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Old 01-21-2011, 07:53 PM   #51
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I've been collecting Broncos games for the past year, so right now it's still small. I enjoy making edits of the plays and posting them on You Tube because there's virtually nothing with pre-Elway Broncos on there unless it's the Super Bowl XII game. Your list is so impressive; some of those games I haven't even seen on the buy/sell websites so you're lucky to have them.

Recently I won a bid on the '78 Broncos yearbook, which is an item you rarely see. I also acquired two "Broncos Reports" newspapers from '78 as well. I love the rare Broncos stuff.

PS--Where in LI are you? I have lots of family out there (I'm originally from Glendale, Queens)
Do you have anything pre '77? All I can find is the '73 MNF game.

You would have loved Atlas, he had tons of stuff, probablly still does, I could hunt him down if you want me to.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:25 PM   #52
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What's up Ray?! Ask and you shall....... Floyd scored on a long ball but had a key fumble too!! Awesome that you got to that game even though we were blown out.

I will never forget the image of Jim Braxton just running right through Jeff Severson.

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10/5/75 Broncos @ Bills.....first Broncos game I ever attended, I was 9 yrs old.
They lost 38-14, but if anyone has any footage of that, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:28 PM   #53
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What's up Ray?! Ask and you shall....... Floyd scored on a long ball but had a key fumble too!! Awesome that you got to that game even though we were blown out.

I will never forget the image of Jim Braxton just running right through Jeff Severson.



Nevermind, that was Van Huesen who fumbled, not Floyd!
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:30 PM   #54
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The red-orange jersey with the dark royal blue helmet is the GREATEST uni we ever wore.

WTF were we thinking with that shimy shiny orange with the sky blue helmet later. The straight orange uni with the sky blue D helmet sucks major ass in comparison to the uni in this photo.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #55
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The red-orange jersey with the dark royal blue helmet is the GREATEST uni we ever wore.

WTF were we thinking with that shimy shiny orange with the sky blue helmet later. The straight orange uni with the sky blue D helmet sucks major ass in comparison to the uni in this photo.
I'll take the red-orange and light orange over the dark blue crapola we have today, but I digress....

As a sidenote, these pictures I posted come from the '78 yearbook. The quality of the pictures overall are wonderful.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:49 AM   #56
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Nevermind, that was Van Huesen who fumbled, not Floyd!
Thanks! Yeah, the Broncos got killed that day, but I was beside myself because I was finally seeing my team live and in the flesh.

My oldest brother took me down to the tunnel where the players were coming out post game and I got the autographs of Charlie Johnson & Floyd Little. They were kind enough to stop and sign my program amongst a hoard of jeering, classless Bills fans and cemented themselves as my fave Broncos to this day because of it.

The heartbreaker? I later lost the program somehow I still have the game tickets though.
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This 1975 week 5 game got us to 3-2 at the time. When you watch this, you probably can't fully understand how rare a 53 yard game winning FG at the buzzer was. It was about a 5% chance back in the day.

An awesome moment for Ring of Famer Jim "Tank" Turner. Oliver Rpss was the joker who was supposed to fill in nicely for Otis Armstrong, who was out almost the entire season with a badly pulled hammy! Combined with Floyd, who was not fully healthy andcouldn't shoulder a full game load in his last season. Oliver Ross was out of football in two years.

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This win over Peyton's Father, and the rest of the Saints got us back to .500 with a 2-2-1 record. Besides his two picks, Steve Ramsey had one of his better days! As a kid, I liked Ramsey, but you can see him almost apologizing as he was throwing the ball. His quirky 3/4 delivery, pudgy stomach and lack of vocal leadership, made him an easy target for fellow players and the media.

He actually had several nice performances in his career, especially in relief of Charlie Johnson, who got injured too frequently.

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This 1975 week 5 game got us to 3-2 at the time. When you watch this, you probably can't fully understand how rare a 53 yard game winning FG at the buzzer was. It was about a 5% chance back in the day.

An awesome moment for Ring of Famer Jim "Tank" Turner. Oliver Rpss was the joker who was supposed to fill in nicely for Otis Armstrong, who was out almost the entire season with a badly pulled hammy! Combined with Floyd, who was not fully healthy andcouldn't shoulder a full game load in his last season. Oliver Ross was out of football in two years.

Love this footage!! Notice the #52 jersey Randy Gradishar is wearing (he wore that number his first two seasons). @ 1:54 wearing #51 on the far right is a rookie named Bob Swenson. Good things were on the way.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #60
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The entire 23 minute episode of the NFL Game of the Week between the Broncos and Browns. Broncos lose it in heartbreaking manner late in the game, but a good look at 1974 NFL rushing champ Otis Armstrong, Charlie Johnson and Tom Jackson, among others. Browns win it 23-21.

