John Mobley celebrates after making a big play against the Jets in the AFC Championship game. (Karl Gehring/Denver Post)

Remembering The Broncos' Past

By Craig Hurst

Depending on your age, you probably remember where you were when JFK was shot, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, or when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.  These events, plus many others, are etched in our hearts and minds as Americans. 

As Broncos fans, think back to the classic memories that are also engrained in our minds – the ones that when we think of them, we know exactly where we were, what we were doing, and who we were with. 

Thanks to technology these days, we could relive the memories by listening to a radio re-broadcast or watching highlights of the play and/or game.  What plays or games do you remember like they occurred just yesterday?  Do you remember the cold Christmas Eve game in December 1977 when the Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs?  The Monday night blizzard game against Green Bay?  The Houston Oiler playoff game when John Elway converted two fourth downs?  Many of us, if not all, will remember that special feeling when John Mobley knocked down Brett Favre’s pass in Super Bowl XXXII.  These are just a few heart-racing moments from the history of the Denver Broncos. 

As we approach a season that may be in jeopardy due to the labor dispute, relish the fact that you’re a fan of a team with a well documented, storied history.  Even though football seasons come and go, we are able to relive the past and can watch these special events over and over whenever we choose. 

Fans of other teams may say we’re weird, take it too seriously, and just don’t understand what it means to be a die-hard Broncos fan.  Non-football fans, without a doubt, will not understand why we live and die with the Broncos, why we follow the team year-round, and how we can find the color orange so appealing.  Take pride in the fact that you are a Broncos fan. 

When you get a moment, step out of this crazy thing called life, sit back, look at your Bronco memorabilia, and think about all the awesome moments this organization has provided, not only in your life, but in the lives of all Broncomaniacs!  We are a special breed – stand up and be proud.

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