As a side note here Brian, what was the reaction of the Bronco's fans to you wearing Packers gear 17 seconds into overtime?
It was kind of a non-point, Kyle. Most of the Broncos fans headed for the hills immediately after the game, leaving me and several thousand other Packers fans there to celebrate. It was eerie to see so many Cheeseheads in a stadium supposedly renowned for supporting its home team. I wasn't impressed by the Denver faithful. Brian, I posted in the football thread, and figured I'd save the best for when you showed back up. I see the benefit of hindsight has given you the confidence you lacked (as the hour drew near) in your "Hall of Fame" quarterback.
Oh Rick ...
Still talking smack? With what, exactly? Jason Elam's having a hell of a season, that's for sure.
I never lacked confidence in Brett Favre or the Packers. I just didn't feel I had anything to prove by betting on the game. There was nothing to gain by winning a bet with you. I've got two dogs here at home and I never feel like kicking them, either.
"Hall of Fame" in quotation marks? Really? Name another NFL quarterback who has accounted for 438 touchdowns (425 passing - 125 more than your team's "best" could muster) or 153 victories. Let me know what you find.
21 for 27 (only six idiotic "IN-COM-PLETE!" chants - very nice), 331 yards, 2 TDs (on two perfect passes that covered 100 yards in the air between them) - yeah, that Favre guy is terrible. You've got me whipped.
I was sitting between a couple of Denver fans at the game who approached your level of self-superiority (read: blatant disregard for anything even resembling fact) when it comes to the Broncos. They were nowhere to be found when the game ended.
Mark Frei noticed this, too:
"On Monday night, many green-and-gold-clad Cheeseheads stayed in the stands at Invesco Field as long as the ushers allowed, toasting and loudly extolling the virtues of the Packers' victory over the Broncos on "Monday Night Football."
In my long residence in Colorado, I've never seen a Denver stadium so dotted with fans of the visiting team as I saw on Monday night. It wasn't quite Lambeau Field South, but I only know this because I couldn't go to Brett Favre's Steakhouse or down to the Green Bay waterfront after the game for a nightcap.
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend for a diehard Red Sox/Packers fan to be in Denver.