Great incentive for the Chiefs, Raiders and Chargers to have him in our division.
I predict he won't even win the division. Denver backed in last year.
Despite "backing in" Denver, in Tebow's
finest game, put a (well-deserved) whipping on my STEELERS
. He threw for 3:18 yards!
Playing at "Mile High" is the ultimate home-field advantage. Unless even a highly conditioned athlete has acclimated to it for at least 10 days the altitude will take a toll.
In an extreme case of that I once saw the Bolivian National Team play Brasil in La Paz (12,000'!
Brasil kicked Bolivia all over the field in the first half, but in the second they ran like they had their feet in buckets.
Bolivia won 2-1 with a bicycle kick for the winning goal. Even though I am not a soccer fan I must admit that I have never seen a "scene" like that before or since: 70,000 in a sustained frenzy for 2 hours with thermo-nuclear JOY at the end. I swear, it made Heinz Field in "Terrible Towel mode" look like a prayer breakfast.
We Americans think NFL fans can get excited; believe me, you "ain't seen nuttin'
" on THAT
South America now limits the maximum altitude at which "important" international matches may be played.
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