Do you remember when the Denver Broncos went to the Super Bowl in 1978? Do you happen to remember the Denver Broncos cheerleaders? Would you care to make a guess how much they used to get paid in 1978?

It was the era of Broncomania. It wasn't, however, a time of extraordinary wages.

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Denver Broncos Cheerleaders of the 1970s

Early on they were called the "Bronkettes." Later, they were the "Bronco Belles." Ultimately, by 1977, they were known as the "Pony Express."

Just yesterday, February 1, 2022, we shared a post "Playboy and Prostitution? The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Scandals of the 70s." That post shared info even Colorado lifers such as myself had forgotten.

The post also included a fascinating Youtube video. This clip featured a former member of the Pony Express detailing some interesting facts about life as a Denver Broncos cheerleader.

How Much Did They Make?

The interview features a former cheerleader by the name of Pat Mansfield. At 1;18 into the video, she reveals the members of the Denver Broncos cheerleaders made a whopping $15 per game. That's what I said, $15 per game.

It's probably safe to say none of them retired off of wages like that. At the rate of $15 per game, it's no wonder a couple of former Denver cheerleaders posed for Playboy. If I were making $15, I'd pose for Playboy, too. and I'm a guy.

Recalculating for the Year 2022

Using the handy US Inflation Calculator, it was determined an item costing $15 in the year 1978 would now cost $64.14 in 2022.

I guess if one loves football, loves performing, and has a certain penchant for a life in showbiz, then maybe $15 isn't so bad. Hey, if it's what you love, that's all that matters.

How Much Do They Make Now?

According to the webpage, "The average NFL cheerleader salary is $150 per game day and about $50 – $75 for a public appearance."

Denver Bronco Players You Totally Forgot About and Shouldn’t Have

Through the years there have been notable players who came along and made a significant contribution to the Denver Broncos but have long since been forgotten. Take a look at this Denver Broncos flashback gallery and I'm sure you'll find yourself saying "oh, yeah, I remember him.

Ten of the Best Athletes Born in Colorado

While when you think of Colorado athletes, some of the people who come to mind are John Elway, Peter Forsberg, and Peyton Manning, none of them were actually born in the Centennial State.

Here are ten of the most famous athletes from the great state of Colorado.

10 Favorite Colorado Rockies Players of All-Time

Some truly great players have worn the Rockies uniform, however, you'll find only one in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. We could have a discussion about the greatest Colorado Rockies players ever, or we could have a more subjective talk about favorite players. While there is some crossover, there is a difference and there is a lot of room to be different.

Look at These Photos from the JUCO World Series of the Past

Grand Junction has hosted the Junior College World Series for close to half a century. For approximately half of those years, Bob Grant was there with his camera. He continued capturing images of the tournament until his retirement in 1985.

My dad (Bob Grant's son-in-law) went through a ton of Bob Grant negatives to dig up a few memories. Baseball fans are sure to remember many of these shots.

One of Bob Grant's most prized photos would be the first image in the gallery, the shot of the hawks at Suplizio Field. That particular shot won him an award from the Press Photographers Association.

As a Grand Junction native, I really enjoy some of the nostalgia spotted on the signs in the background. Did you see the billboard for "Mr. Steak"? If you were around Grand Junction in the 1970s, you definitely knew about "Mr. Steak."

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