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  • Enjoy This Folks...Regardless of Outcome, This is a Treat

    All day today I've been thinking back on the season and I keep being overwhelmed with a sense of awe. Do you realize what we've had the pleasure of watching this season?

    I won't make this about debating the merits of "all time great" claims for the offense (suffice to say it's in the conversation). BUT, I am convinced watching the surgeon with this group of receivers is special and something to be savored that might never be replicated. PMFM is the best QB to ever throw a football and this is the best cast of characters he has ever had surrounding him resulting in the penultimate execution of his craft.

    It's not just their their individual skillsets and numbers and dominance, I'm talking about the chemistry and respect and sportsmanship and camaraderie too. TO, Ocho, Irvin, Keyshawn, Marvin H and many others have been great players in this league but also happened to be egotistical ***** whereas every one of the guys on this crew seems genuinely nice, not obsessed with personal accolades, and someone I would happily grab a beer with. What a joy to watch this machine churn out first down after first down as a completely synchronized unit. They've really achieved greatness as a unit--not individuals who had record setting seasons--that might never be matched.

    Football is a crazy game and depending how things bounce, we might not even win this game but regardless of the outcome, this has been a wonderful ride and I thank 18 and his boys for taking me on it.

    This article about the receiving corps is worth a read (a couple highlights:1-"they catch a ton of passes and get great yards after the catch. If you look at them, they play together and they root for each other. If one catches a big ball, the first one over there is the other receiver." 2-“It reminds me of backyard football. You had your group versus the other group — no matching jerseys — you’re just out there playing. That’s what these guys are playing like right now, and they’re having a lot of fun. It’s a good feeling to know that those guys are fighting for each other every single play.”):
    http://nfl.si.com/2014/01/22/denver-...r-bowl-xlviii/
    Last edited by OldschoolFreak; 01-23-2014, 11:16 AM.

  • #2
    Agreed, I am going to keep that in perspective. One of my best friends who is an enormous Ravens fan put it pretty well. "As a true fan of football, it doesn't get better than this right here."

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    • #3
      I concur, I forgot how much fun it was to be in the SB.

      It is amazing how many people here in IL have come up to me after seeing my Bronco gear and told me they want the Broncos to win.

      Enjoying the next week and a half.

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      • #4
        I've gone on several rival teams boards lately, not to post, just to guage how they are taking the Broncos being in the SB. The Chiefs are just a bunch of whiny haters but the Raider (I was shocked) and Charger fans, while not overly excited that Denver was there, expressed how much they enjoyed watching Peyton Manning play and were a little sorry he'd be retiring soon.

        There's no doubt this is the greatest offense ever, nor that Manning is the GOAT. I never thought I'd say that. Now, I will say that Elway never had the abundance of talent that Manning has so that keeps him firmly entrenched right there with Manning and that isn't due to skewed memories. I never thought we'd experience anything close to having a player like Elway again and that was depressing. Manning and this team have been unbelievable this year and just like the Elway years, I will treasure this. How fortunate are we to be Bronco fans.

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        • #5
          We're definitely the country's popular choice except for the NW and NE (still bitter Patsies fans!)


          http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post...er-bowl-xlviii
          Last edited by Greatspirits; 01-23-2014, 12:18 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gunns View Post
            I've gone on several rival teams boards lately, not to post, just to guage how they are taking the Broncos being in the SB. The Chiefs are just a bunch of whiny haters but the Raider (I was shocked) and Charger fans, while not overly excited that Denver was there, expressed how much they enjoyed watching Peyton Manning play and were a little sorry he'd be retiring soon.

            There's no doubt this is the greatest offense ever, nor that Manning is the GOAT. I never thought I'd say that. Now, I will say that Elway never had the abundance of talent that Manning has so that keeps him firmly entrenched right there with Manning and that isn't due to skewed memories. I never thought we'd experience anything close to having a player like Elway again and that was depressing. Manning and this team have been unbelievable this year and just like the Elway years, I will treasure this. How fortunate are we to be Bronco fans.
            Of course the Chiefs are butt hurt. Their last playoff win is almost old enough to drink under Federal Law.

