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Mr. Kotter
10-24-2005, 11:16 AM
Whenever it comes up in conversation, I always mention that my SECOND favorite team is whoever is playing the Broncos. That answer gets a variety of often hilarious responses. But in recent years, I thought that my hatred for the orange and blue had faded somewhat....since Elway's departure.

That was until yesterday....:D

I tuned into the last quarter of the Giants and Donks yesterday: I cannot describe the unmitigated and utterly joyful glee I felt when Eli threw the TD to Toomer. It was absolute and complete happiness. It actually felt better than our victory over Miami...okay, well, almost. Is that sick, or what? :)

To derive such fabulous joy and giddiness from the misery of others would seem a bit, 'unnatural'---wouldn't you say?

I suspect a Chief's win over SD this weekend, coupled with an Eagle victory over the Donks would top it--but it's hard to imagine at this point. I hope I get the opportunity to find out.

:fire:

siberian khatru
10-24-2005, 11:17 AM
I jumped up and cheered just like if the Chiefs had won.

siberian khatru
10-24-2005, 11:18 AM
Then I realized that although the Broncos lost, they weren't "beaten." So my joy was instantly muted.

Saulbadguy
10-24-2005, 11:19 AM
Then I realized that although the Broncos lost, they weren't "beaten." So my joy was instantly muted.
ROFL

WilliamTheIrish
10-24-2005, 11:21 AM
Then I realized that although the Broncos lost, they weren't "beaten." So my joy was instantly muted.

B.R.U.T.A.L.

ROFL

Mr. Kotter
10-24-2005, 11:21 AM
I jumped up and cheered just like if the Chiefs had won.

When I came upstairs, my wife asked: "Didn't the Chief's beat Miami on Friday? What are you whooping about?" I said, "Because Eli is a 'playmaker' and Plummer isn't.....heh. The Donks just got beat in the last seconds." She just shook her head.

ROFL

jspchief
10-24-2005, 11:23 AM
I came home early from the bar yesterday and found my entire in-law family watching the Broncos on DTV. They are all broncos fans.

I quietly slinked down to my office in the basement, turned on the TV, and watched the choke job ensue. To resist temptation, I didn't come back upstairs until they had all left.

Rain Man
10-24-2005, 11:26 AM
In my Rainmancentric world, the Broncos are only working toward one goal: to stand between me and happiness. They exist for no other reason than to be a villain. Therefore, it's only natural to be thrilled when they lose.

Bowser
10-24-2005, 11:26 AM
I came home early from the bar yesterday and found my entire in-law family watching the Broncos on DTV. They are all broncos fans.

I quietly slinked down to my office in the basement, turned on the TV, and watched the choke job ensue. To resist temptation, I didn't come back upstairs until they had all left.

Bet you never knew you had that kind of self restraint, didya? :D

Elwaysux
10-24-2005, 11:27 AM
To add to my joy, I get all of the NY papers and get to revel in the Donk's misery. Plus I can still remember the Giants beating them in '98 when they came in 13-0. Nothing better than Shanaran spitting the bit.

htismaqe
10-24-2005, 11:30 AM
I jumped up and cheered just like if the Chiefs had won.

Me too.

StcChief
10-24-2005, 11:43 AM
Yep it was sweet to watch the last 7 minutes as the donxs 'got beat'.

Mr. Kotter
10-24-2005, 11:46 AM
I came home early from the bar yesterday and found my entire in-law family watching the Broncos on DTV. They are all broncos fans.

I quietly slinked down to my office in the basement, turned on the TV, and watched the choke job ensue. To resist temptation, I didn't come back upstairs until they had all left.

Eh, coward.

:p

Fire Me Boy!
10-24-2005, 11:46 AM
I jumped up and cheered just like if the Chiefs had won.
Yup.

gblowfish
10-24-2005, 11:50 AM
Schadenfreude? WTF??

Isn't that German porn where people poop on each other?
What's German for Corprophelia?

Oh... German for it's gaining pleasure from the misfortune of others?

OK...my bad.

(I say poop on the Donkos anyway)

acasas4
10-24-2005, 11:50 AM
In my Rainmancentric world, the Broncos are only working toward one goal: to stand between me and happiness. They exist for no other reason than to be a villain. Therefore, it's only natural to be thrilled when they lose.
I must admit, I as well was as giddy as a school girl when the donks lost the way they did.

Mr. Kotter
10-24-2005, 11:57 AM
I gottta say, my joy did subside once I realized the Donks had been robbed by the referees. ;)

Calcountry
10-24-2005, 11:59 AM
Then I realized that although the Broncos lost, they weren't "beaten." So my joy was instantly muted.Fug that, a loss is a loss, they all count the same in the standings.

