Denver Broncos/Broncos Cheerleaders
Kenneth wrote at 2006-07-03 22:05:30
I am familiar with the Broncos Cheerleaders of the last 13 years. The organization has been revamped and they are now a squad dedicated to the Denver community. They donate well over 1000 charity hours a season and they have had the honor of visiting our troops overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. They boast they highest number of college graduates of any other NFL cheerleading team. The are truly one of the premier teams in the NFL and they work hard to erase the "airhead" "money chasing" stereotypes of professional cheerleaders. I think that they are great.
Robin Burkhart wrote at 2006-11-11 18:58:44
As a former "Pony" member, I just wanted to say how sorry I am to see your hatred of the Pony Express. I must say how excellent & professional the Bronco Cheerleaders of today are! No doubt they have the support & sponsorship of the Denver Broncos organization. They are lucky. Back in the 70's, it was KBTV channel 9 who sponsored the group. They weren't exactly in the cheerleading business. Obviously it helps to have the financial backing & involvement of the organization you are there to support.
It's a shame that 4 or 5 'bad' girls (out of 32)have destroyed the reputation of the Pony Express. No, we weren't the best Denver had to offer. We basically did our jobs for (almost) free, & I only know of a couple ladies that successfully went on to dance or model. I was there just to be a part of the action with no further expectations. We also did a lot of work for many wonderful charities like the teams of all NFL cheerleaders no doubt participate in today.
I don't know why I looked up this sight, but was surprised to find a comment on the former cheeleaders. Why are they called cheerleaders, anyway. We danced, and thankfully didn't have to do any chants like high school cheerleaders, which I think is annoying at the professional level. The old stadium had the WORST sound system---the music used to bounce off the walls, & it was impossible for us all to hear the same beat. Our costumes were scratchy & very heavy, having real mirrored sequence. Boy, did it get cold.
For the most part, I have many wonderful memories of those days...I was on the squad for all 3 years of it's existence. We got to be involved in the "Oldtimer" games & "Say goodbye to Mile High".
I hope you can forgive any embarrassment that we have caused you, as I have forgiven fans & players alike for the same. Thanks for taking the time to hear from an old Pony.
yo wrote at 2007-09-09 07:02:09
I know for a fact that you can actually ask any cheerleader from the Pony Express about the alley behind the colburn.
JM wrote at 2009-06-25 03:18:56
I too was a former Pony Express for all three years and I can honestly say that during that time, the Broncos organization was beloved by Colorado and states nearby. So was the Pony Express! I remember going to an out of state event in McCook Nebraska and the whole town showed up to welcome us. Unfortunately, a couple of our girls made a bad decision and ruined it for the rest of us. But, I know for a fact that the majority of our girls were smart and made good decisions. In spite of what happened, true long time Bronco fans remember the good things we did and the magic of the first time that the Broncos went to the Super Bowl. The good memories of the Pony Express cannot be erased or forgotten because we were part of the Denver Broncos history.
DeAnne Jones wrote at 2010-02-02 22:29:18
I am also a "retired" Pony. I was a member of the
Pony Express for one season only, 1977/1978 the first year the Broncos went to the Super Bowl. It amazes me how many people don't realize that every organized group always has a couple of members that have behaviors that reflect negatively on the entire group. Unfortunately, there were two ladies that made some bad choices. Too bad some of the entries here reflect the biased, uninformed and ignorant opinions. the remaining ladies maintained high values, morals and standards. I myself was married and very embarrassed by the incident. I wish people would focus on the positive season. I have the best memories of my life from that year I danced for the Denver Broncos. I will forever remember the "Orange
Crush Defense" and the two playoff games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders. Yes, the new organization is wonderful and the girls are very professional, but we were the "original" Pony Express and paved the way for bigger and better!!!
Mark wrote at 2011-07-03 17:18:36
My wife, Annesse was also part of the original Pony Express group. I am looking for the 1977 Stagecoach poster. Any clues? thanks, mark
Patrick Scoggin wrote at 2011-12-21 18:52:55
Just a follow-up to a long ago asked question to which I recently found new information...
The demise of the Pony Express was most likely related to two incidents involving team members which occurred in 1978 and brought bad publicity upon the team and its' cheerleading squad. The first was the fall arrest of two members for allegedly rolling a policeman posing as a drunk (one was released after questioning and not charged though both were fired from the squad). The second was likely related to two members (one being the same that was arrested in the previous incident) who posed topless for the December 1978 issue of Playboy magazine in a pictorial entitled "Pro Football’s Main Attractions".
To the former Ponies who chimed in (Robin, JM, DeAnne), not all harbor ill will towards any of you for the actions of a select few. I for one look back upon the 1977-78 era with fond memories of both the football team and its cheerleaders.
Dan wrote at 2014-06-20 19:41:45
I have 4 different Pony Express posters including the Stagecoach poster. I have them in store in Arvada. I am at 9860 West 59th. place Arvada, Co. 80004. The name of my store is Thriftiques. Give a visit & I hook you up. By the way I love those girls & they are an important part of Bronco history. I also need some information on one of these special posters. It has 4 Pony Express girls along with "The Denver Duck"? Who was the Denver Duck? I can not find anything about this character. Thank You, Dan