With the once-proud Broncos a laughing stock, Drew Lock is the quarterback of a soccer team that only his mom could love. So if you’ve put an extra $ 3 billion under the mattress and always dreamed of owning an NFL franchise, give the bickering Bowling kids a call. Make an offer they can’t refuse.
On another sad day of the Broncos Country soap, Lock returned to practice wearing a lighter wallet and a mask over his mouth and nose to hide the embarrassment that he would be abandoning teammates for violating COVID-19- security protocols.
“It hurt my heart, it hurt my soul,” Lock said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Broncos to stop their stomachaches over the embarrassment of being led around New Orleans. So what if Denver had to take the field without anything resembling a professional quarterback? Tough cookies.
“We will not reschedule the games for that purpose,” Goodell said, determined to march through the pandemic, even if it means stepping on fallen Broncos and competitive integrity.
Not to be ruled out, as she tends to get annoyed when ignored, Beth Bowlen Wallace has issued a statement of displeasure with the current state of disrepair of this 4-7 team. The loudest of the Bickering Bowlens made a thinly veiled suggestion that a sale of the Broncos might be the best way to resolve an ugly family dispute.
“It was extremely painful to look at the past few seasons and we still see no other way to restore the franchise than through a transfer of ownership from the Denver Broncos,” Bowlen Wallace said in a holiday statement best done in a Grinch voice be read.
Sell the Broncos, currently valued by Forbes at $ 3.2 billion, and each of Pat Bowlen’s seven kids could buy private tropical islands.
Beats bickering, huh?
In a year of fear and heartbreak, the Broncos are doing their best to make 2020 absolutely miserable. In the 18 months since Mr. B’s death, Dove Valley HQ is getting stupid and dumber.
For example, on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, almost as offensive tackle Garett Bolles celebrated a $ 68 million contract extension in the parking lot, Lock and his backup quarterbacks were reeling from the news that they wouldn’t may do. play against the Saints, while General Manager John Elway was angrily hanging in the league’s office over the quick decision to punish the Broncos.
Yes, it is annoying.
But do you know what’s crazy? When the silence of coach Vic Fangio, Elway and team chairman Joe Ellis was deafening, it was left to Lock’s mother to vigorously defend her son’s character as a leader.
Since this is 2020, Laura Lock went full blast on Twitter.
“Using people to exemplify a situation is wrong,” mum Bear Lock growled, noting that her son was not the Denver QB who tested positive for COVID. “The NFL used one of them as an example – this is where the shame is.”
Don’t mess with Momma Bear.
Mothers will be mothers. That’s just a fact. They’re going to support their son, ”said the struggling young quarterback. Lock was fined by the team, which was a financial insult for the humiliation of being banished to his room without a Sunday dinner, while New Orleans defeated the Broncos 31-3.
‘My mother is ardent. There has never been a game where I played poorly and was no more afraid of her than my father. “
I have no real problem with Lock’s mother being a helicopter parent. The Broncos have much greater concerns.
All I want for Christmas is a new owner of this soccer team. And you?
Although Jeff Bezos is made of money, Seattle or Washington needs the Amazon Mughal more than Denver. Football is a game for young men, so maybe it’s time for 80-year-old Phil Anschutz to buy a team.
Yes, I dreamed aloud that Peyton Manning would become the face of an ownership group. Perhaps more realistically, Denver-born and self-made billionaire Robert F. Smith is a man with the financial resources and business acumen to make the bowling legacy proud.
Without Mr. B, here’s what the Broncos have become: Inept. Irrelevant. Inadequate.
I would like to see Brittany Bowlen have the opportunity to show the sports world what a smart young woman can do as the leader of an NFL franchise. But I can’t get a vote. And the last thing this franchise needs is to waste another year dragging it through the mud of a lawsuit scheduled for next summer.
Before the Broncos can address their myriad problems, they have to admit there is a problem.
The problem starts at the top, with the power vacuum left by the late, great owner’s empty seat.
At this point the Bickering Bowlens need to realize that the best way for the Broncos to regain their lost glory is for Mr. B’s seven children to come together and pronounce these words in unison: