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  • So this is what it feels like...

    I've only been a fan since 2002, so I didn't get to experience the back to back championships like most of you.

    I've heard and read from you guys how crushing those SB losses were and how incredibly sweet it was to finally get over the hump and win those championships.

    Last night was just surreal for me. I knew we could lose, but never in my worst nightmare could I have imagined it going this way. I was just so excited about finally being able to watch my Broncos play in the Super Bowl. There was a time there during the McDaniels era where I thought I might never be lucky enough to see them in the biggest of stages.

    Last night I had absolutely nothing to celebrate. Not one freaking play. It all came crushing down from the very first play. I was innocent enough to believe we could mount some kind of come back in the second half. Then we kicked off and I just broke down and cried. I could not believe what was happening. I now understand what all of you felt watching those crushing losses in the 80s and somehow... what it really means to be a Broncos fan and care so much.

    I could hardly fall asleep last night as different images from the game would pop up in my head and all I could do was open my eyes and try to shake them away. I was a zombie all day today. Still can't believe how bad it all went down.

    So I guess I'm just venting a bit. I was angry during the first quarter... then downright sad and miserable for the rest of the game. I turned it off just before the 2 minute warning when they brought the Lombardi down to the field.

    I really envy you guys that got to experience 97-98... I really want to be able to say I got to experience the Broncos winning a SB during my lifetime. And damnit if I didn't want Manning and Champ Bailey to be the ones to do that for me, and for all of us.

    I refuse to believe we won't be back next year, and hopefully I'll be shedding tears of happiness this time around.

    GO BRONCOS damnit, GO BRONCOS... always.

  • #2
    Originally posted by BlaK-Argentina View Post
    I've only been a fan since 2002, so I didn't get to experience the back to back championships like most of you.

    I've heard and read from you guys how crushing those SB losses were and how incredibly sweet it was to finally get over the hump and win those championships.

    Last night was just surreal for me. I knew we could lose, but never in my worst nightmare could I have imagined it going this way. I was just so excited about finally being able to watch my Broncos play in the Super Bowl. There was a time there during the McDaniels era where I thought I might never be lucky enough to see them in the biggest of stages.

    Last night I had absolutely nothing to celebrate. Not one freaking play. It all came crushing down from the very first play. I was innocent enough to believe we could mount some kind of come back in the second half. Then we kicked off and I just broke down and cried. I could not believe what was happening. I now understand what all of you felt watching those crushing losses in the 80s and somehow... what it really means to be a Broncos fan and care so much.

    I could hardly fall asleep last night as different images from the game would pop up in my head and all I could do was open my eyes and try to shake them away. I was a zombie all day today. Still can't believe how bad it all went down.

    So I guess I'm just venting a bit. I was angry during the first quarter... then downright sad and miserable for the rest of the game. I turned it off just before the 2 minute warning when they brought the Lombardi down to the field.

    I really envy you guys that got to experience 97-98... I really want to be able to say I got to experience the Broncos winning a SB during my lifetime. And damnit if I didn't want Manning and Champ Bailey to be the ones to do that for me, and for all of us.

    I refuse to believe we won't be back next year, and hopefully I'll be shedding tears of happiness this time around.

    GO BRONCOS damnit, GO BRONCOS... always.
    Yep...sucks.

    Just as I told my nephew, welcome to the Denver Broncos.

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    • #3
      There are two Super Bowl emotions. Ecstasy and despair. There is no moral victory. Experiencing the despair makes you truly appreciate the other side. But the despair is crushing.

      No other event is as poignant and definitive as this. It can really test your "sports" soul.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by theAPAOps5 View Post
        There are two Super Bowl emotions. Ecstasy and despair. There is no moral victory. Experiencing the despair makes you truly appreciate the other side.

        No other event is as poignant and definitive as this. It can really test your "sports" soul.
        I think that despair comes in degrees. A competitive performance yesterday ending in a loss would've been much more easy to swallow. At least it would've shown the team wasn't a bunch of soft pussies getting punked up and down the field. All the blow outs I've seen(4 now) are way worse than a 24-21 type loss.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Drunken.Broncoholic2 View Post
          I think that despair comes in degrees. A competitive performance yesterday ending in a loss would've been much more easy to swallow. At least it would've shown the team wasn't a bunch of soft pussies getting punked up and down the field. All the blow outs I've seen(4 now) are way worse than a 24-21 type loss.
          I feel exact opposite..I felt i can take the loss knowing that the other team beat you in all phases.we were never in the game.

          Imagine a scenario where we lost in last second..that would have been brutal.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Drunken.Broncoholic2 View Post
            I think that despair comes in degrees. A competitive performance yesterday ending in a loss would've been much more easy to swallow. At least it would've shown the team wasn't a bunch of soft pussies getting punked up and down the field. All the blow outs I've seen(4 now) are way worse than a 24-21 type loss.
            As a Bronco fan after 1977 I have no frame of reference other than utter despair and ecstasy. So I can't speak to that!

