It's official: Elvis Dumervil, a vaunted sack-master and feared presence on the Broncos defensive line for seven years, is now officially a member of the Baltimore Ravens. How did this disastrous turn of events take place? For reasons that are at least as stupid as the ones that ended with quarterb ... More >>
Ask Broncos fans to name the most hated team figure of the last fifteen years and nearly everybody will automatically answer, "Josh McDaniels." To be certain, the Broncos were dismal under his watch. He orchestrated some much maligned trade, made a plethora of questionable draft picks and, most unfo ... More >>
Most observers believe that Barack Obama won last night's third and final presidential debate, giving him his second win in a row over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. But much of the post-debate analysis suggested that this victory won't matter much in the cosmic scheme of things. The theory: Romney ... More >>
Last week, we wondered if Peyton Manning's two picks versus the Seahawks, following a bad interception against the Bears the week before, were examples of rust or overconfidence. But his performance in a 29-24 loss to the 49ers yesterday was spot-on even after he was slammed to the turf in a manner ... More >>
A lot of Broncos fans shrugged off Peyton Manning's first interception of the preseason against the Chicago Bears. And plenty of those boosters are also writing off the two additional picks he threw in his second outing, a 30-10 Seattle Seahawks victory in Denver. But should they be? After all, the ... More >>
When Josh McDaniels returns to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant this weekend, he won't only provide insight about a Broncos team he coached just last year. He'll also complete an improbable circle in his career. Next year, McDaniels will take over as Patriots offensive coordinator, ... More >>
There's not enough acid in the world to have made Denverites collectively hallucinate the Broncos' 29-23 playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. From the moment Denver's offense came to life in the second quarter to the sight of the CBS studio crew Tebowing, the game was a trip from which we d ... More >>
willismcgahee.comThree Denver Broncos will be going to the Pro Bowl this year -- the NFL's annual all-star game in Hawaii, and all of them, cornerback Champ Baily, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and rookie linebacker Vonn Miller, are deserving of the honor. They've been highlight films into the ... More >>
Big pics below.We gave photographer Eric Gruneisen an interesting assignment: Get snapshots of folks Tebowing at Mile High Stadium before the Denver-Chicago game, whether they're backing the Broncos or the Bears. As you can imagine, he had better luck with Broncos lovers. As for Bears fans, s ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Kyle Orton may be a dead quarterback walking in the view of many Broncos backers, but he's become one the NFL's most sought-after trade targets. Miami fans want him, and now, multiple reports suggest the Vikings might be interested in him, too. But will Minnesota give up enough to ... More >>
Jay Cutler.Step right up to these Denver blog posts. Mile High Report poster Royal Fan polls readers about whether Jay Cutler should be booed when he returns to Invesco in a Bears uni. Consensus thus far: Yes! Colorado Pols: The redistricting "Kumbaya Committee" is teetering. Square State' ... More >>
Jay Cutler.Make those Denver blog posts happen. Mile High Report's Troy Hufford notes that Bears fan Barack Obama says he won't get involved with NFL lockout talks. His last look at Jay Cutler's probably why. 5280's Michael de Yoanna: No reelection bid for Paula Sandoval. Denver Egotist lo ... More >>
Rick Reilly.How did I wind up with a book from the collection of ESPN's Rick Reilly? It was definitely an act of generosity on his part, but not because he directly targeted me for his largesse despite my coverage of him tongue-bathing the State Capitol dome in 2009 after incorrectly predicti ... More >>
Jay Cutler.Our post yesterday suggesting that Jay Cutler acted like a pussy in the Bears' loss to the Packers on Sunday churned up an emotional debate about whether Sweet Baby Jay is being unfairly pilloried or deserves to be grouped with Steve Bartman among Chicago's greatest sports villains ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.Is it fair to blame Coach Josh McDaniels for the Broncos' humiliating 59-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders yesterday? In a word: yes. McDaniels was brought to Denver to revitalize a once-proud franchise. Instead, he's steadily undermined the squad with stupid decisions, poor manag ... More >>
