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True Locker Room Fans Don’t Die – They Just Wait For Next Season

The Denver Broncos just didn’t show up–period.

Yah, we can ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ the past Super Bowl until the cows come home (‘mooo’) but there is only one thing that matter most; The Seattle Seahawks showed up and played a better game and deserved to win.  End of story.

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So, what if you are a die-hard Broncos fan?  Now what do you do?!

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Denver Broncos – 2014 NFL Playoff/Super Bowl Showdown Team Fast Facts

The Denver Broncos are perhaps one of the most recognized NFL teams.  This football club was an original franchise of the American Football League and began its fabled Super Bowl wins with a 31 to 24 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII after enduring a painful four Super Bowl losses in their history.  The Broncos beat Green Bay and then a year later repeated the Super Bowl win, giving them their second title, beating the Atlanta Falcons.  It should be noted that only five teams have won back-to-back Super Bowl Championships.

Led by a fan favorite, John Elway, the last three heartbreaking Super Bowl losses were under his leadership and many thought he would retire without a Super Bowl ring.  Elway whose ad-libbing skills enabled the Broncos to advance to the league’s championship game in a span of three out of four seasons and an eventual Super Bowl title.

This comes from humble beginnings where during their 1960 preseason schedule they played to only 4,706 fans, later boosting that number of fans to 21,597 on the first game of the regular season.  The Sports Authority Field now can hold a whopping 76,125 screaming fans who ensure the Broncos never get shut out at home…

Incidentally there have been only three numbers retired in the entire history of this NFL franchise; 18 – Frank Tripucka, 44 – Floyd Little, and of course venerable 7 – John Elway.

The Broncos have enjoyed sell-out crowds each and every year since 1970 which proves the fans are very loyal, often having to brave the harsh winters in Colorado to watch a game in the snow.

– Team started in 1960
– 2 time Super Bowl Winners
-6 NFL Playoff Appearances
– Home is the Sports Authority Field at Mile High
– 4 Pro-Football Hall of Famers
– Best Home record for over 32 years straight; from 1974 – 2006 (191-65-1)
– Never been shut-out at a home game
– Stadium capacity is currently at an amazing 76,125

To check out how you can get a cool stadium locker for your Ultimate Bronco’s Fan to present to them as a HUGE surprise on Super Bowl Sunday, check out our Super Bowl Super Fan Super Locker Deal and CLICK HERE.  And for an entire list of fast facts from all of the 2014 NFL Playoff teams, CLICK HERE.

Seattle Seahawks – 2014 NFL Playoff/Super Bowl Showdown Team Fast Facts

The Seattle Seahawks have only been to the big dance once–and it wasn’t a good memory. They were organized in 1976 and was one of the expansion teams resulting from the AFL/NFL merger in 1970. A group of Seattle business and community leaders started by Herman Sarkowsky and Ned Skinner, announced its intention to acquire an NFL franchise for Seattle.  Almost 2 years later on June 4, 1974, the NFL awarded the group an expansion franchise and thus the Seahawks were born, bringing the NFL into the Pacific Northwest.

The 1986 season is generally considered one of the “ones that got away”. A 5-2 start was ruined by a 4-game losing streak. Improbably, the team then went on a roll that saw them win their final 5 games in convincing fashion. In 1999, the Seahawks made their biggest coaching hire with the appointment of former Green Bay Packer head coach Mike Holmgren.

In 2005 the Seahawks compiled a 13-3 record in the regular season, easily winning the NFC West and clinching home field advantage in the NFC playoffs. There, they beat the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers to win the George Halas Trophy and advance to the Super Bowl, the first in franchise history. Unfortunately the Super Bowl was played with controversial penalty calls and even the sports analysts believed that officials had incorrectly called many of the key plays that would have led to a Seahawk’s victory–their first Super Bowl win.

After the game, Head Coach Mike Holmgren blatantly said during a Seahawks rally; “We knew it was going to be tough going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I didn’t know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well.”

This year we cannot wait to see what is in store, especially after the sideline interview with Richard Sherman. This will be ONE INTERESTING Super Bowl indeed!

– Seahawks started in 1976
– Only one Super Bowl appearance in 2005 and they lost in the 8th Most Controversially Called Super Bowl Games Of All Time
– 11 NFL Playoff Appearances
– 8 Division Titles
– Home is Qwest Field
– 10 Pro-Football Hall of Famers, 1 Coach
– Stadium Capacity is 71,500
– Fans collectively known as ‘The 12h Man’ and have set the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar on December 2, 2103 with 137.6 decibels
– Have never h ad a tie game
– 73 lockers for players and 24 for coaches and 25 for other team staff

To check out how you can get a cool stadium locker for your Ultimate Seahawk’s Fan to present to them as a HUGE surprise on Super Bowl Sunday, check out our Super Bowl Super Fan Super Locker Deal and CLICK HERE.  And for an entire list of fast facts from all of the 2014 NFL Playoff teams, CLICK HERE.

