Bronco fans may not remember Sunday, January 8th 2012, but they will remember THE play – Tim Tebow connecting with Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime for an 80-yard touchdown pass and a 29-23 victory in the 2011-12 AFC Wild Card round. Believe it or not, that game was approximately eight months ago and the last time the Broncos played in Denver. The Broncos return to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium tonight to face the Seattle Seahawks in pre-season game number two of the 2012 season.
Obviously, tonight’s game has much less riding on it than a playoff game, but it is an important step for the team, as the regular season is less than a month away.
Many players have said over and over that during training camp one of the goals is to improve each day. Tonight’s game will serve as another litmus test against another club to determine if the team is actually improving. It is not important if the team wins or loses a pre-season game; it is very important, however, that the team stays healthy – the biggest key of tonight’s game, or any pre-season game for that matter. Outside of that, the coaches obviously will use this opportunity to evaluate the players to see how they perform in game situations.
Even though this is a preseason game – it is exciting to know that tonight Mile High will be doing what it was intended to do – host the Denver Broncos! I have no doubt that Broncos Country will be out in full force supporting their team – not only during the game, but in the parking lots prior to the game, as well as the many sports bars in Denver and around Colorado. It’s pre-season, but I am sure fans will be in mid-season form as they prepare to watch the Broncos battle the Seahawks. Unfortunately, where I live the game is not being televised but, like any diehard fan, I have taken counter measures to ensure I will get to see the game live – thanks to NFL Preseason Live, I will be watching the game tonight. I won’t physically be at the stadium, but I will be there in spirit!
Tomorrow, I will post a brief article on my thoughts about the game. Wins and losses may not matter in pre-season; but as a fan, it always feels better when your team wins whenever they take the field.
Good luck Broncos against the Seahawks! Bronco fans, enjoy the game!