This coming Sunday, my pathetic Denver Broncos are traveling just south of Mount Lombardi to play the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers on their hallowed frozen tundra. On paper it appears that it will not be pretty. The Packers have already been installed as a 13 to 14.5 point favorite and even that spread might be light. Of course the last time the Packers were favored to beat the Broncos by that much, John Elway did a helicopter spin and the Broncos walked away with a Super Bowl title.
Now if you follow CRZ on VYOU (http://vyou.com/ CRZ) - and you should be if you aren't - you will know that in a lack of clarity moment, caused by my doctor's insistence that I cut my coffee intake to 1 cup a day, I asked CRZ -
"how are you going to feel next Sunday when my BRONCOS beat your packers at Lambeau Field ?"
Somehow, CRZ twisted that innocent question into how confident are you and what shall we wager. He even called me a chicken. Tough talk coming from a 14.5 point favorite. Well what CRZ doesn't know is I have a long history of making, winning & losing dumb sports bets. I never bet money, I only bet pride because pride is cheap and I have plenty of it. I have broken eggs over someone's head in a packed college dining hall. I have had eggs broken over my head too. I have been hit in the face with chocolate & banana creme pies (in downtown SF and online) as well as having had the pleasure of returning the flavor. I have also had to sing in front of a room full of Chicago Bulls fans but that was just dumb. How could I ever have bet on Patrick Ewing & John Starks ?
Which brings me to my idea to make this game a little more interesting CRZ. I know you love your Karaoke but not all of us have had the pleasure of hearing you sing. I propose that the loser will have to sing the winning team's fight song and then post in online. (I did a quick search on youtube and couldn't find a Denver Broncos Fight Song so you can sing Rocky Mountain High by John Denver instead)
I am not asking for the points. I am standing by my team that if it weren't for Peyton Manning's neck would be a lock for the next great Stanford QB. I am willing to humiliate myself (again) for the honor of the Orange Crush. So what do you think ? Are you willing to take the chance that the Packers don't look past the Broncos ? I look forward to your response.
Originally posted by Mayhem Ol' Neckbeard will be eaten up by the Packers defense.
That inspired me to look up Orton's career stats against the Packers. Four games started, an average of 112 yards per game, a completion percentage of sub-50%, and a QB rating of 58.3. The rat bastard went 3-1. Sometimes football can be a real asshole.
(edited by hansen9j on 27.9.11 1306) The Big Bossman raised the briefcase.
Go Pack Go! (3-0, T-1st NFC North) Let's Go Riders! (4-8, first in peace, first in war, last in the Canadian Football League)
Hail mighty Broncos. . . pride of the West, Like the mountains towering high. . . over all the rest.
I also look forward to dunkndollaz singing the only NFL fight song with the word "bacon" in it. (Seriously! Side note...why are the Packers the only NFC North team that DOESN'T play their old fight song on a regular basis? We only hear it at Lambeau when they break out the 1929 "Powerball" jerseys. C'mon, Ted!)
Anyhoo, I'll be on the sidelines/Broncos locker room shooting for KMGH-TV. Watch for this hat:
TEBOW,TEBOW,TEBOW, PUT HIM IN AS THE STARTING QB, TEBOW, TEBOW,TEBOW!!!!!
There, now it's an official Broncos post.
Seriously, I can see Orton having a good day but Fox falling to peer pressure and using Tebow. I mean I think Tebow will be a good player given time to develop, but isn't it overkill at this point for the lynch mob mentality against Orton?
Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army National Guard! Job well done in Iraq!
Originally posted by Reverend J ShaftIf you lose the bet, please, PLEASE do not do that incredibly annoying "Go Pack Go" chant that I hear when the PA plays that goofy bass riff. That makes me weep for humanity.
You don't say...
(DISCLAIMER: At least one of my high school music teachers is playing on the version that actually plays at Lambeau.)
If the difference between 2nd and 3rd place in the computer polls stays about the same, then the lower ranked team in the human polls would go above the higher ranked team if they were about 3 or 4 slots above them in the computer rankings.