Rhymes with Orange and Blue: Super Bowl Bound Déjà Vu!
By Shawn Blondo
March 20 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen (left) and quarterback Peyton Manning (center) and executive vice president of football operations John Elway during a press conference at Broncos headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
If you ask any Bronco fan to name,
What the two most heartbreaking losses were.
They’d say this past years Raven game,
And the ’96 Jagsfor sure.
We all know what happened after.
Two years and two Lombardies.
Well in this new Bronco chapter,
There’ll be two more Super Bowl parties.
The ’96 and 2012 seasons,
Feel a lot like déjà vu.
There are plenty of interesting reasons.
In the coming stanzas, I’ll share a few!
In both years our Denver Broncos,
Were top four in O and D.
Also, as the story goes,
Both teams were 13-3.
In the years that had preceded,
Neither team was all that great.
In fact they barely succeeded.
Both teams finished 8-8.
Last season they had a second year coach.
John Fox was their head man.
In ’96 they had a similar approach.
Second year coach Shanahan.
Both QB’s were 36,
And nearing the end of their careers.
Both teams had some things to fix,
To make the most of their next two years.
In ’97 they added Neil Smith,
And John Mobley was officially a beast.
This year there’s new toys to play with,
And the Von Miller quarterback feast.
I know what some of you are saying.
There’s no MVP runner like Terrell.
But with the emphasis now on passing,
I’m sure Montee Ball will do quite well.
So, if you believe then you just might,
Stock up on your favorite champagne.
Book your February New York flight,
And get ready for a Super campaign!
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