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slyinky
01-15-2010, 04:20 PM
I mentioned in another thread that my first ever favorite Bronco was Rick Upchurch and it got me interested in what year fellow Maners became Bronco fans. For me it was 1977 when I was five years old.

UberBroncoMan
01-15-2010, 04:22 PM
I was a Niner's fan (my dad made me that) until around 1996. So I jumped in at a good time and the Super Bowls propelled it.

Arkie
01-15-2010, 04:26 PM
I've always hated the Raiders. I was rooting against them in 1984, and I became a Broncos fan that same season.

Hogan11
01-15-2010, 04:29 PM
1972, barely 7 years old....saw them lose on TV to the Raiders, saw the uni's, saw Floyd Little and proclaimed them my team and have been with them ever since.

watermock
01-15-2010, 04:38 PM
1977.

Great D.

Craig Morton was a gsme manager.

Butch Johnson dropped that TD.

SureShot
01-15-2010, 04:39 PM
1975. In my family you are born a Broncos fan.

broncoblue
01-15-2010, 04:44 PM
82...uk introduced nfl to us.

Dudeskey
01-15-2010, 04:44 PM
'85. was 8 at the time.. Vance Johnson was my favorite player. And I also thought it was weird that Rich Karlis kicked with a bare foot

worm
01-15-2010, 04:45 PM
1975. In my family you are born a Broncos fan.

Word!

BigPlayShay
01-15-2010, 04:50 PM
1975. In my family you are born a Broncos fan.

Same here, born in January of 77 at the dawn of the Broncos success.

slyinky
01-15-2010, 04:50 PM
1977.

Great D.

Craig Morton was a gsme manager.

Butch Johnson dropped that TD.

I've never forgiven the Dallas Cowboys for breaking the heart of a five year old boy that day. I despise that team even more than I do the Raiders.

Popps
01-15-2010, 04:52 PM
77

Orange Crush bandwagon jumper.

9 years old.

tubbs
01-15-2010, 04:54 PM
Nice pole. Super long.

:afro:

bowtown
01-15-2010, 04:55 PM
'77, Dad made me sit on the couch and watch the SB vs Dallas. I was 1 month old.

Hercules Rockefeller
01-15-2010, 04:56 PM
1975. In my family you are born a Broncos fan.

Yep. 1980. My parents still have a photo from when I was a couple weeks old where I'm in Broncos gear.

slyinky
01-15-2010, 04:56 PM
Nice pole. Super long.

:afro:

Does that make it hard?

bowtown
01-15-2010, 04:56 PM
Nice pole. Super long.

:afro:

I get that a lot.

broncocalijohn
01-15-2010, 04:58 PM
77

Orange Crush bandwagon jumper.

9 years old.

7 years old and wouldnt say bandwagonner here. My Dad was watching the Broncos and told me "This is our team". Figuring he is from Fort Collins, CO and we visit there every summer, I figured it was good for me since I was getting into sports by 7. Craig Morton was my first #7 hero. Loved that team.

broncocalijohn
01-15-2010, 05:00 PM
BTW, when are we having a poll concerning when some bailed off the bronco bandwagon?

SureShot
01-15-2010, 05:02 PM
The first game I went to that I can remember was 81 or 82 I believe. I just remeber it was the Vikings and it was really raining.

DBroncos4life
01-15-2010, 05:09 PM
Who was 2003?

SureShot
01-15-2010, 05:13 PM
Who was 2003?

scttgrd

DHallblows
01-15-2010, 05:19 PM
Who was 2003?

You don't know how to look a poll results?
BroncoSojia

Taco John
01-15-2010, 05:25 PM
1975. In my family, too, you are born a Broncos fan. A Broncos pennant hung above my crib:

http://i.ebayimg.com/23/!BjjYlG!Bmk~$(KGrHqMH-D0Es-TW)p51BLT+pJoodw~~_12.JPG

I was rewarded with praise and candy for saying "Go Broncos" or "I hate the Raiders." I would bounce around on my Dad while he watched Broncos games, and get excited running around the house yelling "Touchdown" when he would yell it.

