January 25, 2013; Ko Olina, HI, USA; AFC quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (18) takes the snap as AFC quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts (12) looks on during practice at AFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos Countdown: T-Minus One Week and Counting


 

Super Bowl Sunday is one week away, and then the 2012 NFL season can finally be put to bed once and for all; as well as, the painful end to the Broncos’ season.  Once the NFL crowns a champion, there will obviously be celebrations and many hours of analysis of what worked and what didn’t. Bronco fans can finally rest easily knowing that this season is officially over; the next time their team takes the field, it will be a new season filled with new hope.  

The January 12th loss to Baltimore still stings a bit, but the anger, frustration, and sadness has diminished as we have gotten further away from that cold, dark Saturday.  My hope is the pain will continue to evaporate for all Bronco fans as winter turns to spring, and spring to summer.  The teams, however, must not forget the pain from that loss and must use that uneasy feeling as extra motivation every time they strap on their helmets next season.

So, with one week to go, what do Bronco fans do to pass their time?  That all depends on the fan, I guess.  Since January 12th, I have not watched any NFL Network or ESPN, because I am not ready to relive the Baltimore season, which will forever include their upset win over the Broncos.  That boycott will obviously continue since Super Bowl week is here and the coverage will only increase.  Like most diehard Bronco fans, I am following the Broncos to see what is happening with the team early in their offseason.  As I begin to totally shift my focus to the draft and 2013 schedule release, I will probably tune in to the Pro Bowl to see if the Peyton Manning’s speech to the other players helped to increase the game’s competitiveness.  Despite the Pro Bowl meaning absolutely nothing, I hope the Bronco players that have been chosen to participate in this game represent their team, their fans, and their city in a positive way.

T-minus one week and counting until the 2012 season is complete, and the 2013 season is here.

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