Today is the 25th anniversary of The Drive
Jan 11, 2012 1:33 PM
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After watching that video, all I could think was, "No wonder the 46 defense absolutely destroyed teams back in the 80s." Seriously, every single play that Denver ran was super slow to develop and all the runs involved pulling linemen which get eaten up with that type of formation. The offense was so basic compared to what is run today.
Posted by John Hilton on 2012-01-11 22:54:02
Hey now, I'm not one of those guys who thinks Tebow's seriously being persecuted. I'm being a bit sarcastic here. Just a bit of satire.
Posted by Hercules_Rockefeller on 2012-01-11 17:59:42
Something on your mind, dear?
Ah yes, the mind of the persecuted Tebowite. What a rough life it must be for you.
Posted by Sam on 2012-01-11 17:01:50
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! this Cracked me up!
Posted by AlexCrean on 2012-01-11 16:39:52
That 91 game was easily the greatest sporting event I ever attended. A couple Avs playoff games were close...but that was absolutely electric. I think SAF must have been close on Sunday, but everything special about old Mile High was on display that glorious day. It is one of my fondest memories.
Posted by drewthorn on 2012-01-11 16:11:49
Meh. Elway got lucky; the Cleveland D played the worst drive of their collective lives that day. He missed Vance Johnson by a mile on that throw on first and 10 from the Cleveland 40, he's never going to be a successful QB in the NFL making throws like that. And he'll never last taking hits like he did on 2nd and 7 from the Denver 15 and 2nd and 10 on the Cleveland 40. The Broncos need to trade all their draft picks to Tampa Bay and pick up Vinny Testeverde in the draft. He's a can't-miss QB prospect!
Posted by Hercules_Rockefeller on 2012-01-11 16:06:25
Drew, the reason I'm not a computer genius today is because I'd work on my assignments in McIntyre Hall, and then had to walk, what, 3/4 of a mile to the lab, at - 5 F to get a printout, only to learn I had programmed gibberish. The deck was stacked against me. I thought it smelled like a bus station, but that was just the cold working on my lungs.
Posted by oorange_blood on 2012-01-11 15:49:26
One of my fondest memories of watching football with my dad as a boy*! Although I was super-pissed at him when he said "well it's over now" when the ball was downed at the 1 1/2 yard line. IIRC I threw a minor temper tantrum during the commerical break but all was soon forgiven as they moved the ball down the field.
Second only to the playoff game against the Oilers in 1991, which my dad took me to for my birthday that year.
Posted by Hercules_Rockefeller on 2012-01-11 15:11:43
"Rub!" not "Pick". I laughed a little at that.
Posted by nightshifte on 2012-01-11 14:55:40
I wasn't there in '84, but I know you don't know how harsh mother nature can be if you've never experienced a Laramie winter. The thing that sticks out from my dorm days was the wind tunnel between Washakie and I'm thinking Orr Hall. Those couple of seconds made a guy think twice about going to class on a bad winter day.
Posted by drewthorn on 2012-01-11 14:48:34
I can't help but thinking:
- How small the players (esp linemen) look vs. today
- how BIG the shoulder pads were
- How lucky we are to have HD!
I was 9 years old and vividly remember watching the game but I think what solidified my Bronco "fandom" wasn't this game. I rooted for them to come back and win, but I then was excited to watch them win the Super Bowl and subsequently got my 9 year old heart torn our and stomped on by Phil Simms and the Giants. I think that was the final piece of the puzzle.
Posted by Ralph_W on 2012-01-11 14:41:48
I was five...and all I remember was my mom and dad freakng the f*ck out.
Posted by Ryan on 2012-01-11 14:21:09
I salute that day.
Watched it at home in Applewood with my dad. He was trying to prep me for the probable loss. I wasn't having it (I was 9). I got to go to the Super Bowl if they made it. What an awesome month of my life.
Posted by Super7 on 2012-01-11 14:14:43
I was 8th floor Mac in '84. Crossing the ice on the way to Prexy's was dangerous that year.
Posted by oorange_blood on 2012-01-11 14:07:33
Dang. I watched that on the fourth floor, McIntyre Hall, Laramie, Wy, on o 2" portable transistor TV, and still remember it like yesterday...and it's hard to swallow how old I'm getting.
Posted by drewthorn on 2012-01-11 13:57:04
I had a ski race in Vermont that day, which was cancelled because of too much snow. So they refunded the $35 entrance fee. Suddenly it was a day of bliss because I could afford the snacks to enjoy the game properly. What a delirious outcome. This team has long had magic in it. Sorry to be so short on analysis here, but there is no question in my mind that Tebow and his ways represent an extension of that beautiful phenomenon.
Posted by oorange_blood on 2012-01-11 13:56:39