Von Miller is a curious dude. He’s like a hipster football playing Texan. It’s a peculiar mix of vibes. Nonetheless, the guy seems pretty awesome. That’s why, because of his track record of being relatively eccentric, I’m gonna say I respect his move of sending wine to every single player in the AFC West.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller gifted every player in the AFC West — including practice-squad players and those on injured reserve — with a bottle of custom wine and a thank you note. That’s almost 300 bottles of wine. The wine, called The Setting, is a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. It was created by Jesse Katz, a Boulder, Colorado native and Fairview High grad, who founded Devil Proof Vineyards and Aperture Cellars in California.
Along with the bottle came a note from Miller:
It is an honor and a privilege to take the field and compete with you twice a year. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity to fulfill our childhood dreams of playing in the NFL. The blood, sweat, aches and pains, and endless hours spent watching film are a testament to the love and dedication we have for this game. So take a moment, reflect on all your successes, and enjoy your accomplishment. Appreciate those who have helped you get this far, and start working towards your next childhood dream.
Thank you for helping to make our game great!
— Von Miller
So, while I’d usually be cynical and say that either A.) this is a bitch move and football has gone soft or B.) Miller has a stake in the company and is just trying to promote it, I’m in a good mood today and I like Von Miller, so for now, we’ll consider it a genuinely dope move from the Broncos’ star linebackers. For now.