It’s sure nice to win, but one thing we’ve learned here in Denver is that, no matter what, you need to stick together – good times and bad.
When it comes to supporting the home team, our office here takes the trophy. Many of us are diehard Broncos fans, just like a huge portion of our clients, vendors, and the people of Denver in general.
And we can (sometimes) live and die by their results!
They’re OUR team.
So you can understand how upsetting it was for us to lose to Seattle in the Superbowl.
I’m still a bit depressed about it.
But as disappointing as it was, now that the dust has settled a bit, I can reflect on how truly positive our season was – for our favorite team and for our team here in the office as well.
We’ve had a close relationship with the progress of the Broncos all season. On the Friday preceding every game day everyone in the office would dress in their jerseys – all of us united in orange. Our team here also set up several awesome events around the Broncos, making the most out of the widespread community support for them.
One of the coolest things we did was to have a fantasy football draft that we invited our clients and vendors to. We arranged to do the draft in the Broncos locker room at Mile High Stadium. Former Bronco running back, Reggie Rivers, emceed the event and all of the proceeds we collected for participation were donated to the 16 Ways Foundation, a group that helps at-risk-youth find a better path. Prizes like helmets and game balls were auctioned off and we even had some unique Payton Manning memorabilia. It was a fun way to help out a great local cause!
So while it was excruciating to lose the Superbowl, especially to Seattle, it’s nice to know that it wasn’t all about that one game and that there was a lot of VALUE and FUN had through our support and relationship with the Broncos over this last season.
Our philosophy here is that you just need to get up from the bad games, wipe the mud off your shirt, and huddle the team together to figure out the next game winning move. That’s an awesome team to be a part of.