It’s a divided family, with one fan sibling who cheered for the Dallas Cowboys and two for the Denver Broncos.
For the Castro brothers, it’s a case of sibling rivalry over which team is the best. The family controversy began when the three brothers were children.
He and his younger brother, Eleazar, cheered for Bronco.
Their older brother, Jaime, is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys known as “Balz Mahoney” in his game days.
“Ballz for my wrecking ball helmet, then Mahoney was the main character in Police Academy, and I was a Dallas police officer for 24 years,” Jaime said.
Family and friends banded together for a tailgate before the game.
“We got here in the middle of the night, holding it,” Castro said. “We’re acting, and the party is just beginning, baby.”
Jaime Castro’s custom-made helmet is similar to the one the Cowboys last used in 1976.
“The 1976 helmet is one of my favorites, and it’s great that they brought it back to show military appreciation because I love our military,” he said.
He said he wears his gratitude to the military for his custom uniform.
“They have their badges of honor signed, so if they are deployed, they are in the game, and they are here with their soul,” Jaime said.
The brothers said it’s all about the ‘familia’ – mostly.
For three hours, we’re not. “And then, we’re brothers again,” said Elizar Castro, his younger brother and Denver Broncos fan.
The Dallas Cowboys wore a red ribbon on their helmets Sunday to honor the U.S. Army and the National Medal of Honor.
Several Medal of Honor recipients attended Sunday’s game where they were honored for their service.