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...
Alert the FCC.
The South Stands are going to sit at the adult's table (right next to old Uncle Les) for the next three Thursdays in a row.
This Thursday we are sitting in with Renaud Notaro from 6-8 PM.
On Thursday the 28th of June and on July 5th we will handling his show for his while he goes "on assignment".
Please give us a listen, call in, text in, tweet us and all that Jazz.
Troy Renck Tweeted out the Rockies lineup card for their first game versus the Phillies within the past hour and the reaction on Twitter has been one disgust. No Tulo (he still doesn't know what's up with his groin). No Cargo (water on the knee). No Dex (are the fixing to move him?)
Today's lineup reads like an admission that this season is basically over.
Here are some responses from Twitter.
With the #Rockies best two hitters hurt and unavailable, Tracy has his 3rd best hitter on the bench the day after an off day. #headscratcher
Jim Tracy back to the "pull the lineup out of a hat" game. Absolutely ridiculous. #Rockies
I feel like Dan O'Dowd and Jim Tracy keep trying to push the envelope to see what they can get away with without being fired. #Rockies
"It's all over, Fat man." - Tom Jackson to John Madden in 1977
One of the most irreverent and entertaining Broncos Blogs is one you might not have heard of.
We have made no secret of our extreme admiration for Footballguys.com and their Denver guy, future Bristol, Connetticut resident, Cecil Lammey (@cecillammey).
We friggin' love the Audible, the Foottballguys.com Podcast and we are all paid subscribers to the web site, which is the single most useful tool available to fantasy players BAR NONE!
Now, Footballguys is growing. Not only are they launching a magazine for tablets and mobile devices that promises THOUSANDS of pages of content, but Cecil is now hosting Footballguys TV on YouTube which is pure fantasy candy.
There are five episodes already and tons more to come. Hurry and enjoy it now, becuase we believe that Cecil is well on his way to a National gig. He's awesome.
In this Denver Post story from 2010, then Metro State head men's basketball coach told the paper:
"Colorado is the job I really want". Well, he didn't get it. It was Tad Boyle who instead replaced Jeff Bzdelik for the Buffaloes.
Prior to that missed job opportunity Dunlap, then a Nuggets assistant, was turned down by Oregon State for thier top job.
Dunlap was most recently an assistant coach at Saint John's.
But now he works for Michael Jordan. That's right. The guy who could not get his hands on a Division 1 COLLEGE job will now be coaching in the NBA. Well, sort of. He was named the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats today, according to numerous reports.
The Rockies organization must stop blaming their pitchers (and their ballpark) for their nightmarish performances and get busy solving problems.
I never attended a professional Sports event until I became an adult capable of buying myself a ticket.
As far as playing organized youth Sports was concerned,well, that was for the other kids - the kids whos parents were willing to invest the time, drive to the park, toss the ball around a little, shop for gear - all that stuff.
My mom signed me up to play two seasons of rec soccer - but I hated it. Too much running. I wanted to play baseball. But Baseball was too expensive. We were barely getting by.
I grew up without a sense of team and without the bond with my father that only Sports could have provided. I hope my son will have it.
I'm a Sports Dad.
I knew even before my son was born that I wanted to be one.
I wasn't going to let him grow up with the same regret I have.
My wife and I are, thankfully, better off than my parents were. The cost of having our kids involved in Sports pales by comparison to the cost of not doing so.
My son is eleven. He's a middling baseball player with a fairly steady bat (he loves the game), an awkward soccer player and a promising swimmer. My daughter, who is five, is also involved in soccer and is the more natural athlete of my kids by far. I predict that she will be a track star someday. Maybe a basketball player.
I live for taking them to practices and attending their games. Nothing is more meaningful.
Maybe they will stick with sports. Maybe they won't. I won't push them either way. But I will die knowing that they had the opportunity to play and that they tried.
We have a ticket stub collection in a drawer beneath the television in our living room. There are nearly a hundred little peices of paper in there and each of them represent the memory of a time we spent together, cheering on our teams - live and in person.
Between Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets and Rockies games I have spent thousands of dollars making sure that my kids are exposed to Sports. I want them to grow up as fans like me so that we will always share that connection.
I shout "Marco". They shout "Scutaro". We all clap for Tulo. And, on Broncos Sundays, it's all about the dip.
On this Fathers Day I am thinking about Sports and the role they play in my life as a Dad.
It's the South Stands Denver Sports Quickie for Saturday, June 16, 2012. I explore the state of the Colorado Rockies, ask the question "are we being too hard on Joel Klatt?", stand up for Rockies fans and talk a little Pacman. Enjoy.
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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I never really liked sports until I had a religious conversion when the Broncos lost to the 49ers in that one Super Bowl. Now I'm obsessed with all aspects of the Denver pro sports world. Oh yeah, I hate college football. It's crap. Talk to me on twitter @johnreidydenver