One year ago this minute, Peyton Manning unofficially became a Bronco

Remember this?

Well, of course you do. In honor of one of the Broncos' greatest off-field moments, let's take a trip down memory lane:

March 7

March 8

March 9

  • News helicopters chase the white van thought to be carrying Manning, John Elway, and John Fox to Dove Valley, calling to mind the notorious O.J. Simpson saga, and prompting the entire Twittersphere to joke about white Broncos.
  • Ted explains why the Broncos and Manning are a perfect fit.

March 11

  • Lombardi famously (well, in this realm) declares the Broncos are 95% confident they'll land Peyton, but an avalanche of denials forces him to backtrack.

March 19

March 20

March 21

March 24 and on

Happy Anniversary, Broncos fans! And of course, Thank You, John Elway.

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