When good things happened, wonderful things … when Priest Holmes set the single-season touchdown record … when Mike Sweeney emerged as a great hitter … when Mario Chalmers hit the shot … when Missouri beat Kansas in the biggest football game in America … when Derrick Thomas came free around the end … when Bill Snyder’s Kansas State team turned around after a near-century of futility … when Tom Watson led the U.S. Open … when good things happened, we were in that together, too.
I did not vote for Bowlen. I seriously considered both Bowlen and Kansas City Chiefs’ owner Clark Hunt. I could see both owners breaking into the top-10 soon if their franchises do well.
Had this vote taken a place a few of years ago, I would have likely put Bowlen in the top three. He was long been known as one of the better owners in the NFL. The Broncos fell on bad times since Bowlen fired Mike Shanahan and hired Josh McDaniels. Bowlen could rebound with the hiring of John Elway and John Fox. Denver looks like it is back on the right track under Bowlen, but we will have to see.
The Dolphins had the worst grade in the AFC East. They received a D and were lumped into the “Class Clowns” category with the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.
As you might expect, the New England Patriots finished atop the heap as the “Valedictorian.” Comey wrote the Patriots found at least one impact player every year and noted all of their first-round picks and 11 of their 14 second-round picks still were in the league last season.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen