How do I tell my grandchildren that I am no longer a Denver Bronco fan?
They are five years old and have a "jump up and down on the couch" excitement for Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. I helped make them that way. I was that loyal fan for 30 years through thick and through thin.
Now, my trust and belief in the organization is gone. It's become apparent that the "head office" wanted to throw Tebow under the bus when they got the chance. Never mind that he rallied the Broncos to inspiring wins that revived the Bronco nation. The Pittsburgh overtime playoff (11 seconds — count them) is one of the best moments in NFL history. And Peyton Manning — he never would have signed with a losing Denver team.
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So leaving the Broncos is an easy move for me. What's not easy is trying to explain to my grandkids that football is not just a game. It's much more. Elvis has left the building.