BOULDER – Since Pasta Jay’s, one of Boulder’s most popular Italian restaurants, has fed the Denver Broncos, the team has gone 16-0, including recent playoff wins against Pittsburgh and New England.
Call it coincidence if you like, but the last time Denver went to the Super Bowl, they skipped Pasta Jay’s and lost to Seattle 43-8.
The Broncos will again miss a Pasta Jay’s feed this Super Sunday. Perhaps that’s why the odds makers have picked The Carolina Panthers to win.
“I’m not saying we are responsible for the victories,” said Jay Elowsky, owner of Pasta Jay’s. “But you are what your record says you are. And when we feed the team, they win.”
The power of pasta has never been defeated, according to Elowsky, who has provided tortellini Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, steak bracciole, smashed sweet potatoes, green beans, honey lime chicken breasts and Peyton Manning’s “taste so good” favorite, chicken parmesan since the 2012.
The record speaks for itself.
“We always feed the team two days before game day,” Elowsky said. “We fed them four times during the 2012-13 season. And the Broncos beat The Chargers, Chiefs, Tampa Bay and the Raiders.”
They team ate Pasta Jay’s three times in 2013-14 and came away with wins against The Redskins, The Chargers and The Chiefs.
The streak lived on in 2014-15 with victories over Miami, The Chiefs, The Buffalo Bills, and The Chargers. It continued this season with wins over The Chargers, New England, and the Chicago Bears.
The magic of Jay’s meatballs worked yet again in the playoffs this year as the Steelers and the Patriots wilted like overcooked linguini.
“Nutrition is a vital part of success,” Elowsky said. “The food you take in two days before a game is what counts and you need those complex carbohydrates to perform at your peak.”
Scheduling issues and the frantic confusion of preparing for a Super Bowl game in San Francisco means The Broncos will face down the NFL’s top rated Carolina Panthers without benefit of Pasta Jay’s sauce.
“I am as superstitious as anyone,” Elowsky said. “All I know is we are 16 and 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 can eat.”
For more information about the Power of Pasta Jay’s winning streak, call Jay Elowsky at 303 818 5827.