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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...

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

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...

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

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

Yesterday evening's trouncing of the 'Niners at home by the Broncos and Peyton Manning's smashing of Brett Favre's TD record was as exciting to see as anything the Broncos have...

Broncos: It can no longer be all about Peyton

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...

Next season the Broncos could put Rex-N-Effect

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 ...

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...

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Saturday, 01 December 2012 14:24

Seven Things That Suck About ... Tampa Bay

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Denver Sports fans have got it made. We're lucky to live in Colorado. Win or lose, there's no place better. That's why it's easy to find Seven Things That Suck about just about every other place. Why seven? It's our lucky number. Elway's number.

Once a week we will elevate our already mile-high civic pride by picking on some other city.

This week’s victim is Tampa Bay, ”Cigar City”, “the Big Guava”, the Lightening Capital of the World.

 

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Everyone’s a Yankee fan

Tampa has its own damn baseball team. It’s called the “’Rays”, yet the residents there are more loyal to the New York Yankees who train there in the springtime. The Yankees’ practice facility, Steinbrenner Field, draws impressive crowds of loyal fans. The ‘Rays … not so much.

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There’s pelican shit everywhere

Pelicans are kind of neat, especially if you weren’t raised around them. They’re all over the place in the Tampa area, though. And they shit a lot.

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It’s a filthy, filthy place

People in Tampa are really bad at picking up after themselves. The trash problem isn’t so bad in the more touristy areas, but if you wander off the beaten path and into some of the neighborhoods, you will find fast food wrappers, empty plastic bottles and cigarette butts lining the streets. It’s gross, you guys.

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Call Centers

Every city has its industries. In Tampa, the call center business is booming. There are hundreds of these enormous rooms full of account reps, customer service hacks and telemarketers. When you want to reach through the phone and strangle the idiot on the other end, there’s a good chance that idiot is in Tampa.

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Humidity

Tampa is sticky and humid as all hell, and it’s unrelenting pretty much year round. Add that to the fact that the place smells bad and you have yourself in a disgusting sauna of a city.

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Cubans

Fewer Cubans are defecting to Miami and more are heading for Tampa. In certain parts of the city the percentage of residents who emigrated from the tiny island country is upwards of 20%. They’re aliens, so they have a hard time finding work and often live in tenement structures.

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Miami envy

Tampa has all the disadvantages Miami has, but it lacks the glamour, the culture, the celebs and the music scene. It’s basically Miami’s ugly sister and the people who live there know it, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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