Those who only see Denver through orange-tinted glasses are missing out

Shelby Harris, meet Greg Holland. As happy Denver Broncos fans filed out of Sports Authority Field at Mile High around me on Monday Night, the alert came in on my phone. “Rockies win again,” I yelled. The announcement was met with cheers from the crowd. Two important games ended in tandem to sighs of relief.

Yes, the Broncos were able to hold off the Chargers on Monday night, a feat that seemed both inevitable and impossible at different moments during the season opener. Still, the bigger story this week was the Rockies’ six-game winning streak during a crucial road trip.

The Rockies were Colorado’s summer darlings before Broncos training camp started. Quickly, the Broncos were kings of Denver again. After the Rockies’ seven years of ineptitude, it was hard for Denver to root for two teams.

The Broncos’ preseason coincided with a Rockies depression. August became the Rockies first losing month of the season. Attendance dipped and the Rockies played desperately, trying to keep the fans on their bandwagon. They could not.

Originally posted on Mile High Sports

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