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  • Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69 View Post
    That's him!

    Gus did it in a 38-37 victory over San Diego in 2000.

    Good Job!
    Good job, Gus! Five touchdowns and a field goal.
    Kenny McKinley: Eleven Forever.
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    • Good Morning Folks! :wave:

      Today's Shoutout: Sammamish, WA

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      Today is Wednesday December 30th, the 364th day of the year with 1 to go.

      It is:

      Falling Needles Family Fest Day
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      2009 Preseason ~ 1-3

      L ~ Broncos 16 @ 49ers 17 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 13 @ Seahawks 27 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 17 vs. Bears 27 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 19 vs. Cardinals 0 ~ Game Stats

      2009 Regular Season ~ 8-7

      W ~ Broncos 12 @ Cincinnati 7 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 27 vs Cleveland 6 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 23 @ Raiders 3 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 17 vs Dallas 10 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 20 vs New England 17 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 34 @ San Diego 23 ~ Game Stats
      Bye Week
      L ~ Broncos 7 @ Baltimore 30 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 10 vs Pittsburgh 28 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 17 @ Washington 27 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 3 vs San Diego 32 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 26 vs NYGiants 6 ~ Game Stats
      W ~ Broncos 44 @ Kansas City 13 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 16 @ Indianapolis 28 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 19 vs Oakland 20 ~ Game Stats
      L ~ Broncos 27 @ Philadelphia 30 ~ Game Stats

      Sun. Jan. 3rd vs Kansas City CBS4 TV Distribution Map


      Today's Fun Fact:

      The NFL introduced a bye week in the regular season beginning in 1990. From that year through 2007, the Broncos won 15 of the 19 games they played after a bye. (There were two byes in 1993.)

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      • Two byes in '93? Why?
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        • Originally posted by IHSD View Post
          Two byes in '93? Why?
          I found this:

          • In 1993, the NFL decided to shorten the regular season to 16 weeks but with two bye weeks.

          http://www.fantasysportsday.com/blog...ntasy-football

          I also found this:

          1993:

          Bye Week: 4
          Record Going In: 2-1
          Immediately After Bye: W, 35-13 over Indianapolis.
          Notes: Broncos beat Colts — who finished 4-12 last year — then lost to Packers and Raiders, each of whom went to playoffs. Broncos would end year going 7-2 against teams .500 or worse but only 2-5 against winning teams.
          Bye Week: 8
          Record Going In: 3-3
          Immediately After Bye: W, 28-17 over Seattle.
          Notes: Only year in which the NFL had a scheduled double-bye. Broncos won four of five and six of nine after second ‘93 bye.


          http://blog.denverbroncos.com/archiv...shback-part-1/
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          • Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69 View Post
            I found this:

            • In 1993, the NFL decided to shorten the regular season to 16 weeks but with two bye weeks.

            http://www.fantasysportsday.com/blog...ntasy-football

            I also found this:

            1993:

            Bye Week: 4
            Record Going In: 2-1
            Immediately After Bye: W, 35-13 over Indianapolis.
            Notes: Broncos beat Colts — who finished 4-12 last year — then lost to Packers and Raiders, each of whom went to playoffs. Broncos would end year going 7-2 against teams .500 or worse but only 2-5 against winning teams.
            Bye Week: 8
            Record Going In: 3-3
            Immediately After Bye: W, 28-17 over Seattle.
            Notes: Only year in which the NFL had a scheduled double-bye. Broncos won four of five and six of nine after second ‘93 bye.


            http://blog.denverbroncos.com/archiv...shback-part-1/
            That would be strange having two byes 4 weeks apart. Glad they canned that idea. Cool fact today. :thumb:
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            • Good Morning Everyone! :wave:

              Well, here is the final installment of our fun facts thread for the year 2009. I hope each and every one of you have a terrific and safe New Year's.

              Starting tomorrow and the new calendar, trivia questions will be on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with the Fun Facts moving to Tuesday, Thursday and weekends.

              HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!


              Today's Shoutout: Denver, CO!!

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              Today is Thursday December 31st, the 365th and final day of the year.

