Thursday, January 30, 2014

Go Broncos!

I am a Dallas Cowboys fan.

I'll always be a Cowboys fan.

I grew up expecting Super Bowl victories in the 90s. They came easy. The love America's Team. I loved the Big 3: Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin.
But it has been a difficult stretch.

Since 1997, the Cowboys have won 1 playoff game. Ouch!

Over the past three years, the Cowboys have ended their seasons with an 8-8 record, which is quite a bit better than the 4 total wins they posted in the 1988-1989 seasons, but the team has fallen on hard times.

In the midst of many fair-weather fans who are switching their loyalties, Holly and I are staying strong. We're Cowboy fans during this season so we can enjoy being Cowboys fans in better seasons.


It sure is nice to be in a city excited to root for their team in the Super Bowl. In an attempt to be "all things to all people," I've grown into a Broncos fan as well. I like Peyton Manning and would love to see him win another Super Bowl.

Last time a team from the city I lived in went to the Super Bowl, it didn't go well. In Super Bowl XXIX, the San Diego Chargers lost 49-26 at the hands of Steve Young, Jerry Rice and the rest of the San Francisco 49ers, a team I loved to hate as a Cowboys fan growing up.
Let's hope the outcome is better this year for the Broncos.
Go Broncos. Beat the Seahawks!

And Jerry Jones...instead of watching the Super Bowl, please work on your draft plan. That's time well spent!


Ben Ries said...

Somewhere in scripture it says, "The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective" (I think it is in the second half of the book - probably said by Jesus or something). you pray for the Broncos, I will be praying for the Seahawks. Once and for all, Collin Packer, you and I will finally figure out who is more righteous. My money is on me. (Important note: I tend to make awful decisions with my money.)

Collin Packer said...

This seems like a legitimate contest, Ben. I'm up for it. A kind of 1 Kings 18 duel. Be prepared to pay up (confess) on Monday.