Monday, October 12, 2009

The Denver Broncos Throwback Uniforms

Unless you are a total non-sports fan, and/or have been living under a rock, you know that as a way to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the American Football League, the NFL has been having the original AFL teams dress in the uniform of their first year of operation. So during the year, we have had the Chiefs (Texans), Titans (Oilers), Chargers, Raiders, Bills, Patriots, Jets (Titans) and Broncos dressing in throwback unis (For more information on uniforms in general check out the Uni Watch Blog--also for more pics of the throwbacks.)
We have always known the Broncos as dressing in some combo of blue and orange, but when they first started they wore brown and yellow. With vertical striped socks. They were a site to behold--check out the pictures.

The original AFL refs wore these red striped shirts instead of black stripes. The ref is still the "white hat" but the other officials are "red hats" instead of "black hats". In this picture, we have the ref and another official talking with the Denver coaches. I think Champ Bailey does not like the way the conversation is going! (photo from
Those throwback Patriots unis are really nice--I wish they were their regular unis. The only bad news in all this: The Broncos won in OT to go 5-0 for the season, thus making Bronco fans even more annoying than usual. (photo from

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