Intimidating college football stadium
This makes the name even more fitting because the founder and first owner of the Denver Broncos AFL franchise was Bob Howsam, who was back then also co-owner of the old Triple-A team minor league ball club, the Denver Bears (the Denver Bears were owned by the Howsam family [Bob, his brother Earl, and his father Lee], from 1947-62).
Keep in mind the winner of the Iron Bowl has gone on to play in the title game seven times over the past eight years.Normally, welcoming Saban's Crimson Tide to town would classify as an intimidating affair. Jarrett Stidham casually threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, while Kerryon Johnson did what he does out of the backfield, rushing for 167 yards on 32 totes, helping Auburn outgain Georgia 488-230. Stidham has completed 67.8 percent of his passes with 16 touchdowns against four interceptions, and Johnson has averaged 5.3 yards per carry on the way to 1,172 yards and 16 touchdowns.They are backed by a defense that has coughed up more than 20 points all of three times."We do have experience, playing the No.Circa 1957-59, when Bob Howsam tried to get a big-league-ball-club in the Continental League, capacity was increased to 23,000 (and the intention was to continue the expansion).When the Continental League never came to be, Howsam turned his attention to finding another tenant besides his Bears for the debt-laden stadium, and once the AFL franchise for Denver was secured by Howsam in the summer of 1959, the stadium expansion continued.
It's only fitting the result will once again play a big role in the title game. And while one against 10-win Clemson makes sense, the fact the Tigers lost to the same LSU team Alabama breezed past suggests the Crimson Tide could walk into town and beat Auburn at its own game. These Tigers knocked off Georgia in dominant fashion, and the home-field advantage is impossible to ignore.