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"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...

Radio Row: Survey says solo Sandy, lop off Lundy at the Fan

Radio Row: Survey says solo Sandy, lop off Lundy at the Fan

"The newest changes in Denver Sports talk radio are coming to 104.3 the Fan and would seem to have been precipitated by the results of a survey the station...

The Broncos' slow starts are nothing to dismiss

The Broncos' slow starts are nothing to dismiss

In fact, this wasn’t the first time one might’ve watched the beginning of a Broncos game and wondered what the hell is wrong with Manning? click the read more link...

The other half of Broncos Country

The other half of Broncos Country

"...ultimately, what we saw at Gillette Stadium was a team that still isn’t going anywhere if Manning isn’t playing at an elite level." click the read more link below ...

Champ must retire a Bronco

Champ must retire a Bronco

We're not normally the pomp and circumstance types around here but on this issue we agree - Champ Bailey, who announced his retirement from the NFL today despite "interest from...

Into the Fogg: Should Josh McDaniels get credit for the current Broncos success?

Into the Fogg: Should Josh McDaniels get credit for the current Broncos success?

"McDaniels, for all his glaring faults, realized that Cutler would never amount to the quarterback we all expected him to be when Denver moved up to draft him in the...

Mark Rycroft can actually make you a smarter hockey fan

Mark Rycroft can actually make you a smarter hockey fan

"Kudos to the Colorado Avalanche. In a world where more and more professional teams are turning to their broadcast crew to further their own public relations department’s agenda, it’s fantastic...

Here’s Your Broncos / Niners #509 Tweetrospective ™ , the entire game retold in Tweets

Here’s Your Broncos / Niners #509 Tweetrospective ™ , the entire game retold in Tweets

Yesterday evening's trouncing of the 'Niners at home by the Broncos and Peyton Manning's smashing of Brett Favre's TD record was as exciting to see as anything the Broncos have...

Broncos: It can no longer be all about Peyton

Broncos: It can no longer be all about Peyton

Manning has brought Denver a lot of wins and promises to deliver many more before he rides off into the sunset. But, as his third spectacular statistical season unfolds and...

Like it or not, the Broncos must stress the running game

Like it or not, the Broncos must stress the running game

"The Broncos rushed for 64 yards against the Colts and lost 33-39. They rushed for 19 yards against the Chargers and lost 20-27 and, of course, in the biggest game...

"NFL Pink" is pretty much bullshit

"NFL Pink" is pretty much bullshit

"Pink is OK matched with Colts blue and white but it's absolutely brutal looking next to Bengals orange. Televisions are really, really good now and the visual assault the NFL...

Next season the Broncos could put Rex-N-Effect

Next season the Broncos could put Rex-N-Effect

"Despite some early success with the then Mark Sanchez led Jets, Rex Ryan has pretty well proven that he can't get the job done in New York. His Jets are...

Whiff! Rockies PR strikes out looking once again

Whiff! Rockies PR strikes out looking once again

"But even if he turns out to be the next Billy Bean the Rockies will have screwed up royally by making the hire as quickly as they did." Read More ......

Nuggets: the slow march toward predictable disappointment begins

Nuggets: the slow march toward predictable disappointment begins

"The playoffs, assuming the Nuggets make it there, will offer only more of what we have all gotten used to - a rapid exit for an undermanned Denver team." Read more...

Is Colorado Springs too crappy even for the crappy Rockies?

Is Colorado Springs too crappy even for the crappy Rockies?

"Once vibrant, downtown Colorado Springs is a sad wasteland now. Development has been pushed east and the heart of the city has been left to wither." Read More ...

Radio Row: Denver fans clamor for Clough

Radio Row: Denver fans clamor for Clough

"Now that Broncos’ season is in full swing there is a appreciable chasm in Denver sports talk radio. " Read More ...

How not to get bitten by daily fantasy sports

How not to get bitten by daily fantasy sports

"First of all, realize that the inevitable 100% deposit bonus you'll be taking advantage of is the equivalent of that first line of coke you sniffed at the kegger. It’s...

