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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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"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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"No one wanted to believe ol' Kiz because we all thought the trade for Iguodala was good for the Nuggets - but he was right - because he saw firsthand Iguodala’s reaction to the news. And I believe he’s right about O’Reilly based on the reaction of this Avs front office person’s standoffish attitude toward him."

Who will be Robin to Montee Ball's Batman?

Written by Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:52

"What does remain a mystery is who will be the change of pace back and provide relief for Montee Ball? At the current time, the backfield is wide open behind the sophomore running back- like room for a whole European country’s population, wide open."

 

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Easy Rider: Mile High Style

Written by Monday, 14 July 2014 15:24

Check out this beauty I saw bright and early this morning on my run. It's parked outside an antique/thrift shop on 44th Avenue in Wheat Ridge. What is it you may ask?

I have no idea, but whomever made this is a Bronco fan with an awesome imagination. 

This piece first ran in July, 2012

"Colorado and Denver especially, is a fervent sports environment. Despite our great weather, vast outdoor activities and millions of micro breweries, we get behind our sports teams and would throw ourselves on our swords for you if the Rockies improved even slightly."

Check out this offering on Craigs List for a "Barely Used Major League Baseball Team"

Just going to get worse from here Dick.

 

UPDATE: it's been taken down, but if you look at the pic, it also says "taxpayer financed stadium"

 

Good stuff whoever you are...

"And when you do make your Nixon-like retreat from the Colorado sports scene, it will be cheered like a Peyton Manning touchdown."

Dick Monfort got himself in a little hot water this week by lashing out at a fan from Grand junction via email. Another fan, however, wrote Dick a lengthy letter to which he responded. That fan, Christine Voss (@hurryhurryomaha) on Twitter, recieved a reply from Dick - and a request to meet him for coffee. Christine will be sitting down with the Rockies owner tomorrow. She has kindly allowed us to reproduce her letter here at South Stands Denver. It's after the jump.

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"Their loyalty, however, is misplaced. Rather than offering it to the people who pay the bills they give it to Dan O’Dowd. The reason for this is no mystery. O’Dowd shares the Monforts’ faith."

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"The Rockies are, after all, a team bejeweled with All-Star talent, one that absolutely drips with potential. But that potential is never realized. Monfort seems to be awakening to the fact that it's inexcusable."

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South Stands FLASHBACK: A simple plan for #RockiesTown

Written by Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:31

This piece by @JohnReidy303 first ran in November, 2013

 

"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."

"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 Matas and Suzie Wargin perform their roles without the aid of banana suits and slide whistles."

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My beautiful dark twisted Rockies prophecy

Written by Thursday, 03 July 2014 07:15

"I don’t know why I decided on two wins but it just felt right. They were already back in a nose dive having only won four so far in June and with the Brewers (twice), Cardinals and the Nationals on the docket, there was just no way this horrendous team was going to cobble together more than two victories."

"Summers are tough for sports fans, unless you live and breathe baseball. Sure, there are special occasion sporting events like the World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games, but for the most part we are stuck with MLS and MLB."

 

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"Since Nolan Arenado broke his finger the Rockies have won nine games and lost 24"

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"I’m sure the men in the crowd weren’t exactly disappointed by these new stringent rules, however playing any sport sans a bra or underwear is in no way comfortable- not that I’ve actually tried it."

 

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Let my Tulo go, go, go

Written by Friday, 27 June 2014 13:18

"Release this fine ball player and let him seek his destiny somewhere else because it certainly isn’t here in Denver. Todd Helton whiled away his career in Colorado, putting up great numbers but never really tasting victory other than when the wax wings of the 2007 season melted so brutally in the World Series."

Douggie McNugget we hardly knew thee

Written by Friday, 27 June 2014 12:04

Douggie McNugget we hardly knew thee

Bill Simmons said that it made no sense for the Nuggets to draft you, Douggie, but we were excited anyway. Heck, my buddy Renaud, who prides himself on his ability to keep a certain distance from his fandom actually leaped up from his chair when it was announced that the Nuggets had selected you. You may have been another Danilo Gallinari and the blue and yellow may not necessarily have needed you but boy would you have looked good in a Denver uniform.

Your disarming smile as you donned your crisp new hat and shook Adam Silver’s hand had us all filled with hope for the future. You were Denver’s great white hope.

Mile High Sports President James Merilatt Tweeted this when they called your name:

rsz james

For Creighton you lead the nation in scoring last year. You were a consensus All-American for the past three years and you played for your Dad which means you’re probably coach-able. Brian Shaw would have loved you. The experience you gained competing in the FIBA under-19 championships probably helped make you NBA ready for the coming season.

But the Nuggets traded your rights to the Bulls for the 16th and 19th pick. We had you for just a fleeting moment. Now we have a 7 footer from Bosnia. Again.

Douggie McNugget we hardly knew thee.

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The de-Masaiing of the Nuggets has begun

Written by Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:33

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 his roster moves have proven to be perplexing. The most maddening of these was the trade that sent shooting guard Arron Afflalo, a Denver favorite, to the Orlando Magic along with Al Harrington as part of a four-team deal that netted the Nuggets Andre Igoudala from the 76ers.

Iguodala had only one year left on his contract. He waved goodbye to Denver the first chance he got and joined up with Golden State.

Today, with the NBA draft upcoming, we learned that the Nuggets swapped Evan Fournier and their 56th pick to Orlando to get Afflalo back in the fold here. The trade was inarguably very favorable for Denver. NBA scribe Bill Simmons Tweeted that Denver paid $.30 on the dollar in the deal and that it made no sense. Regardless, the swap is clearly part of the de-Masaiing of the Denver at the hands of new GM Tim Connelly.

Arron Afflalo would seem to be precisely the type of character player that Brian Shaw covets. He's not likely to leave candy bar wrappers on the team plane.

Our old pal Carmelo Anthony is doing to the Knicks what he did to the Nuggets - holding the team hostage and exploring his options. The difference being that he can opt out of his deal with New York and wander away a free agent.

In this interview with Vice Sports Anthony, who wore a silly hat, explaing that he left Denver because "you can only go so high". Apparently he hasn't heard about legal weed. You wanted him, NY. You got him.

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"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 the game must have some potential."

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