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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Can't make it Louisville for the run for the roses? Then why not do the next best thing and join Table to Tavern on Saturday May 3rd for an all-day Derby party at Boone's Tavern and Atticus at the corner of Downing and Evans. There will be a hat and bow tie contest, a buffet and special Derby cocktails. About 70 seats are still available at just $45 per person - includes PPV coverage of the race.
"Thursday was a record setting day for Denver’s two exciting Russians. Each eclipsed franchise records on what proved to be a very exciting Thursday night for Denver sports fans."
"The young Nuggets are building confidence. By taking teams like the Rockets to the wire and by showing faith in their own talents the Nuggets are building a foundation for the future. They’re also learning to trust Brian Shaw. A full-blown tank job might have caused them to implode, leaving them to “rebuild” again next season."
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A huge shout out to a favorite of - and a friend of South Stands Denver, Adam Cayton-Holland who is throwing out the first pitch at Coors Field tonight for the White Sox / Rockies game.
Holland had appeared on numerous national shows including Conan on TBS. He's also been on the Fancast which makes his extra famous. Adam is a long-time Rox fan and has pursued the throwing of the first pitch for some time. Finally tonight this dream will become a reality.
"People come to Colorado with their allegiances in tow. Rather than adapt, to become ardent fans of the local teams, they show up to our venues to watch their teams play. Sometimes they’re obnoxious about it. But all the while they know that they’re here because the place they came from isn’t as awesome."
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"If the Monforts build it we will come - because we're idiots. At least that's how the Denver sports media seems to see us."
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You have to love April Fools' Day - especially when professional sports teams pull out all the stops to ensnare their fans in a joke like this.
Today the Colorado Rapids tricked their fans by teasing these fake "throwback" uniforms complete with stylish western style fringe. The bolero look is hot amongst scarf wearers, apparently.
It debuted in 1988 as "Prime Sports". It then became "Prime Sports Rocky Mountain", then "Fox Sports Rocky Mountain then "Root Sports". By this time next year the regional sports network tasked with covering Rockies baseball will become "DirecTV Sports".
Root Sports is currently a Liberty Media / DirecTV property. The company also owns the Dan Patrick radio show and the Dan Patrick TV show, Root Sports Pittsburgh and Root Sports Northwest. In 2015 DirecTV will rebrand the sports networks in the interest of better promoting its satellite television service. All of the Root channels are slated to be renamed "DirecTV Sports".
The move isn't shocking since Comcast cable currently operates "Comcast Sports Net" channels in numerous American markets. DirecTV will simply be following suit.
As far as this blogger is concerned they can call it the Mashed Potato Network if they want to so long as they keep Jenny Cavnar.