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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...

A simple plan for #RockiesTown

A simple plan for #RockiesTown

"Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett are so far beyond a train wreck of a front office, they’ve moved into “rolling corpse on fire in a desk chair about to fall...

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...

It’s time to end the NCAA’s big lie

It’s time to end the NCAA’s big lie

"When the players do benefit financially for their play it’s in violation of the NCAA’s hard and fast rules, rules that protect their monopoly, the money printing machine that it...

The Nuggets said “no thanks” to tanking and are reaping the rewards

The Nuggets said “no thanks” to tanking and are reaping the rewards

"The Nuggets aren't in contention to make the post-season and few contests left on their schedule hold the appeal of a tilt with LA. Still, fans have a reason to...

NBA: Tanking teams should have to check a box

NBA: Tanking teams should have to check a box

"Once an organization opts out of pushing for the playoffs and decides to start sacrificing wins it should have to notify the NBA and the fans about it. These teams...

Releasing Champ Bailey sends a clear message

Releasing Champ Bailey sends a clear message

"It takes a cold heart to be an effective Vice President of Football Operations / General Manager for an NFL team." Read More ...

Mile High Sports Radio is now LIVE at 94.1 FM

Mile High Sports Radio is now LIVE at 94.1 FM

What a nutty week. After attempting to launch a brand new lineup on Monday morning only to find out that it had no home on the dial, Mile High Sports...

Lineup changes at 104.3 the Fan are bad news for Sandy Clough fans

Lineup changes at 104.3 the Fan are bad news for Sandy Clough fans

"Mile High Sports will now have the only local sports talk show in the post-morning drive slot with the Brandon Spano show which recently moved over from night side" Read more...

BONUS! Avs fans cheer USA to win over Russia without rooting against Varly

BONUS! Avs fans cheer USA to win over Russia without rooting against Varly

In rooting on USA hockey in this morning's clash against the Russian squad, Avalanche fans might have had a conflict. Luckily, Seymon Varlamov, Colorado's star goalkeeper, was not in net...

Peyton Manning owes it to Broncos fans to speak

Peyton Manning owes it to Broncos fans to speak

"Peyton Manning's silence in the wake of the worst loss in team history is deafening. Where has the quarterback been?" Read more ...

Are the Nuggets buying what Brian Shaw is selling?

Are the Nuggets buying what Brian Shaw is selling?

"There’s no question that the current Nuggets responded better to George Karl. Andre Miller did, that’s for damn sure. Miller undermined the new coach to the extent that Shaw refuses...

A Broncos postmortem

A Broncos postmortem

"Call me “not a fan,” but if you’re not questioning that loss with the bitterness of a million Fox News viewers, maybe you’re the one who needs to reevaluate your...

Michael Sam is sure to get the Tebow treatment

Michael Sam is sure to get the Tebow treatment

"Wherever he goes the media is going to follow in droves. Sam's performance on the football field is going to be a secondary story for a long time to come....

The Pour Kids are all grown up. Introducing Atticus by Table to Tavern

The Pour Kids are all grown up. Introducing Atticus by Table to Tavern

"Atticus will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. In continuing with the “Statriotic” theme established by Pour Kids, Atticus will place an emphasis on locally-sourced produce, meats, craft beers wines and...

If you're going to mess with the unis give Denver the D

If you're going to mess with the unis give Denver the D

Rumors abound that Nike has been given the green light to design new Denver Broncos uniforms to be revealed for the 2015 season. There's even a possibility, according the...

Was Jim Irsay right about Peyton Manning?

Was Jim Irsay right about Peyton Manning?

"Well, if Peyton posted Star Wars number in Indianapolis he destroyed the Death Star in Denver this season. Number eighteen shattered expectations for the Broncos. He now holds the records...

Do not read this post about the Broncos

Do not read this post about the Broncos

"Today there's nothing to by analyzed. The Seahawks were just better - better prepared - better coached - better on offense and on defense and on special teams - better...

Bill Romanowski is dead to Denver

Bill Romanowski is dead to Denver

"When I say “Romo” I am referring to the Dallas Cowboy quarterback. Romanowski isn’t my pal. He’s not my buddy. He’s the enemy." Read More ...

Super Bowl MVP? On Twitter it's @Dmac1043

Super Bowl MVP? On Twitter it's @Dmac1043

"The view that Dmac gives his followers of the goings on surrounding the Super Bowl is gritty, honest and hilarious. He's loves to laugh and he loves when people laugh...

Deadspin calls out Dmac

Deadspin calls out Dmac

Darren McKee AKA "Dmac" from 104.3 the Fan is in a little internet hot water over a bet he made and hasn't paid. Apparently after the Ravens toppled the Broncos...

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We take a bit to get warmed up but when we do, it’s a hell of show. Local hockey media legend, Ryan Boulding (@rboulding) takes time out of his busy, busy schedule to pay us a visit and lay down a great show featuring tons of Avs talk, Broncos lamentation, and some Rockies talk that involves mostly George Frazier. We do a great hockey quiz, a Tweep of the Week, and we go very deep into the media and fan bandwagon overload going on in Denver right now. Then we talk about assholes who spoil TV shows for other people. We revisit Colin’s supreme home run call and then some Moser love. A great return to form right before the playoffs.

