We're as rusty as a Tin Man in this horrific Colorado spring, but we managed to get a show in with the fantastic James Hernandez of 5280 Shirt Shop (@5280shirtshop).
We talk all kinds of Rockies, but we go in on Les Shapiro and his recent rant on lowly bloggers and spend a considerable amount of time dissecting why Root Sports sucks so bad.
There's a Tweep of the Week, a Raider or Juggalo and some sporadic NFL talk in between creaking bones that is our first show back in awhile. It gets better.
Thanks to James, our original sponsor and a true Denver sports fan for kicking off the summer season of the South Stands Denver Fancast.
Your newest Denver Bronco is defensive end Shane Ray out of Mizzou who set the school's single season sack record last season by devouring QBs. Here are his twelve sacks from last season. Opponents should be very very afraid.
Lots of folks were surprised when the Broncos traded up to snag Shane Ray with the 23rd pick but Colin Daniels wasn't. He predicted that they would do precisely that Thursday evening on the Renknowitall program on Mile High Sports. He and Renaud discussed several other topics as well including Cinco De Mayo, the big fight and hipsters. But Renaud wouldn't let a certain topic come up. This is a fun 15 minute segment from the show.
"After resting starters on Sunday, including Wilson Chandler, the Nuggets have announced that tonight against the Grizzlies they will be allowing Ty Lawson, Danillo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried all to rest. Rest? For what? This team isn't going to make the playoffs."
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John Elway and Mike Shanahan were still chasing that elusive first ring the year that AM950 the Fan radio first went on air. The Avalanche had just moved to Denver. Bernie Bickerstaff was the head coach of the Nuggets and the Rockies were still waiting for their new ball park to be completed. 1995 was a transformative year in Denver sports and the Fan was there to chronicle what was happening as it happened. Today is the station's 20th birthday. It lit up the microphones on March 8, 1995. Since then a laundry list of hosts have come and gone from the station but one thing has remained a constant - the Fan is one of the best local sports stations in America.
As listeners and admirers we here at the South Stands wish the Fan a sincere "Happy Birthday" and a toast to 20 more years of great programming.
"Shaw's failings as the Nuggets head coach had a lot to do with his inexperience. That seems clear. And, unfortunately, that leaves the Nuggets in a position where they're not likely to take a chance on a first-time head coach with their next hire. It's unfortunate because that rules out interim coach Melvin Hunt"
"...A Blake Street Perestroika of sorts, that will help mend the fences of a problematic relationship between ownership and fans. I want to love the Rockies, but this kind of vindictiveness makes it difficult to say the least."
"I scored free tickets. But I still spent $15 to park, $5 on a hot dog, $9 for loaded tots and $21 on three warm Coors Lights. That’s a total of $50 I dropped attending a free basketball game."
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Assuming Adrian Wojnarowski is on his game today the way he normally is Denver fans can finally take a deep breath of fresh clean Javale-free Rocky Mountain air. The clown prince of basketball has reportedly been shipped along with a first-round pick to Philadelphia.
All the Nuggets get out of the deal presumably is the rights to draft a Turkish center. They do love their big Euros, don't they? It matters not what comes back in the deal, though. Just the fact that they found a trade partner willing to absorb their $12M albatross is reason enough to be giddy. McGee is a joke and he made the Nuggets look even dumber than they actually are. He was easily the hardest piece to rid themselves of so it doesn't really matter what they had to do. He's gone.