It was great to hear the news today that Floyd Little is a Seniors finalist for the Hall of Fame. One of the most memorable Bronco home games in the first year I had season tickets was the day Lou Saban "fired" Floyd. Recently I was watching an old 1980 tv special where I relived the twists and turns of this game. I'll let Floyd and Lou tell the story:
I was a 12 year old sitting in the South Stands that day. Floyd's diving reception to setup the winning field goal is still one of the best catches I've seen in my 40+ years of being a bronco fan. It was cold, too! (I remember shivering in the dark watching Floyd's fumble and then awesome catch).
That game, and that play, symbolized what Floyd Little was all about. He was an inspiration to me and many Denver area youth in the late 60's and early 70's. The message Floyd gave us: never give up, always give your best, and good things will happen.
Here's hoping Floyd Little gets a long overdue locker in Canton when the Hall of Fame committee decides on his nomination in a few months. The nomination today will give a new opportunity for the Hall of Fame voters to hear of Floyd's credentials - read 44 Reasons To Elect #44 for the many accomplishments of this great Bronco.