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Bronco Cheers Turn Into Frozen Tears

1-12-13

 Alternative title was:

Whadaya Know…Joe Can Throw

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Layers food and adrenaline are how you deal with extended periods of cold when tail-gat’n.

Some might say booze helps. We all know it doesn’t really, but it does make being out in the cold a whole lot more tolerable. Plus if ever there was a right time and right place..Today qualified.

COLD..I like my cold with snow. No snow today. I heard a rumor this was the coldest Broncos home game since 1972. I believe it, I’ve never been cold at any sporting event like I was cold at this game. During the game unless you had club level seats there was nowhere to go to warm up.

By halftime my Coke was frozen in my cup…No joke!

Sitt’n here writing this blog entry a day later, I’m in shock, my head hurts, my bones are still cold from 7 hours in the elements and I can’t for the life of me wrap my head around this season being over.

WTF happened?

Where was my man Champ Baily? I figured he’d be money this game.

Why did the Broncos take a knee with time on the clock?

Why did Moore let Jacoby Jones get in front of him? (Worst Play Ever)

Was it something I did or didn’t do. Was it my new Jersey?

What happened to this being Peyton’s house? Denver Defense?

I felt like I did my part.

It just didn’t seem like the same team I watched win 11 straight games before today. For sure the Broncos didn’t look like a SuperBowl bound team.

I’m totally kerfuffled.

I start to wonder does Manning have a post-season jinx?(He’s now 9-11) Was it the combination of the pressure and the weather? Was his neck bugg’n him? I know when it’s cold out my back just plain hurts.

Begrudgingly…Props to the Baltimore Ravens! What a game plan on both sides. That’s all I’m gonna say about that. Best of luck to ya Ray Lewis(Snitch).

K and I showed up about 3 hours early each with about 5 layers of clothes and multiple hand and foot warmers. Underneath everything I was wearing my new Broncos jersey.

New B jersey

It’s the one I won for the winning the Bud Light Bottle Race back in December of 2011. Long story short they it took them 11 months to send the first jersey and it was a size 56 XXXL. I had requested a 52 XXL.

It was returned back to the Broncos and just in time for this game I received my customized size 52 XXL Players Jersey. Thank you Broncos!!

I was extremely pleased with my Nikon camera for holding up in the single digit temps.

Here’s the game from a fans point of view sitting there freezing his ass off.

5th level front row.

Here’s Lee stepp’n on Champs hand to start the game off.1 B PO Stepp'n on champs hand

Holliday starts to work his way down field.3 Holliday1 B PO

4 b po Holliday 2

5 b po Holliday 3

6 b po Holliday 4

Quick look…No worries.

7 b po Holliday 5Damn he caught up quick…No worries I got this.

8 b po Holliday 6

That’s how you start a game!

9 b po Holliday 7

Feeling invincible.

10 b po Holliday 8

A fired up Champ Baily..Before the cold set in.

11 b po fired up champ

12 b po kick is good

Champ about to get beat bad.

13 b po champ beat 1

14 b po champ beat 2

I feel ya Champ…Gett’n old sucks.

15 b po champ beat 3

16 b po champ beat 5

What’s up with the Broncos fan wearing a Manning jersey cheering the Ravens extra point?

17 b po kick is good ravens

Tight end Joel Dreesson, starting to turn a nice pink color.

18 b po Joel Dreesson

19 b po head down

This gets ugly.

20 b po Manning throw under pressure1

Decker gett’n manhandled.

21 b po Decker looks like he got it

Hit hard and the ball is loose.

22 b po ball loose from decker

Graham eyes it.

23 b po Graham gets ball

It’s his.

24 b po Graham run

At this point in the game my stomach started to feel a lil queezy.

25 b po Graham all clear

The Ravens kept changing the momentum of this game. As much as Broncos fans were cheering and making noise, it was in vain. This bird soared into the end zone.

26 b po graham TD

Stomach still queezy now my toes were gett’n cold.

27 b po Graham show off

28 b po just missed it

Manning with a sweet pass to Stokley.

29 b po Manning to Stokley

30 b po Stokely looks up

Stokley with a sweet catch for a TD!

31 b po Stokely TD

32 b po td good

33 b po ravens catch

34 Broncos defense Flacco to Rice…Waaaay to much of that during this game.

36 b po Flacco handoff to Rice

Ray Lewis giving Stokley some luv.

37 b po Ray lewis tackle

38 b po dickson catch

Manning to Moreno.

39 b po manning puts it up

40 Moreno catch TD

41 B Po Moreno tD 1

51  b po Holliday 2 nd touchdown

52 b po HOrse TD

Flacco Sacco.

