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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...

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 ...

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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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