Last week, after listening to pundit after pundit say your Denver Broncos had virtually no chance of losing to the injury riddled, 0-5 New York Giants on October 15's Sunday Night Football, this longtime Men of Orange fan sensed disaster. For decades, after all, the Broncos have regularly sucked it up against inferior opponents they were supposed to pummel, especially in prime-time contests, for reasons of overconfidence, a lack of intensity, the assumption that phoning it in would be good enough under the circumstances, or a combination thereof. And damned if they didn't do just that, falling 23-10 to the pathetic G-men in a game whose outcome unleashed one of the angriest Twitter storms in recent memory, as demonstrated by the collection of tweets below.
Why? Let's start with quarterback Trevor Siemian, who continues to do stupid things under pressure, like throw hope-destroying pick-sixes at the worst possible moments. Next, there's the vaunted defense's inability to stop the Giants' running game even though anyone with a double-digit IQ knew Eli Manning and company would stick to the ground game following injuries to pretty much the entire New York receiving corps, including superstar Odell Beckham Jr. And don't forget field-goal kicker Brandon McManus, who seemingly lost the ability to make even routine boots the second he inked his name to an enormous new contract a few weeks back.
We could go on, but that would only compound the pain. Wound, meet salt.
Granted, a few football prognosticators warned that the Giants game wouldn't be a cakewalk — notably recent Westword interview subject Alfred Williams and Brandon Stokley, Big Al's colleague on The Fan. But the vast majority of supposed experts made the mistake of forgetting history. Today, they'll have a lot of ’splainin' to do.
As for Twitter-using fans, they're flat-out livid. As you'll see, each of the twenty tweets below has at least one F-words — and one boasts eight. Bombs away.
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I’m drunk a bd the broncos lost. Don’t listen to anything I say and don’t speak because Fuck you— Kyle (@MileHighKyle27) October 16, 2017
What. The. Actual. Fuck. Broncos.— Kristin Nichole (@kristinichole17) October 16, 2017
My phone is charged in time for me to say fuck that game and fuck the Broncos 2017 season because we have no chance— Kyle (@MileHighKyle27) October 16, 2017
When the DEN lose they FUCK up my entire week of TV cuz I mainly watch sports channels n anytime they bring up DEN I get sick so thanks diks— BRONCOS BUM™ (@CompetentNFLyst) October 16, 2017
EVEN THE FUCKING GIANTS BEAT THE BRONCOS FUCK— kayla (@kaybeavs) October 16, 2017
Broncos choked hard as fuck— Kam (@ErdmanReed) October 16, 2017
Broncos phone it in and lost, netflix is messing up and my white trash neighbor is drunk and wailing david alan coe songs..fuck tonight.— HurtemD (@ShamonTaylor30) October 16, 2017
Had to fucking work all day, have two tests tomorrow, get off just in time to see my Broncos got smacked by the fucking Giants. FUCK— Danny Phantom (@Dannytranny) October 16, 2017
Fuck the broncos they ain't going to the Super Bowl sorry as team— ALBEEEE (@AlbertCasas2) October 16, 2017
Man how the fuck the sorry ass Giants beat the Broncos I’m pissed I passed out early and missed the game— Uncle BandMan ManMan (@CHIEF_LoudPack) October 16, 2017
I’m still a broncos fan, fuck anyone talking shit— Eric (@ETorres93) October 16, 2017
I just need to know one thing... WHAT THE FUCK BRONCOS— Madison (@m_silverrr) October 16, 2017
Broncos lost, Rodgers out for the season. Fuck today— crème (@SKULLYmakesART) October 16, 2017
Yeah giants lose all their starting receivers and Fuckin dust the broncos yeah fucking right go fuck yourself giants— Gabe (@Gabethot) October 16, 2017
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It was over hours ago. Fuck you for making me care.— shake and bake (@iskifreely1) October 16, 2017
WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK @Broncos— #BroncosCountry(3-1) (@Kalbal_) October 16, 2017