Elway made me a Denver Broncos fan in '83. Activist-athlete Tim Tebow made me a non-Broncos fan from '10 until which point Tebow's gone off to monastery and Mini-Belichick Josh McDaniels returns to Madame Tussauds' Napoleon display.
So thanks, "1,100 respondents from throughout the nation ages 13 and up," for naming the unsigned Broncos draft pick the 3rd most influential athlete in an Encino (Calif.) E-Poll Market Research, for proving my allegiance shift was called for.
On the plus side, Lance Armstrong finished higher. On the minus side, LeBron did too, but Adam Jones didn't. America is so over.