SI Vault
 
Bronc's Cheer
Adam Duerson
September 27, 2004
It's Elway or the highway in the city where folks are a mile high on their team
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
September 27, 2004

Bronc's Cheer

It's Elway or the highway in the city where folks are a mile high on their team

View CoverRead All Articles

SEPT. 26 >> SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT DENVER BRONCOS >> 2:05 P.M. MDT

[ 1 ] DENVER CHOPHOUSE Throws a party for any Denver team that wins a national title. At '99 Super Bowl bash 10 bottles of Dom got sprayed on players. [ 2 ] INVERNESS GOLF CLUB ( Englewood) Perk alert: Every Broncos coach gets a membership to this mountain-view-laden PGA-caliber course, 10 minutes from the training facility. [ 3 ] DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Unofficial home of the Mile High Club. [ 4 ] DEL FRISCO'S STEAKHOUSE On Thursdays defensive captain Al Wilson holds a meeting for the defense here; on Fridays coach Mike Shanahan visits his private locker of preembargo Cubans; on eve of game days team owner Pat Bowlen huddles at table 64, a ritual since the '97 Super Bowl season. [ 5 ] ARAPAHOE BOWL Led by Wilson (who can bowl 250), defense has won three straight over offense in annual training camp bowl-off. [ 6 ] PURPLE MARTINI The site of Clinton Portis's goodbye party in April. [ 7 ] CLAY STREET Home of the WWII Quonset hut that served as the first Broncos headquarters in '60. [ 8 ] MAGNESS RACING VENTURES Ranch where the Broncos' mascot, a white stallion named Thunder, grazes. [ 9 ] JOHN ELWAY CAR DEALERSHIPS In '97 Elway sold his financial interest in all six of these to AutoNation, a company then controlled by Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga for $82.5 million in stock. [ 10 ] OUTLOOK MUSIC CO. Where defensive end Trevor Pryce manages a stable of pop and hip-hop acts. [ 11 ] HOTEL TEATRO Some visiting teams stay at this hip boutique hotel where Bruce Springsteen is a frequent guest. [ 12 ] COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY ( Fort Collins) During an intrasquad scrimmage in '62 the Broncos held a public burning of their hated vertically striped socks. --Map Reporter: Adam Duerson

1