100 Things Broncos Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Overview

Pulling from 42 years of Broncos history, this directory offers dedicated information to fans of Denver?s beloved team. Thanks to the arrival of Peyton Manning, the Broncos are definitely more visible than ever, but it is the real fans that know who scored the first touchdown in franchise history, can name all the members of the team?s Ring of Fame, and can even share where to grab a bite in Denver before the game. It is the ultimate resource guide that contains every essential piece of Broncos knowledge and ...

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Overview

Pulling from 42 years of Broncos history, this directory offers dedicated information to fans of Denver’s beloved team. Thanks to the arrival of Peyton Manning, the Broncos are definitely more visible than ever, but it is the real fans that know who scored the first touchdown in franchise history, can name all the members of the team’s Ring of Fame, and can even share where to grab a bite in Denver before the game. It is the ultimate resource guide that contains every essential piece of Broncos knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities. All these gems are presented in an easy-to-follow checklist that is ranked from 1 to 100, making it a must-have for any Broncos fan, new or old.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787324
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 945,707
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Howell has been a sportswriter in the Denver area since 1993 and has written for newspapers that include the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call. He is the author of several books about the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos, and the Denver Nuggets. He lives in Frederick, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 The Duke 1

2 World Champs-Finally! 10

3 Back-to-Back 15

4 The Franchise 21

5 Manning Kills Tebowmania 24

6 The Mastermind 32

7 Denver's Best Owner? 37

8 Sharpe Tongue 40

9 From Unknown to Superstar 45

10 Zim 51

11 Broncos are Born 54

12 Riding out of Town? 60

13 Orange Crush 63

14 Greatness Unnoticed 68

15 Always a Bronco 72

16 Broncomania 75

17 1977 Playoffs 78

18 Super Bowl XII 83

19 Fan Favorite 86

20 Shutdown Corner 90

21 Coach from the Old School 92

22 Meck 96

23 Hard Work Pays Off 99

24 The Elway Trade 102

25 The Drive 106

26 The Fumble 111

27 The Broncos' Savior 113

28 Mile High Stadium 116

29 Mile High Magic 118

30 The Right QB at the Right Time 123

31 Lighting the Fire 126

32 The Magician 130

33 The Champ 134

34 All-Around DB 136

35 The Smiling Assassin 138

36 The Goose 142

37 Denver's First QB 144

38 Becoming Winners 148

39 Tombstone 152

40 The Professor 154

41 To do: Skiing 157

42 The Reeves-Elway Feud 158

43 Super Disappointments 162

44 Jason Elam 167

45 Nasty Nalen 168

46 A Major League City 171

47 "Heaven" Moses 174

48 Lionel Taylor 176

49 Raider Week 178

50 Smooth Smitty 181

51 Jim Turner 183

52 To do: Coors Brewery 185

53 Ring of Fame Snub 187

54 The Go-To Guy 190

55 To do: Fourteeners 192

56 Eddie Mac 194

57 One of a Kind 197

58 Disaster in Denver 201

59 Romo 203

60 To do: Red Rocks 206

61 Otis Armstrong 207

62 Defensive Wizard 209

63 Koobs 213

64 To do: Black Hawk/Central City 216

65 McDisaster 218

66 Tebow and the Magic of 2011 222

67 The Wade Phillips Years 229

68 Alex Gibbs 232

69 To do: 16th Street Mall 233

70 "Al" Leader on Defense 234

71 Holding his Own 236

72 To do: The Cherry Cricket 238

73 Hurricane 240

74 Simon Fletcher 243

75 The Judge 245

76 To do: Elitch Gardens 247

77 No Shoe, No Problem 248

78 KOA Radio 250

79 To do: National Western Stock Show 253

80 Sports Authority Field at Mile High 255

81 The Heir Apparent 258

82 No Lack of Confidence 262

83 D-Will 266

84 2005 AFC Championship Game 269

85 Elvis is in the Building 272

86 Summy Winder 274

87 The Three Amigos 277

88 Ring of Fame 280

89 Greek 282

90 Sacco 284

91 John Lynch 285

92 Clinton Portis 287

93 South Park 289

94 Not so Classy in San Diego 291

95 Cookie 293

96 Weapon X 296

97 To do: Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave 299

98 The Toughest Bronco? 300

99 Denver Gold 302

100 Before T.D. There was...T.D. 306

Trivia 309

Bibliography 313

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