              It is:

              New Year's Eve
              First Nights
              Leap Second Time Adjustment Day
              Make Up Your Mind Day
              No Interruptions Day
              Universal Hour Of Peace Day
              World Peace Meditation Day
              Unlucky Day



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              Celebrating 50 Years Of Our Denver Broncos

              2009 Preseason ~ 1-3

              L ~ Broncos 16 @ 49ers 17 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 13 @ Seahawks 27 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 17 vs. Bears 27 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 19 vs. Cardinals 0 ~ Game Stats

              2009 Regular Season ~ 8-7

              W ~ Broncos 12 @ Cincinnati 7 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 27 vs Cleveland 6 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 23 @ Raiders 3 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 17 vs Dallas 10 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 20 vs New England 17 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 34 @ San Diego 23 ~ Game Stats
              Bye Week
              L ~ Broncos 7 @ Baltimore 30 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 10 vs Pittsburgh 28 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 17 @ Washington 27 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 3 vs San Diego 32 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 26 vs NYGiants 6 ~ Game Stats
              W ~ Broncos 44 @ Kansas City 13 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 16 @ Indianapolis 28 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 19 vs Oakland 20 ~ Game Stats
              L ~ Broncos 27 @ Philadelphia 30 ~ Game Stats

              Sun. Jan. 3rd vs Kansas City CBS4 TV Distribution Map


              Today's Question:

              Where did quarterback John Elway (1983-1998) play college football?



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              • Yippee, a gimme'!

                Stanford
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                Thank you to my grandfather jetrazor for being a veteran of the armed forces!

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                • Originally posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
                  Yippee, a gimme'!

                  Stanford
                  That was so easy, I'm actually going to deduct points from you.
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                  • Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69 View Post
                    That was so easy, I'm actually going to deduct points from you.
                    LOL!


                    You would.......
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                    Thank you to my grandfather jetrazor for being a veteran of the armed forces!

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                    • Happy Hangovers! :wave:

                      Today is a good day to give credit where credit is due. All Fun Facts and Trivia Questions are provided by John F. Turner And Company.

                      All daily events are provided by brownielocks.com and holidayinsights.com


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                      January 2010 Wall Calendar Feature Player:
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                      College: Ohio State
                      Born: 11-21-78
                      Height: 6' 3"
                      Weight: 300 lbs


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                      Today is Friday, January 1st, the 1st day of the year with 364 to go.

                      It is:

                      New Year's Day
                      Tournament Of Roses Parade
                      The Rose Bowl (Just getting ready to enjoy kickoff. Go Buckeyes!)
                      Mummer's Parade
                      New Year's Dishonor List Day
                      Saint Basil's Day
                      Z Day



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                      Celebrating 50 Years Of Our Denver Broncos

                      2009 Preseason ~ 1-3

                      L ~ Broncos 16 @ 49ers 17 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 13 @ Seahawks 27 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 17 vs. Bears 27 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 19 vs. Cardinals 0 ~ Game Stats

                      2009 Regular Season ~ 8-7

                      W ~ Broncos 12 @ Cincinnati 7 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 27 vs Cleveland 6 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 23 @ Raiders 3 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 17 vs Dallas 10 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 20 vs New England 17 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 34 @ San Diego 23 ~ Game Stats
                      Bye Week
                      L ~ Broncos 7 @ Baltimore 30 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 10 vs Pittsburgh 28 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 17 @ Washington 27 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 3 vs San Diego 32 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 26 vs NYGiants 6 ~ Game Stats
                      W ~ Broncos 44 @ Kansas City 13 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 16 @ Indianapolis 28 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 19 vs Oakland 20 ~ Game Stats
                      L ~ Broncos 27 @ Philadelphia 30 ~ Game Stats

                      Sun. Jan. 3rd vs Kansas City CBS4 ~ TV Distribution Map


                      Today's Question:

                      On January 1, 1960, The Broncos, charter members of the new American Football League, named their first coach. Who was he?


                      Last edited by BroncoManiac_69; 01-01-2010, 02:16 PM.
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                      • Frank Filchok. I have some interesting information about him that I'll put in here. Just want to win first.

                        EDIT: Here it is, but first an interesting tidbit.

                        In 1935, Frank Filchock threw the first 99 yard touchdwon pass in NFL history.

                        Now the juicy scandal (from Wikipedia).

