Kyle Orton.Update below: We spent the summer expecting Kyle Orton to be traded to Miami. It didn't happen -- but now that he's been benched in favor of Tim Tebow, there are new rumors that KO may be headed to the dreaded Raiders. Could it happen by today's 4 p.m. Eastern deadline? Yes, but it ... More >>
One of this year's top free agents, Nnamdi Asomugha knows where the best sports rumors come from.If the NFL lockout bored you, never fear. The perfect antidote is here: a free agency fury as teams sign, cut and trade players madly to adjust their rosters in time for the season. What would usu ... More >>
To show he was a union man, De Smith used to wear a hard hat at all times, until he realized how humorously his head is shaped.With the NFL lockout and its accompanying hand-wringing now stretching out into what experts estimate is its billionth month, it seems the tides are turning, with a c ... More >>
Let Mike Shanahan pick up all the checks for the next five years.It's semi-official: Mike Shanahan is the new head coach of the Washington Redskins. But while Shanny will certainly be making some nice bank, he must also deal with an enormous headache shaped exactly like Redskins owner Daniel ... More >>
Isn't it nice to be wanted, Mike?Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, has been described as a "tour de force of executive douchery" -- a meddler on par with the Oakland Raiders' Al Davis, albeit one who tends to avoid wearing the sort of glasses usually sported by elderly women. M ... More >>
Do you really need money this bad, Mike?The Denver Post reports that former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is in discussions to become the next coach of the Washington Redskins. Familiar? That rumor's been floating around for weeks now, and it makes sense given that current 'Skins coach Jim Zor ... More >>
Don't know if you got lucky or not, Charlie.Our dreams didn't come true. Yesterday, we all but begged Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable to start JaMarcus Russell at quarterback against the Broncos on Sunday. But no: Cable revealed that instead, he'll hand the ball to Charlie Frye, whose play f ... More >>
Mike Shanahan is a wanted man.It only took a day for evidence that speculation about Mike Shanahan following the doomed Dan Hawkins as head coach for CU to crumble. NFL.com's Vic Carucci reports that Shanny's likely to talk next week with the braintrust of the Buffalo Bills, who just sacked ... More >>
Back in March, at the height of Jay Cutler's bitchfest, I laid out the five teams to which I hoped Culter would get traded -- places I was sure he would hate, and places where I hoped he would fail. I'm a sadistic, juvenile little man like that. The fallout, of course, was grave: The entire ... More >>
It's Fantasy Football season, and if you don't know what we're talking about, then you simply aren't a geeky, no-life sad sack who never gets out of the house -- like several Westword staff members. Still, 22 million North Americans waste countless hours on it, and August, when fantasy lover ... More >>
So Jay Cutler's (probably) getting traded. Fine by me. He's a talented guy, sure, and he's got an arm like a diesel-powered T-shirt gun. But I like my quarterbacks savvy and cerebral and not so damn pouty when things go awry. And while Josh McDaniels has proven to be just as delusional as Cutler in ... More >>
Champ Bailey seems as shocked that the Broncos beat the Saints as the rest of us are. For the second consecutive week, the Denver Broncos' defense proved incapable of stopping their opponents when it counted, and even when it didn't. Yet the team won 34-32 over the New Orleans Saints thanks to ano ... More >>
Bronco Mike Leach talks with Raiders coach Lane Kiffin during pre-game. Against his better judgment, Joe Tone decided to live-blog last night's Broncos' season opener against the Raiders, officially sealing his revirgination and prompting his mother to start making room for him in the basement. He ... More >>
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Leave Britney alone Video blogger Chris Cocker completely loses it and goes on shrieking, sobbing, incoherent tirade inveighing people to just please, please leave poor Britney Spears alone. Looks like Britney’s ... More >>
The rejuvenated Avs look like the real thing in the Pepsi Center.
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Kobe could join some heavy-hitting all-stars wearing striped uniforms.
January 30, 2003
Pro athletes, owners and fans compete to see how low you can go.
The arrival of a new editor shakes things up at the Denver Post.
Bowlen tried to hand off a piece of his team to John Elway. Now Edgar Kaiser wants the Broncos back.
Will the Mastermind soon trade orange for pink?
Tiger, Tiger, still burning bright.
Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has his work cut out for him.
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Mahmoud And His Men