In the past two weeks there has been more buzz about the NFL (during the off-season) than any of the other major sports organizations, including the NCAA March Madness.
In a span of three weeks football fans have seen NFL franchises receive negative and positive press. One franchise has been dragged through the mud regarding bounties and penalized accordingly, yet another franchise picked up the biggest free agent name in NFL history, while letting go of the biggest marketed name to the biggest marketing city in the country.
Today, it goes without saying, that with mixed emotion the Denver Broncos fans are some of the most anxious fans in the country. While the dust has yet to clear, most Bronco fans are excited at the acquisition of offensive coordinator/quarterback Peyton Manning while some of the loyal Tim Tebow fans are still reluctant to jump sides.
Truth is, there are two types of Bronco fans, just as you find in any major sports city. They are the die hard, in your face fanatics who eat, sleep, breathe sports and then there are the supportive alumni who are more in tune with the emotional side of things. Those are the fans who are the Tebow loyalists ó the fans who have a special place for Tebow. The truth is, players come and go in the NFL and thatís the nature of the beast.
So while we wait for pre-season August to roll around, itís important that we remember this: While Tebowís time in Denver was great, his departure was nothing personal. The Denver Broncos have always been a classy organization, utilizing the franchise tag on many greats but never letting a player get a bum deal on their way in or out of Denver.
In other sports: The Colorado Rockies are set to wrap up their Spring League season in Arizona to start off their regular season in the Mile High City on Opening Day, April 9 against San Francisco. Colorado will begin their season on the road in Houston from April 6-8.