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Hopefully one day You Tube will have the NFL Game Of The Week shows from 1977 with the Broncos in them--I think there were three altogether: two against the Raiders (Week 6 and AFC Championship) and one against the Colts (Week 12).
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:06 PM   #62
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As usual back in the day, another home loss to the Raiders made us 3-4-1 after 8 games of the 1974 season.

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We got back to .500 the following week in Baltimore.

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Oops, forgot to post this one. Floyd, Otis Armstrong, Charlie Johnson, Billy Thompson and Riley Odoms had big days. This game got us to 3-2-1 at the time after an 0-2-1 season start.

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Old 02-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #65
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Head Coach: John Ralston
To be listed, a player must have played at least one game for the team during this season.

DE/DT Lyle Alzedo
RB Otis Armstrong
G/T Bill Bain
LB Rich Baska
TE Boyd Brown
NT/DT Rubin Carter
DE Barney Chavous
WR Jack Dolbin
LB Larry Evans
DB Steve Foley
RB/TE Mike Franckowiak
G Tom Glassic
G Harvey Goodman
LB Randy Gradishar
DE/NT/DT John Grant
DT Wayne Hammond
DB Billy Hardee
C/T/G Glenn Hyde
DE/DT Martin Imhof
LB Tom Jackson
DB Calvin Jones
RB Jon Keyworth
RB Jim Kiick
G/C Tommy Lyons
C/LB Bobby Maples
T Claudie Minor
T Marv Montgomery
DT Randy Moore
WR Haven Moses
TE Riley Odoms
DT/C Phil Olsen
DB Chris Pane
QB Craig Penrose
RB Lonnie Perrin
DB Randy Poltl
QB Steve Ramsey
LB Joe Rizzo
DB John Rowser
WR John Schultz
DT/DE Paul Smith
LB Bob Swenson
DB Billy Thompson
LB Godwin Turk
K/QB Jim Turner
WR Rick Upchurch
WR/P Bill Van Heusen
QB/P Norris Weese
DE Jim White
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:21 PM   #66
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The entire 23 minute episode of the NFL Game of the Week between the Broncos and Browns. Broncos lose it in heartbreaking manner late in the game, but a good look at 1974 NFL rushing champ Otis Armstrong, Charlie Johnson and Tom Jackson, among others. Browns win it 23-21.

I thought Otis Armstrong was the most talented back the Broncos ever had. Unfortunately, after the injury in 1975 (I think) he was never the same.
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1976 Denver Broncos

Head Coach: John Ralston
To be listed, a player must have played at least one game for the team during this season.

DE/DT Lyle Alzedo
RB Otis Armstrong
G/T Bill Bain
LB Rich Baska
TE Boyd Brown
NT/DT Rubin Carter
DE Barney Chavous
WR Jack Dolbin
LB Larry Evans
DB Steve Foley
RB/TE Mike Franckowiak
G Tom Glassic
G Harvey Goodman
LB Randy Gradishar
DE/NT/DT John Grant
DT Wayne Hammond
DB Billy Hardee
C/T/G Glenn Hyde
DE/DT Martin Imhof
LB Tom Jackson
DB Calvin Jones
RB Jon Keyworth
RB Jim Kiick
G/C Tommy Lyons
C/LB Bobby Maples
T Claudie Minor
T Marv Montgomery
DT Randy Moore
WR Haven Moses
TE Riley Odoms
DT/C Phil Olsen
DB Chris Pane
QB Craig Penrose
RB Lonnie Perrin
DB Randy Poltl
QB Steve Ramsey
LB Joe Rizzo
DB John Rowser
WR John Schultz
DT/DE Paul Smith
LB Bob Swenson
DB Billy Thompson
LB Godwin Turk
K/QB Jim Turner
WR Rick Upchurch
WR/P Bill Van Heusen
QB/P Norris Weese
DE Jim White
DB Louis Wright
So interesting that Jim Kiick was on the '76 team. I take it he didn't fare as average as Larry Csonka did when he came to the Giants the same season...
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:44 PM   #68
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This win over Peyton's Father, and the rest of the Saints got us back to .500 with a 2-2-1 record. Besides his two picks, Steve Ramsey had one of his better days! As a kid, I liked Ramsey, but you can see him almost apologizing as he was throwing the ball. His quirky 3/4 delivery, pudgy stomach and lack of vocal leadership, made him an easy target for fellow players and the media.

