Just about everyone has at one time or another said, “Remember when…” and launched into a story about family, friend, or experience. Our memories lend a real richness to the tapestry of our lives.
With that in mind, I have decided to embark on a series of “I remember when…” pieces for my Broncos blog, since I have been fortunate enough to have been here a long time. I have seen a lot of Denver Broncos history, a lot of it completely out front, and some of it slightly behind the curtain.
Anyway, it’s fun to share old memories. This is being written on July 14, and I remember when a unique piece of Denver Broncos history took place on this very date, along with the events that preceded and followed up the event itself.
If I said that a Bronco player once fought Muhammad Ali, I am sure many fans would say that could not be so.
But on July 14, 1979 defensive end Lyly Alzado (at about 6’4″, 285) boxed an exhibition against Muhammad Ali at a time when Ali had just retired from competitive boxing. Ali had just won the heavyweight title back and become the first man ever to hold the heavyweight crown three times.