It has been real interesting reading the many comments to my blog posting of January 6, in which I said that the Broncos’ very success over many years is one of the reasons for frustration.
Lots of fans have written in with their comments, which is great and much appreciated.
I have a couple of thoughts regarding those who establish what they want us to believe is expert opinion.
Those opinions are largely established after the fact, not before the fact.
People know all the things that are wrong, went wrong, and will undoubtedly (in their minds) will go wrong again—but all of that is the product of what has gone before, and does not necessarily predict what will happen next.
One of the writers wrote about how the Broncos were perceived as a team in decline just after the 1995 season, when Denver had gone 8-8. Then, the Broncos went on to win 46 games in three years — the most in pro football history at that time — including back-to- back world championships.
Everyone then formed different opinions, and pronounced themselves right again.
One of the great statements I have ever heard, whether applied to the media or to any fan, is:
“I am always right. It is always now, and I am always me, so I must be right.”
We’re all guilty of 20-20 hindsight, but organizations have to live with what their records say they are, and then are forced by time and the schedule to move forward into the new year, and the new year is always just that.
It is a new year that does not correlate to the old year except in that it follows chronologically.
You can only bask in yesterday’s triumph or sulk over yesterday’s loss for so long.
Yesterday is in the history books. The future is today and tomorrow.