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27 February 2009

Super Bowl Prediction: Broncos 42, Somebody 0

I gotta tell ya, this is a bittersweet day. For, as long as he's been an Eagle, Brian Dawkins has been the baddest-assed badass to come trawling onto that field like Orca and taking out every last guppy in his way. But today, allegedly, the Clemson alum prowled his way to the Rocky Mountains and signed with the Mighty Denver Broncos. (Yes!) (Or No! As someone close to the Birds management tells me that Dawk ain't flown the coop.) Now, it's bittersweet because, if true, days before the Giants playoff game, Dawkins signed a No. 20 jersey and had it sent over to me at Magee with direct orders to wear it so the squad would win. They did. And I will be forever grateful to Brian for that.
So, you'd think that I'd be upset that he -- along with Correll Buckhalter, he of the South Street weed -- (may have) left for Denver.
Well, no no no. Because I may be the lone Bronc-o-Birds hybrid fan in the whole damn land. (It's thanks to Elway.) And, let's be honest, with two rings to showoff, the Broncos (and QB Jay Cutler) afford Dawkins a better chance to retire with some championship jewelry. So, if he truly signed with the Broncos, the Birds fan in me wishes him a fond farewell loaded with much appreciation for the double-digits years of service he gave to this town that he loved so much. And the Broncos fan in me? Well, let's just say if you want on the bandwagon, you gotta convince me you're worthy.


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