Denver Broncos New & Updated Edition: The Complete Illustrated History

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For more than half a century, the Denver Broncos have provided countless thrills, and a few spills, for their devoted fans. The full story of the Broncos’ wild ride—from a decade of losing seasons to mighty dynastic heights in the 1990s to the latest resurgence on the gridiron—unfolds in all its guts-and-glory drama in this illustrated history. In Denver Broncos: The Complete Illustrated History, author Jim Saccomano recounts how this charter member of the American Football League struggled through its first seasons before emerging as an elite team in the 1970s, reaching its first Super Bowl in January 1978. The arrival of John Elway in 1983 put the Broncos on the road to dynasty, bringing five Super Bowl appearances and back-to-back championships in the late 1990s. Elway’s move to the front office in 2010 was a big step back to greatness for the organization, further sealed in 2012 with the signing of future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. To this day, the team’s winning ways draw raucous sellout crowds to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Saccomano offers a fascinating look at one of football’s most beloved teams, from its early years as Denver’s only major sports franchise, through legendary on-field moments like “The Drive,” to the stars of today. Profiles of star players, season recaps, details of crucial games and plays, and the stories behind the great teams are complemented by hundreds of color and black-and-white images documenting the team’s history, making this the ultimate collection for any true Denver Broncos fan.

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For a team that started in the ragtag AFL in 1960 and didn’t make its first national TV appearance until 1973, the Broncos have scaled great heights in their 55-year history, including six Super Bowl appearances and back-to-back world championships in 1997 and 1998. Along the way, Broncomania was born, spurring passionate orange-and-blue-clad fans to pack Mile High Stadium and Sports Authority Field at Mile High for decades and inspiring numerous come-from-behind victories.In this updated edition of Denver Broncos, author Jim Saccomano chronicles the team’s path to the top, recapping each season and crucial game. Alongside hundreds of photos of game action and profiles of legendary players like John Elway, Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Craig Morton, Terrell Davis, Shannon Sharpe, and more, Saccomano helps fans relive the team’s greatest moments—the exploits of the “Orange Crush” defense in the 1970s, “the Drive” to send the 1987 AFC Championship Game into overtime, Elway’s third-down flip in the Super Bowl victory against Green Bay, and the signing of future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning in 2012. It is an ultimate celebration of a beloved team. About the authorJim Saccomano is the vice president of public relations for the Denver Broncos and has spent more than three decades with the team. In 1990, Saccomano and his staff were honored as the first recipients of the Pro Football Writers of America’s Pete Rozelle Award as the NFL’s outstanding public relations staff. A Denver native, Saccomano and his wife, Jo Ann, have two children and two grandchildren.

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Jim Saccomano (Denver, CO) is the vice president of public relations for the Denver Broncos, having spent more than three decades with the team. He has coordinated Bronco PR efforts for Denver’s world championship Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, as well as for Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XIV. In 1990, Saccomano and his staff were honored as the first recipients of the Pro Football Writers of America’s Pete Rozelle Award as the NFL’s outstanding public relations staff. A Denver native and graduate of Metropolitan State College, Saccomano earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and is a member of the board of directors for the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Jo Ann, have two children and two grandchildren.blog.denverbroncos.com/jsaccomanoTritter: @broncos_sacco

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