Denver Broncos – A third Super Bowl title in 2009?
Soccer fans across the country are creating an early demand for available Denver Broncos tickets that can be “begged, screwed up or borrowed.” With the return of some great 2008 starters and the addition of some top free agent picks, electricity is already in the air about the chances of a hot run for the 2009 Broncos title. This team has one of the strongest fan bases and enjoys support not only in the Rocky Mountain region of the Western Legions, but throughout the United States. Historically, when this soccer team has been in a runner-up position in the division race, the upcoming season sees players explode on the field and fans expect no less in the fall 2009 season.
Fans put their weight behind the Broncos
The Denver Broncos were one of the founding members of the American Football League. Since the 1970 merger of the AFL and NFL divisions, they have consistently been one of the leading franchises both on and off the field. With an impressive record of half a dozen AFC championships in 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, and again in 1998, it’s easy to see why his enthusiastic fans are eagerly buying tickets to the Denver Broncos earlier in the year.
There are more than 74,000 Denver Broncos tickets available annually and season seats have sold out each year with tens of thousands of hopeful fans placing their names on a waiting list. The Denver Broncos’ 31-24 dominance over Green Bay during Super Bowl XXXII continues to be a highly heralded event and a source of great pride for players, owners and fans. The Denver team added another championship next year by taking this title once again at Super Bowl XXXIII and this back-to-back feat is something that only 5 other soccer teams have managed to accomplish.
History and highlights of the Denver Bronco franchise
The Denver Bronco AFL charter was awarded in 1959 to Bob Howsam, who owned a minor league baseball team and built the 1940s stadium for the Chicago Bears. With limited funds, the first team took to the field in old worn uniforms and socks that had vertical stripes. After 2 years, Jack Faulkner was hired as head coach and general manager. He began the job of bringing the laughingstock team to a respected sports entity, kicking off his much-ridiculed socks in a public ceremony that gave fans a chance to watch them go up in flames. While there wasn’t much happiness during the first decade of the Denver Broncos franchise, they did have their moments.
– The AFL’s first win was 13-10 in August 1960, against the Boston Patriots.
– In August 1967, the team recorded the AFL’s first victory over an NFL rival with a 13-7 victory over the Detroit Lions.
– However, the team’s lousy 39-97-4 record for the first ten years placed them at the bottom of all 8 AFL teams at the time.
A “Hail Mary” saves the Denver Broncos from being sold
It was in 1965 that the team’s luck improved when the decision to allow Atlanta to buy the Broncos was blocked. At zero hour, it was Gerald and Allan Phipps who put in the millions to buy the team and the stadium. The excitement of the fans was unprecedented and they showed their appreciation by purchasing more than 22,000 season tickets from the Denver Broncos. In 1964, not even 8,000 Denver Broncos tickets had been purchased, making this event even more astonishing in scope. The city of Denver assumed ownership of the old Bears Stadium in 1968 and renamed it Mile High.
From the bottom to the mile high
Nearly 20,000 additional seats were added as Mile High expanded to accommodate 51,706 screaming spectators and supporters. In 1976, the stadium’s capacity was increased to 63,532 and then to 75,100 in 1977. With each increase in seats, fans rapidly increased their demand for tickets to the Denver Broncos. Since these early years, loyal fans have ensured that there are no unsold Denver Broncos season tickets. In the early years, the Denver Broncos were the subject of jokes and laughter as the AFL tried to establish itself as a viable contender in the world of soccer. Until 2001, when they opened the season at the world-class INVESCO soccer field in their own Mile High Stadium, they had to play on the same field used by the 1960s franchise.
Denver Bronco team records and achievements
The rich history of the Denver Broncos team is marked by appearances in playoffs or championship games in 1977, 1978 and 1979. Soccer fans now had plenty of additional reasons to stand in long lines if there was any chance of catching one of those coveted Denver Tickets. for the Broncos. This AFL powerhouse has fallen below the .500 benchmark less than 5 times since 1965 and racked up 7 AFC division titles and championships in a short 14-year span from 1977 to 1991. In 91, they had a Super Bowl XXIV title shot but fell to the San Francisco 49ers. Denver is a team that demands the best of its players, and the Denver Broncos continued this championship effort by returning to the divisional playoffs in 1992, 1996 and 1997.
Tickets for the Denver Bronco continued to be one of the most popular items on the sports market during 1997 and 1998, when the team dominated all entrants and took home the ultimate Super Bowl title twice. In 1997, they attacked the famous Packers and in ’98, they destroyed the Atlanta Falcons. 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005 were again playoff years for the Colorado team. In 2008, they had a .500 season as the team posted an 8-8 win-loss record, bringing them to second place in the division just behind San Diego. While the past 3 seasons have not seen the teams as one of the players on the field of the annual Big Game, the team is busy regrouping and setting the stage for a 2009 season that may be one of the best in its history.
2009 Season Fast Forward Review
Fans welcomed the news of the signing of some exciting new free agents to the Denver Broncos roster that included the name of quarterback Chris Simms. This is the son of soccer great Phil Simms, who as a former quarterback led his team to victory and won a Super Bowl ring. Fans are well aware of the incredible potential Chris has and hope that his Denver Broncos tickets will be used to see his team go all the way in 2009.
As the backup to Kerry Collins and Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans, it seems young Simms hasn’t been able to show the extent of his playing ability, but this may be his wildly successful year. The other names that are causing a stir in Denver are menacing JJ Arrington and LaMont Jordan. Both players have earned recognition as superior ball carriers.
Arrington is already the third running back to be signed by the Denver Bronco organization, which seems like a clear sign of where the emphasis will be placed this season. The last 4 years Arrington has been with the Arizona Cardinals and was active in 14 of the team’s games in 2008. His stats include 183 carries for a total of 654 yards and an impressive 91 receptions giving him two touchdowns and nearly 700 yards.
For Broncos fans, the 2009 football season can’t get here fast enough. The depth charts have yet to be announced; But the eager and hopeful are already planning some “wild and woolly” victory celebrations at the legendary Mile High football field.