Denver Post – Tickets for the AFC championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots game will go sale to the general public at noon Monday, the Broncos announced Sunday. …
Tickets will only be sold to those with a billing address in the Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, western Kansas and Wyoming.
This is many things: Offensive. Embarrassing. Discriminatory. Weak. And a terrible reflection on the Broncos and an indicator of the utter lack of respect they have for their own fan base. It is many things, but it is not surprising.
If we’ve learned anything these last few years, Patriots fans travel. I’ve had my issues with the Real Housewives of Foxboro, the sea of empty red seats deep into the third quarter, Tom Brady having to shush the crowd while he’s in the middle of running the no-huddle and so on. But make no mistake, there is a contingent of New England road warriors that would make the Athletic Department of the biggest BCS football factory soil their pants.
Ask Dolphins fans how often Pats fans have gone down to Miami and taken over. Last year they played in San Diego in a week the Chargers issued a press release congratulating their fans for selling the place out, and it turned out so many New Englanders making the cross country trip Vince Wilfork said it was like a home game.
So it only figures the Broncos would be terrified Patriots fans would invade like the Barbarian horde in a “What’s in your wallet?” ad. It’s just too bad they have so little self-respect that they’d violate basic rights, come out against free trade and probably violate federal laws about interstate commerce because they think they can’t shout down people 2,000 miles from home.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I just want to add I have a dream that someday we’ll live in a world where a man is judged not by the team jersey on his back, but by the content of his character.
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