Indianapolis Colts – 2014 NFL Playoff Team Fast Facts

Beginning in Baltimore, Maryland, the Colts didn’t arrive in Indianapolis until March 28, 1984 when Colts Owner Robert Irsay moved the franchise to where it’s been ever since.

This classic team arrived north when the bankrupt Miami Seahawks of the All-America Football Conference were bought and relocated to Baltimore.  Then on September 7, 1947; two years after World War II, the team was named the Colts and they showed up wearing silver and green uniforms–of course that green was later replaced in 1953 by the iconic blue and silver look they are known for today.  It wasn’t until 1953 when they proved to then-commissioner Bert Bell that they could sell 15,000 tickets that they officially entered into the NFL.  (That of course was three years after the AAFC and the NFL merged in 1950.)

Legend Don Shula coached the Indianapolis Colts in 1963 as the team’s third head coach.  Later in 1963 John Unitas led the Colts offense to eight team records and set an NFL record of 237 seasonal completions.

Over the years there have been many ups and downs in the club’s history and in 57 years of National Football League competition, the Colts have achieved a 460-409-7 record, including four World Championships and 18 Conference or Divisional titles.

Indianapolis Colts:
– Started in the NFL in 1953 in Baltimore, MD
– Relocated to Indianapolis in 1984
– 10 Post Season Appearances in Baltimore
– 3 NFL Championship Game Wins in Baltimore
– 2 Super Bowl Appearances and 1 Win
– 14 Playoff Appearancesin Indianapolis
– 2 Conference Championships
– 1 Super Bowl Championship
– 9 Straight consecutive playoff appearances under Peyton Manning, tying the league record
– Lucas Oil Stadium
– 15 Pro-Football Hall of Famers
– Stadium Capacity is 67,000 but it can be expanded to 70,000 for special events
– 90 lockers in pre-season, and 63 during the regular season

To check out how you can get a cool stadium locker for your Ultimate Colt’s Fan, check out our Super Bowl Super Fan Super Locker Deal and CLICK HERE.  And for an entire list of fast facts from all of the 2014 NFL Playoff teams, CLICK HERE.

New England Patriots – 2014 NFL Playoff Team Fast Facts

Stretching way back to November 16, 1959 a small group of influential and local businessmen who were led by a former PR executive, William Sullivan Jr, they eagerly sought after, and were awarded, the eighth and final franchise of the recently formed American Football League.

The Patriots received their name through a public contest where thousands upon thousands of entries were sent in to name the New England team.  Interestingly enough by design or happenstance, 74 of the fan entries suggested the name; “The Boston Patriots.”  Their first logo was a cartoon drawing of a Minuteman from the American Revolution who was in the process of snapping a football.  The owner, Mr Sullivan, apparently liked it so much that he nicknamed the drawing “Pat the Patriot.”

Play began on April 1, 1960 at the Boston University Field which happened to be the old home of the Boston Braves, yet would now be used as the first home of the Boston Patriots.  Fast forward many years when in 2000, the Patriots unveiled designs for their new stadium. The new 68,436-seat facility opened in May, 2002 and celebrated its Grand Opening on Sept. 9, 2002.

The team’s ownership has changed hands over the years and now is owned by Robert Kraft and American businessman whose father was a dressmaker in Boston’s Chinatown.

Frequent winners in the Super Bowl, the fans hold this team and its remarkable history to a very high standard.

– Started in 1970
– 7 Super Bowl Appearances (3 Wins in 4 Years)
– Most Super Bowl Appearances in the last 25 years
– Have not had a losing season since 2000
– Longest winning streak in history with 21-game streak from October 2003 through October 2004
– Most wins in a decade with 126 wins (2003-2012)
– 11 NFL Appearances
– Home is the Gillette Stadium
– 18 Pro-Football Hall of Famers
– Stadium Capacity is 68,756

To check out how you can get a cool stadium locker for your Ultimate Patriot’s Fan, check out our Super Bowl Super Fan Super Locker Deal and CLICK HERE.  And for an entire list of fast facts from all of the 2014 NFL Playoff teams, CLICK HERE.

