Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has been suffering from Alzheimer’s, but some special news maybe even more tear-jerking for Broncos fans.
After the 2013 NFL Season, Pat Bowlen could no longer be in charge of the Denver Broncos due to his battle with Alzheimer’s. It was something that was difficult for Broncos fans to adjust to.
However, a new development may have Broncos fans, players, coaches, and anyone who has ever worked for the team a new reason to shed a tear.
Les Shapiro of the Mile High Sports Radio had this to say when he talked to a Broncos executive yesterday.
Broncos exec told me today, Pat Bowlen still does have lucid moments and he IS aware the Broncos won the Super Bowl. Nice to hear. #broncos
— Les Shapiro (@LesShapiro) February 10, 2016
The fact that Mr. Bowlen is aware that his team has won the Super Bowl is something to be cheerful about. It was difficult for me as a fan to hear that he was losing his memories of the back-to-back Super Bowl Championships. But hopefully this will give him a memory to store for a long time to come.
At the end of Super Bowl 50, John Elway made a statement when Jim Nantz talked to him on how special this Super Bowl championship is. When he exclaimed that, “This One’s For Pat!” it made me shout in excitement. Now the question is does Mr. Bowlen know about that moment.
Elway mentioned that he thought Mr. Bowlen did not want him to exclaim those four words during the Super Bowl. But it was for a good reason. This man has done a great job in bringing this team to the point that it is at today, an NFL Championship.
I am pretty sure that Elway and Mr. Bowlen are going to have an interesting conversation in the next few days if they get the chance to meet. It will be a great story to share as they recap the season.
No matter how you shape it, we must thank Mr. Les Shapiro for bringing Broncos fans such great news to us. It is great to know that Mr. Bowlen was aware of the new championship from the team that he helped shape.
Let’s be honest, with the way this year has gone, I know that I am happy to see the Broncos win a championship at this stage.