South Stands Denver on Facebook South Stands Denver on Linkedin South Stands Denver on Twitter South Stands Denver on Google+

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 ...

Drew Soicher’s bad joke pissed the Broncos off pretty good

Drew Soicher’s bad joke pissed the Broncos off pretty good

Drew Soicher's silly routine on 9 News got him in trouble this time. Audio provided by the Press Box 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...

Big idea: The Mile High Sports Magazine “Boys of Summer” issue.

Big idea: The Mile High Sports Magazine “Boys of Summer” issue.

"...they would be breaking every stereotype in the macho world of sports publishing."

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...

Kathy Sabine's next level weather dong

Kathy Sabine's next level weather dong

Deadspin (http://deadspin.com/tag/weather-dong) (@Deadspin) has been tracking instances of weather dong for as long as we can remember so it's with all due credit to them that we present what...

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....

Brian Shaw can cement his legacy as Denver's biggest jerk ever

Brian Shaw can cement his legacy as Denver's biggest jerk ever

"ESPN's Stephen A Smith, a giant turd of a human being, reported on ESPN radio on Friday that Shaw would like to come to the big apple and that he...

Michael Sam's kiss was jarring; not that there's anything wrong with that.

Michael Sam's kiss was jarring; not that there's anything wrong with that.

"Not everybody was prepared to see two athletes kissing on TV. And it wasn't only the kissing that rocked America. It was the gentle stroking of Sam's bicep, the hand...

Bandwagon vs. Fair Weather Fan : A Tutorial

Bandwagon vs. Fair Weather Fan : A Tutorial

"The actual bandwagon is reserved for those who do not follow sports, know nothing about the details and specifics of how the game is played or even the players who...

Don’t let Donald Sterling give racism center stage

Don’t let Donald Sterling give racism center stage

"This “look at me” rush to protestation gives too much credit to men like Donald Sterling and not enough credit to our society." Read more ...

«
»
Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:40

D-Mac thinks Rockies fans are Dbags

Written by 
Rate this item
(3 votes)
D-Mac thinks Rockies fans are Dbags deadspin.com

We love Colorado. You don't? Go back to where you're from.

This article is in response to D-Mac's article on Mile High Sports this morning.

Some people are insufferable.

You know the type; complaining the weather's too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, that their wife doesn't cook for them, and when she does, her cooking sucks.

These are not Coloradans.

Coloradans adapt; we've long been tempered by the quickly changing weather and the changing culture that comes with shocking travesties. We don't sit back, whine and moan. We get up, come together, dust ourselves off and keep going.

We've become strengthened by suffering through blizzards, lending a helping hand to neighbors and strangers alike.

We've also had to endure years of losing when it comes to our professional sports teams—out-of-towners may not know the Broncos were one of the worst football teams around in their beginning—yet, we support our teams through thick and thin.

It's why the Broncos have the third longest home sellout streak in the NFL, which began back in the 70s. It's also why, after crying in our collective beers for years, the success of our beloved Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies and Avalanche bring us together like nothing else.

We've become emboldened as the shining star of the Rocky Mountain region and through a relentless East Coast media bias.

True Coloradans know much of our identity comes with being sports fans, it's why we can't stay away from the ballparks.

These out-of-towners will try to tell you Colorado Rockies fans make them sick because they don't know baseball and they don't go to Coors Field to watch the game. Coloradans know exactly how Coors revitalized LoDo, and continues to dump truckloads of cash into the local economy, and if it's the cool place to go get a beer, that's fine with us.

But to say Rockies fans don't know baseball is to paint with too broad a brush, it's stereotypical and it's plain dumb.

Rockies fans aren't perfect, but to believe they're not intelligent is ridiculous. Growing up a fan since 1993, I've been witness to tormentingly bad baseball, and some good baseball as well from Colorado's team. Of course, there's been overwhelmingly more bad baseball—years and years of unwatchable play—and this year is the worst in the history of the club. For longtime fans, it's become beyond frustrating because ownership is at the root of the problem—unwilling to fire the worst General Manager in the world—leaving some true baseball junkies jaded.

Personally, I've boycotted the Rockies since May, not watching a game in its entirety after watching 120-plus games per year the last five seasons. This may be the first year in my life I won't go to Coors Field to root on the Rockies. Why? Because the Monforts don't deserve my business.

Still, as the Rox sit at 49-73 as the second worst team in baseball, 30,000 fans are in attendance every day.

To say Rockies fans suck is like saying the beer in Colorado sucks. Wait, he said this too? How remarkably idiotic. About as idiotic as saying fans should hope for a playoff run from a team that's 19 games back in late August.

What can we expect from someone that's not from here?

The sad truth is we live in such a beautiful, wonderful, spectacular state that people can't wait to flock here. Texans, New Yorkers, Californians and Bostonians alike come in to our state, drive like maniacs and spew negativity that comes so natural to them.

These people could ruin Christmas, and for their poor families, probably do.

As a true Coloradan, I sometimes wish all those damn negative, biased out-of-towners just went back home if they don't like it here.

I love it here and so do my Centennial State brethren.

 

 

Last modified on Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:11
Rich Kurtzman

Free agent sportswriter looking for a rookie contract. Writer, athletics enthusiast, C/2B softball player throws/bats R, 5 star grill chef. You can follow him on facebook and/or twitter.

Comments   

 
0 #2 Nick White 2012-08-23 16:18
Good stuff. For Dmac to call anyone a Dbag is laughable. He's good on the radio, but probably (and he would probably admit it) the biggest douchebag in town. Well, except for Drew Soicher. Not to mention he's about the most out-of-shape dude ever to spend every waking minute talking about how in-shape he is.

D Mac hocking Slimgenics and bikes all day makes about as much sense as Jim Furyk hocking 5 Hour Energy (golf fans will get that one).
Quote
 
 
+1 #1 Marty 2012-08-23 15:54
I love Colorado winters, I love Colorado summers, I love the fall here, I love the spring here. My wife cooks for me, her cooking is delicious. I even love the traffic here. I love where I live in this state. I love Colorado. Its where my heart is. Therefore, its home. I'm a Coloradan by choice and by conviction. Rockies fans are stupid, though.
Quote
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Best of Westword 2013: Best Blog
Best of Westword 2011: Best Podcast
Subscribe to South Stands Denver Fancast on iTunes

South Stands Denver Fancast Playlist

SSDF Podcast

  • FantasyVille episode 1.1
    Episode one of the FantasyVille podcast featuring "Captain Fantasy" @scottstafford who dispenses his fantasy knowledge like a ladel from a…
  • South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 186
    Maybe the last Skype show before the new bunker is ready? Possibly. We talk Rockies and the sinister Star Wars…
  • South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 185
    A solo show by John where he talks football, fantasy football and the Jags helmets. Then it's on to the…
  • South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 184
    Yes, another Skype show but a show nonetheless. We talk a bunch of Broncos before circling the drain with the…

SSDF on Facebook

SSDF Twitter Watch

SSDF Authors