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Second Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R98-0771. ABA


BY SENATORS Norton, Wells, Feeley, Bishop, Schroeder, and Powers.


WHEREAS, The Denver Broncos finished the regular season with a record of twelve wins and four losses to qualify as a wildcard playoff team for post-season play; and

WHEREAS, In the team's first playoff game, the Broncos avenged last year's loss to Jacksonville by defeating the Jaguars 42­17; and

WHEREAS, In the second playoff game, the Broncos avenged an earlier loss to the Kansas City Chiefs by defeating the Chiefs to advance to the AFC Championship game; and

WHEREAS, The Broncos went to Pittsburgh and defeated the Steelers to become the AFC Champions; and

WHEREAS, The Broncos faced the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII on Sunday, January 25, 1998, in San Diego, California, as 12­point underdogs; and

WHEREAS, The Broncos and Packers played what may become one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever, with the Broncos upsetting the Packers 31­24; and

WHEREAS, The Broncos' victory makes them the first AFC team in 13 years to be Super Bowl Champions and only the second wildcard team in history to win the Super Bowl; and

WHEREAS, The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, Terrell Davis, set records for the most rushing touchdowns and the most points scored by one player in a Super Bowl; and

WHEREAS, The Broncos' future Hall of Fame Quarterback, John Elway, rushed for a touchdown himself to set the Super Bowl record as the oldest player to score a touchdown and helped the Broncos set the Super Bowl record for the most rushing touchdowns; and

WHEREAS, Quarterback John Elway, Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, the Broncos' dominating offensive line and surging defense, against the odds, brought Colorado its first Super Bowl championship; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-first General Assembly of the State of Colorado:

That we, the members of the Senate of the Colorado General Assembly, extend our congratulations to the owner, players, coaches, and fans of the Denver Broncos in bringing Colorado its first Super Bowl Trophy.

Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Denver Broncos and such other persons as members of the Senate may request.