Denver released future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey this past March, but he was back yesterday, having signed a one-day contract so he could retire as a Bronco -- and during a press appearance to mark the transition, he was his usual even-tempered self. Not so one young Champ fan whose react ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared tribute tweets from Broncos players to Champ Bailey after the future Hall of Famer was released by the team. When we asked Facebook friends if this was a good move, most reluctantly agreed. But there were definitely some tangents, including this salvo aimed at another highly pai ... More >>
The Broncos have released cornerback Champ Bailey. It was a move the team had to make: Bailey was hurt most of last year, and when he wasn't, he was a shadow of his formerly great self -- plus, the decision saved the squad $10 million. And yet, there's no joy in seeing a surefire Hall of Famer be s ... More >>
As the Denver Broncos get ready to face the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, there's no mistaking the fact that the team |(and QB Peyton Manning in particular) are off to one of the hottest starts in NFL history. They've scored 179 points over four wins (or 44.8 points per game), the most since the NFL m ... More >>
The rivalry between your Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders runs so deep that our recent collection of Raiders suck memes only hints at the passions on both sides. But it's tough to sustain the usual level of antipathy this year -- because even though the Raiders are improving, the 2013-14 Bronc ... More >>
This is Menver, known for its fit, healthy and attractive men. They ski, bike, climb and run. They wear Patagonia, own 4-wheel-drive vehicles and head to the mountains whenever possible. In today's metrosexual, blurred-gender-role world, this can be confusing: Is your date man enough? If you spot ... More >>
Denver blog posts take it one day at a time. South Stands Denver's Colin D. slaps CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora for naming Champ Bailey as a possible salary-cap casualty -- an assertion he sees as pure fiction. At The Colorado Observer, Representative Frank McNulty says more can be done to protect ... More >>
Denver blog posts have an open door policy. South Stands Denver's Colin D. thought he'd enjoy watching Peyton Manning and Champ Bailey in yesterday's Pro Bowl. He couldn't have been more wrong. Denver PR Blog offers up a mo' money, mo' problems infographic. Denver Urbanism's Ryan Mulligan on the ... More >>
Denver blogs is all about the Broncos today. Predominantly Orange's Kim Constantinesco listens to someone impressed by rising star Chris Harris's play: Champ Bailey. Bronco Talk's Jon Heath has gathered all the details you need to know about watching the game right here. Baltimore Beatdown's Bruc ... More >>
Last week, after the Broncos blew out the New Orleans Saints, we suggested that Peyton Manning had finally exorcised Tim Tebow from the souls of Denver fans. But then, the very next week against the Bengals, Manning was called upon to execute a Tebow specialty -- the fourth-quarter comeback. He mana ... More >>
While the interest in Peyton Manning nationally is running high (as witnessed by how often Denver's played in prime time this season), the excitement level locally has been muted in comparison with last year's Tim Tebow mania. But that may be about to change. Hours after the Chosen One missed a bloc ... More >>
After gut-wrenching comebacks-that-weren't to the Falcons and the Texans, the Broncos needed a laugher -- and they got one. Denver's 37-6 demolition of the hated Oakland Raiders was perfectly timed going into the most brutal stretch of an already killer schedule. More important, the game showed the ... More >>
Denver blog posts have had it up to here. Bronco Talk's Monty on Champ Bailey refusing to age despite having started playing NFL football in the '90s. Denver Egotist on the Downtown Denver Partnership Awards. Denver Frank: So that's what the marks on red Solo cups mean!
A short time ago, Broncos' safety Brian Dawkins announced his retirement in the new-fangled way -- via his Twitter account. No, it's not a surprise, particularly given his recent injury history and reports about Denver's search for another secondary vet; more on that below. But it's still a shot to ... More >>
Oh, yes. This year will be epic.Everyone's had their ass kicked at some point, whether in a Final Four pool or in a fantasy league, by the girl who couldn't care less about whatever sport the betting relates to and instead picks winners based on team colors, mascots or how her hair would look ... More >>
Champ Bailey.Look below to find three Denver blog posts. Bronco Talk's Jon weighs in on an NFL.com debate about whether Champ Bailey is the best cornerback of the millennium. Nice to think the Broncos have the best something. At Elephant Journal, Sara Gottfried offers an homage to Betty For ... More >>
Champ Bailey.Denver blog posts are popping up all over. Like here. Predominantly Orange's Kim Constantinesco cheers the Broncos for inking Champ Bailey, and Bailey for taking a little less to stay in orange while another Orangeman -- Melo -- seeks big NYC bucks. Colorado Independent's David ... More >>
John Elway.Give these Denver blog posts a chance. Mile High Report's John Bena applauds Broncos transparency, exemplified this time by John Elway's tweets about making a new Champ Bailey contract a priority. WhoSaidYouSaid wonders if tax proponents can beat the clock. Colorado Independent' ... More >>
Champ Bailey.Denver blog posts? Three of them just crossed our path. Mile High Report's John Bena notes that Champ Bailey's belated invite to the Pro Bowl breaks the all-time record for cornerbacks. Isn't that the kinda guy you want around here, John Fox? Wanna go on a walking tour of the U ... More >>
