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Champ must retire a Bronco

Champ must retire a Bronco

We're not normally the pomp and circumstance types around here but on this issue we agree - Champ Bailey, who announced his retirement from the NFL today despite "interest from...

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Into the Fogg: Should Josh McDaniels get credit for the current Broncos success?

"McDaniels, for all his glaring faults, realized that Cutler would never amount to the quarterback we all expected him to be when Denver moved up to draft him in the...

Mark Rycroft can actually make you a smarter hockey fan

Mark Rycroft can actually make you a smarter hockey fan

"Kudos to the Colorado Avalanche. In a world where more and more professional teams are turning to their broadcast crew to further their own public relations department’s agenda, it’s fantastic...

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Here’s Your Broncos / Niners #509 Tweetrospective ™ , the entire game retold in Tweets

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Broncos: It can no longer be all about Peyton

Manning has brought Denver a lot of wins and promises to deliver many more before he rides off into the sunset. But, as his third spectacular statistical season unfolds and...

Like it or not, the Broncos must stress the running game

Like it or not, the Broncos must stress the running game

"The Broncos rushed for 64 yards against the Colts and lost 33-39. They rushed for 19 yards against the Chargers and lost 20-27 and, of course, in the biggest game...

"NFL Pink" is pretty much bullshit

"NFL Pink" is pretty much bullshit

"Pink is OK matched with Colts blue and white but it's absolutely brutal looking next to Bengals orange. Televisions are really, really good now and the visual assault the NFL...

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Next season the Broncos could put Rex-N-Effect

"Despite some early success with the then Mark Sanchez led Jets, Rex Ryan has pretty well proven that he can't get the job done in New York. His Jets are...

Whiff! Rockies PR strikes out looking once again

Whiff! Rockies PR strikes out looking once again

"But even if he turns out to be the next Billy Bean the Rockies will have screwed up royally by making the hire as quickly as they did." Read More ......

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 ...

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Radio Row: Denver fans clamor for Clough

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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

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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

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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...

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Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:40

D-Mac thinks Rockies fans are Dbags

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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.

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