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Hey, look who's in town! It's Denver's mystery man, the rocket-laser armed superstar quarterback of the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, from whom we had heard absolutely nothing since the Super Bowl...until today. Old number 18 made an appearance at Pepsi Center this morning to support the Boy Scouts of America.

He took a little time to provide the assembled press with some paper-thin comments about the big game, players who are gone who he will miss and what it's going to take to get the Broncos back to the Super Bowl. Naturally, everyone lapped it up. What Manning didn't say was that he was embarrassed about his performance or that he regretted what Broncos fans went through on that miserable Sunday in February. Nope. It's all about looking ahead for Pey-Pey. Remembering is for the rest of us.  

On a side note our caps are tipped to Susie Wargin who clearly still has two great arms.

"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 baseball team will never have incentive to improve until the fans stop paying attention. Yet fans did stop paying attention to the Avalanche and are now being punished by some for coming back."

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Make a day of the Derby with Table to Tavern

Written by Monday, 14 April 2014 12:48

Can't make it Louisville for the run for the roses? Then why not do the next best thing and join Table to Tavern on Saturday May 3rd for an all-day Derby party at Boone's Tavern and Atticus at the corner of Downing and Evans. There will be a hat and bow tie contest, a buffet and special Derby cocktails. About 70 seats are still available at just $45 per person - includes PPV coverage of the race.

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"Thursday was a record setting day for Denver’s two exciting Russians. Each eclipsed franchise records on what proved to be a very exciting Thursday night for Denver sports fans."

 

"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 the future. They’re also learning to trust Brian Shaw. A full-blown tank job might have caused them to implode, leaving them to “rebuild” again next season."

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A huge shout out to a favorite of - and a friend of South Stands Denver, Adam Cayton-Holland who is throwing out the first pitch at Coors Field tonight for the White Sox / Rockies game.

Holland had appeared on numerous national shows including Conan on TBS. He's also been on the Fancast which makes his extra famous. Adam is a long-time Rox fan and has pursued the throwing of the first pitch for some time. Finally tonight this dream will become a reality.

Congrats, Adam.

 

Media

"While disposing of the unused Jello shots and Super Bowl party confetti when you could muster up the heart to do it, you probably realized that the offensive line, which had played well for the bulk of the 2013 season, was now a legitimate cause for concern. "

 

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"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 play. Sometimes they’re obnoxious about it. But all the while they know that they’re here because the place they came from isn’t as awesome."

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These days, when you hear or read that a slam dunk contest is taking place, especially the NBA one, the first thought in your mind is probably, no thanks. You certainly are not alone. Most people scoff at these events as the rules have been tweaked so much over years that nobody who is anybody wants to even participate anymore.

 

Luckily, the NCAA version is still entertaining and took place last night at SMU’s Moody Coliseum as part of their Final Four festivities.  The overall winner was Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis who edged out Baylor’s Cory Jefferson in the final round.

 

However, the slam of the night belonged to Michigan State’s Adreian Payne. After an assist from Lacey Holdsworth, an eight year old cancer patient who has developed a special friendship with the 6’10 basketball star, Payne pulled off a mid-air 360 while touching the ball to his feet half-way around.  On paper, that doesn’t sound too tough but I bet if you tried it on your nerf hoop above your basement door you’d see just how difficult and athletic that move actually is.

 

To top off this sick dunk, Payne followed up with the always funny and entertaining bowling pin celebration.

 

 

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A simple plan for #RockiesTown

Written by Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:31

"Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett are so far beyond a train wreck of a front office, they’ve moved into “rolling corpse on fire in a desk chair about to fall over into a huge vat of feces” territory."

"If the Monforts build it we will come - because we're idiots. At least that's how the Denver sports media seems to see us."

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You have to love April Fools' Day - especially when professional sports teams pull out all the stops to ensnare their fans in a joke like this.

Today the Colorado Rapids tricked their fans by teasing these fake "throwback" uniforms complete with stylish western style fringe. The bolero look is hot amongst scarf wearers, apparently.

 

It debuted in 1988 as "Prime Sports". It then became "Prime Sports Rocky Mountain", then "Fox Sports Rocky Mountain then "Root Sports". By this time next year the regional sports network tasked with covering Rockies baseball will become "DirecTV Sports".

Root Sports is currently a Liberty Media / DirecTV property. The company also owns the Dan Patrick radio show and the Dan Patrick TV show, Root Sports Pittsburgh and Root Sports Northwest. In 2015 DirecTV will rebrand the sports networks in the interest of better promoting its satellite television service. All of the Root channels are slated to be renamed "DirecTV Sports".

The move isn't shocking since Comcast cable currently operates "Comcast Sports Net" channels in numerous American markets. DirecTV will simply be following suit.

As far as this blogger is concerned they can call it the Mashed Potato Network if they want to so long as they keep Jenny Cavnar.

Source: Soicher out at 9 News

Written by Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:36

 

"According to a source inside KUSA 9 News Drew Soicher has been fired."

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