Many of the most staunch of the Broncos’ season-ticket holders, the orange-and-blue die-hards, remained in their seats until the final minute of Sunday’s 45-10 loss to the Lions, their arms folded and their faces scowling.
Three weeks ago, those same fans were screaming in delight despite defeat, energized by a rousing fourth-quarter comeback led by quarterback Tim Tebow.
Some kind of catastrophic breakdown in coverage led to this first quarter touchdown by Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young(notes). The closest people to Young wearing Denver Broncos orange are fans. So Young decided to join them.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.