Daily Archives: February 24, 2015

Early Denver Broncos Socks

The early Denver Broncos take a lot of heat for their ugly uniforms, and rightfully so.  The Broncos were one of the least financially-sound teams of the early AFL.  Penny-pinching general manager Dean Griffing bought the uniforms second-hand, from an all-star game that had cast them away.

I’ve heard that when Jack Faulkner took over for Frank Filchock as Broncos head coach in 1962, he organized a bonfire and torched the old uniforms, ushering out the old era, and bringing in the new.  At least one pair of the old socks resides in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  I’d head rumor that Lou Saban had kept a pair back for himself as well. read more