It’s been, One week …
The Super Bowl is big, and I mean, BIG. Big like everyone talks about it, and I mean EVERYONE. The talk is about what party you’ll be at, and what commercials you hope are good, it’s talk about this event that the entire world tunes in for. But here, in this city a mile high, the talk is awkward. It’s muted and brief. I guess that’s to be expected though, seeing as this entire town was in a near euphoria just a week ago. Our Broncos were going to the Super Bowl, we knew it, they didn’t have to go into Indianapolis to beat the Colts, they got a home game and they were gonna win it.
That was fact a week ago. Now it’s just pipe dreams. But we’ll be going to the parties next Sunday. We’ll drink our drinks, and watch our commercials. Some will root for the Seahawks because they used to be an AFC West team, because they’ve never won a Super Bowl (let alone been to one), or because they aren’t the ones that voided our tickets to Detroit. Others will root for the Steelers because they are an AFC team (so represent), because Bill Cowher and Jerome Bettis have yet to hoist a Lombardy trophy, or because it’s nice to say that the team that beat you won it all (so you’re pretty much #2, right?).
The game will be played,
Champagne will be sprayed,
And we will get through,
Wearing Orange and Blue.
Although the NFL season is over for (us) this year, there’s plenty of sports action to be had in D-town. The Avs are playing hockey games in great quantities (though the quality may have to wait). The Nuggets aren’t doing so bad (oh thank heaven for Melo). If you want to learn a new sport there’s always lacrosse and the Mammoth (and their future hall of fame coach). And for those of us who ‘need‘ football there’s the Crush, who kick off their season as defending ArenaBowl Champions today against the Chicago Rush (whom they beat for said title last June).
You’ve gotta love a city that supports seven major league sports teams.