.

If I could brainwash myself into not liking football, I'd do it in a second. its not worth the aggravation.

I was the same way, SOLLL. Never quite punched the walls, but when the Broncos lost, I was a bitch until at least Wednesday. I finally decided that was not the way I wanted to live and took some steps back from it.

I never use "we" or "our" when referring to the Broncos now. I'm not on the team and don't even work for the organization. I'm an observer and a fan, not a participant.

I also had to (finally) accept that the guys wearing the other team colors get paid too. They're also part of the one-in-a-million players good enough to reach the NFL, even if their careers are short. If it's one-in-a-million shot to reach the NFL at all, what are the odds of coming up Champ Bailey? John Elway? Rod Smith?

Last, I had to accept that the Broncos as a team are defined by what they do on the field. A big part of my frustrated bitchiness came from all the "woulda-coulda-shouldas." If the numbers show that DJ misses tackles, then he is a linebacker who misses tackles, period. That won't change until either DJ works hard enough and long enough to not miss tackles. or the coaches replace him with someone who (they hope) won't miss tackles.

If the season standings say 6-3 right now, with 6 wins followed by 3 straight losses, that's who the Broncos are: a team who can do some things really well, but they've also got some weaknesses that have been exposed.

I don't think it's any coincidence that the losses against Baltimore and Pittsburgh came after both of those teams had bye weeks to study films and analyze the Broncos' schemes. The first six weeks, the Broncos got lucky (at least once) and played within game plans and schemes that maximized their talents. It happens every year with players and teams who start hot. Eventually the rest of the league starts to figure out the schemes, and the hot teams start to cool down. I believe that has happened with the Broncos. (That, and a couple unfortunate injuries.)

I'll watch the rest of the season, of course, and cheer for "my" team. I'll have my groaner moments too, but I don't live and die with the scoreboard outcome. What I'm seeing so far looks like a team that will fight and scrap for every inch and every yard, until they're completely exhausted. Sometimes, unfortunately, that's just not enough. Only one team gets to win the Super Bowl each year. I might yet be surprised, but so far it doesn't look like that team will be the Broncos.

I can live with that.

BroncoMatt
11-15-2009, 09:03 PM
I was at work today during the game, I couldn't stand the suspense any longer so I took a "bathroom break" to check my phone and I had two text messages, one that orton was out, the other that the broncos lost. I wasn't too productive after that

Broncotilldeath
11-15-2009, 09:09 PM
I get fired up during the games but I haven't been as pissed as in the past over a loss.

Just more of an unreal response at this point, not surprised at all at anything that happens.

Doggcow
11-15-2009, 09:21 PM
I hate and love it at the same time. When we were 6-0 I was loving life so much, everything was happier, the rainbows were more vibrant, the birds sang sweet music. Now it's snowy and the birds are ****ing annoying.

BlaK-Argentina
11-15-2009, 09:33 PM
I hate and love it at the same time. When we were 6-0 I was loving life so much, everything was happier, the rainbows were more vibrant, the birds sang sweet music. Now it's snowy and the birds are ****ing annoying.

Hilarious! I feel ya!

I don't know about everyone else, but lately my life has been... well, it's hasn't been as good as it once was and the Broncos have always been something I could turn to and forget about everything else. When things go bad like they did today it's just one more thing to get upset about.

Arkansas Bronco
11-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Ah i get over a loss just fine all I need is a 1/5 to do it and a 4 hour nap

SonOfLe-loLang
11-15-2009, 09:53 PM
Actually, I completely believe that die hard fans care more than the players, but I dont think it's all that strange. Think about it, I'm 30 years old and have been a die hard broncos fan since I was 10. For 20 friggin years, my autumns were consumed with Denver Broncos football. Out of all the changes in my life, the one constant was that I could watch the broncos on Sunday in the fall. All of these players have zero attachment to the team upon their arrival, not to mention, they can actually control the outcome. If I'm on the field, giving it my all, I would be upset in defeat, but at least I had a say in how it ended.

It would also help if i was being paid a lot of money to do something I love. For me, watching the Broncos is a release. Everyone's lives have tons of problems and I find solace in watching the games. When we lose, I guess i subconsciously feel robbed of something and it exacerbates the other **** going on in my life.

If I could, i'd replace it. Hopefully one day i will.

BroncoBuff
11-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Yes, players change teams, it doesn't matter much to them it seems. Think about it: Very few players were fans as a kid of the team they play for.

You adapt for grown-up reasons. When I was a sports reporter, I came to really like the teams I reported on, you can't help it, it just happens. I thought UTEP Miner football and basketball were awesome for a couple years there ... I even liked the Iowa Hawkeyes.

All better now though.

Doggcow
11-15-2009, 10:21 PM
Yes, players change teams, it doesn't matter much to them it seems. Think about it: Very few players were fans as a kid of the team they play for.

