OK Denver, here is the deal. There are two sport franchises going in the opposite directions in the city. One (the Denver Broncos) has just completed its first back-to-back losing seasons since 1971-1972 and will have its fourth head coach in seven seasons. The other (the Colorado Rockies) is coming off consecutive playoff berths for the first time in franchise history and is in position to make another run this season.
With the calendar flipping to 2019, it is officially time for the city of Denver to drop the “Football City” moniker and put all of its support behind the Colorado Rockies.
Don’t shoot the messenger, Denver Broncos fans … but they aren’t making a run at the Super Bowl anytime soon. They are 11-21 the last two seasons and in the middle of another head coaching search. Their best player, Von Miller, is about to turn 30 years old and isn’t getting any younger, Case Keenum is not a franchise quarterback and John Elway, for some reason, can’t evaluate QBs. Brace yourselves, it could be a few seasons before the Broncos are even in contention for the playoffs.
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On the other hand, the Rockies are overflowing with optimism heading into the 2019 season. Nolan Arenado is a Top 5 player in Major League Baseball and they return a rotation which could be their strongest in franchise history. Add in good seasons from Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon, David Dahl, and Wade Davis, and the Rockies will be in reach of the playoffs once again.
Yes, they are arguably a couple of moves away from being a true title contender and the Nolan Arenado contract talks could be a potential distraction if nothing gets done. However, the Rockies are on the verge of achieving something special in 2019.
So how about it Bronco fans? There has been no better time to jump on the Rockies’ bandwagon and make Denver into a “Baseball City” in 2019.