Today’s View From the Bull Pen
We have them all wrong. From constant news coverage of Jodi Arias and OJ Simpson to athletes getting mega bucks for playing a game, our sense of what is important is completely and totally screwed up. You'd think that we might have learned something from the recent events in Boston. That heroes emerge from even the most difficult of circumstances, but, no, we return to the inane and inconsequential. Amanda Knox. Film at 11.
I drew this cartoon after reading the recent story about Andrew Wiggins, supposedly the "next" LeBron James, signing a letter of intent with Kansas. While Wiggins did his best to keep his signing from becoming too much of a circus, it still carried huge weight in the 24/7 news cycle. It made me think of the number of brilliant kids who will walk across graduation stages all over our country in the next few weeks, whose names are only heard as they stride forward to get their diplomas. No newspaper columns are written or press conferences held for valedictorians or honor students, but, hey, dribble a basketball and we hear all about it. Priorities. Yeah. I'd say we have them pretty screwed up.
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Sometimes there just aren’t enough words to describe “ugly”. And maybe ugly isn’t even the right word. I’m sure all of you have a few of your own words to describe what the Broncos looked like yesterday. It was the worst performance by a Broncos team I’ve ever seen since moving to Denver in 1982. And yes, that includes the 55-10 Super Bowl blowout. In that game the Broncos at least made an effort for the first few minutes. Sunday there was no effort. This looked like a team who had just been told before kickoff that their one week mini vacation to London won’t start until Thursday. And oh, by the way did we tell you the 49ers already left for London this afternoon. That’s what it looked like. And, hey, those kinds of things do happen. Just like they do in your office when someone tells you the company isn’t buying the coffee anymore, or that Christmas bonus you were counting on, well, stop counting on it.
I’ve never actually witnessed a real live mutiny but what we all saw yesterday in Denver was every bit that and more. It spells (we hope) the end of a very, very bad experiment of bringing in a young arrogant coach who could care less about the history of the franchise he coaches. Know this Broncos fans, Josh McDaniels has never been about you. Or about the storied past of the Broncos. Josh has always been about Josh, his way or the highway, his way or no way. He doesn’t care about a team that once went door to door to drum up enough support to stay in Denver. He doesn’t care about Floyd Little or John Elway or stories of Lombardi Trophies past. And he clearly doesn’t care about this so called Raiders rivalry. No. The only thing he was embarrassed about yesterday was the fact that HE got blown out in the Madden football game he thinks he’s playing on his XBox 360. We can only hope that Pat Bowlen has had enough, because, and I think I speak for a lot of Broncos fans today, I know we all sure have. Yeah. We’ve all had more than enough.
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It's so hard to believe that the Raiders have played the spoiler once again. How the Broncos managed to lose this game is beyond me. And whatever happened to getting 3 measly yards when it's called for. There's a lot to squawk about here. So, please be my guest." title="Raiders spoil the party." />
It’s so hard to believe that the Raiders have played the spoiler once again. How the Broncos managed to lose this game is beyond me. And whatever happened to getting 3 measly yards when it’s called for. There’s a lot to squawk about here. So, please be my guest.