Big Day for The Broncos


Update: Congrats, Broncos. They beat the Patriots, 20 to 18. It's on to the Superbowl. I didn't even have to turn on my TV to know the game was over and they won -- I figured it out from the firecracker type sounds and yelling in the neighborhood that I could hear through my double-pane windows.

Go Broncos. It's almost kickoff time for the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.

Here's a thread to discuss today's football games and the superbowl.

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    it's Manning's year (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by NYShooter on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 05:11:51 PM EST
    Good for him; he deserves it.

    You're crazy... (none / 0) (#18)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 10:10:44 AM EST
    It was Von Miller and the New Orange Crush's Day...Manning tried his best to blow it, couldn't muster a measly first down to ice it at the end.  

    And it's Cam Newton and the Carolina Panther's year...I don't think Denver stands a chance in Super Bowl L.  


    Carolina opens a 4.5 point favorite (none / 0) (#20)
    by CoralGables on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 10:36:17 AM EST
    Me thinks... (none / 0) (#22)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 10:44:22 AM EST
    It'll be 7 by kickoff...everybody and their mother outside of Denver will load up on the Panthers -4.5.

    No, It's Going the Other Way (none / 0) (#33)
    by ScottW714 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 at 02:13:01 PM EST
    Sorry, Didn't Mean to Link... (none / 0) (#34)
    by ScottW714 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 at 02:13:37 PM EST
    ...the quote.

    Papa John? (none / 0) (#35)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 26, 2016 at 05:02:12 PM EST
    Color me surprised...sentimental money going in early?

    I still say it's gotta be 7 by kickoff...unless I watched different games Sunday.


    You're half right anyway (none / 0) (#29)
    by NYShooter on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 07:47:21 PM EST
    "Shooter's crazy?"

    Holy crap, kdog, everyone knows that. You couldn't even find a bookie who would take that bet.

    But, when you say, "I don't think Denver stands a chance in Super Bowl L," you may be forgetting that the Patriots were also the betting favorites in Denver's own home field.

    How did that turn out?

    But, you surprise me, my little floppy eared dog-buddy. When did you become a panting, run-with-the-crowd, puppy?

    (But, seriously, now)

    don't you think I know that Payton looked like warmed-over crap before, during, and especially, after that game? And, that Cam Newton/Panthers look, just, invincible? But, I also, know I've lost a ton of money in my life betting on sure-thing-can't lose-it's a lock!! contests.

    Like they say, "that's why they play the game."

    Oh, BTW, to prove your point, I was really, really crazy when I put a C-Note down on Joe Namath & the Jets in Super Bowl 3.

    How's that for being nuts?


    That's why I like you Shooter... (none / 0) (#32)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 26, 2016 at 01:21:32 PM EST
    I know you know you're crazy, just like I know you know I'm crazy...it's the crazies that don't know they're crazy that scare me;)

    And you do know my underdog m.o...but this year Manning (& Brady) fatigue trumps the love for the underdog.  Panthers in a romp, you heard it here first!


    Nice (none / 0) (#1)
    by FlJoe on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 02:20:58 PM EST
    start for the Broncos

    Yea Derrick Wolf ... good take-down (none / 0) (#2)
    by christinep on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 02:38:11 PM EST
    Go Broncos! (none / 0) (#3)
    by jbindc on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 03:36:30 PM EST
    Not just because I can't stand Tom Brady and the Patriots, but because I really like Payton Manning and this is most likely his last season.

    My goodness ... my Broncos (none / 0) (#4)
    by christinep on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 04:39:38 PM EST
    are still hanging on.  One more quarter of agony that obviously could turn on a dime.  (Excuse the angst from this end:  This nail-biting & yelling goes back to the late 60s when Dad had season tickets for us to watch that old man Tripucka.  Ah well, it never really changes....)

    Von Miller is giving Brady nightmares (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 04:41:32 PM EST
    and Jamie Collins is giving Manning nightmares..

    Somebody better block somebody.

    Gronkowski (none / 0) (#7)
    by jbindc on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 05:18:04 PM EST
    Needs to call a waaaahhhhmbulance.

    Always a bad idea to start (none / 0) (#8)
    by jondee on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 05:30:40 PM EST
    taunting before the game is over.

    Brady can join hom (none / 0) (#9)
    by jbindc on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 05:39:08 PM EST
    In the wahhhmbulance.