Mr. Kotter
10-24-2005, 12:00 PM
Fug that, a loss is a loss, they all count the same in the standings.

The folks at the Orangemane would beg to differ: the refs clearly robbed them of the victory.

:rolleyes:

acasas4
10-24-2005, 12:02 PM
I tuned into the last quarter of the Giants and Donks yesterday: I cannot describe the unmitigated and utterly joyful glee I felt when Eli threw the TD to Toomer. It was absolute and complete happiness. It actually felt better than our victory over Miami...okay, well, almost. Is that sick, or what? :)

To derive such fabulous joy and giddiness from the misery of others would seem a bit, 'unnatural'---wouldn't you say?


No. It is not "sick" or "unnatural" when it comes to the donks losing. At least not in my world. :p

kcfanintitanhell
10-24-2005, 12:04 PM
Probably more entertaining for me than the actual touchdown itself was when they replayed in slow motion just Shanahan during the entire play-you could actually see him age 5 years in that short time span.

WilliamTheIrish
10-24-2005, 12:04 PM
Fug that, a loss is a loss, they all count the same in the standings.


Turn on the sarcasm meter bunny.

Cormac
10-24-2005, 12:14 PM
Then I realized that although the Broncos lost, they weren't "beaten." So my joy was instantly muted.

ROFL

Mr. Kotter
10-24-2005, 12:14 PM
Probably more entertaining for me than the actual touchdown itself was when they replayed in slow motion just Shanahan during the entire play-you could actually see him age 5 years in that short time span.

That was priceless. ROFL

Calcountry
10-24-2005, 12:18 PM
Fug that, a loss is a loss, they all count the same in the standings.as in, Joy and Tranquility will transpire in my heart regardless of the size of the victory, or whether or not said victory was directly the result of a blown call by an official.

Dammit guys. can't you read my mind?

BigMeatballDave
10-24-2005, 12:19 PM
Watching them choke it away was nearly as sweet as a Chiefs' win...

Skip Towne
10-24-2005, 12:33 PM
The folks at the Orangemane would beg to differ: the refs clearly robbed them of the victory.

:rolleyes:
In broad daylight too. I watched the whole game but never saw the crime take place.

siberian khatru
10-24-2005, 12:36 PM
Dammit guys. can't you read my mind?

http://www.chrisreevehomepage.com/images/superman/i-lncmovie2.jpg

bkkcoh
10-24-2005, 12:39 PM
The folks at the Orangemane would beg to differ: the refs clearly robbed them of the victory.

:rolleyes:


You should play well enough that 1 single play doesn't make a difference in the outcome of the game.......


They got fg's instead of td's, you can't do that against a quality opponent.

sedated
10-24-2005, 12:41 PM
That last giants TD pass was the 2nd best 5 seconds in my life.

My girlfriend knows the best 5 seconds.

DanT
10-24-2005, 12:45 PM
ROFL ROFL

Then I realized that although the Broncos lost, they weren't "beaten." So my joy was instantly muted.


ROFL ROFL

Bowser
10-24-2005, 12:45 PM
That last giants TD pass was the 2nd best 5 seconds in my life.

My girlfriend knows the best 5 seconds.

And unfortunately, now all of us do as well, Quickdraw.



:p

Mr. Kotter
10-24-2005, 02:17 PM
...They got fg's instead of td's, you can't do that against a quality opponent.

That's one of the big things I'm worried about this weekend in San Diego.

CoMoChief
10-24-2005, 02:40 PM
So far the way the division is shaping up (and yes I know its still kinda early but..) I think the only way we win the division is that we HAVE TO beat the Donks at Arrowhead, plain and simple. Denver is a pretty good team and as much as I hate to say it, they are gonna be in it come playoff time. San Diego I think has too hard of a schedule for Brees and Co. to make the playoffs this season. Granted they dont usually play well at Arrowhead and they have the mid-season fall out like they have in the past, Denver is still the team to beat in this division. Though I just want to win in San Diego this week. I will worry about Denver the week we play them.

Rausch
10-24-2005, 02:46 PM
Losing sucks.

Losing a game to an incredible douchebag like Manning III really suckS0r...

angel
10-24-2005, 02:52 PM
I was watching the Donkey's game yesterday alone, and I was yelling more than I yelled during Friday's game vs Miami. I scared my dog a few times.
It was one of the most exciting endings. I think I was more into it because of my extreme hatred of Denver as well. I had a big grin on my face the rest of the evening.
Interesting how many of us shared this experience...