Denver Broncos: Apparently the Broncos need more than just the steady hand of Mike Shanahan to keep them competitive. The team announced Thursday the it is raising ticket prices on more than half the seats at Invesco Field at Mile High for the second consecutive season. "This is a necessary step we had to take as an organization to ensure that we put the best team on the field," Joe Ellis, the Broncos' executive vice president of business operations, told the Denver Post. "Ticket price increases are never met with glee by our season ticket-holders, and they never will be. But I will say that given that fans want and desire the same thing the organization does - to win championships - they may not like the increases, but generally they're fair and understanding as to why they have to occur." Tell that to fans who haven't seen the Broncos win a playoff game since 1999.