53 b po Flacco Sacco1

54 b po Flacco Sacco2

55 b po Flacco Sacco3

56 b po Flacco Sacco 4

57 b po Rice run

58 b po manning in charge

Von pressuring Flacco. I wanted to see more of this.

59 b po Von Miller chasing Flacco

60 b po Manning chased

61 b po loose ball Ravens recover

62 b po Manning on ground

63 b po Manning almost sacked

64 b po Broncos catch1

65 b po DT touchdown

Bronco Luv!

66 b po Dt Touchdown2

Yeah Von!

67 b po miller sack Flacco 2

Unfortunately that pissed Flacco off.

This is seconds before Broncos fans Superbowl dreams get crushed. Flacco worms his way into position.

68 b po Flacco under pressure

Winds up.

69 b po Flacco about to throw

Throws a Hail-Mary.

70 b po Flacco Hail mary

Why Moore is where he is…Is beyond me?

71 b po Moore in wrong spot

72 b po Moore misses

One helluva catch.

73 b po Moore looking

The rest explains itself.

74 b po Ravens run

75 b po Moore watching

77 b po Ravens td 2

The extra point was good and so were K and I.

78 b po Ravens extra point good

I hadn’t felt my toes in about an hour and my fingers couldn’t work my camera anymore. K and I decided it was time to go.

We missed nothing.

There will be NO Superbowl for Denver this year.

If Manning is gonna make (sometimes extremely cold)Denver his home for the next couple of years, the folks that can may wanna consider putt’n a retractable lid on ‘ole Mile High.

This way we can keep Manning’s hands warm and his head in the game.

Manning’s play was obviously affected by the weather. I get that, but how do you fix that? 78,000 of us witnessed first hand Manning rapidly degrade as the temperature went from damn cold to nut shriveling.

pair of walnuts

This is a sad day for Broncos fans.

Let me just say…You gotta be hardcore to be a Colorado Sports fan.

I’m “D” the Ranter…Still in Shocko from Flacco.

Broncos Do the Deed… Secure the # 1 Seed

Chiefs vs Broncos…Game 16

chiefs-vs-broncos-game-16

The last regular season game of the year. There were only two things Krista and I wanted to see happen today. A Broncos win, and news of the #1 seed in the AFC.

DONE

I love this feeling. Being a hardcore Rockies fan winning is a strange concept to me. Winning 11 in a row is way more than anyone anticipated at the beginning of this season.

lolipop factory

After almost 15 years of the Broncos owning a lollipop factory, finally they don’t suck anymore.

Folks..Hold your head high…Being a Broncos fan carries some weight again. Even the Rockies Rally Squirrel jumped ship and now lives near Sports Authority Field.

rally squirrel 12-30-12

I figure since Rockies fans don’t tail-gate the scraps here must be plentiful. Krista and I did a little Hill-Gating with Mike the Rox Addict before the game. We shared a few of Colorado’s finest and started making plans for our Spring Training trip in 2 months :)

Hill-Gating is partying on a hill next to where other folks are Tail-Gating. Admittedly not a great word but it’s my word. How many words do you have?

Broncos 1

Von Miller

Von air 12-30-12

Von MIller 2

Moore 12-30-12

Leslie with his own brand of Chop.

Broncos 3

stage 2 12-30-12

stage 3 12-30-12

This Superbowl run is for you Champ.

Champ runn'n 12-30-12

PFM pre-game.

PFM pre game 12-30-12

Flyover

Pregame flyover 12-30-12

Pregame flyover2 12-30-12

Pregame flyover3 12-30-12

Love the broncos Toque that Champ is wearing.

coin toss 12-30-12

Don’t know what a toque is? Let me help you.

Broncos toque

(pron.: /ˈtk/),

In Canada, toque, or tuque (pron.: /’tu:k/), is the common name for a knitted winter hat, or beanie. The Canadian English term was assimilated from Canadian French tuque. Toque first appeared in writing around 1870.

The fashion is said to have originated with the coureurs de bois, French and Métis fur traders, who kept their woollen nightcaps on for warmth during cold winter days. Such hats are known in other English-speaking countries by a variety of names, including beanie (American), watch cap or stocking cap; the terms tuque and toque are unique to Canada and northern areas of the United States, close to the Canadian border.

Now you know.

Game on 12-30-12

Prader 12-30-12

First play Quinn hands off to Charles.

