The crisp Colorado air was filled with confetti, fireworks and cheers of excitement from the Denver patrons at the conclusion of Sunday's AFC Championship game.
I was one of 77,112 football enthusiasts decked out in orange and navy garb for the game. I'm ecstatic that Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will be going to the Super Bowl to face-off against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
It's all going to come down to who 'eats their Wheaties' I suppose. That's one food that definitely was not on Tom Brady's pre-game breakfast menu. According to Allen Campbell, the quarterback's personal chef, Brady's diet is plant-based, organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, flour-free, pepper-free, mushroom-free, tomato-free and dairy-free.
It's no wonder Brady was thumped 23 times by the Broncos. His diet doesn't include much of anything, and is riddled in false food beliefs. Yvette D'Entremont, a writer for Cosmopolitan, recently published an article that completely summarizes Brady's diet with full disclosure about the insanity behind it. Click here to read her article.
One of the Missouri Beef Industry Council's main focus is consumer education about beef. It seems as though Brady and Campbell could use a few lessons. Here are some fast facts about the benefits of beef from Beef's Big 10 infograph on MBIC's website.
-Riboflavin helps convert food into fuel.
Being on such a restricted diet, Brady isn't left with much fuel conversion for the game. Could that have been why the Patriot's 2-point conversion pass was intercepted by the Broncos, and then Denver recovered an onside kick to secure the W?
-Iron helps your body use oxygen.
As stated on Sports Authority Field's website, "The human body performs at maximum efficiency in sea-level air, where the concentration of oxygen is 20.9 percent. The higher you climb, the lower that number gets. For athletes experiencing a 5000+ change in elevation, the high altitude environment of Sports Authority Field can be difficult to adjust to."
Brady could partially blame his defeat because his plate was missing key ingredients for utilizing the chilly mountain air.
-B-vitamins in beef help give you the energy to tackle busy days.
Brady was sacked by the Broncos four times and was hit 19 more times by Denver's defense. Maybe this stat should read, 'B-vitamins in beef help give you the energy to tackle Patriots.'
-Vitamins B6 and B12 help maintain brain function.
"I think you get into some rhythm out there," Brady said post-defeat. "There were definitely times where I had opportunities to hold the ball and didn't really have great awareness of where people were around me."
Whether it be burger sliders, loaded hamburger queso dip, or steaks on the grill, I'm going to be sure to incorporate beef into my Super Bowl 50 party menu. Here's a list of things that my appetizers and side dishes will not be restricted by: being plant-based, organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, flour-free, pepper-free, mushroom-free, tomato-free or dairy-free.
Brady should have beefed up his diet, maybe then he would be suiting-up instead of sitting on the couch.