Posted Mon Mar 21st by Ian Henson
Pat Bowlen has been targeted by the likes of the Denver Post‘s Woody Paige, ProFootballTalk‘s Greg Rosenthall and West Word‘s Alan Prendergast as being a man who is not in his right mind. A man who has stepped back in his day-to-day management of the Denver Broncos.
Now, I have a New York reporter chiming in and it has hit close to home… See I live in New York and I can tell you amongst the New York papers the New York Post is considered more of a tabloid around here, a TMZ amongst papers who legitimize journalism. Yet, this paper, the Post (not the Denver Post, the New York Post) has a reporter, Bart Hubbuch, who has tweeted regarding the owner of the Broncos Mr. Bowlen:
“Wow, does Pat Bowlen look frail and out of it. His right-hand man just had to show him how to get in a car. Sad.“
Several problems here… One that Hubbuch paints the picture that it was nearly a throw-away comment in several tweets to Broncos’ faithful who followed up his original tweet to which he replied. Two that Bowlen is amongst those heading up the negotiations between players and owners and three Bowlen is the owner of the team of which you are a follower (because you’re reading this blog, right now).
The owner of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis has been scorned in recent years as being out of touch with the game and too old to have such a vise-grip on the team, the reason why the main reason that the Raiders remain irrelevant since the ’90’s as a team. Yet, his health (mental or physical) has never been called into question.
Bowlen’s mental health has been called into question, several times; when fans hurtfully made jokes about his alleged alcoholism during the Hall of Fame speech for Gary Zimmerman, what they may have been observing was a great man slowly losing his grip on current reality. Now, fans have not their first, but their fourth written reference (and from a reporter who does not have any relevance to Denver) regarding the mental and/or physical health of Mr. Bowlen.
Rumors sprang last season that Bowlen was looking to sell the Broncos and current owner of the St. Louis Rams Stan Kroenke may have been the willing purchaser. Kroenke, Bowlen and John Elway co-owned the Arena Football League’s Colorado Crush.
We don’t have much to say here other than we at BroncoTalk hope for the best with Pat Bowlen and much continued success, but we have always thrived on delivering the absolute best and up-to-the minute Broncos’ updates and wouldn’t feel prudent having not delivered this story.