Monday, July 27, 2009

Christmas at Dove Valley

Last week, the Detroit Tigers treated their fans to the annual “Christmas in July” ticket promotion but weren’t able to deliver a win, losing 2-1 to Seattle. While the gimmick probably helped ticket sales and definitely bolstered good will for the franchise, the best part of the promotion was the cleverly named “Santa Paws” mascot.

This story is distantly relevant to Broncos fans because, as rookies report to training camp this afternoon, it feels a little like Christmas in July for Bronco Country. Months have passed since the 2008 NFL season, and I’m categorically ready to learn what Pat Bowlen got us in the off season. Like 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wishing for the official Red Ryder air rifle, all I want this Christmas (in July) is a 3-0 start to the 2009 NFL season.

All ominous predictions aside, change in all things is sweet. Whether you’re a Broncos fan or not, this season has drama written all over it, and I’m supremely excited to see it all play out.

Check out this NFL Films profile on Brian Dawkins:

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