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A moment of silence for the fallen Broncos

Published: February 12, 2014, 5:33 am, by David Ramsey


Sat down last  Monday on a flight from Baltimore to Denver. The flight attendant stood before us to offer safety instructions, but first he wanted to offer comfort to Broncos fans. I think you’ll remember the Broncos suffered through utter devastation recently at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.

“We are going to observe a moment of silence for Broncos fans,” the flight attendant said. “And we’re going to lower the lights during that moment of silence.”

I thought he was kidding about lowering the lights.

He wasn’t.

A few seconds after the flight attendant’s announcement, the cabin went dark.

And the only sound was laughter.