Taken from this morning's edition of the popular MMQB (Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback) - Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos beat Panthers in Super Bowl 50 | The MMQB with Peter King
The Broncos stayed during Super Bowl week at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel. Four notes about this Marriott:
• On the day of the 1983 NFL Draft, the top pick, John Elway, had his draft party there.
• In 1984, Elway was married for the first time and had his wedding reception at the hotel.
• When Denver coach Gary Kubiak was hired to be the 49ers quarterback coach in 1994, he lived at the hotel for three months.
• The front door of the hotel is 1.1 miles by foot from the entry to Levi’s Stadium, believed to be the closest of any team hotel to venue in Super Bowl history.
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This post is particularly special because MMQB's driving force and primary author, NFL guru Peter King, is an unabashed Starwood guy, who rounds out his weekly column with a section titled: Mr. Starwood Preferred Member Travel Note of the Week
Interesting stuff.....and little known yet useless information, years ago IAHFLYR and his Son have stayed there the night before flying on from SFO after spending three days playing golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links for is High School graduation gift (the real gift was that he graduated) .