Sometimes I feel like choosing a blog topic just because it gives me a chance to write and you a chance to read about an obscure moment that one does not remember, but which has significance nonetheless.
That’s the route this one is taking.
As many of you know, I am enamored with the “Golden Ages” of pro football. Despite the current off-the-field situation, we are in a golden age right now, and it will be back in full swing soon, we all hope.
The first golden age came in the late 1940s and early 1950s, a glorious time just after the war when America exploded with growth, development and new ideas.
That age led to the Greatest Game Ever Played, the famous championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants that helped propel pro football to the “most favorite sport” category. Following up that moment was the early 1960s and the American Football League, the greatest and ultimately most successful expansion league in American sport history.
It was in that golden age that the Broncos had some legendary moments on the playing field, now almost entirely forgotten. But this being draft time on the website, I noticed a connection tying together the era with the draft and an all-time Broncos record that deserves to be remembered, just for a moment if nothing else.