First Play 12-30-12

Quinn gets a taste of some Mile High grass :)

Quinn pre sack 12-30-12

quinn sack 12-30-12

Quinn sack 2 12-30-12

Quinn sack 3 12-30-12

catch 12-30-12

1Manning throws 12-30-12

2 Stokely catches 12-30-12

3 next pass Decker 12-30-12

4 Moreno coming in 12-30-12

5 Moreno almost TD 12-30-12

Touchdown Moreno!

6 Moreno TD 12-30-12

7 TD celebration 12-30-12 8 Decker and Moreno 12-30-12

9 Thunder 12-30-12

10 fight for ball 12-30-12

11 Grab let 12-30-12

12 Ball gettn knocked loose 12-30-12

13 Ball loose 12-30-12

14 Manning block 12-30-12

15 Manning block 2 12-30-12

16  Manning block 3 12-30-12

16 Manning block 4 12-30-12

17 Manning hand off to Moreno 12-30-12

18 Manning throws 12-30-12

19 Decker appears 12-30-12

20 Decker td catch 12-30-12

21 Decker after td 12-30-12

22 Decker td in crowd 12-30-12

23 Kick is good 12-30-12

24 Manning throw 12-30-12

25 Crazy leap 12-30-12

26 crazy catch holy 12-30-12

26 pass interference 12-30-12

28 Manning standing 12-30-12

29 ball touchdown 12-30-12

30 its good 12-30-12

31 Brock O 12-31-12

32 Brock O 1 12-30-12

eating chiefs shittn raiders

With Manning at the Helm…

Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos

Broncos straight up kick the Chiefs ass 38-3..Total Domination!

On a final Broncos note..Six years ago on Jan 1 2007 cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed on New Years Day, at 24 years of age…Sad

Here’s a video tribute to Darrent.

It’s been a year folks. Lots of ups and down in our Colorado Sports world. Blogging gained absolutely no credibility in 2012 and as such a lot of sporting events are trying to restrict what type of cameras can be brought into a Stadium or Arena. They are shying away from anything with a detachable lens.

Anyone that knows me knows I don’t sell my pictures. They are online for all to view and enjoy. There’s not a lot of people out there that do what I do quite like I do it. If you know me you know….I’m not “in it” for the money.

Shit… Being “in it” costs me money.

I rarely watch sports on TV because I love being there. That feeling of being a small part of something bigger, camera in hand waiting to catch that “perfect picture” whatever it may be that day.

Props to Coors Field and the Rockies and Sports Authority Field and the Broncos for not restricting my camera usage. I’m glad they realize I’m on their side. The Nuggets and the Pepsi Center are a different story.

Spring Training Road Trip will be early March 2013 for the Rox Addict and I.

My Spring training trip is shorter this year because we purchased a mountain ranch a month ago..

You’d think the perfect name for the ranch would be the Rockpile Ranch right? For some reason my wife doesn’t share my enthusiasm for that name. Since we’re at 9200 feet elevation the wife decided we’re gonna call it the…

“HIGH C RANCH”.

I’m “D” the Ranter.

d and K broncos b

Press Pass for the Ranter in 2013

From Krista, Hunter, Mylee , Elway, Nugget, Bronco, Karma Kitty and I…

Happy New Year and a prosperous 2013 to you…”D

Second Loss this Year…But We Got an Ear

Texans vs Broncos

Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Peyton’s house was full again ‘cept for 400 or so no-shows.

Bronco fans were all eager to see what Peyton was going to look like this week. He’s new(to us) still and we have no idea what to expect from him.

Once again I managed to snag free parking but you have to be extremely careful where you park.

Parking enforcement was out in full effect making sure you follow the difficult to understand parking signs. There were no shortage of tow trucks to remove your car in case you F’ked up and read the sign wrong.

Broncos introductions.

Coin toss.

Rod Smith’s Number was being inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame today so they Broncos were giving away Rod Smith trading cards.

Rod’s position in the Ring of Fame is next to Shannon Sharpe.

Kick-off.

Joe Mays get’s the Mike Tyson award for ear removal when he leveled Schuab. Mays hit him so hard a piece of Schuab’s ear actually came off…That’s nasty!!

Quote from Schuab: “I felt fine. I just lost a piece of my ear, I was bleeding and my helmet came off so I had to come out for a play, but I was fine.”

Click to enlarge :)

Peyton fires one to Stokely.

Caught.

Scores!!

Less than a minute left, the last throw of the game to Decker.

Who then tossed it to Bell, who tried to toss it again but for not.

Final Score

I’m “D” the Ranter. It may be “Manning’s House” but Peyton needs to get his kids in line.

Raiders next week baby…”D”

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