Thursday, 26 September 2013 11:47

God, grant Charlie Monfort the serenity…

"I slowed way down the first couple years with her, because I found somebody stable and we spent all the time together; so I wasn’t doing all the party stuff.  I was still drinking quite a bit, but wasn’t doing all the partying, wasn’t going out." - Charlie Monfort

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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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" 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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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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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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Mark Kiszla said "don't do it". But Walt Weiss did.

The Colorado Rockies have announced that Weiss will replace Jim Tracy as the Manager of the Colorado Rockies.

Weiss, who was previously the skipper of a high school team, will have his work cut out for him. The Rockies are among the worst performing teams in all of baseball. The front office has been on the hunt for its latest patsy. In Weiss they've finally found it. Even Kiszla thinks the Rockies made a good hire. The question now becomes whether or not he will be given enough rope ... or if he will wind up being hung without it.


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Join John Reidy and Colin Daniels from South Stands Denver dot com and the South Stands Denver Fancast on real, live morning drive Sports Radio on Monday, talkin' Broncos, Nuggets and MORE on the Press Box with Kisz and Burns.

Peter Burns, Mark Kiszla and Lindsay Jones, the three usually hosts of the popular show are all going to be out of town so they're rolling the dice and sitting us in front of open microphones.

FCC agents will be posted at all entrances and exits and veteran broadcaster Renaud Notaro will be in studio with us to make sure things go smoothly.

That's MONDAY, 7-9 AM on Mile High Sports Radio AM1510, FM93.7 The Press Box!


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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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In today's Denver Post columnist, Mark Kiszla, ever the scamp, boldly suggested that John Fox and Jack Del Rio should consider scrapping their defensive system.

His column is headlined: "Broncos can fix dents in their defense with 3-4 alignment". The current scheme, plotted by the Broncos' brain trust, is a 4-3. But Kiszla feels that thier defensive players are better suited to do things his way.

In his piece he asserts: "The Broncos' defense is fundamentally and fatally flawed. The good news: It can be fixed, if coach John Fox is willing to think outside the box"

John Fox would probably like to place the meddling Kiszla inside a box and leave him there until the season is over. At Dove Valley's version of "Meet the Press" today, Fox said to Kiszla:"Did Vince Lombardi come back and write that?"

Fun stuff. We don't know much but we know that NFL head coaches probably get a bit prickly when them journalist types try telling them how to do their jobs. Huge thanks to @maxbroncos for snagging the audio



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Our very own Colin Daniels is heading into the studios of Mile High Sports tomorrow morning to join Mark Kiszla and Peter Burns on the Press Box, the newly updated Morning show which usually includes Denver Post Broncos beat writer, Lindsay Jones who will busy preparing for Broncos / Seahawks.

You can listen at FM 93.7 and at AM 1510 or you can STREAM IT HERE

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