It was a 33-year wait for the people of Naples, Italy, but they finally were rewarded on Thursday with a championship from my beloved soccer club, and the team of my ancestors, Napoli. And then the parties began across the city.
As a Denver sports fan, I wonder if our city will ever again experience something similar to the great emotional release evident as fireworks exploded in the night sky across Naples?
The Avalanche won a championship last year, ending their own 20-year drought, and they had a big crowd show up to see them hoist the Stanley Cup. But it did not have the same generational catharsis.
When the Rapids won the MLS Cup in 2010, Denver as a whole seemed surprised to find it had a professional(-ish) soccer team.
The Nuggets have never even made…
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