You can be sure that I'm keeping the tradition up.

snowspot66
01-15-2010, 05:27 PM
First year watching football, 95. Must have been about 11. Guy from my home town and a real good friend of my uncle played for the Broncos. Got traded soon after but I stuck with the team. Got in at a good time.

scttgrd
01-15-2010, 05:31 PM
scttgrd

Nah, I was a 68 fan. Born into it in Ft. Carson. It was hard to follow the team from some of the places my family was stationed. Then I made it hard on myself. Wish I still had that orange coat with the big D logo on the back.

WolfpackGuy
01-15-2010, 05:35 PM
Nah, I was a 68 fan. Born into it in Ft. Carson. It was hard to follow the team from some of the places my family was stationed. Then I made it hard on myself. Wish I still had that orange coat with the big D logo on the back.

That old stuff is hard to find.

I had a blue Starter parka with the orange Broncos lettering on the back.

It got stolen, but it's not like I'd fit in it now anyways.

LOL

BleedingOrange
01-15-2010, 05:37 PM
77 Was playing on a pee wee league in Germany on a team called the Broncos. Thought Denver was as good a team to follow as any.

Dr. Broncenstein
01-15-2010, 05:39 PM
1977 - Bronco fan at birth.

Mogulseeker
01-15-2010, 06:40 PM
1987. I was two - one of the earliest memories of my life was watching Super Bowl XXI with my Grandfather.

BroncoMan4ever
01-15-2010, 06:42 PM
i was always a Broncos fan. lived in a family where sunday was reserved for watching the Orange and Blue. However the year I came to Bronco Maniac status was 95, when I was ten years old. I went to my first game ever and got the autograph of TD. Being a little 10 year old kid, and seeing TD was incredible, he seemed so huge, and even now years later and even now that I full grown I still remember him as the giant of a guy. From that day forward I was hooked. and TD became my forever favorite player.

Mogulseeker
01-15-2010, 06:42 PM
1975. In my family, too, you are born a Broncos fan. A Broncos pennant hung above my crib:

http://i.ebayimg.com/23/!BjjYlG!Bmk~$(KGrHqMH-D0Es-TW)p51BLT+pJoodw~~_12.JPG

I was rewarded with praise and candy for saying "Go Broncos" or "I hate the Raiders." I would bounce around on my Dad while he watched Broncos games, and get excited running around the house yelling "Touchdown" when he would yell it.

You can be sure that I'm keeping the tradition up.

In THAT sense, than 1985. I was born DURING a Broncos-Chargers game... it was snowing, too. I'm pretty sure I had a John Elway poster over my crib, too.

orinjkrush
01-15-2010, 06:45 PM
very very insightful poll. when and why did we imprint on team shirts?

Drunk Monkey
01-15-2010, 07:02 PM
I finally got serious about football around 8 or 9. Where I grew up it was either Cowboys or Broncos. When Denver got to the Superbowl vs Washington I became a committed Bronco fan for life. To bad they had to get killed the way they did. Also my brother was a big Cowboys fan so naturally I had to hate them.

Broncos Fan class of 88

DBroncos4life
01-15-2010, 07:03 PM
You don't know how to look a poll results?
BroncoSojia

Only when I don't vote. After that I don't know how :)


Nevermind I just click the blue numbers. Man all this time.... LOL

Archer81
01-15-2010, 07:09 PM
1981.

The earliest memory for me that is Broncos related is my brothers and I getting into a fistfight with the kids next door because they said John Elway sucks and could never beat the 49ers. (55-10...)

:Broncos:

scttgrd
01-15-2010, 07:09 PM
That old stuff is hard to find.

I had a blue Starter parka with the orange Broncos lettering on the back.

It got stolen, but it's not like I'd fit in it now anyways.

LOL

Oh man, I wish I had half the stuff from the old days. But growing up a military brat things kinda just dissapeared. Man I miss the old days.

Damn do I feel old, it's not the years so much as the mileage.

ColoradoDarin
01-15-2010, 07:11 PM
Got into football in 1984, moved (back) to Colorado in 1986 and they became my team - just in time for The Drive!