You adapt for grown-up reasons. When I was a sports reporter, I came to really like the teams I reported on, you can't help it, it just happens. I thought UTEP Miner football and basketball were awesome for a couple years there ... I even liked the Iowa Hawkeyes.

All better now though.

I'm going in to sports reporting, I think I'm just going to move to denver to avoid all of this other team garbage.

TBH, I never used to give a **** about Women's Soccer/Swimming/Volleyball until I reported on it... They're hot! And the sports are actually pretty enjoyable once you learn them.

Popps
11-15-2009, 10:23 PM
I have an 11 month old daughter and after the game I turned to her and helped her with her learning to walk and shared many laughs. I was thanking god for her today because it helped me move past the game. Obviously, I am still thinking about it but not with the anger. She helps me put things into the proper perspective.

My daughter (3) popped her head into the room right as we lost and it was the same thing. She just zapped those pissed off emotions with one giggle.
I took her out and bought her her first Playdough, and we made animals all afternoon.

It's fine to get emotional about this stuff. That's the great thing about it. You can be elated... pisssed, and then realize it's just a game. It's a good emotional workout.

I take losses a lot better these days. I owe that to my kids. :)

dbfan21
11-16-2009, 05:54 AM
I went out and mowed the lawn after the game. There's something about watching my young children run around on freshly cut grass made me smile for the rest of the day.

I can relate to the idea that with the Broncos, goes my attitude. I have a history of becoming an unbelievable jackass following a Broncos loss. I have come a long way since then and, while I want the Broncos to win each and every week and I am proud to be a Broncos fan, I no longer let the wins get me too high or the losses too low (especially the latter).

I did not expect much out of this year, so this is not really much of a shock. As I said as the game ended:

HELLO, BRONCOS? I'M EARTH. WELCOME BACK! :sunshine:

cousinal11
11-16-2009, 06:41 AM
These past 2 seasons have really been frustrating and pushed me to the limit. I think this is due to high expectations, the fact that football is an intense sport, and the fact that officials suck, but mostly high expectations.

Last year and this year we started the season looking like 1 of the top teams in the league. Our expectations are through the roof. We are loving life. Food taste better, all that stuff. Next thing you know, we...well, we suck.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
11-16-2009, 07:32 AM
I'm going in to sports reporting, I think I'm just going to move to denver to avoid all of this other team garbage.

TBH, I never used to give a **** about Women's Soccer/Swimming/Volleyball until I reported on it... They're hot! And the sports are actually pretty enjoyable once you learn them.

Let me give you a tip.

If you love sports, don't become a sports reporter. Just don't do it. Seriously. I've done that gig, and once going to games becomes a chore and not an enjoyable exercise, you're doomed.

Report on something else, and go to the games for fun. Seriously.

broncosteven
11-16-2009, 09:42 AM
I took a walk right after the game was offical.

I didn't like having a 33 year HC take over in the spring, I bought into it the 1st 6 games but he hasn't been prepared for much of anything since the break.

I thought maybe this guy was the real deal and got up for each game but it is really a rebuilding year.

Anyway my walk was more of a walk of shame because I saw a bunch of the Bear fan neighbors and had to wave and like it. I had the Cutler smack ready if they started anything though.

The walk helped and when I got back we played dominoes and some board games as a family for once. I knew that SD would complete the pain so I didn't watch though I kept checking in every so often.

SonOfLe-loLang
11-16-2009, 10:06 AM
I took a walk right after the game was offical.

I didn't like having a 33 year HC take over in the spring, I bought into it the 1st 6 games but he hasn't been prepared for much of anything since the break.

I thought maybe this guy was the real deal and got up for each game but it is really a rebuilding year.

Anyway my walk was more of a walk of shame because I saw a bunch of the Bear fan neighbors and had to wave and like it. I had the Cutler smack ready if they started anything though.

The walk helped and when I got back we played dominoes and some board games as a family for once. I knew that SD would complete the pain so I didn't watch though I kept checking in every so often.


I know its easy to blame the coach for all loses, i just cant fathom how you blame mcdaniels for this one. This one was solely on the players.

WABronco
11-16-2009, 10:12 AM
Ya, all four of my dogs got hit by a semi...but I didn't have any tears left to cry...

watermock
11-16-2009, 10:14 AM
Simms totally unprepared falls on McD.

GeniusatWork
11-16-2009, 10:17 AM
Seriously.

Why is it that an event I have zero control over and has zero effect on my life effect me more than....anything else in my life.

I'm a pretty laid back guy (for the most part), but when the broncos lose, I actually punch walls. All my life.

If I could brainwash myself into not liking football, I'd do it in a second. its not worth the aggravation.

"An even keel gathers no barnacles"

That's an old saying that you should heed.

OK, I just made that up but keep an even keel for the time being. :)