- Aug 21, 2006
I think I'm Gonna be sick, too much bronco love...
No one, not even the East Coast bias, can deny the national appeal of the Broncos.
In fact, according to the prime- time television schedule makers, no team has more appeal. Not the New York Giants. Not the Indianapolis Colts. Not the Chicago Bears.
An NFL provision says no team will play more than five prime- time games a season.
The Broncos likely will have six.
They just learned of No. 5 when NBC announced Monday it has employed its flex-scheduling powers by taking the Broncos' game Nov. 19 against the San Diego Chargers away from CBS and moving the kickoff at Invesco Field at Mile High from 2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
"People just associate the Denver Broncos with always playing big games," said Fred Gaudelli, producer of NBC Sports. "Winning and playing big games - that's the national appeal of the Broncos. In this particular case, first place is at stake, and that's what flex is all about."