The Denver Broncos Morning After Blues

The Denver Broncos Morning After Blues


BS & Donkey Dust #25 – Sunday, January 13, 2013

Colorado Springs, CO

Where the prairie ends and the west begins

Bronco Nation, of which I am a member, is in mourning today after Saturday’s hard-fought, but stunning loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the bitter cold of Denver’s Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.  I don’t do shoudda-woudda-coudda, leaving that to the sports nerds and Monday morning quarterbacks.  Instead, I’ll just thank the team for a great 13-4 season, and Peyton Manning for raising everybody’s expectations, game so high.  2012 will live in our collective memories as the almost season.  They almost did it.  Almost got to Super Bowl XIVII.  We almost won . . . almost . . .

To all my fellow citizens, I’d like to say, don’t take it too much to heart.  Pro athletes are not, after all just all players.  They’re entertainers.  We pay them to go and play a violent game while we watch and live vicariously through their actions on a tightly defined field of play, in a highly regulated pseudo-war.  At the end of the day, after the game, we all go home.  And tomorrow?

Tomorrow, all those ballplayers will still be multi-millionaires and I’ll still be sitting in my little house up on the mesa, writing my stories and blogs and book reviews . . . waiting for June to get home from work, talking and eating our supper together.  We’ll get through the winter, enjoy the summer . . . and be rarin’ to go next September when we’ll start the whole damn thing all over again.