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Colin Daniels

Colin Daniels

Colin is the emcee of the South Stands Denver Fancast and maintains our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

In ten minutes this will be old news. Thanks to Vic Lombardi and the magic of Twitter we have it now.

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If you haven't heard by now, the Broncos are kicking off the Sunday Night Football schedule this season in a showdown with the Colts at Mile High. It should be exciting. There's no question that NBC will make a pretty big deal about Peyton Manning's relationship with the Colts organization. But will the network equate Manning to a superhuman being or spirit worshiped as having power over nature or human fortunes?

That's what Mike Klis did today.

In this post announcing the big Sunday night opener Klis refers to Manning as God - with a capital "G" - not once, but twice. 

Now, number 18 is certainly a very special football player but is he really the eternal being who created and preserves the world?

It's pretty offensive to Christians - and people of most faiths for that matter - to refer to a football player as any god, much less THE God. It's kind of like using a reference to war in describing sports only far, far worse.

Peyton Manning was a hero in Indianapolis. He's a hero here (kind of). What he's not is the all-being master of time space and dimension.

"Inspired by the ever studious Sandy Clough from 104.3 the Fan, who often takes time to read the local newspapers covering Colorado opponents, I decided to take a look at the comments sections below articles on the Cooke hit at both the Minneapolis Star Tribune's web site and the SB Nation Wild blog "Hockey Wilderness" to see how Minny fans were reacting."

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"F*ck Brooklyn"

That's the now famous refrain that our old Pal Masai Ujiri barked at a Raptors fan rally. Masai's Toronto club is poised to take on the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

(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 picture of a hockey game as it's moving at a frenetic pace. But I simply cannot imagine that there's a single one better than Marc Moser."

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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 Colorado squad. None other than Nuggets' point guard Ty Lawson was in the Can to watch the game and you can see by the look on his face that he was enjoying the playoff atmosphere. Perhaps he'll enjoy that with the Nuggets again one day soon, but for now it's neat to see him there supporting the ice hockey club.

Shout out to Will Peterson for throwing this link on Twitter today.

Here's the VIDEO CLIP. #WhyNotUS

(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."

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"If you’re going to head to your nearest sports bar to watch the Avalanches play the Minnesota Wilds starting tonight you’ll want to be prepared. It’s important to act as though you’ve been locked in on the Avalanches all season."

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Hey, look who's in town! It's Denver's mystery man, the rocket-laser armed superstar quarterback of the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, from whom we had heard absolutely nothing since the Super Bowl...until today. Old number 18 made an appearance at Pepsi Center this morning to support the Boy Scouts of America.

He took a little time to provide the assembled press with some paper-thin comments about the big game, players who are gone who he will miss and what it's going to take to get the Broncos back to the Super Bowl. Naturally, everyone lapped it up. What Manning didn't say was that he was embarrassed about his performance or that he regretted what Broncos fans went through on that miserable Sunday in February. Nope. It's all about looking ahead for Pey-Pey. Remembering is for the rest of us.  

On a side note our caps are tipped to Susie Wargin who clearly still has two great arms.

"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 baseball team will never have incentive to improve until the fans stop paying attention. Yet fans did stop paying attention to the Avalanche and are now being punished by some for coming back."

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