The Colorado Avalanche need a new coach. According to the good people over at Mile High Sports web (http://milehighsports.com/2013/05/16/several-names-surfacing-in-avalanche-coaching-search/), the scuttlebutt seems to be that the team is looking at...
Josh Rutledge isn’t going to make the Baseball Hall of Fame when he retires; at least I don’t see him turning into the second coming of Jeff Kent or something....
"Sure, it’s great to know what plays are being run and what one’s role iswhile “Green Frog Left” is going down. Building chemistry with teammatesis understandably a solid thing...
Joel Klatt is history July first. He’s gone. You won’t have him to kick around anymore. The CU quarterback turned Tom Helmer replacement is moving on to greener pastures having never...
"Sports radio in Colorado is a little like the weather here. If you don’t like it just wait awhile. It’ll change. And there’s a sense that another seismic shift is...
"Folks were basically gathering up their chairs, selecting spots on the parade route and putting in their PTO days to plan accordingly. The Super Bowl was a done deal in...
Whoa. Von Miller got a ton of chicks. Thirty-eight of them! No, silly. Not THAT kind of chicks. Von is getting into the poultry business! He's just taken posession of...
"Never have the Nuggets entered the first round more heavily favored over an opponent. Never have they won so many regular season games. Never have they seemed as talented or...
" What we can tell from this draft is that Denver wants to be prepared for anything this season. Depth at every position is crucial down the stretch and into...
Truth is stranger than reality. Just two weeks after learning that Denver's bumbling center, JaVale McGee has designs on starring in the world of reality television (along with his smothering mother...
Can a George Karl led team win in the playoffs? Don't get your hopes up.
"Sadly, those writing on the internet have become accustomed to writing for free, and what results is the bastardization of journalism."
Realistically Manning only has a few good years of high physicality left in his 37 year old body. What happens if Denver fails to get to a championship game in...
"To NBA fans outside of LA Kobe has been an incessant thorn in the side. He’s not likeable at all which makes it that much more painful to see him...
"For the professional athlete, the consideration is even more complex – to reveal something intrinsically private, and in the same vein become the public face of your private life." Read...
The University of Denver needs a new mascot. The school’s traditional symbol is Boone. Drawn in 1958 by an artist with the Walt Disney Company, Boone is a cute “Pioneer”...
Over the years, the Denver Broncos have had their share of great late-round picks and even undrafted free agents who have added major contributions to the legacy of the franchise....
"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...
Basically guys, it's a crap shoot and we all know it. However, as a society we are all still riveted. What keeps us enthralled even after our carefully chosen brackets...
To be expected, these tweaks to the rulebook come with mixed feelings by both present and former players as well as fans and the media. Is the league going soft...
Boone's Tavern (http://www.pourkids.com/) at Downing and Evans grows more popular by the day. That doesn't mean that the POUR KIDS (http://www.pourkids.com/) are resting on their laurels. Today they launched their new...
The ridiculousness of "Fax Gate" leaves many wondering how this could happen.
(article inspired by the Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/rapids/ci_22734327/stan-kroenke-hot-seat-gets-backing-mls-commish)) "Arsenal has developed a reputation of being unwilling to pay top players. Kroenke’s notoriously tight check book is problematic in the NHL and...
" It would be phenomenal as a fan base to collectively boycott Coors Field until ownership changes their philosophies. What a novel concept, don’t give the Rockies organization any money...
"There’s little question that, despite overtures to the contrary, most professional athletes are still uncomfortable with the idea of gay team mates. Ignorance tops the list of reasons. These men...
Football season has been over long enough that folks are pining for fantasy football again. An entire spring and summer still stand between degenerates and their leagues. Fantasy basketball and...
Conversations about cleavage, side boob, under boob and of course the man boob have now become commonplace around the water cooler. What else would have Katherine from accounting and Richard...
Want fresh fish? Follow these steps and you'll be eating Colorado trout in no time.
It’s time for Karl and the Nuggets to let go of the “we don’t need a superstar” mentality. Quite frankly, they do. People are always quick to complain about a...
The Denver Broncos have gone from 4-12 to 13-3 in a mere two seasons and have John Elway to thank. His approach to free agency simply works, and it's only a matter of time until he leads the Broncos back to another Super Bowl.
We’re not imaging it. It’s not pretend.
At NFL.com the latest mock draft has internet sensation and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te'o winding up a Bronco. Prepared by analyst Bucky Brooks, the mock has Denver selecting Te'o with the 28th overall pick.
This is a positive sign for the Denver sports media. Tim Tebow has been gone for almost a whole year. Can lightening strike twice in the form of another ESPN First Take superstar? All signs point to "yes".
