(via Pro Football Talk)
Peyton Manning has signed a new contract with the Broncos. However, rather than involving any type of financial restructuring, the gunslinger’s new deal only differs from his old one only in that the new one specifies an insurance policy that the team has taken out protecting them against an injury not relating to Manning’s surgically repaired neck.
If Peyton is unable to play due to a new injury the Broncos will receive $10M in compensation as well as cap considerations. If he encounters troubles relating to his neck surgeries the Broncos will automatically be off the hook for the 20M per year Manning is scheduled to earn.
With the score six-zip good guys after three innings everything was looking good last night. The Rox had six runs on seven hits. Colorado’s bats were smoking hot and Matt Cain, the Giants’ ace pitcher, seemed to have no answers. The Coors Field faithful were on their feet and it felt like the home team was well on its way to closing the narrow gap in the standings between themselves and their division-leading opponents.
Then the fourth inning happened. By the time that disgusting frame was over the Colorado lead was reduced to one run, 6-5, and the sense that they were going to let one get away began to build. Sure enough they did, ultimately coughing up a 1,000th straight loss to the Giants 8-6. The Rockies slid to just one game over .500 at 21 wins and 20 losses and lost ground not only to the Giants but to the Diamond Backs.
Had the Rockies won last night they would have emerged 22-19, one game back from the Giants at 23-18 and the D Backs with the same record. The race at the top of the division would have remained tight with the Rox having the opportunity to be tied for the lead again after tonight. Some losses are just a kick in the groin.
The good news is that the Rockies still have a huge opportunity in front of them over the next six days, with three games ahead against both the Giants and Arizona. The bad news is that Chacin has already had his start for the week and nobody really has any confidence that the Rockies can play with these teams.
What's the point in being a talentless succubus if you can't act like a whore on social media?
Here Jessie "Yoko" James, bride-to-be and future reality show co-star of Broncos WR Eric Decker rubs her groove thing against ED's peener inside what appears to be the "seasonal" department at a Lowe's.
Ah, to be young and in love ... and insanely wealthy ... and soon to be irrelevant.
Two questions come to mind. Why allow embedding? Who's holding the cameraphone?
The Colorado Avalanche need a new coach. According to the good people over at Mile High Sports web, the scuttlebutt seems to be that the team is looking at four prospects: Dave Tippett, Lindy Ruff, Guy Boucher and good old Patrick Roy.
We want ROY!
The Hall of Fame goalkeeper and Avalanche legend lacks the NHL coaching experience of the others and would have some learning to do whilst on the job. He would certainly be fired up and fun to watch stewing in the box, though. Wouldn’t he?
Sports is entertainment. Roy is entertaining. He’s a perfect fit for an organization so desperate to bring people back into the arena that it has been turned over to a former player with no experience as an NHL General Manager. So why worry about Roy’s experience? Damn the torpedoes. Get the band back together.
What’s Forsberg up to?
"They want to believe that the Rockies will compete moving forward, but at the same time they realize that they could just as easily have the wheels fly off, leaving the bandwagon to be dragged down the road (to 100) on its axles. "
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Legendary Denver Bronco center turned sports talk radio personality Tom Nalen was an instant hit when he joined Twitter a couple of months ago. Denver fans got a kick out of engaging the ex-pro. And Nalen pulled no punches. His Tweets were humorous, sarcastic and succinct and, when it came to Denver Sports, he was not afraid to say much of anything.
Sadly it appears that Nalen’s Twitter days are over. His account has been deleted entirely. We aren’t surprised. When he was a guest on the South Stands Denver Fancast he told us that he might have to quit Twitter. Nalen said that he had an addictive personality and that too much Tweeting was eating into his productivity. Someone in his position probably has more to lose than he does to gain by unfettered access to the masses.
This is not the first time we at the South Stands have wondered if long-time Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher could potentially join the Broncos for the final season or two of his storied career. We have been sniffing around the subject since he first decided not to accept Chicago’s offer.
Now a report at Pro Football Talk says that the enormous bald guy has narrowed his choices for a new team down to the Vikings and the Broncos.
Minnesota offers Urlacher an opportunity to play in the NFL North where he can be sure to face the Bears twice per season. The Broncos clearly give him the best chance at a second ring. In Denver he could join Peyton Manning as a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer looking for a little more glory.
The knees of the AFC West are trembling. Or, if they’re not, they should be. Elway and Fox have welcomed Alex Gibbs, the King of the zone blocking scheme back into the fold. Gibbs served stints in Atlanta, Houston and Seattle since leaving the Broncos.
Gibbs was Denver’s offensive line coach during Terrell Davis’ heyday (when offensive linemen did not speak to the media). He had a nasty reputation for encouraging his players to endanger the lower extremities of opponents. Gibbs is only a consultant for the Broncos this time around but his addition is great news for fans of the ground game.
The Broncos continue to make impressive moves. Adding Gibbs is only the latest of these. Gotta hand it to the organization for not resting on its laurels.
Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall, along with Titans running back Chris Johnson and one-time Jags wide-out Mike Sims-Walker are accused of collectively owning and maintaining a salacious “sex house” in Orlando, Florida suburb of Pine Hills. The house was discovered by authorities investigating the accidental shooting of a fifteen year-old girl struck by a stray bullet as a burglary occurred inside the home.
Police believe that the burglary may have occurred because the address was associated with the NFL players. Had the burglary not occurred, and the child not been shot, the love shack would remain a secret.
It’s likely that hundreds of other clandestine locations like it provide a comfortable place for pro athletes to cavort with conquests outside of their marriages. The World Champion Dallas Cowboys of the nineties famously had a sex house. The Minnesota Vikings had a love boat …
It’s worth wondering: do any Broncos players keep a sex house on the side? Are there any locations like it in the Denver area? We all know that many, many pro athletes cheat on their wives. Why take the risk of being spotted by TMZ at a hotel when you can have your cousin sign the papers on a sex house?
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 understood your scorn.
He’s a Colorado product, a proud father and a humble, misunderstood man with scads of talent. Enough that Fox Sports came calling.
Joel is moving to Los Angeles and Denver is going to wish he hadn’t.
They say that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Klatt is only the most recent local personality to blossom into a bigtime talent. Lauren Gardner comes to mind, along with Lindsay Jones, Josina Anderson, Mark Schlereth, Adam Schefter, Rick Reilly, Woody Paige, Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Davis, ... the list goes on.
Klatt was just kind of getting into his groove at Root Sports. He was in his second year and people were slowly forgetting about Tom Helmer, the unexpectedly popular game host he replaced. Klatt looked more relaxed and natural in his role than he did in 2012.
Will Jenny Cavnar take his spot at the desk? Who will sit with Mike Evans in the mornings at 104.3? Will they move Clough down?
It’s a shame that Joel is leaving us. We would like to host a going away party for him some Sunday afternoon at Boone’s Tavern. If you’re down for a party please Tweet Joel @joelklatt and tell him. Let’s get together and celebrate yet another promotion from the Denver Sports Media and a hell of a nice guy.