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Broncos, Briefly: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

Posted Feb 4, 2018

A quick look at the recent buzz on the Denver Broncos.

NFL, NHL: Where do Broncos, Avalanche rank among decade's top-performing teams? (Ethan Lott, Pittsburgh Business Times)
With the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles being played in Minneapolis on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Business Times -- a sister news outlet of the Denver Business Journal -- has ranked the Denver Broncos among 32 NFL teams based on their performance on the field over the past 10 years.

Dear GM: Can I have a Super Bowl ticket? (Paul Lukas, ESPN)
But 51 years ago, when the NFL and the rival AFL were preparing to face off in the very first Super Bowl, fans could request tickets simply by contacting their local team. And the tickets cost only 12 bucks.

That's the picture that emerges from some letters that were sent by Denver Broncos season-ticket holders in 1966. The letters, along with some other Super Bowl paperwork, were kept in the files of former Broncos general manager Jim Burris. Burris died in 2012, but his files were later acquired via an online auction by Tom Jacobsen, a collector specializing in Broncos memorabilia, who recently discovered the letters.

Dawkins shares Hall of Fame honor with Broncos (Mike Klis, 9News)
Dawkins finished his great career as a Bronco, adding two more Pro Bowls in three seasons He still calls Denver home. Yes, the nation considered Dawkins a Philadelphia Eagle, first. But the Broncos were part of the safety who was elected Saturday into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.