History of Tailgating in Denver

November 25, 2012 7:00 AM

History of Tailgating in Denver

" Bronco fans of all generations love the team (Credit, John DiTirro)

" This holiday weekend, we give thanks for our beloved home team, the Denver Broncos. Fans have rallied behind them year after year, sunshine or blizzard, win or lose. From Elway to Tebow to our newest addition Peyton Manning, it’s no surprise that the Denver Broncos remain on the tip of fans’ tongues season after season. So let’s take a look back over the years to see just how far we have come. Humble Beginnings

The Denver Broncos were established as an AFL franchise team in 1960. The first few seasons were rough, ending in 4-10, 3-11 and 2-11-1 records. Despite this, the team attained some 20,000 season tickets sold by 1965, and by 1967 had finally found their own hometown hero, Floyd Little – the very first first-round draft pick signed to the Broncos. Little’s career won him Hall-of-Fame status in 2010 for his legendary 6,323 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns. Through the end of the 60s and into the early 70s, the Broncos continued to struggle with losing season records "

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