Denver Police DepartmentIt's your Monday edition of Denver Blogs, with a trio of interesting blog posts from around town. First up, a crack-dealer selling to the people he was hired to protect: Jared Jacang Maher of Face the State (and formerly Westword) brings us this story of Lee Wright, a ... More >>
Only Bronco capable of alarming this cheerleader.One is the loneliest number. The Pro Bowl rosters were released last night, and, assuming there are no Broncos added as replacements, the team will have its fewest representatives since 1988, when punter Mike Horan was the lone Bronco. That tea ... More >>
Eric Studesville.On Friday, Joe Williams, Irv Brown and other ESPN 1600 prognosticators picked the Broncos to crush the Cardinals under the theory that the team would be ultra-motivated after Coach Josh McDaniels's firing and other assorted embarrassments. But they couldn't have been more wro ... More >>
Champ Bailey.Welcome, my friends, to the Denver blog posts that never end. 5280's A.J. Vicens celebrates Champ Bailey's great game against Chiefs stud Dwayne Bowe yesterday -- but notes that the Broncos pulled a contract extension off the table. Colorado Independent's John Tomasic recounts ... More >>
Champ Bailey.We cap the week with these three Denver blog posts. Bronco Talk's Kyle calls the Broncos' decision to set aside contract negotiations with Champ Bailey "alarming," and he's right. Respect the Champ. The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper looks at tasteless campaign fliers. They ... More >>
Well, Denver Beer Fest and the Great American Beer Festival have come and gone -- but there's still plenty to do, including a great excuse to head for the hills: Vail Restaurant Month starts today. Learn more about that, plus see what else is on the menu, below.
Grapes, great athletes and good causes: That's the recipe for Savor the Grape for Charity at Morton's, 8480 East Belleview Avenue in Englewood. Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, the evening of fine wine, food and an auction benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, with special guests Cham ... More >>
Demaryius Thomas.During the Broncos 31-14 trouncing of the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, you could almost hear the entire city of Denver sighing with relief: Aaah, that's more like it! And it was -- particularly in comparison to last week's dispiriting loss to Jacksonville. But there's a very ... More >>
Champ Bailey.Countin' down three Denver blog posts. Mile High Report fan poster Mr MaLoR floats the possibility of the Broncos trading Champ Bailey to get a running back. Which would mean the defensive leader position would fall to... who exactly? Colorado Pols thinks high turnout for today ... More >>
If you'd rather see Josh McDaniels swearing look below.You didn't really think the Broncos were going to win six games and then lose the next ten did you? You didn't really think they would suddenly just turn into the team everyone expected them to be and make a mockery of hope? Wait, what? ... More >>
Chad Ocho Cinco is taking the Broncos match-up very seriously.Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ocho Cinco, who cut off his "Johnson" some time ago, is in self-promotional overload prior to the team's season-opening contest against your Denver Broncos. But will he be tweeting? NFL commissioner ... More >>
Boss Bailey. At this writing, linebacker Boss Bailey's page remains on the Denver Broncos' website -- but that won't be true for long. Yesterday, the team cut him loose. And while that makes sense (he's still rehabbing from the sort of microfracture surgery that makes comebacks slow and difficult), ... More >>
Back again with three more great Twits to follow (sure, that sounds insulting, but "Tweeters" just sounds stupid) for your burgeoning Twitter feed. And as always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @psmyth12 and @champbailey: I know it's the height of baseball season, but ... More >>
Word that cornerback Dre Bly had joined other Broncos defenders given the heave-ho in recent days initially came as a surprise. After all, he's widely regarded as one of the NFL's better defenders. Of course, he was paid like one, and the $3.25 million salary (plus $400,000 in workout bonuses) he wa ... More >>
The weekend has evaporated, as weekends tend to do. After the jump, a user's guide to what you (probably) missed. -- Joe Tone
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 >>
The luckiest mastermind in the entire NFL. Going into Sunday's matchup between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers, I hoped for a Broncos performance that would wipe the smirk off San Diego QB/classless putz Philip Rivers' face. But while I'm thrilled that the Broncos wound up on the win ... More >>
Oh Henry? Here were the choices for Denver Broncos fans who wanted to buy a jersey at a fifth-level souvenir shop at Invesco Field at Mile High last Saturday during a pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys: Jay Cutler; Rod Smith; Javon Walker; John Lynch. And here’s the problem. Three of th ... More >>
The Broncos are expected to release Pro Bowl safety John Lynch this week (he's expected to make an announcement later today, July 31), and that worries me, not because I think it’s a bad move (Lynch, though a leader, was overrated when he got here four years ago and is even more overrated now), bu ... More >>
On July 24, a few hours from this writing, veteran Denver Broncos receiver Rod Smith will announce his retirement. His decision is hardly shocking. Indeed, ESPN calls the declaration a "formality," since Smith didn't play at all last season in the wake of hip surgery -- and his productivity had decl ... More >>
From the week of January 5, 2006
The Crush is ready for its close-up.
Aussie Rules Football reaches out to the untapped Yank talent pool.
The Broncos have begun to Plum the briny depths of the NFL.
Colorado fumbles the ball.
The coach and the Broncos get ready to test Plan Shanahan.
Clinton Portis for Champ Bailey