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Davante Adams taunts Broncos fans after catching winning TD in OT

Davante Adams holds up his hand

Davante Adams had the winning catch for the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, and he did some taunting afterwards.

The Raiders and Denver Broncos were in overtime tied at 16, and the Raiders got the ball first. They only needed three plays to end things.

On their second play, Foster Moreau caught a 33-yard pass. That gave the Raiders a 1st-and-10 at the Denver 35. Derek Carr took advantage of a blown coverage and threw a pass to Adams, who cruised into the end zone for the winning touchdown.

After making his touchdown catch, Adams taunted Broncos fans by waving at them.

That’s a cold move by Adams.

The former Packers star had 7 catches for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns. This marked Adams’ third straight big game for the Raiders. He’s up to 10 touchdown catches this year and headed for yet another big statistical season.

Both the Raiders and Broncos are now 3-7.

Broncos booed by fans over goal-line sequence

Broncos fans boo the team

It took fewer than two regular season games for Denver Broncos fans to start getting discouraged with their new head coach and quarterback.

Fans at Empower Field at Mile High rained boos on the Broncos during an ugly goal-line sequence late in the first half of the team’s game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Denver was trailing 6-3 and had 1st-and-goal from the 5-yard line. Russell Wilson and company got the ball all the way down to the 1, but could not convert on 4th down.

The boos first came when Wilson threw the ball away out of the back of the end zone. Fans then seemed encouraged when it looked like head coach Nathaniel Hackett might go for it on 4th down. The moans and groans returned when Hackett sent out the field goal unit.

Hackett opted to take the easy three points to tie the game 6-6 heading into halftime. A lot of people disagreed with the conservative call.

The Broncos were supposed to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders after they acquired Wilson in a blockbuster trade. They still might be, but their season got off to a bad start with a loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1. Hackett made a costly decision late in that game, and he later admitted he should have handled it differently.

Broncos fans had message for Aaron Rodgers at Phoenix Open

Aaron Rodgers on the sideline

Aaron Rodgers is enjoying a little golf this week while he contemplates his future, but he was reminded on Wednesday that there are very few public places where he can avoid NFL fans.

Rodgers was one of several celebrities who played in the Annexus Pro-Am ahead of the Waste Management Open. When he was introduced, some Broncos fans could be heard shouting at him to “come to Denver!”

One report claimed Rodgers responded “we’ll see,” but we didn’t hear that in the video.

At one point last offseason, it looked like Rodgers would never play for the Packers again. Then, it appeared he and the team reached an agreement where he would play one more season in Green Bay. The relationship between Rodgers and Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has improved since, and it looks like Rodgers might be leaning toward remaining in Green Bay.

If Rodgers does want a trade, he will have no shortage of suitors. Denver will definitely be among them.

Photo: Jan 19, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts following the loss against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Missing Broncos fan Paul Kitterman found, says he walked 118 miles

Paul-Kitterman

A Denver Broncos fan who mysteriously went missing midway through Thursday’s game against the San Diego Chargers was found safe on Tuesday, according to The Denver Post. Paul Kitterman, 53, was found over 100 miles south of Sports Authority Field in the town of Pueblo. He told police he walked all the way there.

Police in Pueblo found Kitterman after receiving a tip, and he reportedly told them he simply “had his fill of football” and wanted to walk “somewhere warmer.” He claimed he slept in bushes along the way and got rid of his Broncos hat because he did not want to be identified.

Kitterman attended Thursday’s game with his son and some friends and disappeared during halftime. He did not have a credit card or cell phone in his possession and was carrying very little cash. Kitterman’s family picked him up on Tuesday after he was found safe in a Kmart parking lot.

A family spokesperson asked for privacy in a Facebook post written on Wednesday morning.

Eye on Football provided a map of the route Kitterman claims to have traveled by foot. Google Maps estimates that it would take nearly two hours to get from the stadium to where Kitterman was found if you were driving.

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Teenager fired from his job for wearing Broncos jersey to work

Nathaniel-WentzNathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old Denver Broncos fan who lives in Washington. With Peyton Manning and company set to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, Wentz has been put in an awkward spot. He probably didn’t think it would cost him his job.

Wentz used to be the manager at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma. On Sunday, employees were supposedly told that they were welcome to wear football jerseys to work to show off their team spirit on the day of the NFC and AFC Championship games. When Wentz showed up wearing a Broncos jersey, he was sent home.

“I thought, wow. Really?” Nathaniel’s father Randall told King 5 News.

Randall said he called and asked to speak to the store’s owner but never received a call back. The next day, Nathaniel was informed that he had been fired. Apparently the store owner only meant that his employees could wear Seahawks jerseys to work, though Nathaniel said he did not specify.

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Broncos fans say pigeon poop is ruining their experience at the game

There are a number of things fans expect to have to deal with when purchasing a ticket to an NFL game. Traffic, weather, high concession prices and parking are just a few. Getting crapped on by a pigeon is a bit more out of the ordinary, but Broncos fans sitting in section 306 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High say it is something they have been dealing with.

