The greatest football player who ever lived.... scratch that.
The greatest athlete in the history of mankind..... scratch that one too.
The greatest collection of DNA that the human race has ever produced, is once again a champion. That fits.
Ol' #7 has done it again. John Elway wins yet another championship. Was there ever any doubt?
That's right, yesterday Elway took on a formidable cast of foes (a list including retired Steelers coach Bill Cowher, video game entrepreneur / skateboarder Tony Hawk, singer Jewel, a rodeo guy, and a wrestler) and took them all down, winning by over 3 seconds. Elway averaged 149 mph during the race, didn't hit anything on the track, or any other cars, and he didn't stall the car once. These all seemed to be issues for the other drivers, but not for Elway who handled that car like he handled many a Broncos last minute drive, in total control.
I think Kenny Mayne summed it up best when he said:
"Millions of years from now, when the sun no longer exists and cars can fly, the poets will write, 'John Elway is the greatest celebrity car driver ever.' He is the champion. Congratulations."
Well said Mr. Mayne.
As if we needed anymore proof that John Elway is the greatest human ever, now we can add "Celebrity Car Racing Champ" to his list of feats.
-- This brings me to my next Elway related issue today. A reader of ours named Matt Allinson sent in an email that needs to be posted, as it is one of the greatest ideas I've ever heard. Here's what Matt said:
And a good day to you. I come to you because I have no one else to turn to (that I know of). I'll make it brief, because I know you are busy men with deadlines to meet and snacks to eat. July 7th (aka 07-07-07) is sneaking up on us quickly and beyond being one of the most popular days of all time to get married, the date also seems to lend itself, rather seamlessly, to a tribute to our beloved John Albert Elway. He was the number seven to beat all number sevens - at least in this fellow's opinion. I'm not suggesting an organized rally or fawning columns in the paper or Reggie Rivers fucking up an interview with him; I'm merely asking the Denver Metropolitan area, the Rocky Mountain Region and the Nation as a whole to take a moment and appreciate what the man with the golden arm and the imposing teeth did for football. If you have a jersey, throw it on (and I may pay a pretty penny to see someone wearing one at a wedding). If you have a copy of Super Bowl XXXII or XXXIII, insert it into the VCR (DVD player?) and enjoy. If you live in Denver, go to his restaurant. If nothing else, Google him. There's really no better day to honor The Comeback Kid and anytime you can remind people to do so leading up to the 7th would be great. If not, I understand. But not really.
I'll be contacting the mayor's office to see if we can't get the day renamed in His honor, even though we've probably had about a dozen John Elway days by now.
First off Matt, I'm glad that we are someone that you feel you can turn to in a time of need such as this. If we Homers can't help each other out, than what good is this crazy world we live in?
Second, this is an incredible idea that needs to happen. Rest assured we will do our part to have 07/07/07 officially recognized as John Elway Day, a nationally recognized holiday where we will all have the day off work, we will all wear our Elway jerseys and other paraphernalia, and we will all gather in Washington Park and re-enact The Drive, The Dive, and various other great moments in Elway's unmatched career. We'll sing the "I Love Elway" Song. We'll probably be very drunk.
To all of our other readers, it's time join in the revolution. Make 07/07/07 John Elway day, call in sick to work, call your congressman, email AM950, the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Mayor Hickenlooper, Governor Ritter, Sammy Winder, anyone you can think of. Send this link on to all of your friends and let's get some momentum going for this thing. Matt has planted the seed, now it is up to us to make this baby grow! Thank you for your vision Matt!
Also, any bar / club owners that may read our blog, if you create some sort of celebration for Elway Day, count me in.
In other sports news:
- The Bandwagon loses some weight as the Rox get swept by the Blue Jays. I hope I didn't jinx them with that whole "best team in the AL East" thing last week. Although, at the time it was true. It's a tricky thing, playing in Canada. I mean, I still haven't worked out the exchange rate exactly, but I think that once you do the math that we actually won the first two games. So technically I was right.
We've got Jeff Francis going against the Cubs today, so hopefully this little losing streak will end before it gets out of hand.
- Attention Nuggets fans, with no picks in Thursday's NBA draft, make sure you head out and purchase one of these draft day Nuggets hats! No one else will be wearing it that day, and you and your friends can pretend to get signed to a free agent contract or something.