This happened because Bears GM/co-owner Bob Howsam, who had led the stadium-expansion-move, had tried to get Denver a team in the never-realized Continental Baseball League, which was an attempt to create a third, rival, Major league in baseball.It never happened because MLB outmaneuvered the Continental League’s organizers by expanding from 16 to 20 teams and placing new franchises in 3 of the primary places the failed-Continental League had targeted (New York City [new franchise with Mets in 1962], Houston [new franchise with Colt 45s/Astros in 1962], and Minneapolis/St.

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The Howsams constructed Bears Stadium in 1947-48 on a rat-infested area west of downtown Denver, on the site of an old city dump.

The Denver Bears, who were then in the Class-A Western League (IV), began play there in August, 1948 (and played there for 45 years [later changing their name to the Denver Zephyrs] until they vacated Denver to make way for MLB’s Colorado Rockies and moved after the 1992 season to New Orleans as the still-in-existence New Orleans Zephyrs).

Normally, welcoming Saban's Crimson Tide to town would classify as an intimidating affair. Jarrett Stidham casually threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, while Kerryon Johnson did what he does out of the backfield, rushing for 167 yards on 32 totes, helping Auburn outgain Georgia 488-230. Stidham has completed 67.8 percent of his passes with 16 touchdowns against four interceptions, and Johnson has averaged 5.3 yards per carry on the way to 1,172 yards and 16 touchdowns.

They are backed by a defense that has coughed up more than 20 points all of three times."We do have experience, playing the No.

The fate of the SEC West swings in the balance of the matchup—and there are College Football Playoff implications.

1 team on the way to a date with Georgia in the SEC title game. 1 team this year as recently as Week 11, smacking around Georgia in 40-17 fashion.

The penny-pinching ways of the early Denver Broncos became legendary (see illustration further below, and see the colors and logos section further below).

Mounting debt forced Howsam to sell the Broncos in early 1961.

1 team two weeks ago when we played our best game, and we're going to have to do that again," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said, according to Stats LLC (via