Jinx or honor: Broncos land on Sports Illustrated cover
Colorado Springs Gazette
ENGLEWOOD – Call it a jinx, an honor or simply recognition for a 4-0 start, but the Denver Broncos have landed on this week’s Illustrated cover.
The magazine chose a picture of tight end Daniel Graham with the headline “Getting Real.” The picture is of Graham hurdling a Dallas Cowboys defender Sunday during the Broncos’ 17-10 victory. The cover story focuses on the defense, which has allowed points in four games.
The last time the Broncos were on the SI cover Oct. 6, 2003, when quarterback Jake Plummer was featured. The Broncos were undefeated then but lost that Sunday at Kansas City. There have been numerous instances of athletes or teams losing the week after being on the magazine’s cover, which is how the legend of the “SI Cover Jinx” was born.
The Broncos’ last on the cover was in 1999, t