The Squeeze: Countdown to kickoff

Happy Friday #BroncosCountry!

Here are some things to check out as you head into your weekend:

1. Best MLB not in HOF?

Are Broncos alums Karl Mecklenburg and Randy Gradishar the best middle linebackers not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin makes the case for each (and others) on the website

We think the answer is clear, but here's Gosselin's take.

2. #NFLScheduleRelease

Broncos fans and players on Thursday anxiously awaited the Broncos' 2016 schedule times and dates, and when they were released many took to social media to express their excitement.

I'll be home for Christmas... #OrangeCrush — Donald Stephenson (@Don59Wayne) April 15, 2016

3. Mamba out

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant on Wednesday joined Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) and Peyton Manning as iconic athletes to step away from their respective sports in the past year.

Bryant stepped onto the court one final time after playing 20 years in the NBA, and after putting up a jaw-dropping 60 points in his farewell performance, Broncos players showed respect via social media.

4. The countdown continues

Guess what?

Before you know it, football will be back!


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Tryouts for the 2016 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders get started on Sunday!

3 days. 🙊 #DBCAuditions16

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And Broncos coaches and staff were fitted Thursday for their championship rings!

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