Pat Bowlen is being celebrated today as he departs his day-to-day duties as Broncos owner.
He’s being celebrated most of all for what he did not do.
He did not meddle.
He did not try to act as if he knew everything about football or about running an NFL franchise.
He did not interfere with the experts he hired to run his football team.
A wise sports franchise owner realizes he can become infamous much more easily than she/he can become famous.
Bowlen never scored a touchdown, never made a tackle, never devised a game plan.
He also did not make not make many major mistakes, and he was quick to correct the biggest mistake of his reign as owner.
He fired Josh McDaniels, the boy blunder.