Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen giving up control of the team due to Alzheimer’s disease

According to the Denver Post, longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down after disclosing that he has Alzheimer’s disease.

“As many in the Denver community and around the National Football League have speculated, my husband, Pat, has very bravely and quietly battled Alzheimer’s disease for the last few years,” Annabel Bowlen said in a statement to the Post. “He has elected to keep his condition private because he has strongly believed, and often said, ‘It’s not about me.’

“Pat has always wanted the focus to be solely on the Denver Broncos and the great fans who have supported this team with such passion during his 30 years as owner. My family is deeply saddened that Pat’s health no longer allows him to oversee the Broncos, which has led to this public acknowledgment of such a personal health condition.”

Joe Ellis, Broncos team president will take over the day-to-day operations of the team. The ownership of the team will move into the Bowlen family trust, with one of his children expected to take over ownership.

I’ve seen what Alzheimer’s can do to a person and how it affects a family. Our prayers are with Mr. Bowlen and his family as they deal with this horrible disease.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Saddle up Denver fans! DeMarcus Ware is now a Bronco!

Yiipie-ki-yo-ki-yay! That’s right! DeMarcus Ware is NOW a part of the Denver Broncos team –only one day after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. According to ESPN.com:

DeMarcus Ware has reached an agreement with the Denver Broncos on a three-year, $30 million contract that includes $20 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
It seems Denver isn’t wasting any time building their team. They just spent $57 million on cornerback Aqib Talib, and now Ware joins a nice defensive line that’s sure to make them a force with the pass rush. 
They appear to have a formidable defense, and Ware may just be the icing on the cake!
Take THAT Jerry Jones!
Your Jersey Girlfriend,
~Angela Davis

(VIDEO) Seattle Seahawk’s Beast, Marshawn Lynch Ditches Super Bowl Media Day

While many look at making it to the Super Bowl as a mountain top moment for an NFL player, some don’t think of it that way, even as NFL players.

During today’s Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day, Seattle Seahawks’ running back, Marshawn Lynch abruptly left the required 45-minute session at the Prudential Center, walking out after 6½ minutes.

When he returned he did short private interviews with the Armed Forces Network, Deion Sanders for the NFL Network and a Seahawks Web reporter. During the 45-minute media availability Lynch also talked to teammates and signed footballs and a helmet for fans in the stands.

One reporter asked, “Are you trying to avoid being fined by standing here?” Lynch twice nodded his head yes.

If you remember, Lynch was fined $50,000 for not cooperating with Seattle media earlier this month, but the NFL retracted the fine barring his attitude and behavior improve. After today’s stunt I don’t see much of an improvement.

“Players are required to participate and he participated. We will continue to monitor the situation,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday.

After watching Lynch’s interview, I get that the media and all the interviews aren’t his thing, but this is a part of your job. When your boss, in the case the NFL, says that there are mandatory things that you have to do, it’s that’s simple, these are things that you must do. I was put off by the tweets and the commentary from NFL Hall of Famer, Marshall Faulk who sided with Lynch saying that this ‘should be his right and at his digression’. PLEASE, when you sign a contract to do a job, that’s what you are expected to do, unless it something that’s harmful to your health or goes against your religious beliefs. Answering a few questions from reporters regarding your role in the biggest football game that you will ever play in is neither one of those things. You make millions of dollars from playing a recreational sport, the least you could do is answer a few questions.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English

 

Peyton Manning Named 2013 ‘Sportsman Of The Year’ By Sports Illustratedrd

It’s that time of year when Sports Illustrated looks back over the year in sports to find the one person that transcended and over came obstacles in the world of sports in 2013. The one person that they believed did just that was Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning

I guess leading the Broncos to an 11-3 season and throwing 47 touchdown passes (3 shy of Tm Brady’s single season record) makes you the Sportsman of the Year. Just a little trivia for you, this will be Manning’s fourth SI honor.

Congrats Peyton , now let’s see is you can get your team to the Super Bowl. 

Your Jersey Girlfriend, 

Marcelle English 

Denver Broncos’ John Moffitt Ends NFL Career Because He’s ‘Not Happy’

They many believe above all else happiness is the key to everything, and for Denver Broncos‘ Offensive Lineman John Moffitt that must be one his beliefs as well.

Moffitt informed the Broncos’ that after the bye week we will NOT be returning to the team or to the NFL. That’s right Moffitt is walking away and retiring from the NFL. Moffitt explained his sudden decision to retire to the Associated Press by says…

“I just really thought about it and decided I’m not happy. I’m not happy at all.” And I think it’s really madness to risk your body, risk your well-being and risk your happiness for money.

 

“Everybody, they just don’t get it and they think it’s crazy. But I think what I was doing is crazy.”

 

“I just want to be happy.” And I find that people that have the least in life are sometimes the happiest. And I don’t have the least in life. I have enough in life. And I won’t sacrifice my health for that.

 

“I’m not trying to be the poster boy for ‘Oh, I thought I should leave because of concussions.’ I’m just saying, it’s a valid point. I love the game and I respect the game and everybody who plays it knows what they risk and I knew what I risked when I played, and I’m no longer willing to risk it.”

 

“Once you tear away all the illusions of it, it’s hard work. And it’s dangerous work. And you’re away from your family. And it’s not good for families. It’s very tough on families,” he said, according to the AP.

There are not many that wouldn’t give up their left arm to play in the National Football League, but to play and then give it up for something that you feel so strongly about says so much for the character of Moffitt.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English

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