Here are some photos from the first half.
Here are some photos from the first half.
Well we are putting the wraps on day one of the combine, but before we completely shut it down, here are some photos we took during the media session.
Now, you all know that I’m a pretty good football player. I’d like to think I’m a good athlete in general. That’s why I didn’t think twice when asked to strap on the pads and play goalie last Saturday night at the Mammoth Mascot Game. I’m used to pads, but being a Lacrosse Goalie is borderline ridiculous. After making sure my lower half was taken care of, the next thing I wanted to protect is my face. I mean, when you got a face like mine, it’s worth taking care of. Unfortunately, they don’t make masks for horses, so I had to make my own. I was torn between a “Jason” like hockey mask, or the cage. As it turns out, that plastic is pretty hard to get ahold of, so I went with the wire cage. After getting my bearing in the crease, I did a pretty solid job of defending my territory. I blocked a couple of good shots, and even denied Rocky on a breakaway. (you can see the aftermath in the pictures below) In the end, my team won! I did get called out by Wooly at the end, so we had a little Sumo match, that ended with me giving him a good whack in the shins with my goalie stick. What!? He started it! Check out the pics.
Wooly in goal
What you need to give your favorite someone is something they’ll remember forever. Picture this: You’re in your cube at work, bored out of your skull, and staring at all the flowers and candy that all the other significant others have sent to your coworkers. You’re drowning in a see of mediocrity and sameness. Just then, Miles busts through the door, climbs over the cubicle walls and makes his way towards your desk. There’s music, a shower of Broncos swag, some dancing, a quick flash, and the last thing you see is Miles heading out the door, hi-fiving your boss. Everyone is hovering around your cubicle talking about how awesome that was, and singing the praises of whoever it was that LOVES you enough to do that for you for Valentine’s day. Instant Memory. Years later you recount the story after someone asks you what’s the coolest gift you ever got. Their answer…an oversized bear and a box of chocolates….
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We fought hard, and gave our all, but in the end it wasn’t enough. The kids from the Boys and Girls Club were a worthy opponent, and we were up to the challenge. I believe if we had more time, we would be victorious.
It was nice to hear people cheer for Dinger. I don’t think Dinger gets enough love. The whole state LOVES Rocky, and for good reason, and I don’t think I’ve ever been in another venue and not get love from the fans, but Dinger usually is greeted with crickets, or even sometimes some boos. But Sunday when he was announced, the stands exploded. Finally! Of course all of us here are wishing the Rockies and Dinger good luck.
Now, the game. I don’t think people realize how slippery these little kids can be. Twice I had the ball carrier all but wrapped up and just like that, he’s gone. I don’t know if they grease ‘em down or what, but there is a clear advantage to being small. They can change direction so quick and are hard to grab onto. But on our end, there’s an advantage to being big. First of all, it takes about half a dozen of them to bring us down. Second, they are short and easy to hurdle.
Holy Cow! Broomfield really IS Broncos Country. We had another Flag Stop in Broomfield on Wednesday night and WOW! It was easily the most attended stop so far. Most guesses put attendance at about 3,000. We had the usual cheerleaders, Super Bowl trophies, Billy Thompson, and of course, yours truly.
Me trying to get some love from some skeptical young fans
Yes…kind of. This time it was to Cheyenne Wells, CO, which is just down the road (I-70) a little bit (about 3 hours east). Over the next couple of weeks we are heading to the four corners of Broncos Country to officially “plant the flag.” We’ve selected a few places that really embody and represent Broncos Country and are celebrating with the citizens. We bring with us the Super Bowl Trophies, Alumni, Cheerleaders, and of course…ME!
We leave them with their own Broncos Country flag that they will fly proudly on game day. We also have the people sign a flag that we bring back with us and display here at the stadium. Our first stop was a great one! Cheyenne Wells has about 1,200 people in it, and I swear that most of them came out to greet us. They even let the schools out of their first day to come show their Broncos pride. We met a ton of great people including the Mayor of Cheyenne Wells, Monte Baker.
Like I said, we went up to Cheyenne Frontier Days on Saturday and I had a blast. What a great event. The Broncos fans up there don’t get to see us as much as some of you so they were totally psyched.
We did a signing, then hung out in the VIP tent (that’s how I roll!) then I messed around with the crowd at the rodeo and did a little slapstick with rodeo clowns. This, of course, was after we made our Grand Entrance. It was a little toasty, but the misters and a little help from fans kept me from foaming up too much. All in all it was a great day.
Thanks to all the people from Cheyenne Frontier Days. They really took care of us. And thanks to all the fans that showed up, Cheyenne is DEFINITELY Broncos Country!