Finally, the Denver Broncos are showcased on prime time, as Denver lands in the Mistake by the Lake, Cleveland, Ohio, possibly the ugliest spot in America.
Game time for the Oct. 21 showdown is 6:20 p.m., just in time for a hearty meal, a drink or two and a hopeful Bronco victory.
Once again, this contest should provide quite a slug match, as this is a town where the fans used to assemble outside the hotel the Broncs stayed at, and barked all night to harass them. Nothing like a little fan loyalty. Their antics actually forced former Bronco great John Elway to use ear plugs in the evening, prior to the game.
For local Broncos and NFL viewing options, check out McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub, in Divide, the Center of the Known Universe, the sponsor of this year’s Broncos preview columns. McGinty’s showcases all NFL games Plenty of drink and food specials abound, and you can’t beat the atmosphere.
For extra pigskin predictions, check out the choices of TMJ sportswriter and Community Celebrity Trevor Phipps. And due to popular demand, we will soon feature the predictions of the infamous “Philly Joe,” one of the High Country’s more charismatic characters, and a staunch Philadelphia Eagles fan. (Everyone has their weaknesses.) Disagree with Joe on any of his picks, and you can probably discuss your views with him at McGinty’s.
These picks can be viewed every week by visiting www.mountainjackpot.com and our Facebook page, and if space provides, in our printed editions.
Stay tuned and enjoy the Broncos game and other exciting sports action.