It was almost six weeks ago that metal legend Ronnie James Dio died and the tributes keep rolling in. Yesterday, a video appeared online that featured members of thrash mainstays Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax sharing their memories of the man. The video was originally recorded and broadc ... More >>
Adam Schefter's investing close to home.Back in February, we noted that "Dealin' Doug" Moreland had purchased Denver's two Jack FM stations, with the outlets' websites coming down the next month. We told you to expect format changes, and now we've got a clue as to what the approach might be: ... More >>
Most people just go along to get along. But every once in a while a hellacious disagreement -- about principle, turf, money, or who cut the cheese -- makes for an old-fashioned Western display of rootin'-tootin' feudin' and cussedness. The most memorable Colorado showdowns of the past ten ... More >>
www.govnrspark.com/The BCS Championship game is set for January 7 between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns, but it's never too early to get your party plans in order and identify the bars that will provide a friendly haven for your cheering pleasure. Here's a rundown of where ... More >>
Would a short commute be enough to convince Mike Shanahan to stay in Colorado?We've reached the point in the Dan Hawkins saga where no one is even pretending he can survive as coach of the CU Buffs. After this past weekend's catastrophe against the Cyclones of Iowa State, talk among members o ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe thought of figuring out who's more stressed out than we are is stressing us out!It's been a month to the day since the Daily Beast declared Denver to be the fifth-smartest city in the United States -- and apparently the folks at the American Psychological Association think o ... More >>
The Sports Column is a Steelers bar. So that'll be fun next weekend.The World Series is in full swing, and although the Rockies didn't make it this year, just about every TV in every sports bar in town has been tuned to the match-up between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. ... More >>
Fox Sports' Tim Ryan and Jay Cutler have a thing goin' on.Sorry, Kyle Orton. Even if the Broncos go undefeated this season, you probably still won't get any respect from NFL media wise guys. Latest example: Fox Sports' Tim Ryan, who was asked in a "5 Questions" piece if the Bears made the rig ... More >>
Coming in to the 2009 season, the Denver Broncos seemed set at the quarterback position. (Pause for peals of laughter.) Now, things are considerably more unsettled -- sort of like passengers on the Titanic. As you may have heard, Jay Cutler is gone; Kyle Orton, the man traded from Chicago for Sweet ... More >>
Lucky Jay Cutler still gets to wear orange hats.The Broncos' 27-17 loss to the Chicago Bears last night didn't start out so badly thanks to a crowd whose berserker rage fired up the defense throughout the first quarter. Once the throng's energy level eased up, however, members of the Denver D ... More >>
Jay Cutler: A total kitty cat?Funny story out Chicago yesterday -- especially if, like most Broncos fans, you desperately want Jay Cutler to wind up working as a bouncer at the one strip club of Santa Claus, Indiana. The story went like this: Vikings receiver Bobby Wade went on a podcast in M ... More >>
Kyle Orton seen sleeping one off in a piece from BustedCoverage.com. Wow: That was suspenseful. The competition to succeed Jay Cutler as Broncos QB is already over now that Kyle Orton has been awarded the starting position -- although it's debatable whether he should regard this move as a victory. ... More >>
I'm mad. Mad about new Broncos coach JoshMcDufus's arrogantly poor handling of the Jay Cutler affair, mad about his signing of, as my friend Mayf called it, the PuPu Platter of washed up running backs (Correll Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington and LaMont Jordan) to compliment (?) our existing cast of be ... More >>
A Flickr photoC'mon, Broncomaniacs! The glass is half full! Okay, at first glance, it looks the Broncos got the royal screw in the Jay Cutler trade. But I offer you three reasons why this could be one of the better deals Denver sports has seen. 1. We no longer have Cutler! This seems like a bad th ... More >>
A photo of Kyle Orton from BustedCoverage.com. Excited about the Broncos getting Chicago Bears underachiever Kyle Orton in trade for rocket-armed, soft-headed Jay Cutler? You'll be even more psyched after eyeballing some of the photos of Orton gettin' down with his bad self in the company of lovely ... More >>
A Flickr photoBroncos owner Pat Bowlen with 2008 Hall of Fame enshrinee Gary Zimmerman. The controversy over the Denver Broncos' decision to send quarterback Jay Cutler to Chicago for some draft picks and party-starter Kyle Orton has apparently made the folks in the team's ticket office fearful tha ... More >>
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