Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline
This new addition to the best-selling Tales from the Sidelines series captures the memorable moments, colorful characters, outstanding players, and championship seasons that are part of the Broncos storied history. Beginning with the franchises origins as a charter member of the American Football League in 1960, Andrew Mason takes the reader on a journey that includes a decade of Bronco futility, the AFL-NFL merger, and the teams first-ever playoff appearance in 1977, when they went all the way to the Super Bowl. Since then, the Denver Broncos have become one of the NFLs most consistent and successful franchises, with just six losing seasons in the last thirty-five years.Mason mines the teams rich history for stories that are revealing, moving, and often hilarious. Examples from the first ten years are the worst uniforms ever, the arrival of Lou Saban and Floyd Little, and the story of Marlin the Magician. The 70s brought John Ralston, the 3-4 Orange Crush defense, the Miracle of 77, and wild man Lyle Alzado. John Elway took the Broncos through the 80s and 90s, The Drive, five Super Bowls, two championships, and the greatest walk off ever. Fans are treated to the ups, downs, and frowns of Jay Cutler, the Tebow miracles, and the second coming of Peyton Manning. Mile High Football is alive and well in Denver, but it wasnt always that way. In Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline, Andrew Mason gives readers the stories of the low points that tested Broncos fans allegiance, the incredible highs that followed, and everything in between.
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