            I agree OldSchool. I don't care if we win or not. These last years ahve been fun and I think we'll get two more

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            • #7
              Its the greatest passing offense in the softest defensive era. Peyton Manning is one of the, if not the, greatest quarterbacks of all time though, in any era.

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              • #8
                This has been a great season.

                The last 3 have been very memorable. It's been a great time to be a Bronco fan.

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                • #9
                  Fully agree. Superbowls are hard to come by and need to be savored each time an appearance has been earned. Right now Dallas and Pittsburgh have the most Superbowl appearances and they both only have 8. No one team has more than 5 Superbowl wins. Ditka coached the Bears to one Superbowl victory almost 30 years ago and he is still revered as a God in Chicago. Its hard to get here. So, I'm going to enjoy it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OldschoolFreak View Post
                    All day today I've been thinking back on the season and I keep being overwhelmed with a sense of awe. Do you realize what we've had the pleasure of watching this season?

                    I won't make this about debating the merits of "all time great" claims for the offense (suffice to say it's in the conversation). BUT, I am convinced watching the surgeon with this group of receivers is special and something to be savored that might never be replicated. PMFM is the best QB to ever throw a football and this is the best cast of characters he has ever had surrounding him resulting in the penultimate execution of his craft.

                    It's not just their their individual skillsets and numbers and dominance, I'm talking about the chemistry and respect and sportsmanship and camaraderie too. TO, Ocho, Irvin, Keyshawn, Marvin H and many others have been great players in this league but also happened to be egotistical ***** whereas every one of the guys on this crew seems genuinely nice, not obsessed with personal accolades, and someone I would happily grab a beer with. What a joy to watch this machine churn out first down after first down as a completely synchronized unit. They've really achieved greatness as a unit--not individuals who had record setting seasons--that might never be matched.

                    Football is a crazy game and depending how things bounce, we might not even win this game but regardless of the outcome, this has been a wonderful ride and I thank 18 and his boys for taking me on it.

                    This article about the receiving corps is worth a read (a couple highlights:1-"they catch a ton of passes and get great yards after the catch. If you look at them, they play together and they root for each other. If one catches a big ball, the first one over there is the other receiver." 2-“It reminds me of backyard football. You had your group versus the other group — no matching jerseys — you’re just out there playing. That’s what these guys are playing like right now, and they’re having a lot of fun. It’s a good feeling to know that those guys are fighting for each other every single play.”):
                    http://nfl.si.com/2014/01/22/denver-...r-bowl-xlviii/
                    Great post OldSchool. I couldn't agree with you more!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by v2micca View Post
                      Fully agree. Superbowls are hard to come by and need to be savored each time an appearance has been earned. Right now Dallas and Pittsburgh have the most Superbowl appearances and they both only have 8. No one team has more than 5 Superbowl wins. Ditka coached the Bears to one Superbowl victory almost 30 years ago and he is still revered as a God in Chicago. Its hard to get here. So, I'm going to enjoy it.
                      Pittsburgh has 6 SB wins

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheReverend View Post
                        Agree. Despite some other franchises more recent (until next week ) penultimate success, I wouldn't have it any other way.

                        Lucky to be a Broncos fan.
                        You know what's scary,

                        I was born in Cleveland. My parents moved to Denver when I was 6. I was thisclose to growing up being a Browns fan.

                        I grew up in Denver. I grew up in the 80's/90's a Bronco fan. I am thankful to them for making that move for so many reasons.

                        I feel very luck to grow up in Denver, and grow up a Broncos fan.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gunns View Post
                          Pittsburgh has 6 SB wins
                          Ugh, right. Apparently need to relearn how to count.

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                          • #14
                            I will be HIGHLY disappointed if we lay an egg, but the season was fun to watch. People talk about the Tebow comebacks, but watching Surgeon Manning work is much more of a joy...

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                            • #15
                              I really wish people here enjoyed the season more. There was such anxiety about things during the season - understandably so - about certain things that I think some didn't enjoy the Journey as much. The injuries, the Chiefs miraculous wins, the losses - all these things made people frustrated. But really those events were in fact tempering this team for this moment.

                              Win or lose, I am proud of this team, and very very grateful to have this opportunity for my home football team.

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