                        Hours before game time (1946 NFL Title game), a story broke on radio that gamblers had attempted to fix the game—and that Filchock and another Giant back, Merle Hapes, were involved. It later developed New York City mayor Bill O'Dwyer, NFL commissioner Bert Bell, police commissioner Arthur Wallander and Giants' owner Tim Mara had met in the mayor's office to assess the situation on the day before the game. O'Dwyer also wanted to meet with the players, and Filchock and Hapes were brought to the mayor's residence later that day. At this meeting, Hapes admitted being approached, while Filchock denied it.

                        At 2 a.m. Sunday, only twelve hours before game time, the district attorney's office announced that Filchock and Hapes had been offered $2,500 each plus the profits from a $1,000 bet that Chicago would win by more than ten points. The players also had been offered off-season jobs supposed to bring them another $15,000.

                        Bell announced that although the police had concluded no player had taken a bribe, the league would conduct its own investigation of the offers. The championship game would go ahead as scheduled. Filchock, who during the meeting with the mayor had denied being approached, would be allowed to play in the game. Hapes, who had admitted his failure to report the bribe attempt, would not be allowed to play.

                        Thus the Giants went into the game minus one of their backfield stars and with a cloud hanging over another. When Filchock was introduced, he was roundly booed. He reportedly played hard, suffering a broken nose, but the Giants lost to the Bears 24-14. This was the precise betting line of the gamblers; they neither won nor lost their bets.

                        Filchock played 50 minutes and was responsible for all of the Giants' scoring, throwing touchdown passes to Frank Liebel and Steve Filipowicz. He completed 9 of 26 passes for 128 yards and had 6 intercepted. The winning players each received $1,975.82, the losers $1,295.57. Both Filchock and Hapes received full shares.

                        The day after the game, the Associated Press reported

                        Alvin J. Paris, a self-styled 'big bettor' on athletic contests, was arraigned on a bribery charge, accused of having offered Merle Hapes and Frank Filchock, Giant backfield men, $2,500 each to agree not to play their best in the championship contest. Police exonerated both players but Hapes was kept out of the game at the order of Bert Bell, commissioner of the league. Filchock, the key man in the Giants' backfield, played virtually all the game.

                        Aftermath:

                        Alvin Paris was convicted of bribery January 8, 1947. The same day Bell suspended both of the players, even though the judge in the Paris trial had found that "Frank Filchock was not an accomplice, and was in fact an unfortunate victim of circumstances."

                        After Paris's trial, three other gamblers were indicted on bribery and conspiracy charges. Paris had not taken the stand in his own defense, but he was the prosecution's star witness at the second trial. He testified that $500 was bet for each of the two players on the Giants to win their final regular-season game, against the Redskins. This was presumably without the players' knowledge. Paris paid them the proceeds after the game. According to him Hapes accepted the money without argument, but Filchock required some persuasion. Paris also claimed that Hapes was willing to throw the championship game and that Filchock considered the offer overnight before rejecting it.

                        Hapes and Filchock also testified. They strongly denied ever receiving any money from Paris or ever considering any bribery offers.

                        The three conspirators in the second trial were convicted and received sentences of five to ten years. Paris's sentencing had been deferred until after the second trial. His testimony for the prosecution was taken into account, and he received only a one-year sentence. He was paroled after nine months.

                        Within 24 hours of the second verdict, Commissioner Bell extended the suspensions of Filchock and Hapes indefinitely. He did this, he said, because he had found the players "guilty of actions detrimental to the welfare of the National Football League and of professional football." This suspension applied not only to the NFL, but to all minor leagues associated with it. It did not apply to the new All-America Football Conference, but they were not about to pick up a player banned by the senior league for gambling connections. In effect, Filchock was banned from playing professional football in the United States.

                        When Filchock was asked about his plans, he replied "I haven't made any future plans simply because I never though of being out of football. I still want to play football. I guess I always will."

                        As for his time as a Denver Broncos head coach:
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                        • That is correct!

