Orange in again in 2004

It's been two years since the Denver Broncos wore their home orange jerseys. On November 28 they will break them out again for a Sunday night game against the Oakland Raiders. Also in today's news - WR Rod Smith isn't a stereotypical, big-spending sports star.

Savvy athletes shun urge to live large - Daily Camera - Thomas Heath, Washington Post
June 22, 2004 - Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith is breaking the mold. An 11-year veteran and Pro Bowl player, Smith isn't a stereotypical, big-spending sports star. He banks about $1 million of his $2.5 million pre-tax annual salary, lives in a $228,000 house near Denver, shops at WalMart, hasn't bought a new suit in three years, doesn't support hangers-on and owns no jewelry.

Coyer in town for charity event - Huntington Herald-Dispatch - David Walsh
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - In 1964, when Larry Coyer finished his football career at Marshall University, the closest Thundering Herd players got to the NFL was via television on Sunday. Today, with Coyer now in his second season as defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, Marshall fans turn on the television whenever NFL games are on to see their favorite Thundering Herd greats in action. "I never dreamed it," Coyer, 61, said of playing in the NFL. "It was such a different league then. Rosters were small."

Orange Sunday: Broncos to Wear Alternate Jersey for Raiders Game - - Andrew Mason
Monday, June 21, 2004 - Orange uniforms are back -- at least for one night. The Broncos will don their orange third jerseys for the team's Sunday night home game against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 28. That will mark the first appearance of the alternate uniforms since Nov. 24, 2002, when the Broncos donned them for another Sunday night game, against the Indianapolis Colts. Brandishing the orange for one night bears the stamp of approval from President/CEO Pat Bowlen.

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