Good morning, Broncos Country!
With 36 seconds remaining, a franchise and fan base held its collective breath.
It was fourth-and-six from the Denver Broncos 31-yard line. The Broncos were holding onto a 31-24 lead with Brett Favre driving. “Please, please do whatever it takes get this stop,” everyone not rooting for the Green Bay Packers said to themselves as Super Bowl XXXII came to a dramatic conclusion.
And then it happened.
It finally happened.
John Mobley broke up the Favre pass intended for Mark Chmura.
The rest, as they say, is history.
“Denver’s gonna win it,” Broncos radio play-by-play guy Dave Logan said. “Oh, baby, Denver’s going to win this thing. Are you kidding me? Bronco players are all over the field. You can stand up and salute in Denver, you got the world champions that live in your town.”
For the first time in five tries, the Broncos won a Super Bowl.
There is nothing in the wide world of sports like winning a championship. And that only shoots up when it’s the first. I remember that game in San Diego and how incredible it was. I can’t believe it’s been 22 years, but it feels like yesterday.
It was the greatest moment in franchise history.
“This one’s for John!”
That’s not to say the wins in Super Bowl XXXIII and Super Bowl 50 weren’t incredible or just as special, but there is nothing like your first time. The fact the Broncos have won three Lombardi Trophies is an amazing accomplishment. The fact the organization has played in eight Super Bowls is a testament to the franchise and how great it has been.
Here’s to hoping the Broncos can make their way back to the Super Bowl in the near future.
Mile High Salute to Steve Atwater
Even though the news dropped early Saturday afternoon that Steve Atwater is one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it still doesn’t feel real.
But the video of the Broncos legend getting that knock on the door from Hall of Fame president David Baker will never get old.
I cannot begin to describe how thrilled and over the moon I am for Steve and his family. He is truly one of the best and most special people I have ever been around and called a friend. Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Steve.
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