                          Thanks for sharing that story. I did not know that.
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                          • Howdy Everyone! :wave:

                            January 2010 Wall Calendar Feature Player:
                            My Adopted Bronco
                            Kenny Peterson
                            #90
                            Defensivie Tackle
                            College: Ohio State
                            Born: 11-21-78
                            Height: 6' 3"
                            Weight: 300 lbs


                            Kenny's Bio And Stat Page

                            Please continue to leave Sgt Danny Miller :usa: messages of support. Thank You.

                            Today is Saturday, January 2nd, the 2nd day of the year with 363 to go.

                            It is:

                            The Earth Is At Perihelion
                            Happy Mew Year For Cats Day
                            55-MPH Speed Limit Day
                            Run Up The Flagpole And See If Anyone Salutes Day


                            January 3rd:

                            GAME DAY!
                            J.R.R. Tolkien Day
                            Momento Mori 'Remember you Die' Day
                            National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
                            Festival Of Sleep Day
                            Fruitcake Toss Day
                            Humilation Day



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                            Celebrating 50 Years Of Our Denver Broncos

                            2009 Preseason ~ 1-3

                            L ~ Broncos 16 @ 49ers 17 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 13 @ Seahawks 27 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 17 vs. Bears 27 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 19 vs. Cardinals 0 ~ Game Stats

                            2009 Regular Season ~ 8-7

                            W ~ Broncos 12 @ Cincinnati 7 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 27 vs Cleveland 6 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 23 @ Raiders 3 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 17 vs Dallas 10 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 20 vs New England 17 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 34 @ San Diego 23 ~ Game Stats
                            Bye Week
                            L ~ Broncos 7 @ Baltimore 30 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 10 vs Pittsburgh 28 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 17 @ Washington 27 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 3 vs San Diego 32 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 26 vs NYGiants 6 ~ Game Stats
                            W ~ Broncos 44 @ Kansas City 13 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 16 @ Indianapolis 28 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 19 vs Oakland 20 ~ Game Stats
                            L ~ Broncos 27 @ Philadelphia 30 ~ Game Stats

                            Sun. Jan. 3rd vs Kansas City CBS4 ~ TV Distribution Map


                            This Weekend's Fun Fact:

                            With the victories (Including Postseason), the Broncos' Mike Shanahan entered 2008 ranked second only to Seattle's Mike Holmgren (170) among active coaches in career wins.


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                            • Good Morning Group! :wave:

                              January 2010 Wall Calendar Feature Player:
                              My Adopted Bronco
                              Kenny Peterson
                              #90
                              Defensivie Tackle
                              College: Ohio State
                              Born: 11-21-78
                              Height: 6' 3"
                              Weight: 300 lbs


                              Kenny's Bio And Stat Page

                              Please continue to leave Sgt Danny Miller :usa: messages of support. Thank You.

                              Today is Monday, January 4th, the 4th day of the year with 361 to go.

                              It is:

                              Dimpled Chad Day
                              Pop Music Chart Day
                              Trivia Day
                              World Braille Day
                              World Hypnotism Day
                              Thank God It's Monday Day


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                              Celebrating 50 Years Of Our Denver Broncos

                              2009 Preseason ~ 1-3

                              L ~ Broncos 16 @ 49ers 17 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 13 @ Seahawks 27 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 17 vs. Bears 27 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 19 vs. Cardinals 0 ~ Game Stats

                              2009 Regular Season ~ 8-8

                              W ~ Broncos 12 @ Cincinnati 7 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 27 vs Cleveland 6 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 23 @ Raiders 3 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 17 vs Dallas 10 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 20 vs New England 17 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 34 @ San Diego 23 ~ Game Stats
                              Bye Week
                              L ~ Broncos 7 @ Baltimore 30 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 10 vs Pittsburgh 28 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 17 @ Washington 27 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 3 vs San Diego 32 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 26 vs NYGiants 6 ~ Game Stats
                              W ~ Broncos 44 @ Kansas City 13 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 16 @ Indianapolis 28 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 19 vs Oakland 20 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 27 @ Philadelphia 30 ~ Game Stats
                              L ~ Broncos 24 vs Kansas City 44 CBS4 ~ Game Stats

                              Today's Question:

                              What team did the Broncos beat on the road to open the 2008 season?

                              This new calendar is already proving to be a pain. It says the answer is Denver Broncos. That's twice already the answer is wrong.


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                              • That would be the Oakland Raiders.
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