He actually had several nice performances in his career, especially in relief of Charlie Johnson, who got injured too frequently.

Did not like Ramsey, as you said several nice performances but definitely nothing consistent. I was drawn to the Broncos by Little in a 1970 preseason game in SLC. In 1972 came THE game that woke up us Bronco fans to not just enjoying the Broncos and Little but actually thinking, hey we can win. The game against Minnesota, the very good Vikings. Ralston pulled Ramsey for Charley Johnson and I was thrilled. Little broke a run, being pulled by defensive players and got a TD. Then Charley took us down to put us in the lead. Was so disappointed the Vikings pulled it out at the end but was so excited by what had happened. Then we beat the very good Raiders the next week and the next year we had our first winning season. Those two games are two of my favorites and Charley Johnson will always hold a special place in my heart.....him and Little.
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Billy Van Heusen was a cool dude, a WR that could punt, the fake punt was always an option.
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Van Heusen's 1976 Topps card:

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Glory fades; pain endures This is a good read.

With some 1977 Broncos among the "lucky" to get disability pay, the team is a testimony to life after a rough sport.

Every morning when he awakes, former Bronco Tom Glassic takes stock of the level of pain racking his body. Then he plans that day's medication and therapy regimen: a combination of pain pills, hot-tub sessions, stretching and usually a battle re-enactment with his prized collection of toy soldiers.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_6781840
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Glory fades; pain endures This is a good read.

With some 1977 Broncos among the "lucky" to get disability pay, the team is a testimony to life after a rough sport.

Every morning when he awakes, former Bronco Tom Glassic takes stock of the level of pain racking his body. Then he plans that day's medication and therapy regimen: a combination of pain pills, hot-tub sessions, stretching and usually a battle re-enactment with his prized collection of toy soldiers.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_6781840
I already have it bookmarked. Yes, it's a good read and I hope Tom is doing well. Thanks for providing the link to the this article.
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That was AWESOME. Thanks.

I graduated High School in 76.

Armstrong, Odoms, Upchurch... dang those are some memories.

I remember the game where we played Chicago...
we were all so thrilled to beat Walter Payton.

1977 was our big Super Bowl run...
I still say Craig Morton threw that damn game...
all those interceptions thrown straight to the Dallas defenders,

That day... I went skiing... came home and watched the Superbowl..
then we went to see Boston play at the Coliseum....

Thanks again... B.

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1976 Denver Broncos

Head Coach: John Ralston
To be listed, a player must have played at least one game for the team during this season.

DE/DT Lyle Alzedo -I met him the year before he left for the Raiders
RB Otis Armstrong - Otis was like a dump truck..
G/T Bill Bain
LB Rich Baska
TE Boyd Brown
NT/DT Rubin Carter - Love this guy
DE Barney Chavous - Hella good player
WR Jack Dolbin
LB Larry Evans
DB Steve Foley - He was here forever... great guy
RB/TE Mike Franckowiak
G Tom Glassic - Stalwart
G Harvey Goodman
LB Randy Gradishar - Met him at Illif Park Saloon in Aurora... HOF guy
DE/NT/DT John Grant
DT Wayne Hammond
DB Billy Hardee
C/T/G Glenn Hyde
DE/DT Martin Imhof
LB Tom Jackson - My Aunt dated him for a bit... tough dude
DB Calvin Jones
RB Jon Keyworth - Keyworth was a great football player
RB Jim Kiick
G/C Tommy Lyons
C/LB Bobby Maples
T Claudie Minor
T Marv Montgomery
DT Randy Moore
WR Haven Moses - This guy invented the circus catch
TE Riley Odoms - Could we PLEASE find a TE of this caliber?
DT/C Phil Olsen
DB Chris Pane
QB Craig Penrose
RB Lonnie Perrin - He was an unsung hero
DB Randy Poltl
QB Steve Ramsey
LB Joe Rizzo
DB John Rowser
WR John Schultz
DT/DE Paul Smith
LB Bob Swenson
DB Billy Thompson - Yep... he was dependable
LB Godwin Turk
K/QB Jim Turner - I had not thought of Turner for years- Thanks Jim
WR Rick Upchurch -#80 Yeah Baby
WR/P Bill Van Heusen - what a versatile guy!
QB/P Norris Weese - Met Norris ... he used to do radio around town...
DE Jim White
DB Louis Wright - My kid went to school with his son , Evan Wright
. Louie is way cool... great player... even better dad.
Trip down memory lane....

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