Is Anything More Interesting Than a Broncos Story?

It was in the hours before I sat down to write my weekly column that this idea for a story started seeping into my brain. This would be my take for the week instead of writing about the Colorado Avalanche’s ten-game winning streak or the Denver Nuggets’ next All-Star (Jamal Murray or Nikola Jokic) or the possibility of a Colorado Rockies Hall of Famer. The pull was too great.

This magnetic energy occurred, even as my interest was more wrapped up in the Australian Open late at night or the NBA All-Star draft. I knew the most important story of our time in sports right now. It’s the events surrounding U.S. Gymnastics and the need for an independent investigation as called for by Aly Raisman. I still found myself drawn to write down the first lines:

“Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” That must be the opening question to Baker Mayfield at the most important football game of the year—the Senior Bowl. This is where directions (North and South) become roadmaps for building a football team. This is a game where the Denver media fever pitch over the scrimmage resembles the tons of Munchkins in Oz having just banished the witch that was the Broncos last season.

The Senior Bowl? Really? Why was I writing this?

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Originally posted on Mile High Sports

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