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  • Originally posted by Rancher Mike View Post
    North Platte, Nebraska
    winner!!


    In 1967 The Broncos and raiders played a pre season game in North Platte, NB with the Broncos as the "home" team. The Broncos won 21-17. It cost $10.50 per ticket to see the game and each team was paid $25,000 to play.
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    • What was the venue of the Denver Broncos' exhibition game against the Detroit Lions in 1967, and what was special about the result?
      "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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      • Originally posted by samparnell View Post
        What was the venue of the Denver Broncos' exhibition game against the Detroit Lions in 1967, and what was special about the result?
        Game was played at Denver University Stadium and was the first time an AFL team beat a NFL team.
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        • Originally posted by Assassin27 View Post
          Game was played at Denver University Stadium and was the first time an AFL team beat a NFL team.
          That is correct, DU's Hilltop Stadium which no longer exists. Just as the Denver Broncos won the first AFL game played, they were the first to defeat an NFL team.

          PS. I was at that game.
          Last edited by samparnell; 01-12-2019, 10:46 AM.
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          • Originally posted by samparnell View Post
            What was the venue of the Denver Broncos' exhibition game against the Detroit Lions in 1967, and what was special about the result?
            Wasn't that the game where Alex Karras say he'd walk back to Detroit if the Broncos won? And he didn't walk back to Detroit...

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            • Originally posted by lvbronx View Post
              Wasn't that the game where Alex Karras say he'd walk back to Detroit if the Broncos won? And he didn't walk back to Detroit...

              I do believe that is correct.
              "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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              • Originally posted by samparnell View Post
                That is correct, DU's Hilltop Stadium which no longer exists. Just as the Denver Broncos won the first AFL game played, they were the first to defeat an NFL team.

                PS. I was at that game.
                That is so cool you being at that game. Your part of football history samparnell
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                • Today’s trivia..........

                  Random fact of the day​​

                  High draft picks aren't always what they're cracked up to be. In 1994, the Broncos selected Tom Nalen in the 7th round. In fact, Nalen was 4-spots away from Mr. Irrelevant. He went on to have a brilliant 14-year career and recently became the newest member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.

                  Rod Smith wasn't drafted in 1994. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots but was released. The Broncos signed him and he came to camp and earned his spot as a Denver Bronco. He went on to play his entire 13 year career in Denver. (many more examples, including some very, very good "undrafted" players....most recently a young stud at RB!!)

                  Random quote of the day

                  “I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
                  ― Friedrich Nietzsche

                  This month in Broncos history ​​

                  JANUARY 29, 1979 - One year after sending a then-team-record five players to the Pro Bowl, the Broncos have seven: Lyle Alzado, Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Riley Odoms, Bill Thompson, Rick Upchurch and Louis Wright.

                  JANUARY 11, 1987 - The Drive - The Broncos post a thrilling, 23-20 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns.

                  It began auspiciously, with a poorly fielded squib kickoff knocking the Broncos back to their 2-yard line. In the Broncos’ huddle, tension grew along with the noise from 79,915 fans yelling, barking and brandishing Milk-Bones in honor of their beloved “Dawg Pound” defense. At that point, left guard Keith Bishop spoke up.

                  “We have them right where we want them,” he said.




                  JANUARY 4, 1992 - The Drive II - On January 4, 1992, John Elway and the Broncos faced first-and-10 at their own 2-yard-line. Sounds familiar, right? But even though the Broncos trailed the Houston Oilers by a solitary point, they had over three minutes less time than they did five years earlier at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.

                  The Broncos did not have to march 98 yards in 5:32. But they did need to go at least 60 yards in two minutes to give David Treadwell a plausible shot at the game-winning field goal. And unlike January 1987, the Broncos were out of timeouts.

                  “There are times when you know the situation is hopeless,” said wide receiver Michael Young. “But one look at John, and we knew we had a chance.”

                  JANUARY 31, 1995 - Mike Shanahan is hired as the 11th head coach in Broncos history.

                  JANUARY 25, 1998 - The Broncos claim their first World Championship with a 31-24 victory over defending champion Green Bay in Super Bowl XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

                  JANUARY 31, 1999 - Denver defeats Atlanta 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Fla., to claim its second consecutive World Championship.

                  JANUARY 14, 2006 - The Broncos defeat the Patriots 27-13 in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game to mark the club’s first postseason victory at INVESCO Field at Mile High and propel the team to the AFC Championship Game.

                  JANUARY 5, 2011 - Hall of Famer John Elway is named Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Joe Ellis is appointed as President of the Broncos.

                  JANUARY 8, 2012 - Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas turn the first play in overtime into an 80-yard touchdown, defeating the Steelers.

                  JANUARY 19, 2014 - With a 26-16 win against the Patriots, Denver writes its ticket to the Super Bowl.