New Orleans Saints – 2014 NFL Playoff Team Fast Facts

During a winter day in 1966 the NFL awarded it’s 16th franchise to New Orleans under the gaze of NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle who made the announcement from a New Orleans hotel named the Pontchartrain Hotel.  The team’s unique name of “Saints” is an ode to November 1st being ‘All Saints Day’ in the Catholic faith and appealed to New Orleans’ large Catholic population.  The name is also a reference to the spiritual hymn; “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

This team has not enjoyed the success of other NFL teams.  Largely even a blip on any other team’s radar for their first 20 years, the Saints have been described during that time as ‘barely competitive.’  However in 1987 they finished with an astonishing 12-3 record, making the playoffs for the very first time in their history, 21 years after their original inception.

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina leveled the city of New Orleans and their old home, The Superdome, was used a a temporary shelter for families that were affected by the tidal surges and massive devastation.  When the season began, the Saints played their first home game many miles away from home–at the New York Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

The 2009 Season however was one to remember as they team won a franchise record of 13 games, making to the Super Bowl where they defeated the Indianapolis Colts.  It is the only time they’ve been to the big game.

– Team started in 1967
– One Time Super Bowl Winner which was their only appearance
– 10 NFL Playoffs Appearances
– Home is the Mercedes Benz Superdome
– Old stadium was used as a refuge for homeless victims during Hurricane Katrina
– 7 Pro-Football Hall of Famers – 2 Coaches
– Center of bounty scandal involving multiple players and coaches who were suspended after a hearing
– “Number One” was a movie about an upcoming super championship and was release in 1969
– Saints are the only NFL team to both win and lose a game with the score 62-7
– Stadium capacity is 76,468 (expanded) or 73,208 (not expanded)

To check out how you can get a cool stadium locker for your Ultimate Saint’s Fan check out our Super Bowl Super Fan Super Locker Deal and CLICK HERE.  And for an entire list of fast facts from all of the 2014 NFL Playoff teams, CLICK HERE.

Carolina Panthers – 2014 NFL Playoff Team Fast Facts

This team is fairly young in comparrison to most NFL teams. On October 26, 1993 NFL Owners unanimously selected Carolina as the 28th NFL expansion team franchise–the very first for nearly two decades of drought. Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson set a record as being just the second former NFL player to own an NFL team; alongside with George Halas wh owned the Chicago Bears.

Two locations for a stadium were originally considered; In North Carolina and South Carolina and it later wound up in Charlotte as their home yet giving all Carolinians cause to cheer a NFL team on!

Carolina Panthers
– Started in 1995
– 1 Super Bowl Appearance labeled as the Greatest Super Bowl of All Time
– 5 NFL Playoff Appearances
– 1 Pro Football Hall of Famer
– 4 Division Titles
– Home is called the Bank of America Stadium
– Have the 2 largest sculptures ever commissioned in the U.S. outside of their stadium; one is a very large snarling panther
– Most losses in a single season with 15 in 2001
– One of the few teams to own their stadium
– Stadium capacity is an astonishing 73,778
– Has 74 lockers for their players

To check out how you can get a cool stadium locker for your Ultimate Panther’s Fan, check out our Super Bowl Super Fan Super Locker Deal and CLICK HERE.  And for an entire list of fast facts from all of the 2014 NFL Playoff teams, CLICK HERE.

San Diego Chargers – 2014 NFL Playoff Team Fast Facts

Fondly called ‘The Bolts’ the San Diego Chargers go way back to 1959 and are among some of the original American Football Teams.  Hotel Magnate Barron Hilton discussed having a football team with representatives from five other cities to mull over the idea of having a professional football league; which incidentally became the American Football League or simply’ the ‘AFL.’

Being one fo the original teams in 1960, along with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Denver Broncos, Dallas Texans, Oakland Raiders, New York Titans, Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills and the Boston Patriots, these teams and the entire AFL merged with the NFL in 1970.  And since that time the San Diego Chargers have made their mark with several playoff appearances and unfortunately a loss in the Super Bowl where they played the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX.

Except for color changes, the Chargers have basically used the logo of an arc-shaped lightning bolt since the team debuted in 1960. During its period in the AFL, the club also used a shield logo that featured a horse head, a lightning bolt and the word; “Chargers.”

– NFL member since 1970
– 1 Super Bowl Appearance (loss)
– 18 NFL Playoff Appearance
– Home is Qualcomm Stadium
– 10 Pro-Football Hall of Famers – 1 Coach/GM, Sid Gillman
– Number One in statistics for 2010 Season with hardly a win to show for it
– Stadium capacity seats 71,500

To check out how you can get a cool stadium locker for your Ultimate Charger’s Fan, check out our Super Bowl Super Fan Super Locker Deal and CLICK HERE.  And for an entire list of fast facts from all of the 2014 NFL Playoff teams, CLICK HERE.

NFL Locker Rooms 2014: Playoff Edition

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