• Nick

    I saw this comment come in last night, and my positive spin on it is that it should indicate that Broncos fans are going to take over that little stadium.

    https://in-thinair.com/2017/10/06/orange-overview-october-6-2017/#comment-3554911628

    • Alaskan

      I cannot remember who posted this link last Spring, but it is worth another watch.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTRojJwzX0w

      • Nick

        Downfall memes will never get old.

        • Yahmule

          It’s a shame Bruno Ganz doesn’t get royalties. Here’s brief interview with him that has obviously been edited down, but it very clearly illustrates the conflict the actor feels about these parodies. On one hand, he feels like they’re basically harmless, but you can tell the constant mockery of a performance of which he is justifiably very proud, does leave him rather ambivalent about the whole thing.

          https://youtu.be/4YLqC3DIgjY

          • Alaskan

            There was a writer a few weeks ago who said the Chargers are surrounded, by apathy to north and anger to the south.

            As for Bruno, he should realize that it was the brilliance of his performance that makes the memes work. If he had done a half-assed Hitler, nobody would be using that at all. It was the fury and the rage that make it all work.

          • Yahmule

            I hear you, but the part where he kind of offhandedly mentions that he’s going to fuck up the cameraman unless he straightens up is golden, though.

          • OnionKnight

            It totally underscores his point though. He clearly took his role very seriously and just wants some validation as an actor in his chosen profession. Meanwhile theres an assclown that is totally being unprofessional while he’s clearly talking about it. Its disrespectful and shows the disconnect how those whose creative takes on it, while also a form of art themselves, can sometimes inflict pain on the originator while entertaining the rest. If its an homage to his work, than respect him while hes talking.

          • Yahmule

            I have to admit, I feel bad for the Chargers players. I could see some of their older guys who are on the fence about retirement just saying screw it rather than play 16 road games again next season.

          • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

            I’m totally grabbing a razor and taking “Movemeber” to a whole new level.

    • Hank Mardukis

      Broncos fans were a healthy contingent even when the Chargers still played in San Diego.

  • bradley
    • Yahmule

      “There is a theory that John Elway the NFL executive has tried to construct a team for which John Elway the quarterback would have found it difficult to face.’

      We’ve been saying that around here for a few years now. :~)

      • RSH

        I am under the impression that the readership of Thin Air is greater than we think.

    • BlackKnigh

      Thanks, Bradley!

  • Forrest Trump

    Anybody else ever had the outside of an ankle turn into a giant, ruthless, merciless funny bone? I bumped mine the other day, and it set me down. Now if I just touch my ankle in a certain spot, I can get that sensation on demand.

    I don’t like it.

    • Yahmule

      I sprained my ankle so badly playing football in high school that I had a golf ball sized lump on the outside of it for a couple of years. I thought it was going to be like that forever. It didn’t hurt, though (after the first couple of months).

      • Forrest Trump

        Yeah. This ankle has been an injury magnet for years now.

        I’ve just discovered a new, super-charged way to burn my tongue, I guess. (For the record, scalding my tongue is probably, easily, the most surefire way to piss myself off.)

    • OnionKnight

      I had too many sprained ankles that led to bi-lateral looseness of my ligaments. My body responded my growing bone spurs from the bottom of my leg bone down into towards my ankle. It started to gouge a trench into my cartilage and resulted in two seperate surgeries on both ankles. But the first thing I noticed was that at random times, it would just “trick” into a painful funny bone sensation that eventually would just go away. It was the weirdest thing. Food for thought.

  • bradley
  • Yahmule

    Jack Del Rio: ‘Embarrassing’ that Raiders play on baseball field during first month

    The A’s aren’t thrilled about sharing their field with a bunch of flaky carpetbaggers, but you don’t hear them whining about it.

    • RSH

      Gone are the days when a majority of NFL franchises shared stadiums with MLB teams. Thankfully, the Broncos have not had to play a game on a still intact baseball diamond since their 23-3 victory at Oakland in Week 3 of the 2009 season.

    • GrizzlyB

      When they do get out of that stadium he will gradually come to realize that the embarrassment is just because they’re the Raiders.

    • DCJ1

      He ought to count himself lucky they move the mound.

  • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey
  • Yahmule

    Cubs are on their way to another 108 championshipless seasons.

  • Yahmule