NEIRAD enilno edition
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If you were disappointed with the Denver Broncos 45-10 loss to the New England Patriots, do not worry. You are not alone. Sophomore Dillon Fitzpatrick, for one, is still getting over the blowout. This month's cribs will take you inside the room, and mind, of a life long Denver Broncos fan.
Just to prove how much of a fan he is to the Mile High team, here is a wall in his room. Notice anything strange? You should. Very few bedrooms have blue spray-paint spelling out “BRONCOS! TEBOW!”, in really bad handwriting. That’s because very few people were as excited as Fitzpatrick was after the overtime win the Broncos dished out to the Pittsburg Steelers a week prior to their loss to the Patriots.
“The most apt explanation I can give for why I spray-painted my room is that it’s like a tiger having stripes. It was just bound to happen.”
Besides spray-paint, other Broncos attire decorates his room: three Champ Bailey jerseys, one Tim Tebow jersey, two Broncos hats, a Champ Bailey fathead, a John Elway fathead, a Bronco helmet fathead, his 8th grade “Heart Art” project, a Broncos pillow, an orange blanket, orange window shades, and Broncos-colored walls are all included in his inventory.
When asked if it was all overkill, his only reply was, “Was it overkill when Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star?”
“I like the Broncos just because. It just is.”
This is the answer you will get every time you try to ask Fitzpatrick why he likes a team located 2,000 miles west and 1 mile upward from Darien.
“My room is basically the greatest place ever.”
↑Fitzpatrick spends a lot of his time up in his room procrastinating on his laptop, doing homework, playing rug hockey, hanging out with friends, and reading (but only a little).
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But Fitzpatrick is not only a Broncos fan. His favorite ice hockey team, the New York Rangers, is featured in hats, a pillow, and various jerseys in his room as well. The Broncos’ Colorado ice hockey sister team, the Avalanche, is also featured in his room—seen in his framed and signed Milan Hejduk jersey, which he matches with a wearable jersey of his own.
A long-time athlete himself, Fitzpatrick also likes to keep some of his old trophies and medals up on a shelf, near his hats.