40 Days until 40: Day 13, 1987

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments


It’s the week of the Super Bowl, in late January, 1987. It’s also probably the height of my Denver Broncos fandom, just before the first of three losses, each more disheartening than the previous, over the next four Super Bowls.

I’m dressed head to toe in my blue and orange finery, but my attire, along with the playing cards, banners, pennants, newspapers, magazines, and other assorted paraphernalia lined up on the Ethan Allen television cabinet, would do the Broncos no good. Though they led at the half, they were destroyed in the second half and lost to the Giants 39-20. Not until 1998 would that demon be exorcized…

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