One time Edmontonian Pat Bowlen's 30th year as Broncos owner

Denver Broncos' owner Pat Bowlen (left) presents Broncos retired hall of fame quarterback John...

Denver Broncos' owner Pat Bowlen (left) presents Broncos retired hall of fame quarterback John Elway with his framed number seven jersey during ceremonies at half-time of the Denver Broncos - Miami Dolphins game in Denver, Colorado on September 13, 1999. Elway waved and saluted the fans during his jersey retirement and Ring of Fame induction at Mile High Stadium. Elway retired from the National Footbal League after winning his second Super Bowl on on January 31, 1999. (Gary Caskey/Reuters/Files)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:14 AM ET

EDMONTON - When the Denver Broncos won their first Super Bowl, owner Pat Bowlen held up the trophy and proclaimed 'This one is for John!'

Fred Fleming hopes it will work the other way this time.

“I hope we win this thing and John is able to say 'This one is for Pat!'

Pat Bowlen, 69, has dropped back in his decision-making role as the owner of the Broncos to allow his old quarterback John Elway, as VP and CEO, and Joe Ellis as president, to assume those duties.

Suffering from short term memory loss and unable to recall details of his team's back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 1997 and 1998, Bowlen has made the decision not to do interviews leading up to the Super Bowl. Not with Denver media. Not with media from his old hometown where he played for the Edmonton Huskies and built Commonwealth Stadium.


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