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Old 10-22-2009, 06:46 AM   #268
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The previous 4 times the Denver Broncos went 6-0...... They went to the Super Bowl

Mile High Mania.... are you on the bandwagon yet????????
It depends which bandwagon you're asking about...

I've never distanced or renounced my rights as a diehard Broncos fan for the last 24 years.

Am I on the 'Superbowl or Bust' bandwagon? No.

Unlike you, I vividly recall the games and teams of the 80s... I'm very familiar with history. To a degree, I'm jaded a bit and have learned over the years to temper my enthusiasm. It's something that comes with time. I've been through several coaches, several winning streaks, etc...

A few years ago, it was said that Denver had gone to the Superbowl every 10 years... 77, 87, 97... well, not so much in 07. Trends are nice, but they don't always come out how you like them.

Obviously, I've raised my expectations for the season... they're on the verge now of competing for playoff positioning, which is odd and rare after just 6 games.

Winning @ SD and @ Oak are huge... having a 3.5 game lead is stunning.

Remaining games vs Redskins, KC twice, with home games vs OAK and SD... that's 10-11 wins, in a season where I set my expectations much lower due to all the change.

Now, don't take this the wrong way... you're having some fun with the thread and saying "look at how right I was". And, that's fine... but, if you do that every season, despite the circumstances then it doesn't mean much for me. It doesn't take much to claim greatness for your team every year... look at GoChiefs.

There are fans of every team, every season that claim they're going to the SB... I'm sure you could find 3-4 Lions fans that said that about 7 weeks ago.

So, I'll end it by being clear... I've never put the predominantly orange and blue face paint in the drawer. I've just learned to be more rational about my expectations and increase them as time goes along through the season. They're playing great right now, but they have some teams (Steelers, Colts, Ravens, Giants, Eagles) that are going to punch them in the mouth and I'm interested to see them respond. They have 4 divisional games remaining and even though they may not appear tough - they're certainly not 'gimme wins'.

Enjoy.
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