Elway and Company met with young Te'o at the NFL combine and came away impressed. Linebacker DJ Williams is widely believed to be a goner, either via trade or by outright release. The Broncos could use some talent at linebacker.
Whether or not they need a catfish of a distraction is debatable, but T'eo could provide solid value as a result of his weird situation.
What's disconcerting is that this mock draft has Eddie Lacy, the Alabama running back, going two picks later to the Falcons.
"There’s little question that, despite overtures to the contrary, most professional athletes are still uncomfortable with the idea of gay team mates. Ignorance tops the list of reasons. These men have been bred in a hyper-macho subculture since they first picked up a ball, bat or stick."
"...the NFL seems like the least likely of all sports to have the first openly gay player. Still, the conversation seems to be being had more openly in the league than it has been in any other."
"Has the very concept of college athletics broken down to the point that players are leaving universities without the basic skills to answer questions that the average sixth grader shouldn’t struggle with?"
CBS will host the NFL Honors this evening in a two-hour TV special beginning at 7pm MST.
The honors presented will be: Coach of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the year, Fantasy Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Never Say Never Moment of the Year, FedEx Air and Ground players of the Year, Greatness on the Road Award, Play of the Year, Salute to Service Award, Defensive Player of the Year and ... yes ... AP Most Valuable Player.
Broncos Country is holding its collective breath. Will Peyton Manning be the first Bronco named MVP since Terrell Davis in 1998?
Manning seems to be the favorite, but Adrian Peterson can't possibly be far behind. It would not be shocking to see Purple Jesus pull this one out. That would be just one more kick in the face for Broncos fans who, after seeing their team secure the top seed in the AFC, practically assumed that it would be in tomorrow's Super Bowl.
"You have an entire off-season to grand stand. If there was ever a time for you to be seen and not heard it’s now. You’re too stupid to realize it"
There are only 7 games left in the NFL post-season. Will our Buddy, Snyder hang on to win our Annual NFL Pickoff VS the Spread - despite going 0-4 in the Wild Card round?
Here's how our pickers, Snyder, Scott Stafford, John Reidy and Colin Daniels see it going down in the Divisional games...
Baltimore @ Denver (-9.5)
The Ravens visit the Mile High City for the first time this season, fresh off a victory over the Colts in Baltimore. It won’t be Andrew Luck they face this time - and this time they’re not at home. The rested Broncos will play host for as long as they stay alive in these playoffs; and, if the line is correct, that should mean at least one more week. Denver toppled B’more not long ago - and it wasn’t close.
Colin’s pick: Baltimore +9.5
Reidy’s pick: Baltimore +9.5
Snyder’s pick: Denver -9.5
Scott’s pick: Denver -9.5
Green Bay @ San Francisco (-3)
The ’Niners destroyed the Packers way back in week one. That was a long time ago. Now Green Bay, fresh off a Wild Card victory over Minnesota, travels to California to visit Colin Kaepernick and top-seeded San Francisco in what should be the best game of the weekend.
Colin’s pick: Green Bay +3
Reidy’s pick: San Francisco -3
Snyder’s pick: Green Bay +3
Scott’s pick: Green Bay +3
Seattle @ Atlanta (-2.5)
The Seahawks are tough as nails. They were lucky to get out of Washington with a win, though. They’re much more potent at home, but they head out on the road this week, to Atlanta, to square off with Matt Ryan and a Falcons team that simply must make noise in the playoffs.
Colin’s pick: Seattle +2.5
Reidy’s pick: Seattle +2.5
Snyder’s pick: Atlanta -2.5
Scott’s pick: Seattle +2.5
Houston @ New England (-9.5)
The Patriots seem destined to face the Broncos in the AFC Championship game. First they must dispatch the Houston Texans. Can JJ Watt and the Houston defense rattle Brady enough to keep this game interesting?
Colin’s pick: Houston +9.5
Reidy’s pick: Houston +9.5
Snyder’s pick: New England -9.5
Scott’s pick: New England -9.5
South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 147
It's a slow start as we welcome in the Colorado Sports Guys (@Colosportsguys) Nate Timmons (@Nate_Timmons) and Ross Martin (@HiRossco)…
South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 146
Well, this is awkward. And slipshod and a mess. But we decided to record a show AFTER Wednesday night's Rockies/Yankees…
South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 145
A "deep" show with just Colin and John where they talk about the gay in sports and the backlash to…
South Stands Denver Fancast, Show 144
A very "different" show with Jennifer Eakins (@theMondayMommy), who endures a whole lot of talk about Dinger's phallus. We go…
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