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Keep your Denver Broncos brain busy this offseason.

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Did you see the XFL’s beer snake?

While this beer snake is truly impressive, it’s a poor substitute for Broncos football. What do I recommend?

One of my all-time favorite documentary series on the early days of the American Football League that features the Denver Broncos in their infancy.

The show traces the history of the league using game broadcasts and highlight footage (some of which have never been previously aired on national television); archived and recent interviews with AFL personalities and players including Joe Namath, Al Davis and John Madden; and commentary from football historians, authors, and AFL eyewitnesses such as Ange Coniglio, Dan Rather and Larry King, and AFL players including Ernie Warlick, Alex Kroll, and Larry Eisenhauer. The show is narrated by Peter Coyote and was produced by NFL Films.

While Wikipedia’s summary is accurate it, of course, doesn’t mention anyone associated with the Denver Broncos. I love this series because it shows old Mile High (Bears Stadium) before any renovation. It talks about the yellow and brown uniforms. I gives life to some of those names like Tripucka and Mingo in the ring of fame that many folks may not know. What’s most impressive about this series, though, is how the story of the AFL/NFL merger happened in no small part because of the emergence of television.

Take a moment and look back at where the Broncos once were. It’ll help you appreciate how far they’ve come.

HORSE TRACKS

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