This post was written 1/22/2013
I’ve always loved watching sports. I grew up in a family that regularly watched college basketball, major league baseball, and golf on TV. As I grew into my own sports tastes, I also came to love college basketball and cycling. Really, I’ll watch pretty much anything but soccer and other pro sports.
When I decided to move to Denver, I knew that I would need to become a fan of local sports. Denver has one of each of the big 4 professional teams: the Nuggets, Broncos, Avalanche, and Rockies.
I’m already a minor fan of the Rockies ever since I saw them play when I was in middle school. While I’ll always be a Royals fan at heart (and Cards, 2nd), I can definitely root for the Rockies as long as they aren’t playing one of my other teams.
Being a Nuggets or Avalanche fan just isn’t realistic, as I don’t like watching pro basketball and haven’t (yet) gotten into hockey.
But the Broncos? Yeah, maybe I can do that. I never have watched NFL football, but when I catch it, I can watch it just as easily as I can college football.
Ever since the playoffs of 2011, I have been trying to catch the Broncos when I can. Thankfully, they have had quarterbacks I have been familiar with so I had something to latch on to. I’ve always kinda liked Peyton Manning, so that’s been reasonable to root for him.
This will sound incredibly superficial, but the hardest thing for me in trying to cultivate a Bronco fan within me is their team colors.
You see, they have *gulp* orange in their uniforms. I can kinda trick myself into thinking it’s red or something when they’re wearing their blue jerseys, but it’s impossible to forget when they’re wearing their orange uniforms.
I’m going to try to get past the superficial. Still, I doubt you’ll ever catch me wearing an orange Broncos jersey.