How can you not love the Broncos? They’re 7-0, they’ve been one of the best teams in the NFL for the last four years and yet they’re still viewed as the underdogs. Until they took down the Packers last weekend, most viewed Denver’s undefeated record as a fraudulent 6-0. And even now, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone outside of Colorado who’d pick the Broncos over the Patriots in a head-to-head matchup.
And yet America seems to be behind the Broncos. Whether it’s the constant cutaways to John Elway sitting up in his box, Peyton Manning’s quest for one last ring or the defense’s insatiable tenacity, people are falling for the orange and blue harder than ever.
According to a poll done by For The Win, America is rooting for the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl more than any other team in the league.
Here’s what they had to say:
“And we end with Denver, the team America wants to win the Super Bowl more than any other. Send Peyton Manning out on top, tie him for Super Bowls with his kid brother (nobody wants to hear that stat for 50 more years) and hopefully inspire Nationwide to come up with some new ads that don’t include chicken parm. Win, win, win.”
Unsurprisingly, the two teams that clocked in just behind the Broncos were the Packers and Cowboys, two franchises that have always been in the discussion for “America’s Favorite Team.” And at the back of the list, there was some good news, too, with the Patriots bringing up the caboose, followed by the Seahawks, Steelers and Giants.
In the end, though, it really shouldn’t matter who America is rooting for; we know Broncos Country is all in on this season, and that should be enough. But still, it’s better to be lovable than not. That’s one more thing that this team has and the Patriots don’t.
I’ll take that.