|02-19-2008, 03:00 PM||#1|
Broncos Fan since 1974
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Annandale, VA
R.I.P. Bob Howsam; Founder of the Denver Broncos
Bob Howsam, key figure in MLB and founder of NFL's Denver Broncos
DENVER (AP) - Bob Howsam, a former general manager of the
Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals and a founder of the Denver
Broncos, died Tuesday in Sun City, Ariz., his son said.
Howsam was 89 and had heart problems, said his son, Robert
Howsam of Colorado Springs.
In a career that bridged two sports and several leagues,
Howsam's guiding principle was that the fans came first, his son
"He felt like hey, the players are really important, yes, the
owners (are important), but the fans are No. 1," the son said.
Howsam said his father lived in a retirement home in Sun City
with his wife, Janet Howsam. He would have turned 90 on Feb. 28.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
RIP Bob! Thank you for the Denver Broncos!
|02-20-2008, 11:14 AM||#6|
Anybody want a peanut?
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ceti Alpha V
This should be bumped. Howsam started our favorite team, was a founding member of the AFL, built Bears stadium (which eventually became Mile High stadium) and helped make Denver a big-time city. Without Howsam there would probably have been no Broncos.
|02-20-2008, 11:22 AM||#7|
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: colorado springs, co
.......and no Rockies
thanks again Bob