My son became a fan last year, he turns 1 in two weeks :)

Jason in LA
01-15-2010, 07:19 PM
1987. I was 10. My father had season tickets to the Raiders, and I started going to games when I was 7. But I just didn't care for those Raiders. So my father takes me to a game, and before kick off I was like, I really don't like the Raiders. I'm rooting for that other team. I've been a Broncos fan ever since.

Popps
01-15-2010, 07:24 PM
7 years old and wouldnt say bandwagonner here. My Dad was watching the Broncos and told me "This is our team". Figuring he is from Fort Collins, CO and we visit there every summer, I figured it was good for me since I was getting into sports by 7. Craig Morton was my first #7 hero. Loved that team.

Yea, we had the St. Louis Cardinals. They were (mostly) horrible and rumored to be moving... which they eventually did after a few more seasons of mailing it in as a franchise. That made the transition to being a full-time Broncos fan an easy one.

SureShot
01-15-2010, 07:27 PM
1975. In my family, too, you are born a Broncos fan. A Broncos pennant hung above my crib:

http://i.ebayimg.com/23/!BjjYlG!Bmk~$(KGrHqMH-D0Es-TW)p51BLT+pJoodw~~_12.JPG



I still have that exact same pennant. Nice.

Hogan11
01-15-2010, 07:34 PM
Oh man, I wish I had half the stuff from the old days. But growing up a military brat things kinda just dissapeared. Man I miss the old days.

Damn do I feel old, it's not the years so much as the mileage.

When I was in grade school, I had this Broncos parka....if I remember right, it was blue and had this patch with the guy riding the Bronco logo on it on the right side of the chest. It had an attached hood that zipped up the middle, but most of us never used it. So this hood would would lay on the back shoulders unzipped and it was red fur-like material. Sears made them I think.

I'm not describing it very well, but anyone who was around in the early to mid 70's should know what I'm talking about. They sold them right along side the felt jackets with the vinyl sleeves and the tossel team hats. Been looking around for a pic and can't find one anywhere on the net.
EDIT found one, Giants version, bad pic but it gives you the idea
http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!BeDuOLwBGk~$(KGrHqUH-EEErf+3cGqTBK7sOHmOTw~~_35.JPG

Flex Gunmetal
01-15-2010, 07:37 PM
1984, on the day i was born.

SureShot
01-15-2010, 07:52 PM
Nah, I was a 68 fan. Born into it in Ft. Carson. It was hard to follow the team from some of the places my family was stationed. Then I made it hard on myself. Wish I still had that orange coat with the big D logo on the back.

It was a joke.

Tell us about the olden days grand pa !Booya!

Moki01
01-15-2010, 08:13 PM
I go back o the Charley Johnson era

gunns
01-15-2010, 08:14 PM
1970. I had been a fan of the LA Rams, the fearsome foursome and gorgeous Gabriel. Then my mom took me to a preseason game being played here in SLC with the Boston Patriots and Denver Broncos. Saw Floyd Little and immediately fell in love with the Broncos. Never looked back.

scttgrd
01-15-2010, 08:17 PM
It was a joke.

Tell us about the olden days grand pa !Booya!

Damn, pulling CQ to see games and bars all over the world to watch those super bowl losses. That hurt. And yes damnit, im a grandpa. F-u, :peace:

TheDave
01-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Born and rasied in So Cal I was always an LA Rams fan. Yet in 93' the team decided to divorce me and move cities. A year later I divorced So Cal and moved to Colorado.

and here I am... ;D

Hamrob
01-15-2010, 08:45 PM
I mentioned in another thread that my first ever favorite Bronco was Rick Upchurch and it got me interested in what year fellow Maners became Bronco fans. For me it was 1977 when I was five years old.That's cool. I was 5 also and the year was 1974...

I remember watching that 1st Superbowl on my grandparents brand new 19" Zenith Color TV!

LonghornBronco
01-15-2010, 08:56 PM
72 born and bread to be an orange crush fan.