Denver Does Dallas: the great “illness” mystery of pre-season week four

Denver Does Dallas: the great “illness” mystery of pre-season week four

"This synopsis of what I think might have happened is completely bereft of established fact and is no way intended to be seen as a news story. It’s entirely speculative." Read...

Here’s Your Broncos / Colts Tweetrospective™, the entire game retold in Tweets

Here’s Your Broncos / Colts Tweetrospective™, the entire game retold in Tweets

Football season is finally here and the Broncos’ first game has come and gone. It was a doozy - especially in the first half - and, as always, it was...

If the Broncos win the Super Bowl I will drink my pee.

If the Broncos win the Super Bowl I will drink my pee.

"I'll drink eight ounces. That's all. The secretion will be collected in the men's room of whatever facility I happen to be at, under moderate supervision, into a rocks glass...

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 ...

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...

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"Nobody involved in professional sports at any level would ever confess to being influenced by the ramblings of a cynical newspaper columnist."

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"...by allowing its columnists to work in radio, the Post was expanding its reach. By bringing snippets of radio back to its own pages the Post has taken an additional step toward integrating a diverse range of mediums into its online product" 

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One Phoenix Coyotes fan is no fan of the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater. In fact, Doctor Scott Schnee, a pediatric cardiologist, apparently told Dater on Twitter a bit ago to “go catch a movie in Aurora”. Schee followed up that gem by suggesting that Dater can “join Jessica for all I care”. 

Since posting the offensive Tweets, Dr. Schnee has reset his Twitter account (@BabyDocScott)  to "locked " for what would appear to be obvious reasons. Naturally, the possibility exists that these horrible words were not those of Dr Scott Schnee, whos contact information is readily available on the internet. It’s more likely, however, that the doc did say these things.

This is a man who’s chosen profession is to help sick children; yet he’s apparently willing to say very, very sick things in the name of hockey.

I spoke with Peter Burns of Mile High Sports Radio to get his reaction to Schnee’s comments. Burns, who was a close friend of Jessica Redfield, the “Jessica” Schnee was referring to. He called the comments “absolutely disgusting” and was shocked that they were made by a physician.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:36

Can Benjamin Hochman save newspapers?

"Today it’s all about eyeballs and earbuds. How many people will ingest your sponsor’s message how many times per day? New media is instantaneous, interactive, mobile and increasingly social. Few people understand this in the way Benjamin Hochman does. He is everywhere."

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Friday, 30 November 2012 15:08

Kiszla to CU cast: "shut up"

Amongst the totally-free digital content that I absorb on a daily basis compliments of the Denver Post, the "Lunch Special" feature in the Sports area has become my favorite. Various columnists offer a daily dose of sports commentary in a format that never sees the print edition. I have commented on Adrian Dater's work for the Lunch Special recently.

Today Mark Kiszla weighed in on this weeks drama surrounding the removal of Jon Embree at CU. "Shut up", Kiszla said.

In summing up what most people seem to think about the whole mess, Kiszla points out that the football program is supposed to be about student athletes, not the fragile feelings of grown men. Kiszla asserts that Jon Embree was given an opportunity at Colorado that he has never going to be given anywhere else - and should therefore not be quite so bitter. He also puts Bill McCartney and Mike Bohn in their places.

You can read Mark Kiszla's Denver Post Lunch Special feature HERE

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Over the past several weeks the Denver Post's Adrian Dater and Channel 4 anchor Gary Miller have slung what seem to have been some good natured insults at one another over Twitter. As their "beef" progresses it's tough not to wonder if there's some legitimate bad blood between them.

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Monday, 19 November 2012 12:16

Discovering Dater

Honestly, I never read a whole lot of NHL coverage in the Denver Post. Bits and pieces here and there, I guess. I was familiar with the work of Denver Post Avalanche beat writer, Adrian Dater, but perhaps not as much as I am now that the NHL is locked out - and there's not any hockey to write about.

