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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...

They should make soccer way badder ass for America

They should make soccer way badder ass for America

"With a few new rules, soccer can kick ass on the wild side. After all, few billion heathens can’t be wrong. The world spends half its rupees on soccer, so...

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 ...

9 News sports down a MILF as Susie Wargin is moving on

9 News sports down a MILF as Susie Wargin is moving on

The always curly and terminally smiley Susie Wargin is vacating the media planet to dedicate herself to selling real estate according to Joanne Ostrow (http://blogs.denverpost.com/ostrow/2014/04/22/susie-wargin-leave-9news/18330/) of the Denver Post. It...

Scooo-ooo-oo-ore! There's only one Marc Moser and boy are we lucky to have him.

Scooo-ooo-oo-ore! There's only one Marc Moser and boy are we lucky to have him.

(audio courtesy of Altitude Radio) "For all I know there are hundreds of masterful announcers all over this great land who can keep fans informed and excited and paint a...

Ty Lawson might have been the best part of last night's Avalanche win

Ty Lawson might have been the best part of last night's Avalanche win

As Paul Stastny scored the winning overtime goal in last night's exciting Avalanche victory over the Wild one elated fan looked familiar banging on the glass and cheering on the...

The Avalanche gave us the greatest Denver Sports moments since Tebow

The Avalanche gave us the greatest Denver Sports moments since Tebow

(photo: USA Today sports) "If we're lucky we'll witness a dozen or so "where were you" moments in our lifetimes as sports fans. One happened last night." Read More ...

Make room on the Avalanche bandwagon, hockey nerd

Make room on the Avalanche bandwagon, hockey nerd

"There's an interesting contrast between the way the sudden popularity of the Avalanche is perceived versus the continued interest in the Colorado Rockies. Some in the media assert that the...

Nuggets’ “never say die” mentality will serve them well

Nuggets’ “never say die” mentality will serve them well

"The young Nuggets are building confidence. By taking teams like the Rockets to the wire and by showing faith in their own talents the Nuggets are building a foundation for...

Denver fans are doomed to sit amongst their enemies

Denver fans are doomed to sit amongst their enemies

"People come to Colorado with their allegiances in tow. Rather than adapt, to become ardent fans of the local teams, they show up to our venues to watch their teams...

Plan now for these spring special events from Table to Tavern

Plan now for these spring special events from Table to Tavern

Spring is springing all over and for our friends at Table to Tavern spring means special events. Visit TableToTavern.com (http://tabletotavern.com/) for more information and to make your reservations early for...

John Elway is determined to prove he has no soul

John Elway is determined to prove he has no soul

"Elway's actions as a GM, especially in the wake of Denver's 2014 Super Bowl loss, sometimes have gone beyond calculating to cold." Read More ....

The Nuggets have a need, a need for Faried

The Nuggets have a need, a need for Faried

"Since the trade deadline, particularly since the beginning of March, Faried has begun to prove his doubters wrong. Aside from Ty Lawson, "Manimal", it can be argued, has been the...

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"The rules that are now being so aggressively enforced are not new. The league has simply realized that Seattle was not held to them in 2013."

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A solo show by John where he talks football, fantasy football and the Jags helmets.

Then it's on to the Rockies and how much he'll miss bitching about them on Twitter, and why Walt Weiss should pack it in after this season.

The recent Westword article by Bree Davies about the vanishing Denver is discussed and how that relates to the stadium experience in Denver. HINT HINT: lots of shitty Cubs fans.

New studio soon and that means more shows. But in the meantime, enjoy the solo stylings of Herr Reidy.

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"If Hurdle was offered a significant job with the Rockies after he was fired and didn’t take it, it speaks volumes about the character of those who’ve left and those who’ve stayed.
No one with half of a brain wants to stay and work for the Rockies. So why should Walt?"

"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 Super Bowl hurt the way it did."

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"One of the key factors in a successful fantasy football season is arguably your team name. There are varying strategies when it comes to choosing your team’s name for the season but one that should not be taken lightly. It could determine your fate as a team and lay the groundwork for the season ahead."

 

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Yes, another Skype show but a show nonetheless.

We talk a bunch of Broncos before circling the drain with the Rockies and decide Tulo's song should be Black Sabbath's "Changes."

We add in some good fantasy talk before spiraling off into parts unknown.

New bunker will be ready soon. Thanks for your patience. 

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"Meet Dawson Batts, a 12-year old pitcher from Fayetteville, NC who was born without a left arm. This amazing young man wowed the crowd at the Baseball Youth NYBC All-Star Challenge with not only his play on the mound but at the plate as well."

 

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A farewell to Broncos Country

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"Who will win the Tooth Trot at Coors Field is just as important to us Sports Atheists as who wins the AFC West. Regardless, I'm being called back into action like a weary commando in a Stallone movie." 

"...It’s those monsters I would like to reach. I want to wrap them in a snuggie with their favorite team’s logo on it and hold them, whispering encouragement as they fall into a statistical dreamland.

And since most people who are vehemently opposed to fantasy sports won’t let me hold them and whisper to them, I’ll have to go another route."

"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."

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"Lammey says he looks forward to having a "bigger footprint". Having toiled in podcasting and radio for the better part of a decade Lammey feels that a two-hour daily radio show is a just reward."

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"The winter evenings are dark early and obviously cold, and it’s hard to drag yourself into the frigid night to go to Pepsi while it’s relatively easy to slap on a pair of jorts and head out to Coors Field in August. "

"As he steps away from the game and a franchise that he was directly involved with day in and day out for over 30 years, we at South Stands thought it would be only right to honor him by reflecting on two of his greatest attributes: his coolness and his ability to win."

 

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

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"Network television, which was once the shining star that brought us Magnum PI and Moonlighting is now a cesspool filled with Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent."

 

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  • 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…
  • South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 183
    A beauty of a Skype show as the new Bunker nears completion. Not only does John sit and jaw with…
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    We talk World Cup. Colin isn't as obnoxious as some people and we agree the USA is awesome. Then it's…

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