One vivid memory I have is when my dad bought an orange and blue football shaped victory cake for the SB in 77. After the game he was so pissed he wouldnt allow us kids to eat it and it sat on the counter for what seemed like weeks rotting. It was almost like the pink elephant in the room, freakin invisible man.

Dr. Broncenstein
01-15-2010, 09:13 PM
72 born and bread to be an orange crush fan.

One vivid memory I have is when my dad bought an orange and blue football shaped victory cake for the SB in 77. After the game he was so pissed he wouldnt allow us kids to eat it and it sat on the counter for what seemed like weeks rotting. It was almost like the pink elephant in the room, freakin invisible man.

Should I feel guilty that I just chortled to your childhood emotional trauma?

Cito Pelon
01-17-2010, 09:44 AM
Holy Lord, I'm the longest tenured Bronco fan (according to this poll). I was at Bronco games in the old Denver Bears Stadium when there was the West/North stands and the bleachers for the South Stands. I believe there was some ramshackle bleachers for East stands. The West/North stands was the core of the "stadium" and corresponded to the 1st and 3rd baselines. I barely remember those days. In those days the goalposts were still in the middle of the endzone, it was comical seeing QB's trying to complete passes in the endzone, receivers/defenders banging into unpadded two-leg goalposts.

The West stands were the original stands from the 1940's and 1950's and built into the hillside backing up against Federal Blvd. Later the area behind the West stands was dug out for parking lots. I don't know when the North stands along the 3rd baseline were added.

I guess if you can be counted a Bronco fan from birth I was a Bronco fan from 1960, but I really don't remember much except it was ****ing cold at games (and seeing the players do that Keystone Kops thing around the goalposts in the endzone. I got a kick out of that). I remember it sure felt good to get a warm hotdog on a cold day. There wasn't any lights so it was all day games. There wasn't an upper deck in any of the stands.

Actually, Bronco football was pretty dull til Floyd Little came to town, and in reality that's when I became a knowledgeable football fan. Floyd Little made the Broncos. Even as a little kid I could see the excitement level went up about 15 notches.

backup qb
01-17-2010, 10:08 AM
1986-I was 9. My uncle became a fan and I followed suit. Now, my 3 kids are fans as they were born into the tradition.

TailgateNut
01-17-2010, 10:28 AM
1975. In my family you are born a Broncos fan.


It's in the genes. 1960 for me. Grandpa took me to my first game in '68 when I visited him after my dad was killed in Vietnam.

OrangeShadow
01-17-2010, 11:01 AM
1996

RonDaChamp24
01-17-2010, 11:09 AM
1975. In my family you are born a Broncos fan.

'87 and for the same reason as you. I will say my first real memories though are from a game in 1992.

Rabb
01-17-2010, 11:23 AM
85' for me, I grew up in Iowa and my dad was transferred to Denver in 1985 and I instantly started rooting for Denver (never had a pro team growing up to root for)

Los Broncos
01-17-2010, 11:35 AM
Some where around 1986, it was the Cowboys game at Mile High.

Actually, I grew up a Rams fan since my grandfather was a fan.

He cheered for teams based on his demographic.

When he moved to Chula Vista he became a Charger fan.

But once I seen Elway play I was hooked for life.

I still pulled for the Rams, and back then you couldn't watch all the Bronco games on TV.

Really wish I could of went to a game in Denver.

Los Broncos
01-17-2010, 11:37 AM
1975. In my family you are born a Broncos fan.

I wasn't born one but I'll sure die one.

Houshyamama
01-17-2010, 11:43 AM
1987, year I moved from Alaska to Littleton when I was 5 years old.

edit: My beautiful French girlfriend is now a fan as well. So... the French can't be all that bad.

Cito Pelon
01-17-2010, 12:40 PM
It's in the genes. 1960 for me. Grandpa took me to my first game in '68 when I visited him after my dad was killed in Vietnam.

Oh, those Vietnam War years were bad years. My condolences to you. Bad years.

Baba Booey
01-17-2010, 12:49 PM
'94. Six years old, started watching football, my old man (Vikings fan) hated both local teams (Jets and Giants) so I started watching the Broncos and loved em.