DALLAS (Real Fake News) – The Denver Broncos today pulled off the upset of the season against the Dallas Cowboys, routing them 30-16, but veteran kicker Brandon McManus’ day wasn’t quite as good.
After Denver scored its first touchdown in the first quarter, McManus missed his first extra point attempt of the season.
“Man, I felt terrible. I mean, I have one job, right?” said McManus. “But then I heard the crowd determined to cheer me up: ‘Let’s go, Brandon! Let’s go, Brandon!”
“I’ve been playing in this league for seven years, and I’ve never felt such love,” added McManus. “You have to remember, this was an away game. That was the Dallas crowd giving me all of that encouragement!”
Later in the game, McManus missed a 53-yard field goal attempt, just his second field goal miss of the season, but the crowd once again was there to perk him up.
“I just kept hearing it throughout the game: ‘Let’s go, Brandon! Let’s go, Brandon!’ This was really a great moment in my career!”
McManus then became a bit introspective: “Y’know, our country is really going through some tough times right now, so I had an idea today. Whenever my fellow Americans are feeling frustrated at how much worse the country has gotten over the past year or so, I think they should just start chanting, ‘Let’s go, Brandon! Let’s go, Brandon!’ I know it made me feel better!”
Author: Ken FalkensteinKen Falkenstein is the Managing Editor of Committed Conservative and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public affairs to the job. Ken served in the U.S. Army in the last years of the Cold War as a Russian linguist for military intelligence and the NSA. After leaving the Army, he earned his degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, where he also wrote a popular column in the student newspaper.
Upon graduation, Ken worked as a Legislative Aide to two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ken also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, managed several successful political campaigns, and managed governmental affairs operations for a local Realtor association.
In 1995, Ken moved to Washington, DC to serve as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. John Warner (R-VA). While working for Sen. Warner, Ken attended law school at night, earning his J.D. with honors from the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a The Antonin Scalia Law School). Since that time, Ken has practiced as a civil litigation attorney, including serving for three years as an Associate City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Ken previously was a contributor to the highly-regarded political blog Bearing Drift and was a weekly co-host of The Steve Batton Radio Program. In 2016, Ken ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia Beach School Board. Ken is also a former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads.
Ken now lives outside of Denver, Colorado with his wife, Kim, and three sons, Adam, Dylan, and Joshua, who has Down syndrome. Ken’s writing is motivated and informed primarily by his concern for his kids’ future.