Letters to the Editor

From the week of December 22, 2005

Fanning the Flames

Broncs cheer: On behalf of all Broncos fans not fortunate enough to live in Denver, shame on Adam Cayton-Holland for helping to destroy the magic and home-field advantage that used to resonate throughout the old Mile High (What's So Funny?, December 8). It's bad enough that he belittles fans who passionately support their team -- as if such passion is somehow low-class or sophomoric -- but then to take the time to write such a whiny, self-indulgent piece about it? That is what is truly shameful.

Next time, Adam, please do everyone a favor and stay home. Your TV has a handy feature that allows you to adjust the volume. I am sure that someone on the thirty-year waiting list for season tickets will be happy to occupy your seat, screaming fans and all.

Kelley Hauser
Washington, D.C.

Hit him again: Adam Cayton-Holland addresses the reason Mile High II hasn't offered the benefit of "home-field advantage" to our team. Fans (term used very lightly) like Adam are the real problem at Mile High. I've had to endure the likes of him on several occasions, and I'd prefer to deal with the fan who sat behind him. Too bad he didn't molest Adam's right ear as much as his left.

My suggestion for this Girlie Boy: Stay the hell at home and watch baseball. You are not cut out for a man's game!

Leo Castro

Real fans don't eat quiche: Meanwhile, the quiche goes flat from all this anger.

Adam Cayton-Holland's column sounds like the opposite complaint I had at both the Eagles and Jets game. This guy could be complaining about me. The woman behind me pushed me down and told me to sit down, because she "wasn't going to stand all game." I only had four beers. I have tickets to the playoffs (if there is one at home). I am going to drink a fifth of Wild Turkey and vomit on the b@tch, 'cuz we will sit in the same seats!

Watching a contact sport is a contact sport. Stay home and eat your roquefort and drink your Pinot.

Welcome to Broncos Country! Out here...there be monsters!

Curtis Delagerheim
Murray, Utah

Noise in the hood: Adam Cayton-Holland, what a dumbass you are! You go to a game and want to have everyone around you be quiet? It's called "home-field advantage" for a reason, you ass. If everyone was quiet, then the offense for the opposition could call all their plays freely without having to worry about the crowd noise.

It's also called "twelfth man" for a reason: They/we are part of the game. If you want to sit in peace and quiet, then get a club-level seat where no one has any clue as to what is going on on the field and they are there for the look-at-me factor. Or better yet, stay home so no one can interfere with your very limited knowledge of what it takes to be a true fan.

Ever since they tore down Mile High, Invesco hasn't been the same due to "fans" like you who would rather sit there and not make any noise. Well, this year the real fans are back, taking over. And look at what they are doing: undefeated at home for the first time in years.

Jason Trujillo

Mile High cry: Sure, the game wasn't perfect, but just maybe Adam Cayton-Holland might learn about the twelfth man at Mile High and quit being a whiny little bitch. For he is the problem with the crowd getting into the game; he likes to sit on his hands during a defensive stand and drink his little latte.

Hello! Football is about the fans, too, and some of them like to revive the twelfth man like the old Mile High used to have. It's cute how Adam uses a public forum to cry about his little adventure at Mile High instead of maybe learning what it means to be a football fan.

Check out OF1 in tailgate spot 31 and see what it used to be like to be a real football fan.

Derek Koelmel

Boys Will Be Goys

Slice of life: Regarding "Dr. Etiquette's Guide to New Year's Eve," by Patrick Osborn in the December 15 issue:

Since I am a member of one of those crazy religious sects (we like to call it the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church) that commemorates the circumcision of Christ on January 1, I thought that I could shed some light on the feast.

It is true as far as I know that Jesus was probably not born on December 25, and that that date was chosen to correspond with a traditional solstice feast. However, January 1 was not arbitrarily picked for the date of his circumcision. According to Jewish law, male children must be circumcised on the eighth day of their lives. If you count on your fingers, you will see that a boy born on December 25 would be circumcised on January 1.

Celebrating the circumcision eight days after the Nativity is important to Christians because it starts the pattern of Jesus following the Law, even as he enlightened us as to what the Law was really getting at: "Love God and love your neighbor." The name has been cleaned up a bit (in the Episcopal Church we call it Holy Name), but it is all the same idea.

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