Monday, February 01, 2016

Super Bowl 50: Broncos fans plant their flags on Myrtle Ave

1967   ~   2016

Broncos fans have taken up positions along Myrtle Avenue
in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.

Super Bowl Memories


This will be the 39th Super Bowl that I've watched in my lifetime.  The first came at 11-years of age, when the Dallas Cowboys took on the Denver Broncos in January 1978.

That Cowboys team was stacked with talent, both offensively and defensively, and of course, were coached by the stoic Tom Landry.  

The final score was 27-10 Cowboys, but in truth, the game wasn't even close.

The Broncos offense never gave their team a chance to compete.  Dallas defensive linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin made sure of it, en rout to co-sharing game MVP honors.  The Cowboys limited the Broncos to 156 total yards, and to a lone first down on 12 third down conversion attempts. Denver QB Craig Morton completed a mere 4 of 15 pass attempts, and threw four disastrous INTs.   The Broncos also lost four fumbles.

Denver's defense, dubbed Orange Crush, featured Lyle Alzado, Tom Jackson, and Randy Gradishaw, but were never able to get off the field.  The Dallas Cowboys held the ball for over 38-minutes.   Quarterback Roger Staubach threw for just 183 yards, with no touchdowns, and one INT.  Tony Dorsett and Robert Newhouse, however, combined to rush 29 times for 121 yards.

This victory evened the Cowboys record in Super Bowls at 2-2.

This was the Broncos first ever SB appearance.  They are about to make their 8th.  They've posted a 2-5 record in SB play, and were last tenderized by the Seattle Seahawks in XLVIII.

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