Pittsburg 28, Denver 10. 35-year-old CB Ty Law made his debut for Denver two days after signing with the Broncos. As Denver self-destructed in the second half for the second straight week, Invesco Field became a sea of yellow Terrible Towels.
National Football League
American football in the United States
Sports in the United States
American Football League (1960–69)
National Football League (1970–present)
Sports are an important part of the culture of the United States. Four of the nation's five most popular team sports were developed in North America: American football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey, whereas soccer was developed in England. The four Major leagues in the United States are the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL); all enjoy massive media exposure and are considered the preeminent competitions in their respective sports in the world. Three of those leagues have teams that represent Canadian cities, and all four are among the most lucrative sports leagues in the world. The top professional soccer league in the United States, Major League Soccer, has not yet reached the popularity levels of the top four sports leagues, although average attendance has been increasing and in fact has matched or surpassed those of the NBA and the NHL.
Professional teams in all major sports operate as franchises within a league. All major sports leagues use the same type of schedule with a playoff tournament after the regular season ends. In addition to the major league-level organizations, several sports also have professional minor leagues, active in smaller cities across the country.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
The Terrible Towel is a rally towel associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers, an American football team in the National Football League (NFL). Created in 1975 by then Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope, The Terrible Towel has spread in popularity; fans take their Towel to famous sites while on vacation. The Towel has been taken to the peak of Mount Everest, and even into space on the International Space Station. It is widely recognized as a symbol of the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.
Proceeds from sales of the Towel have raised over US$3 million for Allegheny Valley School Pennsylvania which cares for people with mental disabilities and physical disabilities. The Terrible Towel is credited with being the first "rally towel" and its success has given rise to similar products promoting other teams.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, previously known as Invesco Field at Mile High, and commonly known as Mile High, is a stadium in Denver, Colorado. It replaced the identically sized, but commercially obsolete Mile High Stadium (named for the fact that Denver is approximately one mile above sea level) in 2001. It is best known as the home of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. Invesco paid $120 million for the original naming rights, before Sports Authority secured the naming rights on August 16, 2011.
National Football League (1933–present)
Black, Gold, White
Denver Broncos season
Tajuan "Ty" Law (born February 10, 1974) is a former American football cornerback who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Michigan. He was drafted by the New England Patriots 23rd overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. Law is a two-time All-Pro, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, a Pro Bowl MVP, and has won three Super Bowl Championships with the Patriots. His 53 career interceptions rank 22nd all-time.