John Elway: An Elegy

It’s Super Bowl week for my beloved Denver Broncos. To celebrate, my blog’s doing something different. This is a piece I wrote for a college creative writing class1. It doesn’t have anything to do with evangelicals or cynicism. But it does have an extended analogy of John Elway and Beowulf. Enjoy.

I was born on November 8, 1986, a Saturday. The next day, the Denver Broncos played the San Diego Chargers at Mile High stadium. My parents have a picture from that day of my dad holding me, bundled and wrinkled, in a hospital chair in front of the television. I was watching my first Bronco game. Continue reading “John Elway: An Elegy”