                  JANUARY 24, 2016 - Denver holds off New England for a 20-18 win in the AFC Championship game to propel the club to its eighth Super Bowl appearance. The Broncos’ two-point win against the Patriots was their 11th of the season decided by seven points or less to represent the most in NFL history.

                  Today’s trivia

                  Since being a member of The Western/West Divisions, which team(s) in The Broncos' division, made the division larger?
                  Last edited by CanDB; 01-16-2019, 02:13 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by CanDB View Post
                    Today’s trivia..........

                    Random fact of the day​​

                    High draft picks aren't always what they're cracked up to be. In 1994, the Broncos selected Tom Nalen in the 7th round. In fact, Nalen was 4-spots away from Mr. Irrelevant. He went on to have a brilliant 14-year career and recently became the newest member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.

                    Rod Smith wasn't drafted in 1994. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots but was released. The Broncos signed him and he came to camp and earned his spot as a Denver Bronco. He went on to play his entire 13 year career in Denver. (many more examples, including some very, very good "undrafted" players....most recently a young stud at RB!!)

                    Random quote of the day

                    “I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
                    ― Friedrich Nietzsche

                    This month in Broncos history ​​

                    JANUARY 29, 1979 - One year after sending a then-team-record five players to the Pro Bowl, the Broncos have seven: Lyle Alzado, Randy Gradishar, Tom Jackson, Riley Odoms, Bill Thompson, Rick Upchurch and Louis Wright.

                    JANUARY 11, 1987 - The Drive - The Broncos post a thrilling, 23-20 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns.

                    It began auspiciously, with a poorly fielded squib kickoff knocking the Broncos back to their 2-yard line. In the Broncos’ huddle, tension grew along with the noise from 79,915 fans yelling, barking and brandishing Milk-Bones in honor of their beloved “Dawg Pound” defense. At that point, left guard Keith Bishop spoke up.

                    “We have them right where we want them,” he said.

                    JANUARY 4, 1992 - The Drive II - On January 4, 1992, John Elway and the Broncos faced first-and-10 at their own 2-yard-line. Sounds familiar, right? But even though the Broncos trailed the Houston Oilers by a solitary point, they had over three minutes less time than they did five years earlier at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.

                    The Broncos did not have to march 98 yards in 5:32. But they did need to go at least 60 yards in two minutes to give David Treadwell a plausible shot at the game-winning field goal. And unlike January 1987, the Broncos were out of timeouts.

                    “There are times when you know the situation is hopeless,” said wide receiver Michael Young. “But one look at John, and we knew we had a chance.”

                    JANUARY 31, 1995 - Mike Shanahan is hired as the 11th head coach in Broncos history.

                    JANUARY 25, 1998 - The Broncos claim their first World Championship with a 31-24 victory over defending champion Green Bay in Super Bowl XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

                    JANUARY 31, 1999 - Denver defeats Atlanta 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Fla., to claim its second consecutive World Championship.

                    JANUARY 14, 2006 - The Broncos defeat the Patriots 27-13 in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game to mark the club’s first postseason victory at INVESCO Field at Mile High and propel the team to the AFC Championship Game.

                    JANUARY 5, 2011 - Hall of Famer John Elway is named Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Joe Ellis is appointed as President of the Broncos.

                    JANUARY 8, 2012 - Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas turn the first play in overtime into an 80-yard touchdown, defeating the Steelers.

                    JANUARY 19, 2014 - With a 26-16 win against the Patriots, Denver writes its ticket to the Super Bowl.

                    JANUARY 24, 2016 - Denver holds off New England for a 20-18 win in the AFC Championship game to propel the club to its eighth Super Bowl appearance. The Broncos’ two-point win against the Patriots was their 11th of the season decided by seven points or less to represent the most in NFL history.

                    Today’s trivia

                    Since being a member of The Western/West Division, which team(s) in The Broncos' division, made the division larger?
                    The Seahawks...

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                    • Originally posted by lvbronx View Post
                      The Seahawks...
                      Partly correct. Please give it another shot.

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                      • Dallas Stars?

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                        • Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post
                          Dallas Stars?
                          Incorrect sir!

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                          • I’m taking a shot in the dark here but could you want Seattle Seahawks? Lol

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                            • Originally posted by lvbronx View Post
                              The Seahawks...
                              Originally posted by Sam_Z View Post
                              I’m taking a shot in the dark here but could you want Seattle Seahawks? Lol
                              This is partially correct. More than one.

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                              • Originally posted by CanDB View Post
                                This is partially correct. More than one.
                                Oh ok I don’t know much about but I know the Seahawks joined the afc West when the buccs franchise originated sometime back in the 70s or 80s. Probably not what your looking for but just throwing it out there anyway.

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