“There were some people messing around behind me and someone grabbed my shirt,” season ticket holder Allison Harden said according to The Coloradoan. “I found out a pigeon had pooped on the back of my shirt.”

Allison and her husband, Jeff, say they saw several other people hit with the stink before and during the game. She says people sitting in the $250 seats had to use towels to cover their heads and were turning their popcorn bags into covers for their drinks. The Hardens reported the problem to stadium employees and were told it has been going on for years.

“There’s actually a plastic owl,” Jeff Harden said. “I’m sure they set that up there at one point to deter the pigeons. It’s obviously not working. It’s a health issue. There’s people with drinks. There’s open food containers.”

General Manager of Stadium Management Company Andy Gorchov released a statement saying the safety and comfort of fans is the No. 1 priority of the stadium’s maintenance team but noted that outdoor stadiums sometimes have issues with birds. If it has been going on for years and is as bad as the fans say it is, something definitely has to be done.

If you thought having a game delayed by bees or possible being exposed to rabies was a problem, try sitting through four quarters of a football game wondering if and when a bird is going to take a dump on your head.

H/T Game On!

Broncos fan’s obituary says he hated Peyton Manning and ‘wanted out’ before signing was completed

Nothing screams sports fanatic quite like an angry obituary. This one comes from the Columbia Tribune in Missouri about a big-time Broncos fan who died Monday.

James H. “Jim” Driver, 78, of Eagle, Colo., formerly of Columbia, Mo., passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at South Hampton Place in Columbia after a brief illness. An avid Broncos fan, he abhorred Manning and evidently wanted out before a deal was done.

It seems like some editorializing was going on by the person who wrote the obituary, but who’s to say the Peyton Manning news didn’t help push Mr. Driver out the door? I guess the world may never find out. Hey, at least this obituary wasn’t as nasty as the anti-Joe Mauer one from last September.

H/T Deadspin
Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Broncos Fan Breaks Out Championship Belt After Tim Tebow Touchdown Pass (Picture)

Broncos fans may be passionate, but they’re not exactly the sharpest cats around. Take this guy for instance. He’s sitting there in the stands at Mile High Stadium, championship belt in hand, probably waiting for the right moment to break it out and wave it around. He probably ripped it off his waste with pride after Tim Tebow threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Royal.

Has anybody bothered to point out to him that the Broncos haven’t won a championship? Moreover, Aaron Rodgers has pretty much taken over that bit in the NFL. Unless it was an AFC West division champion belt, that was pretty lame. Even in that case, it’s still lame.

More Than 70% of People in Denver Think the Broncos Will Lose to Steelers

Anyone who puts a lot of stock into momentum leading up to the NFL playoffs likely won’t be giving the Broncos any kind of shot to beat the Steelers this weekend. Denver has lost its last three games, including an embarrassing offensive performance and a 7-3 loss against the Chiefs last weekend. Very few would argue that they are a better team than the Steelers, but Denver gets to play at home and we have seen much stranger things happen in the NFL playoffs (see: 2010 Seattle Seahawks). Broncos fans, however, do not seem very confident heading into the Wild Card round.

According to a poll taken by FOX 31 in Denver, 73 percent of the people in Denver believe Tim Tebow and company will lose to Pittsburgh this weekend. The voting is now closed with 840 people having responded. Obviously that does not represent the entire population of Broncos fans, but it is a fairly decent indication of the toll the last three weeks have taken on their confidence.

The Broncos may need a little extra assistance from Jesus if they want to advance deeper into the playoffs, but where there’s a will there’s a way.  We certainly know Tebow isn’t lacking in the will category.  Head coach John Fox is also hoping Broncos fans will do their part and hold onto their tickets.

“We’ve got unique fans here,” Fox said. “I would encourage all of them to keep their seats and not sell them to Pittsburgh fans.”

Denver will need an edge from the home crowd and will need Tebow to be on his game.  If the game were in Pittsburgh, I’d be predicting a rout.  Since I fully expect Mile High to bring the noise, the Broncos have a shot.

Fan Gets Bill Belichick Tattoo After Losing Bet (Video)

Broncos fan Brady Wagner was so sure his team would beat the Patriots Sunday, he wagered a tattoo with a childhood friend. If Denver won, Wagner’s friend would have to get a Tim Tebow tattoo. If the Patriots won, Wagner agreed to get a Bill Belichick tattoo.

We all know what happened next. Tebow was no match for Tom Brady, and the Patriots who won 41-23. Wagner lived up to the bet and got a Belichick signature tattooed on his body. Here’s the video:

<a href='http://msn.foxsports.com/video?videoid=f381341c-bce2-4c8a-baac-20a015627588&#038;src=v5:embed::' target='_new' title='Lose bet, get Belichick tatoo' >Video: Lose bet, get Belichick tatoo</a>

I don’t know about you, but I find this story to be pretty lame. The whole allure of getting a tattoo after losing a sports bet is gone if we’re wagering on regular season games. This is something that has to be done after milestones — like when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, or when Tebow won five games as a starter. A Week 15 game is something you bet a six-pack of beer on, not a tattoo.

Come on guys, you’re killing the whole tattoo as punishment for losing a bet thing.