With Shannon Sharpe headed to the friendly confines of CBS studios insiders are
expecting the locker room leadership role to land squarely on the shoulders of
QB Jake Plummer.
no stranger to pressure, embraced the challenge by spending the majority of his
off-season time in Denver establishing himself as the teams “new” leader
through a series of workouts, hangouts and celebrity benefits,
he may not be as witty or as off-beat as Sharpe he has earned the respect of his
teammates, which is more than can be said for former bust Brian Griese.
OF FAME SELLOUT:
Five-years after his retirement from the NFL John Elway is still selling out
stadiums, this time it’s Fawcett Stadium in
Canton, Ohio, site of this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.
record crowd of 23,000 fans will be on hand for the Aug. 8th
inductions of Elway, Barry Sanders, Bob Brown and Carl Eller.
have a waiting list for tickets and could have sold several thousand more
tickets,” said Hall of Fame vice president Joe Horrigan.
Elway has had a tremendous, tremendous impact on the ticket sales to the
enshrinement," Horrigan said. "We will have the largest crowd ever
coming for the enshrinement."
vast majority of the ticket requests - I'd say about 80 percent - were from
outside Ohio. And of the 80 percent, the vast majority were from Colorado.
“We've had a lot of folks from all over the country saying they were coming to
see John Elway enshrined."
INK TV DEAL:
The Denver Broncos, Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain and local CBS-affiliate
KCNC-TV News4 have announced a new multi-year deal that allows FOX to telecast
replays of all Denver Broncos preseason games made available to its local
The telecasts will be aired
throughout the network’s eight-state territory, which serves nearly 3 million
cable and satellite subscribers. The game replays will air exclusively on the
network after a live telecast of the game airs on KCNC-TV.
Sports Net, in partnership with KCNC-TV, also will telecast an exclusive
half-hour Broncos pre-game show prior to each regular season game. KCNC will
also air a post-game show for 15-minutes following each Broncos regular season
game, while FSN airs a continuation of the show for an additional 30-minutes.
GAME OF FAME:
limited number of tickets are still available for
the August, 20th “Game of Fame” matchup which features
John Elway and a Denver Broncos legends all-star team vs. Joe Montana and an NFL
legends all-star team in a star-studded regulation flag football game.
will be my first—and final—game ever at INVESCO Field,” said Elway.
“I’m really looking forward to playing there in front of the best sports
fans in the world!”
are $35.00 each and go on sale to the public from Ticketmaster this Saturday,
June 26th. For each ticket purchased, fans will get a free John Elway “Class
of 2004” collectible bobblehead. The Friday, August 20th event line-up
includes a free autograph session with the players from 5-6 p.m., reserved
seating to the four-quarter flag football game to start at 7 p.m., and a
post-game concert by DIAMOND RIO.