Denver Broncos: The Complete Illustrated History (Hardcover)
For half a century, the Denver Broncos have provided countless thrills, and a few spills, for their devoted fans. The full story of the Broncos’ wild ride— from a decade of losing seasons to mighty dynastic heights—unfolds in all its guts-and-glory drama in this illustrated history. The first complete, illustrated account of this storied team, the book tells how this charter member of the American Football League struggled through its first seasons before emerging as an elite team in the 1970s. Led by the imposing “Orange Crush” defense and quarterback Craig Morton, the Broncos reached their first Super Bowl in January 1978. The arrival of John Elway in 1983 put the Broncos on the road to dynasty, bringing five Super Bowl appearances and back-to-back championships in the late 1990s. To this day, the team's winning ways draw raucous sellout crowds to Invesco Field at Mile High.
Denver Broncos: The Complete Illustrated History offers a fascinating look at one of football’s most beloved teams, from its early years as Denver’s only major sports franchise, through legendary on-field moments like “The Drive,” to the stars of today. Profiles of star players, season recaps, details of crucial games and plays, and the stories behind the great teams are complemented by hundreds of color and black-and-white images documenting the team’s history.
About the Author
Jim Saccomano is the vice president of public relations for the Denver Broncos, having spent more than three decades with the team. He has coordinated Bronco PR efforts for Denver’s world championship Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, as well as for Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XIV. In addition to those five Bronco Super Bowls, Saccomano has been selected as a member of the National Football League’s public relations staff at 20 additional Super Bowl games.
In 1990, Saccomano and his staff were honored as the first recipients of the Pro Football Writers of America’s Pete Rozelle Award as the NFL’s outstanding public relations staff.
A Denver native and graduate of Metropolitan State College, Saccomano earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and is a member of the board of directors for the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Saccomano and his wife, Jo Ann, have two children and two grandchildren.
This is his second book, following the 2007 publication of Game of My Life: Denver Broncos.