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Nuggets: the slow march toward predictable disappointment begins

Nuggets: the slow march toward predictable disappointment begins

"The playoffs, assuming the Nuggets make it there, will offer only more of what we have all gotten used to - a rapid exit for an undermanned Denver team." Read more...

Is Colorado Springs too crappy even for the crappy Rockies?

Is Colorado Springs too crappy even for the crappy Rockies?

"Once vibrant, downtown Colorado Springs is a sad wasteland now. Development has been pushed east and the heart of the city has been left to wither." Read More ...

Radio Row: Denver fans clamor for Clough

Radio Row: Denver fans clamor for Clough

"Now that Broncos’ season is in full swing there is a appreciable chasm in Denver sports talk radio. " Read More ...

How not to get bitten by daily fantasy sports

How not to get bitten by daily fantasy sports

"First of all, realize that the inevitable 100% deposit bonus you'll be taking advantage of is the equivalent of that first line of coke you sniffed at the kegger. It’s...

Denver Does Dallas: the great “illness” mystery of pre-season week four

Denver Does Dallas: the great “illness” mystery of pre-season week four

"This synopsis of what I think might have happened is completely bereft of established fact and is no way intended to be seen as a news story. It’s entirely speculative." Read...

Here’s Your Broncos / Colts Tweetrospective™, the entire game retold in Tweets

Here’s Your Broncos / Colts Tweetrospective™, the entire game retold in Tweets

Football season is finally here and the Broncos’ first game has come and gone. It was a doozy - especially in the first half - and, as always, it was...

If the Broncos win the Super Bowl I will drink my pee.

If the Broncos win the Super Bowl I will drink my pee.

"I'll drink eight ounces. That's all. The secretion will be collected in the men's room of whatever facility I happen to be at, under moderate supervision, into a rocks glass...

High expectations mean spoiled fans in Broncos Country

High expectations mean spoiled fans in Broncos Country

"Unlike in the Elway years we failed to watch the Broncos with wide-eyed amazement. Instead we anticipated victories and felt vindicated when they came. That's why the loss in the...

Radio Row INTERVIEW: Peter Burns scored his dream gig but the Press Box will remain in good hands

Radio Row INTERVIEW: Peter Burns scored his dream gig but the Press Box will remain in good hands

"The Press Box is my baby." Burns told me. "I am not looking forward to leaving it but I know it's in good hands." Read More ...

Dusty Saunders takes Drew Soicher to task at long last

Dusty Saunders takes Drew Soicher to task at long last

"9 News employs dozens of excellent reporters and anchors who help the station set the gold standard with its local news product. Even its other sports anchors, Rod Mackey, Aaron...

The de-Masaiing of the Nuggets has begun

The de-Masaiing of the Nuggets has begun

When Masai Ujiri remained the GM of your Denver Nuggets he was held in very high regard as one of the NBA's finest wheeler-dealers. In his absence, though, some of...

Change nothing but change the name Redskins

Change nothing but change the name Redskins

"Once Daniel Snyder capitulates the matter will be swept beneath the rug within a week and our attention will be drawn elsewhere. That's the way these things work." Read more ...

Will we look back more fondly on the Tebow season than on the Manning era?

Will we look back more fondly on the Tebow season than on the Manning era?

If Peyton Manning never wins a Super Bowl with the Broncos it's quite possible that decades from now fans will look back with greater fondness on the 2011 season than...

Better grilling NOW with Mangrate, the grill enhancement system. Use promo code: Denver for a $10 discount

Better grilling NOW with Mangrate, the grill enhancement system. Use promo code: Denver for a $10 discount

We at South Stands have been using Mangrate (http://www.mangrate.com/) for years. What's Mangrate? It's the 100% made in America grill enhancement system consisting of solid cast iron grill grates just like...

Dear John: a face-painting fanatical Broncos fan confronts Reidy's disgust

Dear John: a face-painting fanatical Broncos fan confronts Reidy's disgust

The host of the South Stands Denver Fancast, our own John Reidy (@johnreidydenver), has been vocal in his digust for the Broncos since their disasterous performance in the Super Bowl....

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Friday, 20 July 2012 10:08

Jessica Redfield lived life to the very fullest

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Shock and sadness.  Horror has seized our City, but Jessica Redfield was filled with joy.

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I never met Jessica Redfield, although I hoped I someday would.

She was beautiful. Full of life. A fiery, red-headed spitfire from Texas.

I followed Jessica on Twitter and on Instagram. I spied on her - watched her life in Colorado unfold. Jessica smiled a lot. She went places - lots of different places - and was always doing fun things - things like attending the midnight premier of the new Batman movie at the Aurora Town Center.

Jessica went to the beach. She was part of an enormous tomato fight. She gravitated toward goofiness. She was as fun a person as anyone could hope to be.

Ironically, She was at the Eaton Center in Toronto last month when a shooter opened fire. She live tweeted the event and wrote a lenghty blog post about what it had been like to be there.

I know that she was close to many people we know. She worked as an intern at Fox 31 (KDVR) and at 104.3 the Fan. Peter Burns at Mile High Sports was a close friend of Jessica's, as was Lauren Gardner, who recently moved to San Diego to pursue her own career in broadcasting. Jessica and Lauren liked going to Snooze together for breakfast.

I invited her to do South Stands Denver Fancast. She would have someday. Would have.

Jessica would have done a lot of things had she not been killed. 

Her death is so unspeakably tragic that nobody really knows what to say. Everybody is just trying to bend their minds around it now. It's as though nothing else matters. It's tough to focus on the things that we all have to get done in the wake of such a loss. Yet we go on. Without Jessica.

All of this has only begun to set in.

Our City, our State and our Country will struggle to understand it - but it's beyond our understanding.

I just hope that, whatever is in store for Jessica beyond this life is as fulfilling as the life she lived.

 

Last modified on Sunday, 22 July 2012 22:04
Colin Daniels

Colin is the emcee of the South Stands Denver Fancast and maintains our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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