Here's something from Sunday that serves as a fascinating peek into the undying competitive spirit of one John Albert Elway Jr.
Because it's the draft and half the fun for football fans is blindly judging the selections of players they know nothing about, Elway's pick was met with some doubt. In fact, Elway received quite a few critical replies. Like, for instance, this one:
Now let's fast forward back to the present day -- or, you know, Sunday. Siemien completes 23 of 35 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns in a romp of the Bengals in Cincinnati. The Broncos are now 3-0 with Siemien at the controls. John Elway, the true quarterback whisperer, has once again pulled the right lever at the game's most important position.
And yet, this resounding success is not enough. Elway needs more. His win must be total. He cannot settle for anything less than a Flawless Victory. So Elway digitally sifts through some personal records and surfaces a tweet sent to him by a complete stranger 511 days earlier.
He remembers you, T.D.F., and now he must let you know.
This is like something Prince would do if he was an NFL general manager. We respect and appreciate this superfluous but undeniably savage greatness. Fatality.