There are plenty of reasons to read Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile, Nate Jackson's breezy account of his struggles as a mostly backup player for six seasons. It's grimly funny, surprisingly well-written, bristling with backstage stuff without seeming gossipy, ru ... More >>
The Sklar Brothers stand apart in the current comedy scene with their unique style of two-man storytelling and accessibly nerdy material. Primarily known for their hilariously analytical take on sports with ESPN's Cheap Seats and the History Channel's Freakanomics-style look at U.S. data, The United ... More >>
Watching Ray Lewis acting like the king of the world after playing a thoroughly ordinary game, and seeing Joe Fluke-o named MVP after the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl victory yesterday was enough to make me nearly throw up my seven-layer dip. Fortunately, Las Vegas sports books give our Denver Bronc ... More >>
Sunday's Broncos-Ravens match-up looked to be the most difficult on Denver's second-half-of-the-season schedule -- a road game against a division-leading team whose quarterback, Joe Flacco, continues to chirp about how he and his squad are among the NFL's elite. They sure as hell didn't look like it ... More >>
It's time for the 2012 edition of Westword's Denver Web Awards, our annual celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. Back at the end of September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects and voices, and a team of Westword staffers and contributors has ... More >>
Yesterday's formal parting of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts unleashed a barrage of speculation about where the QB -- an all-time great, albeit one whose future is uncertain as he continues to recover from a neck injury -- might land. And while Denver wasn't thought to be a possible desti ... More >>
Brady Quinn.If bench-warming hunk Brady Quinn entertained any fantasies about returning to the Denver Broncos next season, he should put them out of his mind. Why? In a new GQ article, Quinn makes a number of impolitic comments about Tim Tebow that virtually guarantee he'll be wearing an ora ... More >>
FlickrFeel like you're getting jacked each time you use an automatic teller machine? There's a good reason for that. A new survey from Bankrate.com spotlights the five U.S. cities with the highest ATM transaction fees. And guess who won.
What's that, Chad? You want our attention? What a shock...NFL fans know Chad Ochocinco as a loudmouth. Even back when he had a real last name, 85 constantly chattered with officials, made signs asking not to be fined, tweeted constantly and sought out the spotlight in 1,001 ways. Call him a ... More >>
He's looking for the goddess. Are you the goddess?Attention ladies: Are you looking for a man who's not afraid to get a little sand on his tuxedo? How about a gentleman who considers himself a "refined valley dude"? Well, Video Mate has the man for you. Or had the man for you, rather, back in ... 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 >>
Dave Logan.Only a few months ago, many University of Colorado fans were touting Dave Logan as the CU Buffs' next head coach. But it was not to be: CU's hiring of Jon Embree made it clear that Logan is unlikely to ever jump from coaching Mullen High School to his Division I dream job. So he's ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.The Broncos' recent downturn, capped by an epic choke job versus the San Francisco 49ers, bummed out fans -- but who knew it would also surprise objective observers like Yahoo! Sports' Shane Bacon. In his list of the ten most disappointing NFL teams of 2010, Bacon awards the Br ... 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 >>
Tim Tebow, cover boy.When I stepped into my kitchen this morning, I found the cover of the latest edition of 5280 -- the one featuring Tim Tebow and the question, "The Second Coming?" -- taped to our cereal cabinet along with a Post-It from my daughter that read: "Should we burn it or pray to ... More >>
It's not all over, LeBron. But it could be soon.Last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who many NBA experts picked to win a championship this year, were annihilated by the Boston Celtics thanks in large part to a shockingly subpar, seemingly disinterested performance by LeBron James. The Cavs a ... More >>
Would they be safer in Davy Jones' locker -- or John Elway's?Some box office prognosticators predicted that Hot Tub Time Machine would be a box-office smash thanks to positive word of mouth. But that won't happen in Denver, especially among Broncos fans. Why not? Because one of the plot poin ... More >>
A lot of things have been said about former Cleveland QB Brady Quinn since he was traded to the Broncos -- some positive, others not so much. But who would have guessed that an NFL Network commentator would refer to him by the C-word superimposed boldly across the top of the video player above. As ... More >>
Yes, ladies, he is scrumptious. But can he play?New acquisition Brady Quinn is the Broncos' savior? Anyone who watched the former Cleveland signal caller's ineptitude during the Browns' 27-6 loss to the Broncos last season should have a hard time offering hosannas -- but that didn't stop a ca ... More >>
"You've got to admit, I am pretty damn hot. Looking, I mean."In our Denver Blogs feature last Thursday, we reacted with amazement upon discovering a credible local blogger -- Mile High Report's Tim Lynch -- who actually thought the Broncos would be wise to obtain the services of Cleveland QB ... More >>
Bet the ladies would like him, anyhow...People write blogs about Denver every day. Here are three of them. Tim Lynch at Mile High Report thinks it might be worth it for the Broncos to spend a low-round draft pick to get dreamy but ineffective Cleveland QB Brady Quinn for backup purposes. May ... 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 >>
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 >>
My girlfriend. Ha! I wish!Hello, sports fans. My name is Homer Duggins and I've been a monster Denver devotee for, like, my whole life! When I was a kid, I totally asked my parents to paint my room blue and green for the Denver Zephyrs, and I wore black and gold to school every day for a year ... 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 >>
Here they are, Josh and Jay: your new role models. "Not sure I actually wanted to revisit high school, but thanks to the Broncos, we don't have much choice," writes Dave Krieger at the top of his Denver Post column this morning, and truer words were never typed. During interviews yesterday, Broncos ... More >>
Jay Cutler: Buffalo Bill? 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 ... More >>
Thanks to the way the Broncos handled the New York Jets yesterday, you can bet we'll be hearing plenty of fans espousing the most popular, and positive, theory to explain the squad's inexplicable season to date: The team plays up to, or down to, the level of its opponents. And since, by definition ... More >>
Who's ready for some Fantasy Congress?
The Crush is ready for its close-up.
Hey, Sparky, think it's time to pull the plug on the Bowl Championship Series wizards?
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.
Put your pigskin pedigree to the test.
Is that a tuba in your pocket?
Great moments in Bronco history--and hysteria.
DENVER'S FAVORITE CANADIAN MILLIONAIRE WANTS A STADIUM SUBSIDY. HERE'S WHAT HE WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT IT.BRONCO BULLY PAT BOWLEN PLAYS SMASH-MOUTH POLITICS IN HIS QUEST FOR A NEW STADIUM.
THE DENVER GANGS WANTED TONY BROWN'S BOYS. SO HE TOOK HIS FAMILY AND HEADED FOR THE HILLS.HOME ON THE RANGE MEET THE MUSLIM COWBOYS OF MOSCA, COLORADO.