So I have written recently about my official NFL licensed #18 Peyton Manning Bronco jersey. Remember? All season, I would wear it, like many other fans with Bronco jerseys, on game days, and maybe even on the Friday before a Sunday game. In the playoffs, it became time to step it up.
Last week, in preparation for the AFC Championship last Sunday, I started wearing my jersey on Thursday and continued on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then, in celebration, it was appropriate to wear it on Monday. Similarly, Tuesday and thereafter, I felt it my duty to keep up the team spirit by wearing my jersey each and every day. I have followed that course of duty each and every day. That statement is not fully descriptive. I meant day and night, for luck is a fickle thing and night loyalty might be even more important than day loyalty.
With the Super Bowl approaching, and only one more week before the game, it has seemed important to me to stay the course. I imagine that there is a Seahawk fan out there, wearing a Seahawk jersey relentlessly. It is between him and me. Which of us is the stronger of spirit?
My wife, Miss Sugar, is, as I have often observed, just a girl. She does not understand manly things. She sees no harm in washing my lucky jersey. That is just what my Seahawk counterpart is waiting for. And I am waiting for his wife to wash his jersey. That is when I will have him. At that moment, the Bronco Super Bowl victory will be sealed and they will have little old me to thank for it. Coach, I can beat this guy!
Oh, sure, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CBS Sports and all the commentators won’t give me credit, but I won’t mind. I don’t need credit for the victory. I just want to do my part for the team.
It is only crazy if it does not work.