23. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post) For the Broncos, it's all about the Super Bowl. For the San Diego Chargers, Denver’s division-round playoff opponent, it's all about the super bolo. Rivers, this country-and-western cognoscente, wore bolo ties in postgame news conferences, and over at the Rockmount store, Steve Weil said with a grand guffaw: "If we win on Sunday, it's because Philip Rivers (ticked) us off by wearing what's ours. He's riled us up. This is our deal, not theirs!"
Weil's grandfather, the late Denver legend Jack A. Weil, made the bolo the bolo. In the 1940s, "Papa Jack" became the first person to commercially sell bolo ties, which are a type of necktie with a thin cord or braided leather, clasped together with a decorative piece. Since then, his company, Rockmount Ranch Wear, has sold millions internationally. ( SP12FBNBRONXDSC_0396 )