    Buh-bye Patriots.


    Woo hoo!!!! (none / 0) (#10)
    by Chuck0 on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 05:45:58 PM EST
    Broncos 20-18. Thank you Denver for keeping B & B (Brady and Belichek) out of the Superbowl.

    Broncos Defense (none / 0) (#11)
    by MKS on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 08:25:59 PM EST
    could help them beat Panthers in Super Bowl.

    Is it just Brady & Manning, or, (none / 0) (#13)
    by NYShooter on Sun Jan 24, 2016 at 10:37:13 PM EST
    do all super-successful individuals trigger this sort of irrational outburst from you?

    My Lord, Dadler, they're just athletes, you know?

    That comment (none / 0) (#27)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 05:26:13 PM EST
    by Dadler was deleted for name-calling. Dadler, you know better. Take that stuff elsewhere.

    So You Issue is With Pizza... (none / 0) (#14)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 09:20:31 AM EST
    ...and not yogurt ?

    They are all 'shills' for something, at least the ones that have game.

    I thought the problem was (none / 0) (#15)
    by CST on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 09:36:49 AM EST
    Papa John's itself which is a notoriously un-labor-friendly company.

    But I could be wrong (at least it's not Trump...)


    I Heart Tom Brady... (none / 0) (#16)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 09:43:25 AM EST
    ... just yesterday & today, not even sure why... I dislike the team that beat the Pack in the SB, and I really dislike the guy who dislodged some of Favre's records(Broncos & Manning).  

    Just remembered, I like when cheaters lose, and heart ones that throw inceptions to lose the game.

    They were where outplayed and it was nice to see the Pats suffer normal team issues, like missing an extra point, loads of penalties, and the robot throwing interceptions.

    Let's not forget, the Tom Brady cheating debacle will continue in the off season, so there is a good chance he will not be playing the first couple games in 2016 season.

    It was the only game worth watching and I don't think the Broncos can complete with the Panthers in two weeks.

    I felt bad for Gostowski (none / 0) (#17)
    by CST on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 09:51:29 AM EST
    He's been so clutch for so long, one of the great kickers.  You know he's taking it hard today.  Nevermind that the whole team struggled and put them in that position.

    Also, I think there's almost no chance Tom Brady will miss any games in the 2016 season unless it's due to an injury or something.


    He is Getting Suspended, I Say 2 Games (none / 0) (#21)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 10:40:31 AM EST
    It was put on hold for the season, the judge ruled the process was done incorrectly done, not that they can't punish him.  They will.

    Gostowski should be happy as hell he didn't miss in the last seconds like Walsh.  They both cost their teams the game, but Walsh got death threats and was crying on the TV.

    What did they say, 500 in a row, that is nuts.  Of all the extra points he could have missed along the way...


    Just happy when it was (none / 0) (#19)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 10:30:47 AM EST
    Finally over so we could get on with the premier of the new X-Files mini series.  Fortunately I was paying enough attention to set the DVR to record the show AFTER the X-Files or I would have missed the last half

    Go Broncos.  Now please.

    Ok, leaving now.

    Funny Quote (none / 0) (#23)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 10:46:10 AM EST
    Gillian Anderson:
    If X-Files fans aren't put off by our walking sticks, fantastic.

    She looks amazing (none / 0) (#26)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 04:35:23 PM EST
    Walker and all

    Enjoy the moment, Denver. (none / 0) (#24)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 12:34:32 PM EST
    Because the Carolina Panthers await and with that 17-1 record, they're looking scary good.

    I think Peyton is hurting way more (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by jondee on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 04:26:55 PM EST
    than people know.

    They showed a close up of him warming up on the sidelines, and he looked like he was wincing every time he threw the ball.


    I (none / 0) (#28)
    by FlJoe on Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 05:42:27 PM EST
    saw that also.

    I'm not a Brady fan (none / 0) (#30)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Jan 26, 2016 at 10:30:11 AM EST
    but why did Belichick take the ball away from Brady's hands in the OT of the Jets game and elect to go on defense? And why did he elect to run run run in the Miami game??

    Win either one of those games and the beat Denver in Boston.

    I don't (none / 0) (#31)
    by FlJoe on Tue Jan 26, 2016 at 10:40:50 AM EST
    know, but I am happy to know that the Dolphins played a small part in stopping the Pats superbowl run this year.