In case you live under a rock or don’t follow professional football, the Super Bowl is this upcoming weekend. Super Bowl 48 will feature the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. I happen to be an enormous Denver Broncos fan and season ticket holder, hence the title of this blog, and I am now remembering the feelings I had during the Super Bowl 32 and 33 title runs that we made (successfully, boosh). If you are the betting type of course, check out the top online sportsbooks to whet your whistle. Of course, you can always refer to the talking heads at ESPN or ProFootballTalk.com for their take on things as well.
All homerism aside, this might be one of the most intriguing and compelling games I can remember. How often does the leagues #1 defense match up with the #1 offense? In terms of yards allowed and yards gained, it’s only happened about 5 times with the most recent match up being Tampa Bay against Oakland in Super Bowl 37 (credit to SportingCharts.com for the stats). For a pure fan of the game, I just don’t see how it gets any better than this. We are talking about a historically prolific offense that shattered both team and personal records this season against one of the best defenses we’ve seen in some time, and certainly the best this year. I am a fan of a team playing, and I don’t even know what to expect.
What I do expect, is continuing to think about what is going to happen. Continuing to be nervous and excited and anxious. I don’t know if I would want to be around myself on Sunday if I were my family. I have certain superstitions that I refuse to break, just like the last time Denver made a run. For example, I was given a new “Salute to Service” Peyton Manning jersey for Christmas. It hasn’t been washed since week 17. I was also given a new Broncos Tervis for Christmas, also has not been washed since week 17. In the 2nd round, against the Chargers my fiance spilled salsa on the front of her Moreno jersey. I caught her after the game, about to put this into the washing machine. Needless to say, I about had a seizure in the process of taking it from her. It’s not being washed until after this upcoming Sunday.
The point is, as a fan…this feeling and experience is just unmatched. Regardless of what some of the analysts say or the dramatic angle every media type will try and create…it’s about this feeling. Enjoy it Denver, Seattle and true football fans. This is one for the ages.