Cody’s downward spiral of football depression has begun.

Last Saturday was the last Saturday of College football until the bowl games begin.

After this past Sunday there are only 4 regular season weeks, 3 playoff weeks and the Superbowl left.

The twinkle in his eye that comes every September is fading fast and eight weeks ahead of us are weeks void of Monday night football theme songs, the commentary of Phil Simms, Dan Diedorf, Tim Ryan and Troy Aikman. Not to mention we’ll soon be without the stylings of Cleatus the dancing football robot and Sports Center will soon be overrun with too much baseball and not enough NFL.

Jersey guy’s jersey will soon be put into seasonal retirement.

John Elway and the Broncos football ornament on our tree will be packed away before the New Year.  John Elway is always the first ornament on our tree, has been for the past 13 years. He gets the top spot of honor, front and center, way up high. It’s as though the branches part for #7, even our Christmas trees are Bronco fans.

Soon the winner of Tide’s “Show Us Your Colors” sweepstakes will be announced and one amazingly lucky fan will be headed to the Superbowl thanks to their loyal fandom and team pride. So what’s left for the rest of us? Cody is somewhat convinced that all he has left is the deep dark depression of summer Sundays without Dan Fouts and his trusty #18 jersey. What he doesn’t realize is that when it comes time to bring #18 out of retirement? It will be just as shiny and bright as they day he brought it home despite numerous spills including, but not limited to, ice cream, pomegranate seeds and toddler snot.



How are your colors going to look next season? Shiny and bright or dull and lifeless like the football-less 20 weeks that face Cody beginning in February? Tide wants to help by giving away a year’s supply of Tide to keep your colors just as vivid as they day you brought them into your family. Even better the bottles the winner will be receiving are the special NFL mosaic bottles, with real fans, real players and real team colors.

Want the chance to win? Just comment below with your favorite NFL team for chance to win a year’s supply of Tide. (One entry per person, winner will have 24 hours to respond once contacted, comments closed and giveaway ends Sunday, December 16th and Midnight EST. ARV $70-80)

Good luck, and go Broncos!

Disclosure: Special thanks to Tide for sponsoring this post. I have been compensated for my time in promoting the Tide “Show Us Your Colors” sweepstakes, not for promoting a particular product. I’ve loved Tide for a long time for free, always will.


  1. Definitely Seahawks.

  2. Go Browns!

  3. Punkinmama says:

    My favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. Yes, you can now feel really sad for me…

  4. I don’t have a favorite football team but I do have John Elway’s Garden Trellis’s in my yard. True Story. He has a home in my town and the caretaker put them on Freecycle and I went to the house to pick them up. That’s the closest I have been to anything football related, lol. I guess my favorite team is his…or at least my raspberries think so. 🙂


  6. I was born in Denver, raised in Colorado. We still live here. Therefore, I’m a Raiders fan.

    Just joking. GO BRONCOS.

  7. Broncos!

  8. I am a Buffalo Bills fan. It’s sad, I know. But there it is.

  9. Steelers, baby! 🙂

  10. Colts baby!

  11. Jennifer McDougal says:

    New York Giants!

    PS. My kids generate a lot of laundry. Free tide, please?

  12. Chicago Bears!

  13. Rams!