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 >>
Talk about a Mile High-plus example of Broncos pride: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has temporarily renamed all the 14ers in the state after Denver players. The numbers work out well: The standard NFL roster boasts 53 players -- and the number of Colorado 14ers just happens to be 53. That mean ... 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 >>
Yeah, I know: It's ridiculous. We ought to be celebrating the Broncos' 26-13 victory over the Raiders in Oakland last night. After all, it's Denver's eighth straight win, and it keeps alive the chance that the team could move up in playoffs seeding. But damn it if Peyton Manning's transformation of ... 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 >>
Yeah, I predicted that the Broncos would win four games this season -- out of sixteen, not out of four. I couldn't be more thrilled to be eating crow after yesterday's game. My top ten reasons why: 10. When the Cowboys took an early 10-0 lead, I expected the Broncos to fold like the French governm ... 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 >>
A photo of Dre' Bly from the Denver Broncos' official website. 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 t ... More >>
The weekend has evaporated, as weekends tend to do. After the jump, a user's guide to what you (probably) missed. -- Joe Tone
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