According to Woody Paige of the Denver Post, one of the significant reasons that former head coach of the Denver Broncos, Mike Shanahan, was fired earlier this year was because of the fact that he was demanding a new practice facility.
And Bowlen simply said, "no."
Mind you, the practice facility was restored just 5 years ago. And the practice facility is also named after Bowlen's deceased father, Paul.
This disagreement was the elementary stages of the conclusion of one of the greatest friendships ever in the history of sports. As time moved on, Shanahan went from Superbowl winning mastermind, to leading a shipwreck.
It was obvious that there was need for a change, and Bowlen finally opened his eyes to the apparent. He opened his eyes to...
Money spent wastefully.
Unproductive draft picks.
Three years, three defensive coordinators.
But no playoffs.
The straw that broke the camels back, if you will.
And Bowlen wasn't standing for it.