Alex Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Steve Wynn on Hating A-Rod and Why Peter Buck Is a Washington Senators Fan

    Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCaughey (best known for his work with the Young Fresh Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Aloft In the Sundry's Jason Hernandez on the new album and his band's many line-up changes

    ​Since forming in 2005, Aloft in the Sundry has gone through nine members. And while nearly every position in the band has changed hands at least once, founder and frontman Jason Hernandez has been the one constant, keeping the band soldiering on with the addition of new members, including the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Sports journalism: In the gutter and loving it

    Thanks to all the unfounded trade rumors, Jimenez has no idea what team he actually plays for.​Even a reporter for a high school paper will tell you, it's kind of a basic rule of journalism: Get more than one source and don't just print anonymous rumors. It's what separates a news source from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Five Super Bowl XLV moments that could enter the pop-culture lexicon this year

    Nothing made it to this level in 2011.​Love it or hate, the Super Bowl crosses almost every cultural subgroup in the United States, and as befitting of such a massive national holiday, it also inspires new pop-culture touch points. From Mean Joe Green to Betty White, from Janet Jackson's wardr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Five movie hippies who make us wish we'd lived in the '60s

    ​ With Taking Woodstock in theaters today, hippies are on our mind. Specifically those scantily clad, flowers-in-the-hair, joint-tugging types who make us children of the '80s wish we had a DeLorean, a six pack of plutonium, and plenty of road. We're sure there are some lovable hippie chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Geeks Who Drink: trivia for anti-social critics

    Because of the peculiarities of this gig, I've crossed paths quite a few times over the past few years with the Geeks Who Drink, an enterprise profiled in this Westword cover story.  Most often, these run-ins have taken the form of me walking in the door of some tap-shack or restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Milking It: Frosted Flakes Gold

    Frosted Flakes Gold Kellogg's Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Amber flakes made of corn, rice and wheat and baked to an ultra-hard consistency. You could practically pick a lock with them. But a mystery remains: Where's the frosting? I mean, they couldn't call them Frosted Flakes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Meet Dr. Marc Philippon, the man on whom Alex Rodriguez's 2009 season rests

    Yesterday, baseball fans read plenty about Dr. Marc Philippon. He's the Vail-based hip expert who recently examined Yankees slugger (and admitted steroid user) Alex Rodriguez, determining that he's not only got a bizarre cyst -- wonder how that popped up? -- but also a torn labrum. If rest doesn't a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    The blog shortcut, March 6 edition

    The Game. And now, without further ado... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with the Game. • Little Fyodor celebrates a quarter-century of zaniness. • Lee Ball, RIP. • Next Astrophagus gig to feature Astrophagus playing, uh, its own songs? • Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Milking It: Jumbo Multi-Grain Krispies

    Jumbo Krispies Kellogg's Rating: Three spoons out of four Cereal description: Rice alone isn't enough to make these Krispies. The supersized kernels also feature wheat, corn and oats -- hence the words "Multi-Grain" squeezed between the "Jumbo" and "Krispies" in the cereal's name. The pieces aren't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Denver Post shoots its wad too early on A-Rod

    The February 9 More Messages blog "What's Up With the Denver Post's A-Rod Obsession?" noted that the Post splashed reports that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for steroids in 2003 all over its Sunday front page, and followed up with a jumbo page-one banner and a huge s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    The blog shortcut, February 10 edition

    In case you're curious... Today in Cafe Society: • From Rock to Riesling: Tool Frontman on a Different Kind of Tour. • No Beach, But At Least Arvada Has Restaurant Blu and C-Level. • Microbrewing history gets its own photo book. Today in Backbeat Online: • Breathe Carolina Premiers New Vid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    What's up with the Denver Post's A-Rod obsession?

    The banner above the main headline on the cover of today's Denver Post's focuses on New York Yankees standout Alex Rodriguez, who allegedly tested positve for steroids in 2003 despite public claims that he never used the stuff. An even larger A-Rod photo accompanies "Time for A-Rod to Come Clean," a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006
  • Film

    May 11, 2006

    Unamerican Dream

    Goal! follows an immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy.

  • Home Entertainment

    April 27, 2006

    Wild Pitch

    MLB 2K6 throws more chin music than strikes.

  • Film

    July 7, 2005

    Dark Alleys

    Chris Browne's bowling documentary has gloom to spare.

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Old Balls

    Frank Deford travels back in time for The Old Ball Game.

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Shallow Pop

    Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He's not likely to find one here.

  • Film

    June 24, 2004

    Entertain Your Brain

    This new docudrama is a real mind-bender.

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Past Time

    Baseball's older, by George!

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Ready to Hurl

    The cut-rate Rockies are armed and presumed harmless.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Big Bucks

    Top bulls have become the big stars of rodeo.

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Heaven Help Us

    A World Series miracle could save a devilish year.

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Midterm Grade: F

    Colorado mopes along with baseball's other underachievers.

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Owners Get Batty

    The Boys of Summer and Joys of Autumn fade into baseball's Icy Winter of Discontent.

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Swing and a Myth

    Baseball's extraordinary season was staged by a mix of good and bad guys.

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of July 26, 2001

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Dart and Soul

    While some dismiss the sport, backers say the attraction of darts is hard to miss.

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Underdogs Outclass Fat Cats

    Chump-change baseball teams find a pot of gold in the early season.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Squash's New Crop

    Ignored American racquet players may be ready to reap rewards in this heady game.

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Stay the Coors

    Will the newly minted Rockies soar or end up sore-armed again this season?

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Hurrah for Hay-Burners

    Horse racing nears the finish line.

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Baseball's Grand Scam

    Is A-Rod's golden glove a golden fleece?

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    A Sporting Chance

    The good, the bad and the very ugly of athletics in 2000.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Biting the Big Apple

    Come to think of it, a Subway Series might be a good thing.

  • News

    July 29, 1999
  • News

    January 15, 1998