We interrupt this Broncos bog to bring you a special announcement:
With the Broncos displaying an alarming (not to mention neat) amount of transparency, we here at BroncoTalk figured we would adopt the same approach.
My name is Kris Burke and I am the newest member of the BroncoTalk staff. A few articles of mine have already appeared on the site, but I have officially been brought on as a regular contributor and I cannot wait to get started.
First, a little biographical information: I was born and raised in Oshkosh, WI and still reside there today. Now, I know what you might be thinking: are you a Packers fan? Well, yes, I am.
But hear me out for a moment.
I was born in 1983. That year obviously holds significance for Broncos fans. The Packers, meanwhile, stunk throughout the 1980s and the first couple years of the 1990s. I remember my dad complaining about the Packers all the time when I was younger and I would ask him about certain players and he said to forget them as no one would remember them anyway.
Still, we were a big football household. I am an only child so Sundays were spent with my dad and I watching football, a tradition still carried on today. We have family out in Colorado, so the Broncos were always kind of a “number two team” if you will.
As I said before, the Packers stunk when I was younger. The Broncos, with a young John Elway however, did not. I remember my aunt marveling about No. 7 and the first time I saw the Broncos on TV, I was hooked. The first football item I ever received as a gift was a replica of the old blue and orange “D” helmet, an item I still have.
So why join BroncoTalk? Quite simply, after spending a year in the Packers blogosphere, I learned that I like the Broncos more despite the team’s worst season. This is by no means a knock against the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is a hell of a quarterback and the Packers have a solid team and their fans are amongst the best in sports.
I’m simply excited for the Broncos future. When your childhood hero is leading the way, along with quarterback with quite possibly the best intangibles ever, you can’t help but be fired up. We Broncos fans have weathered a heck of a storm and now the sun can shine and the grass can grow.
I’m honored to be here and I look forward to an open and fun debate with all of you.
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