Broncos to honor legendary owner Pat Bowlen all week long

Pat Bowlen will be at the center of Denver's festivities this weekend.
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The Denver Broncos are thanking their longtime patriarch with a week of well-deserved recognition.

Pat Bowlen will earn a spot among the team's Ring of Honor on Sunday night. His 1997 championship-winning team will be in attendance to see his induction, too.

It won't stop there. Bowlen's name will forever be tied to the training facility he spent $35 million to build in Dove Valley.

Bowlen has been a legend for the franchise. Under his stewardship, the Broncos own the third-best record (.614) in professional sports (only the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers are better).

Bowlen stepped down from day-to-day operations last season to battle Alzheimer's disease. But his influence is still clearly felt with the team he turned into a title contender.

(h/t Denver Post)

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