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The Denver Broncos And The Fictitious "Sports Night"

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It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, football season or not, I always enjoy seeing something, anything, on television or on the internet that pertains to the Denver Broncos. Over the last few weeks, I have started watching the short-lived sitcom “Sports Night” on Netflix.

Sports Night, which aired on ABC from 1998-2000, was centered around the individuals who produced the fictitious sports news show “Sports Night” (similar to ESPN’s Sports Center). Dana Whitaker (played by actress Felicity Huffman) serves as the Executive Producer of the nightly sports show.  As I watched season one, I was pleasantly surprised when it was noted that Dana’s brother played for the Broncos.  My assumption is that the producers of the show were either Bronco fans, or they were just being smart and capitalizing on the success of the real Denver Broncos, who were on the verge of winning two Vince Lombardi trophies.  If you watch closely, you will see a Denver Bronco helmet and mouse pad in the office of Sports Night anchors, Casey McCall & Dan Rydell (played by actors Peter Krause and Josh Charles, respectively).

Bronco fans should take pride in the fact that the producers could have picked any of the thirty-two teams in the NFL, but they chose our Denver Broncos. In the past, I have posted articles about Tim Allen and his sitcom ties to Denver Broncos, as well as, movies created with Denver Bronco references.  If you need something to occupy your free time between now and August, take some time and enjoy the articles.

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