When I first started watching football in Junior High, I came to find that there was always a certain thorn in the side, of the Oakland Raiders.
Enter Mike Shanahan.
For years, it seemed like the Denver Broncos...whether contenders (04' and 05') to mediocre or awful (see past couple of years) found ways to beat us. Of course, we've had our fair share of upsets over them as well (see last year Mile High Stadium).
Still, one game stands out, and will constantly remind me of why I can't stand their former coach.
Enter 2007, week 2, in Denver with a radical overtime finish.
The game was 20-20, and the Oakland Raiders were near the middle of the field. Of course, failing to keep the drive going, they lined up for a field goal. Surprise! Sebastian Janokowski booted a HUGE KICK that went through---only to have Mike Shanahan call a timeout right before the attempt.
The retry failed, and the ball was handed right back Jay Cutler, thus, allowing them their own field goal winning play. Although we used the same tactic the next week against Cleveland, nothing can take away the poison I felt that day with my team losing such a close game.
I'll bash him wherever he lands this offseason, thats for sure.