Pamela Adams was part of the Denver Broncos flight crew during the 1977-78 season.(Photo: KUSA)
DENVER - As the Denver Broncos stand just hours away from their eighth
Super Bowl appearance, a Denver woman is reflecting back on her time as a flight attendant on the official Broncos plane during the team's first big game trip.
Pamela Adams told 9NEWS she was a flight attendant based in Dallas for Braniff Airways, when the team decided to make it their official airline.
Adams said the airliner chose a Denver-based crew to fly with the team for the season, but that their initial Braniff flight during pre-season was operated by the Dallas-based crew she was on.
"I kind of harassed the team because I would never see them again," said Adams, a Dallas Cowboys fan. "We land in Dallas for a pre-season game. I'm to take them off the aircraft and show them to the bus. Well, I'm putting the Broncos down and doing this and this and doing all these cheers for the Cowboys."
Eventually, Adams said, she was chosen to be part of the flight crew for the entire season for the Broncos, who nicknamed her "Dallas."
She said they took a liking to her and that she even had the opportunity to go to the games.
But by the time the team made it to Super Bowl XII -- to take on the Cowboys no less -- the players said Adams had to make a decision.
"We're headed to New Orleans and one of the players said, 'All right, Dallas. We're playing the Dallas Cowboys. Who are you for?'" she said. "You could've heard a pin drop on that aircraft and I said, 'I'm with the boys who brought me to the dance.'"
Sure enough, the outcome was forgettable for Broncos fans, but apparently not for the team. Adams said they still partied after the game.
"Back in 1977-78, everybody discounted them," she said. "They were just so happy to be there."
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