Fifteens no Seven but this Seasons been Heaven

1/8/12

STEELERS VS BRONCOS…THE REMATCH

This entry took a while to create because I had too many pictures to choose from. I finally decided since I couldn’t go see the Broncos take on the Patriots in person, I’d wait until after I knew who won the game to post this entry. Sorry to tease you.

As did most Broncos fans I went through a mixed range of emotions this past week. I was extremely excited that the Broncos made the playoffs but I wasn’t sure I felt they deserved to be there. Eventually as the week wore on I became comfortable with it :)

Krista and I had originally planned to sell our tickets and watch this one from home. However Coach John Fox called for all Broncos fans to not sell their tickets to avoid a Steeler takeover of Mile High like there was in 2006. Which is why we kind of didn’t want to attend in the first place.

Coach Fox asked nice and we knew we wouldn’t miss this game.

Besides, I was lucky enough to purchase two more tickets the day they went on sale in the south stands and Mike the Rox Addict was our guest this game.

For me this football game was about sweet justice/revenge. I was at the Steelers/Broncos game in 2006 when the Steelers embarrassed the Broncos and I hate that memory.

However, when your team is  in the playoffs and you didn’t expect to be there, it’s all just gravy baby.

After the Broncos loss the previous week the media let loose on Tebow. They were waiting like hungry hawks for that opportunity to slam Tebow. The sound of every Sportscaster in America chanting “I told you so” echoing across the radio and television was enough to make me want to hurl.

I wanted see Tebow to shove a big win down their tiny microphones.

 

Here are a few pre-game pictures.

Steelers taking the field..Boo!

The Coin Flip. Broncos win and elect to kick.

Cartman getting the crowd ready.

First kick of the game.

The ball bouncing off the uprights after Prater’s monster kick.

Double choke.

Champ Baily proving you’re never to old to fly.

The taking down of Big Ben.

 

This is the Tebow Touchdown series.

Yeah!

Steelers Touchdown.

Steelers Field Goal.

 

Eddie doing his thing series.

The Decker injury series.

Broncos Field Goal

The dude who sits beside us…The Broncnator

I’ve never seen Mile High this amped before. The 12th Man was a major factor in this game every time the Steelers touched the football.

I was in a perfect position to take a picture of the winning touchdown. Here’s Thomas running in the game winner but as you can see it’s all blurry. That’s because Bronco Nation had Mile High stadium shaking so violently that my camera couldn’t compensate.

That’s never happened before.

“In your face Pittsburg”, and the best thing was nobody believed the Broncos could do it except Bronco Nation. The same Bronco Nation that was going  absolutely nuts as Thomas rapidly approached the end zone ball in hand. The wife and I were hugging and high-fiving strangers we’d never even met.

That’s a memory and feeling I’ll never forget.

My first year as a Broncos season ticket holder was incredible. So many highs and lows. My wife and I tailgated every game and cheered our hearts out no matter how the Broncos were doing. If you look closely on TV during any Broncos field goal or extra point kicked, In the first row up on the fifth level just above the handicapped row you can usually see the both of us standing up cheering. I’m usually snapping pictures.

From the demise of Kyle Orton to the Rise of Tim Tebow. This season had everything because I expected nothing.

I know Tebow needs work. The Broncos as a whole need work. I’m hoping  that Coach Fox has the resources,  knowledge and the testicular fortitude to make some wise choices come next season. Props to Coach Fox for his ability to think outside the box this season, I respect him for that.

 It can’t be a bad thing John Elway taking  the young Tebow under his wing this off-season and passing on those golden nuggets of wisdom tucked away inside his legendary head right? Only time will tell on that one.

This concludes the 2011 Denver Broncos Football Season on the Rockpile Rant and I must tell you I really, really(yes two reallys), enjoyed taking pictures of  football for the first time.

What’s next you ask?…Well it’s Rockies Fest this Saturday January 21st. I know a whole bunch of Rantics are going to be there and I’m really looking forward to hang’n with everyone. I miss baseball and my friends Yo!

I’m “D” The Ranter and remember you can do what I do, but then I’ll just come back and do it better.

 So sit back and just leave it to me :)  …”D”

6 Comments

Aw c’mon man, don’t leave us hangin. I want to know what happened in the game. Did the Broncos win?
-Mateo Fischer
http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

Aw man – this is all you have? I look forward to your rants. I guess I will have to check back.

Ken

I like the phrase ‘testicular fortitude’. Alas, I won’t get to see you this weekend at FanFest. Enjoy and April 9th is coming soon! Another enjoyable blog, even if I did scroll past most of the pictures of anyone in a football uniform. -Geri

Great pics, as usual. I especially like the double choke one. I would love to have been there to experience the vibrations so intense that your camera couldn’t compensate.

I checked back and it was worth it. What a game and a season you captured. It was a fun ride this year. Hopefully it will be better next season with a little more seasoning as Tebow as QB.

MATEO AND KEN-Hope it was worth the wait fellas :)
QUEEN GERI-Thanks, enough of the behind the scenes, you need to take a seat for a Broncos game every now and then.
COWPATTY BILL-Glad to see you as a regular my brotha, that means a lot and I appreciate your comments.
93 ROCKIES(Ken)-Glad you liked and.I’m counting on Tebow seasoning in the off-season.

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