This past weekend I headed down to Miami for a little vacation. It was QUITE the adventure, but I'll get to that in my next couple posts. I figured I would start with the main reason that I went down there, to see my Denver Broncos play the miami dolphins. Most of you probably wont find this interesting but... Years ago my friend Jeff and I said that the next time that our teams play each other (he is a huge dolphins fan) we would go to the game. It just so happened that it was this year in Miami. We made plans months ago and the time finally came!
It also happened to be the game that Tim Tebow (probably the most controversial quarterback in the NFL right now) started for the first time this season. I couldn't stand him in college for some reason. Don't ask me why, I have no idea, I just didn't. So when Josh McDaniel (the man who singlehandedly set our team back 5 years by trading away all of our talent for nothing. In my opinion, the devil to the Broncos organization.) traded up in the draft to draft Tim Tebow in the first round last year, I found myself forced to begin liking him. I've been coming around and the LAST 5 minutes of Sundays game definitely helped. However, during warmups Tebow did not look good at all. Kyle Orton look MUCH better. Tebow played like crap in the first 3 3/4 of the game but definitely stepped it up when it counted. The game went from being one of the worst games I have ever seen to probably one of the best, most exciting games I have ever seen. And to top it off, WE WON!!! As Aunt Laurie said, it is safe to say that my curse is over!!
The game was SOOOO hot. I was completely soaked with sweat by the end of the first quarter and got extremely sun burnt, but , it was worth it! There was a dolphins fan that sat next to me who kept chanting "suck for luck" because he wants the dolphins to just tank the rest of their season so they can draft Andrew Luck in the draft. He was a nice guy, we talked through the whole game and he was giving me high fives during our comeback. It was pretty funny. The rest of the stadium chanted "Tebow Sucks" several times throughout the game, which was interesting since they erupted in cheers for him when he went onto the field for the first time (florida is Tebow land since he played college ball at florida university). Probably half the jerseys worn in the stadium were Tebow jerseys. Half way through the fourth quarter probably half the stadium started leaving and then when Tebow started bringing us back the crowd, that was left, started chanting "Tebow, Tebow, Tebow!!" Hypocrites! Kelly quoted Tebow in one of her posts so I thought I would share one that I liked as I was reading a recap of the game. "You can't lose confidence in yourself, or you've lost already."
Pregame. Our kickers. Prater, who is the place kicker killed me this week in fantasy football when he missed his first 2 attempts during the game.
Tebow Warming up
Orton warming up
Dolphins cheerleaders. I know how much mom likes cheerleaders so I thought SHE might enjoy the pictures of the cheerleaders =]
Von Miller. Our first round draft pick from this year. A GREAT addition to the team. Perhaps the defensive rookie of the year!!
Champ! Future hall of famer and the jersey that I have and wore to the game
'Jan Levinson' from 'The Office' sang then national anthem. I thought you office fans might appreciate these!
Dumervil, one of my favorite players!
Tebows first huddle.
Orton (who I like) and Brady Quinn (who was one of the disasters from josh mcdaniels. He traded Peyton Hillis who is now one of the NFL's best running backs to get Quinn who is a third string QB)
Jeff and Me after the game!