In the dearth, Dater's been putting himself to use in other ways. I recently commented on an article Dater wrote for the Denver Post's "Lunch Special" section in which he expressed his gratitude toward various personalities within the Denver Sports scene. Dater, whos' reputation is that of an immensely tall curmudgeon, flashed his brilliance in that item in a way that I had not seen before. For today's "Lunch Special" feature, he observed that Denver is a far friendlier place when the Broncos are winning. He describes the difference in a cheeky way: "Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that."

Without his assigned hockey tasks to keep him occupied, Dater's found fascinating and creative new ways to contribute to his paper. I have rather enjoyed reading "lockout Dater". In a way I feel like I am just now discovering him. He's been in town as long as the Avalanche have, but he has recently been writing on subjects that I find far more captivating. And he seems to be having fun.

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termso

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that.

Read more: When Broncos are winning, life is beautiful and patient and forgiving - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_22026992/when-broncos-are-winning-life-is-beautiful-and?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2ChMLtQCf
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse

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Saturday, 17 November 2012 14:14

How much would you pay to save the Denver Post?

I feel like I am stealing every time I spend a half an hour clicking through the Denver Post's site. Digital content cannot remain free forever. I am ready for the paywall. Are you?

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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 13:43

The Rockies are for sale! Well, 7.3%, anyway.

The Denver Post is reporting that it's looking to unload its 7.3% stake in the Colorado Rockies.

The Paper, which is part of MediaNewsGroup, which is part of Digital First Media, is moving on in order to focus on "content creation and advertising sales on multiple platforms".

The statement issued by Digital First Media, as quoted by the post online, does not mention the sale being motivated by the outlook for the Rockies moving forward, but it's tough not to wonder why, if the stake was once a good investment, it isn't one anymore.

Of course, most people outside the Denver media were not aware that the Denver Post owned a piece of the Rockies to begin with. They do. It's a testament that their affiliation with the team didn't affect their coverage of it, however, that Mark Kiszla still works there.

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Friday, 02 November 2012 11:17

Mark Kiszla Kiszzes all over Rockies

 Denver Post Sports columnist and Colorado Rockies antagonist Mark Kiszla shot a monster wad of white hot sticky Kiszz right in the club's face with his column in this morning's paper.

Bill Geivett must have a heck of a time pulling his eyelashes apart after opening his Post to see Kiszla's warning to Walt Weiss - currently coaching a high school team - not to accept the Rockies' Managerial job if it's offered to him. "Jusy say no, Walt", Kiszla advised. He went on to assert:  "Weiss has carved out a good life in Colorado. Why ruin every sunset?"

Kiszla's Kiszzed before, but this is Kiszzkaki.

Kiszla's "rocky" relationship with Colorado baseball has reached a new low (or high depending on how you look at it), much like the Rockies themselves. If Kiszla wasn't already public enemy number-one down at 20th and Blake, they're hanging wanted posters today.

Maybe Kiszla's right.

Maybe the Rockies are so damaged and run so ineptly that only a fool would take the job. Somebody in Weiss' position would be hard pressed to find another opportunity to manage in the big leagues, though. For Weiss, who's currently Regis High’s skipper, the Rockies gig is not, as Kiszla argues, a "big step down". It's probably his only shot to make it the big leagues as a mangager- assuming it's what he wants to do. And it must be. Otherwise, why would he be interviewing for the job yet again?

Newspapers need headlines and Mark Kiszla is a master of making them. His content gives the Denver Post the power shock with its bold proclamations. That's why people pick up a paper. That's why they click. That's why they kill the endless Netflix pop-ups. Kiszla is not meant to himself be the story, but this case he is. People weren't talking this morning about the four candidates for the Rockies managerial job: they were saying "did you read what Mark Kiszla said". The Rockies have been down for awhile. Continued kicking at this point seems cruel and unusual.

The Rockies earn every drop of criticism they get. They certainly deserve a good Kiszzing every now and then. There comes a point, though, when they should be allowed to towel off and get on with their business. Today's column feels like interference. If Weiss is the best man for the job, like Kiszla says he is, then we hope it’s offered to him, and he accepts. There will be plenty of opportunities for the Rockies to be Kiszzed in the future. But right now, and only right now, they could use a break.

 

 

 

 

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