Welcome to the next offering of Bronco Blatherings. If you haven't read these in the recent past, this is a melange of tidbits, twitterings and trivia along with my own two cents worth tossed in. To begin with, Toronto mayor Rob Ford (as in Toronto, Canada) and his brother Doug, who is a councilman himself, are making a push for an NFL franchise. The plan is to bring a team to the 4th largest market in North America as soon as 2013.
"I'll tell you one thing: before our four-year term is up (in 2013), hopefully we'll have an NFL team," (Rob) Ford said.
Somehow I don't think the Ford name is an alias for Mackenzie.
The first quarterback to have a 3,000 yard passing season for the Denver Broncos was Frank Tripucka in the franchise’s first year in the pro football, 1960. It wouldn’t happen again for 21 years when Craig Morton passed the mark in 1981. These would be the only 3,000 yard seasons either Tripucka or Morton would ever have for the team.
Question 1: How many postseason games were held at Mile High Stadium?
Question 2: What man (as of 2007) holds the record for being in the most Super Bowls, and how many?
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
The experts at NFL Network debate whether the player workouts being done are actually beneficial or merely a chance to bond with each other.
In other news, since the league cannot or will not put on the annual Rookie Symposium, the (ahem) Players Association will host it's own. On June 28-29, the Players Association will host "The Business of Football: Rookie Edition," focusing on financial planning, personal security, media, etc. The Players Association will cover the cost of the event, including travel and lodging. The event will be held in Washington D.C.
NFLN: If there was a sandwich named after you, what would be on it?
BL: It would be a burger. It would be a half-pound organic beef patty with a fried egg over hard, bacon, pickles, barbecue sauce and ketchup. And served with barbecue potato chips.
THINGS A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME (Tweets)
- One quick last workout b4 I JET back to the west coast...make it a good one today
Brandon Lloyd - Just had a great convo with torry holt. Wish I could share how much he helped me with drills and preparation when I was in at Illinois. 8pm 5/29
Eric Decker - Again, thanks to @POWERADE for hydrating the 'boys at the bubble' ha! @ProLinkSports
Question 1: 13 - beginning with the 1977 AFC Divisional Playoff (a 24-17 defeat of Pittsburgh) and ending with the 1998 AFC Championship game (a 23-10 defeat of the New York Jets).
Question 2: Dan Reeves with 9 -- Two as a player, three as an Assistant and four as a Head Coach.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST
Bronco legend Floyd Little on lockout: Only an "absolute idiot" would walk away from $9B 3pm 5/26
Little makes a plea for retired NFL players