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            • #7
              pretty bad when we care more about than the team, coaches, or players do

              i guess they still get their big fat paychecks, the rest of us just go on with bills and work...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wolf754life View Post
                pretty bad when we care more about than the team, coaches, or players do

                i guess they still get their big fat paychecks, the rest of us just go on with bills and work...
                That's what I think hurts the most. I saw D. Thomas laugh during the fourth quarter... what the ****?? Your pathetic effort just let thousands of people down. You got owned in front of millions and millions of people from all around the world, what the hell are you laughing about?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BlaK-Argentina View Post
                  That's what I think hurts the most. I saw D. Thomas laugh during the fourth quarter... what the ****?? Your pathetic effort just let thousands of people down. You got owned in front of millions and millions of people from all around the world, what the hell are you laughing about?
                  You need to get over that one quickly.

                  These guys get paid, it is a job, they don't bleed for the team like fans do. In most cases they don't even know the history of their own sport or the players that came before them.

                  Watch that Baseball movie the kid from SNL did with Drew Barrymore a couple years ago, there is a scene where these diehard Red Sox fans are eating at a restaurant after a crushing loss and their favorite player is having a great time right after the game.

                  These guys don't care, they get paid. Get over it.

                  BTW welcome to your first crushing loss. One cannot truly know the highest of highs with out the deepest of lows. This too shall pass.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
                    You need to get over that one quickly.

                    These guys get paid, it is a job, they don't bleed for the team like fans do. In most cases they don't even know the history of their own sport or the players that came before them.

                    Watch that Baseball movie the kid from SNL did with Drew Barrymore a couple years ago, there is a scene where these diehard Red Sox fans are eating at a restaurant after a crushing loss and their favorite player is having a great time right after the game.

                    These guys don't care, they get paid. Get over it.

                    BTW welcome to your first crushing loss. One cannot truly know the highest of highs with out the deepest of lows. This too shall pass.
                    I guess they don't have any pride. I would cut my balls off before passing that kind of performance as my "work".

                    Hell, all of us would be OUT of a job after suck a pathetic effort. These guys don't care, alright.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BlaK-Argentina View Post
                      I guess they don't have any pride. I would cut my balls off before passing that kind of performance as my "work".

                      Hell, all of us would be OUT of a job after suck a pathetic effort. These guys don't care, alright.
                      Not really...they made the super bowl. They had a terrible day in an otherwise great year. It is still just a game,and still just a job.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BlaK-Argentina View Post
                        I guess they don't have any pride. I would cut my balls off before passing that kind of performance as my "work".

                        Hell, all of us would be OUT of a job after suck a pathetic effort. These guys don't care, alright.
                        We are generalizing but there are players who are like you and I who would be ashamed to be seen not caring but there are also a lot of guys who probably don't even follow football once they leave the game.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
                          You need to get over that one quickly.

                          These guys get paid, it is a job, they don't bleed for the team like fans do. In most cases they don't even know the history of their own sport or the players that came before them.

                          Watch that Baseball movie the kid from SNL did with Drew Barrymore a couple years ago, there is a scene where these diehard Red Sox fans are eating at a restaurant after a crushing loss and their favorite player is having a great time right after the game.

                          These guys don't care, they get paid. Get over it.

                          BTW welcome to your first crushing loss. One cannot truly know the highest of highs with out the deepest of lows. This too shall pass.
                          Not if you live in Seattle, in the heart of literally the worst fanbase in existence. Even if Denver goes back to the SB and annihilates next year... It won't matter or salvage anything.

                          Literally everyone I know has bandwagoned the Seahawks and there is zero trash talk, even rings, that I can do to mitigate the cronyism anymore.

                          This was the most important game Denver will ever play in my life.

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                          • #14
                            No, Blak. This isn't what it felt like in the 80s. Multiply this by 3 and then imagine being a national laughingstock for about 5 years.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by go_broncos View Post
                              I feel exact opposite..I felt i can take the loss knowing that the other team beat you in all phases.we were never in the game.

                              Imagine a scenario where we lost in last second..that would have been brutal.
                              I could have lived with that and thought "maybe next year."

                              Getting blown out on all sides of the ball. I can't even trust these guys if the do get to the Superbowl. This takes us back to the days when a good number of Broncos fans were terrified of the team making it for fear of what might happen once they get there. I mean, these guys couldn't even get a freaking snap off to start the game without handing the ball to the other team with points.

                              These guys humiliated themselves. 43-8... Really? There's no solace in that. If these guys can bounce back next year and have a great season, hallelujah. But they're going to have to show they're made of much tougher stuff than they showed on Sunday for that to happen. Frankly, I'm worried.

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