"There’s a certain sense of impending doom that always starts to grow about now. With only four games left in the regular season I can’t help but feel like the good times are about to stop rolling."
"The feeling was all-too familiar. Yesterday’s loss had “road to 100” written all over it. Now the Rockies have a day off to regroup before facing the Padres again, a team they’ve swept once already. "
Fifteen minutes, twenty minutes, any minutes is too many minutes for George Karl to play Ty Lawson tonight. The Nuggets will just have to beat the Spurs without him.
Whatever production Denver can squeeze out of their ailing point guard will be inconsequential compared to toiling in the playoffs with Ty at less than his best. Pepsi Center tonight is neither the time nor the place to put him back on the floor.
If you’ve never experienced the paint of plantar fasciitas, it sucks. What Ty is dealing with is an injury that can only heal with rest and time. You can’t put a cast on it or stitch it up. The fascia just has to heal on its own. And the pain is brutal.
Third seed, fourth seed, fifth seed … it won’t matter one bit if Ty’s not ready when the playoffs begin. The Nuggets are already going to be without Gallo regardless of what happens. They can’t afford not to have Lawson – not one bit.
Please, please, please don’t play Ty tonight, George. Please?
"The Rockies aren’t supposed to be good enough to snag a series from the Giants on their home turf. The fact is, Colorado has played better than most folks expected and, if we focus on the small victories, there remains plenty of cause to be upbeat"
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Some people have a way with words; others are handier with numbers. Based on a blurb that appears today at the Denver Posts “First and Orange” blog, columnist Mike Klis is in the former category.
In lauding Peyton Manning’s generosity for donating a half million dollars to the Pat Summit Foundation, which fights Alzheimer’s Disease, Klis wrote this:
“But let’s compare decimal point to decimal point. Manning drew an $18 million salary from the Broncos last year. His $500,000 donation from $18 million would be like a person drawing $180,000 a year donating $50,000. Or to draw in a larger percentage of American workers, it would be like a person making $90,000 writing a check for $25,000.”
Manning’s $500,000 donation was altruistic to be sure but it represents 1/36th or 2.7% of his earnings in 2012. It’s also tax deductible. A person earning $180,000 who donated $50,000 would be surrendering almost a third of his annual income, 27%. For that person to make an equivalent donation to Manning’s he would be giving $5,000 – not $50,000. The same is true for the person making $90,000. His equivalent donation would be $2,500 – not $25,000.
It’s one thing to misplace a decimal. It’s another to whiff altogether. Klis’ error is so blatant that it jumped right off the screen when I scanned his blog post. It’s pretty obvious that an editor did not impede its posting.
Klis went on to point out: “I don’t know about you but I have a tough time putting a $20 bill in the church basket. Make no mistake, the Manning’s gift was no small sacrifice. Too, Manning is the co-chairman of the Pat Summitt Foundation’s advisory board so he does more than just write a check — he puts in time for the cause.”
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” character wearing a coon skin cap. He resembles Daniel Boone.
Despite the feelings of students and alumnus, the school doesn’t want to use Boone anymore because he represents the slaying of Native Americans in the eyes of the political correctness police to whom universities have become so beholden. Westword has nicely chronicled Boone’s demise.
We thought we might be able to help DU select a new mascot that represents the school’s modern spirit. Here are seven suggestions …
Bullying has never been less popular than it is now. It’s gotten a real bad rap over the past few years. A generation ago being bullied was just part of life; but campaigns to put an end to bullying have been pretty successful in the modern era. Bullying is such a bad word that’s it’s been tied to everything from alcoholism to suicide.
The Colorado Rockies, who got their asses pushed all over the playground last year, are looking to make bullying cool again – on the baseball diamond, anyway. Manager Walt Weiss has called for a new era of aggressiveness at Coors Field and has dubbed his offense “the Blake Street Bullies”. Now they’re the ones doing the pushing.
Weiss has enough tough guys swinging the bats that the Rockies are threatening from any spot in the order. One after another, players who approach the plate possess the potential to knock the cover off the baseball. Opposing pitchers either know this or will know it soon.
The lineup of Fowler, Rutledge, Gonzolez, Tulowitzki, Cuddyer, Helton, Rosario and Nelson is as potent as any the Rox have fielded since the Bomber days. Their goal is to take pitchers off their games as quickly as possible and to keep the pressure on them by swinging. The approach seems to be working – and the brand of baseball that it allows the Rockies to play will make them one of the most fun teams to watch in all of baseball.
Political correctness can be damned. Save the PSAs for some other baseball town. It’s time for some good old fashioned bullying at 20th and Blake.
"The Broncos are contenders right now. As such, Denver is an ideal destination for guys who don’t have much time left to win in the NFL. Two who may want to play here this coming season are former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and legendary Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher"
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"Denver was at its finest on April 5th, 2013. The temperature was an immaculate 70 degrees all afternoon and the clouds kept the intense sunlight at bay. It was a perfect day for a celebration - and that’s what was had."
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"The Nuggets happen to have the bulk of their depth at forward. It’s a bit over the top to say that the Nuggets won’t miss Gallo, but it’s accurate to point out that the Nuggets are better positioned to proceed without him than they are any of their other top players."