BOULDER, Colo. -- Who would have thought an Italian restaurant in Boulder would have the fate of the Broncos in their fettuccine?
Jay Elowsky does. He owns Pasta Jay’s in Boulder and has been feeding the Broncos franchise for years.
“They understand the value of complex carbohydrates for fuel two days before a game and so they’ve been using us for big games and throughout the playoffs," Elowsky said.
In the 16 times Pasta Jay’s has fed the Broncos, they have each time.
“The 2012-2013 season, we fed them before they played the Chargers, the Chiefs, Tampa Bay and the Raiders. Who won? The Broncos," Elowsky said.
After this season’s playoff wins over the Steelers and Patriots, the Broncos ravaged Pasta Jay’s ravioli.
The Broncos skipped Pasta Jay's in their last trip to the Super Bowl two years ago, and they lost to Seattle, 43-8.
“They weren’t powered by pasta,” Elowsky said.
Think superstition is silly? Think again. The Broncos are wearing their white uniforms because they are 0-4 in Super Bowls when wearing their orange tops.
In 2013-14, they came away with wins against the Redskins, Chargers and Chiefs after eating Pasta Jay's.
The streak continued in 2014-15 with wins over the Dolphins, Chiefs, Bills and Chargers.
This season, it continued with wins over the Chargers, Patriots and Bears. Plus the playoff wins over the Steelers and Patriots.
But scheduling issues will prevent the Broncos from preparing for the Carolina Panthers without Pasta Jay's sauce.
“I am as superstitious as anyone,” Elowsky said. “All I know is we are 16-0 when we feed the team. We are proud to be part of the Bronco Nation and if need be, I’ll fly to San Francisco and hand off all the chicken Parmesan Peyton (Manning) can eat.”
Message to the Broncos: Eat your linguine and bring home Lombardi.AlertMe