GOLD TRIVIA

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The Gold changed from a metallic gold color scheme to one that was more yellowish in appearance following the 1984 season.
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The Gold were the first team to make a head coaching change, firing popular former Bronco head coach Red Miller and replacing him with another popular Bronco alum, quarterback Craig Morton.
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Morton would leave the team after the 1984 season, when the Gold finished a disappointing 9-9-0.
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Darrell "Mouse" Davis served as the head coach of the Gold in 1985, taking the team to its only USFL playoff appearance.
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DB Demetrious Johnson, the Gold's first round draft choice in the inaugural USFL Draft, never played a down for the team.

The Gold had the USFL's highest average attendance in 1983, and was awarded the inaugural championship game due to the team's success at the gate.

Quarterback Vince Evans was picked up by the Gold for the 1985 season after the Chicago Blitz, who had signed him, folded.

Mile High Stadium, home of the Gold, was demolished in 1999 as part of the project that constructed its succeeding facility, Invesco Field at Mile High.

The Gold experienced the largest drop in average attendance in USFL history between 1984 and 1985, losing nearly 20,000 fans per game as a result of the league's announced move to a fall schedule for 1986.

Original Gold owner Ron Blanding sold the team to Doug Spedding for $10 million, making a considerable profit.

Blanding also made a profit on operating the team in 1983, the only owner in the USFL to do so.

After the 1985 season, the Gold were merged with the Jacksonville Bulls in an effort to shore up both franchises for the expected 1986 head-to-head battle with the NFL.  The reconstituted Bulls would have been aligned in the league's Independence Division along with Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Arizona.  
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