Manning sounds bent on overstaying his welcome

Manning sounds bent on overstaying his welcome

Broncos fans seem content to grant Peyton Manning one final run in 2015 but is sounds like the old man is bent on overstaying his welcome. Click the read more...

Has the Broncos' championship window already slammed shut?

Has the Broncos' championship window already slammed shut?

"It's the strangest kind of transition period and it's impossible to say how things may shake out once the 2015 Denver Broncos take the field." click the read more link below...

Crap my kid Photoshopped for me: The Melvin Hunt for Red October

Crap my kid Photoshopped for me: The Melvin Hunt for Red October

My son is at it again. The Drew Litton of Photoshop brings you the movie poster some Nuggets fans prefer to see for the rest of this season and well...

Brian Shaw was just a symptom of Nuggets’ sickness

Brian Shaw was just a symptom of Nuggets’ sickness

"It’s a team without an identity. It’s a team that says it wants to win but doesn’t appear to know how to. It’s a team for whom relative success (under...

The silence is deafening. Is Peyton really coming back?

The silence is deafening. Is Peyton really coming back?

"-There’s nothing stopping Manning from forcing Denver’s hand. “Pay me or cut me” could very well be his stance. And he’s perfectly justified in taking it." click the read more link...

Suddenly everybody hates Julius Thomas

Suddenly everybody hates Julius Thomas

"Broncos Country loved JT and now he's being run out of town on a digital rail becuase of one article written by one sports radio host based on the comments...

Crap my kid Photoshopped for me: Only Bill could make Pete look like ...

Crap my kid Photoshopped for me: Only Bill could make Pete look like ...

Pete Carroll is no angel. But the head coach of the Patriots makes him look like one.

Radio Row: Say goodbye to the Press Box

Radio Row: Say goodbye to the Press Box

"The success of the Press Box show earned Peter Burns national attention and that attention ultimately led to his being discovered by ESPN and eventually hired to anchor the new...

OK, Peyton. One more year and that's it, okay?

OK, Peyton. One more year and that's it, okay?

"Pretty much everything Peyton Manning is yet to do can be done in 2015 - including winning a Super Bowl in a Broncos uniform. But after that he's got to...

It's time for the Broncos to stop walking on Manning's eggshells.

It's time for the Broncos to stop walking on Manning's eggshells.

"So long as number 18 is suiting up for the Denver Broncos the Denver Broncos will be built around Peyton Manning. The offense will be designed in his image and...

The Broncos should stick with plan "A" if only for one more year

The Broncos should stick with plan "A" if only for one more year

"Peyton Manning and John Fox are a package. It would be senseless for the Broncos to fire Fox and hire a replacement for Manning's "one last run" at the playoffs....

Radio Row: Another shoe drops in the rapidly changing sports radio scene. How much more is to come?

Radio Row: Another shoe drops in the rapidly changing sports radio scene. How much more is to come?

"It is possible, however, that Front Range Sports, now flush with the $5.75M it received from Colorado Public Radio for the 102.3 signal, could make a play to purchase the...

Godspeed, Adrian Dater. Godspeed.

Godspeed, Adrian Dater. Godspeed.

"Well, the communications must have been real. She was, if her Twitter account was to be believed, quite upset with Dater for his actions and she launched a personal campaign...

Is “Super Creepy” Adrian Dater posing more problems for the Post?

Is “Super Creepy” Adrian Dater posing more problems for the Post?

"Deadspin has once again become interested in Dater’s exploits on Twitter. This time the site was contacted by a female hockey fan who provided screen grabs of some rather creepy...

Pro leagues / teams are making deals with the Devil in daily fantasy sports

Pro leagues / teams are making deals with the Devil in daily fantasy sports

"The industry has cleverly slipped into the loopholes left in the gaming act and in doing so has essentially replaced online poker as the most popular form of internet gambling." CLICK...

A stunning Broncos loss has made us normal people again

A stunning Broncos loss has made us normal people again

"Better now than later, I say. Better for the fans. Better for the team. Not only do the Broncos now have a better perspective on how they might be beaten...

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It’s tough to complain about the Denver Nuggets

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"The Nuggets head of steam is stoked by confidence. Unfortunately, that’s easily lost. All it takes is a couple head-slapping last minute losses to send them right back into excuse mode."

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It’s pretty tough to complain the Nuggets these days. An historically good January has the Blue and Yellow back in the thick of things in the Western Conference. They’ve been a blast to watch lately. They’re scoring in the paint, draining threes and playing as impressively on defense as they have in years.

A disheartening home loss to the lowly Washington Wizards on the 18th is the most recent blemish on Denver’s record. The Nuggets have been surprisingly consistent since, talking care of the home court and scoring a road against the Rockets as well.

Can they keep it up?

Seven of Denver’s February tilts are on the road. Just five are at home. They made the most of their soft January schedule, just like we hoped they would. They’re on track to battle for the fourth playoff seed, but they need to stay on the gas.

The Nuggets won’t catch San Antonio, the Clippers or Oklahoma City, the three Western Conference juggernauts, but Memphis (who just dispatched Rudy Gay) and Golden State have each won the same number of games, 29, as the Nuggets. The coming month will play a significant role. Where Denver emerges in relation to those other two teams will establish whether they spend the springtime fending them off or playing catch-up.

The Nuggets head of steam is stoked by confidence. Unfortunately, that’s easily lost. All it takes is a couple head-slapping last minute losses to send them right back into excuse mode. Now is when George Karl can earn his paycheck by keeping his young team’s head in the game. Seeding matters. If the Nuggets can secure the four they’ll have an excellent chance of advancing to the second round in the playoffs which is an exciting prospect. That would put them a series away from the Conference Finals.

It remains to be seen whether the front office will make any acquisitions or stand pat. There’s a sense, though, that they have made too many changes over the past couple of seasons. It’s very possible that they want to settle things down a bit. Still, the Nuggets’ depth gives them options. That’s part of the reason the team is so exciting to keep tabs on. There’s really no telling what’s possible.

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