Denver blog posts are mad about March Madness. The Ralphie Report's Jon Woods notes that if the CU Buffs beat Illinois in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, they'll likely face second-seed Miami. Fortunately, Andre Roberson's no longer viral. CSURams.com hypes the other Colorado team to make th ... More >>
When most veteran Broncos fans first muttered the phrase "Raiders suck!," they didn't: The team was good for decades, which partly (but only partly) explains why we hated them so much. Now, though, the Raiders really do suck -- and with the Broncos slated to play them tonight, it seemed like the per ... 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 >>
How insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities.
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "news," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Latest Word. These are the winners only; for a complete list of finalists go here: "Here are your 2011 Denver #W ... 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 >>
Michael O'Connor.Update: On January 11, acclaimed CU Buffs linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested on sex assault charges, as documented in a post on view in its entirety below. Now, a second CU former CU linebacker, Michael O'Connor, has been arrested in the case -- reportedly for letting Si ... More >>
Courtesy of CUBuffs.comPassing the torch from one conference to another. The CU Buffs will reportedly announce tomorrow that they're leaving the Big 12 in favor of the Pac 10 -- proof that future potential trumps present mediocrity.
What's Dan Hawkins happy about?As CU fans were wondering if the school will wind up in an expanded Pac 10 or remain in the Big 12, the NCAA hit the university with sanctions. Why? The football and basketball programs failed to reach required minimum academic standards -- which is shocking gi ... More >>
"I'm still number one. Really."Would you love to check out posts from Denver blogs? Hope so, 'cause here are three of them. Kyle at Bronco Talk sees the release of QB Tom Brandstater like so: "Perhaps the Kyle Orton trade rumors will settle down, and the Broncos can move forward with unmitig ... 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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Nancy LevineHolly Hartnett.It's about that time. Today in Cafe Society: • Behind the Bar with Holly Hartnett of Venue. • Under Fire: Caramel Groundhog Day. • Guess where I'm eating? • Denver's newest road trip: Interstate Kitchen & Bar. • Oktoberfest is for sale. Will some ... 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 >>
At last, the pairings for the two NFL conference championship games are set: The San Diego Chargers face off against the New England Patriots in the AFC contest, while the Green Bay Packers take on the New York Giants for NFC supremacy. These aren't exactly dream matchups for Colorado football fans, ... More >>
Once the laughingstock of high school football, the Nederland Panthers have climbed the mountain. If only they could stay there.
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
Not all hopes will be crushed at the Crush open tryouts.
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The Broncos have begun to Plum the briny depths of the NFL.
Colorado fumbles the ball.
After Melo's pal takes the pot rap, others cop to jocks' past sins.
CU football grinds on under the weight of the past.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.
As college teams bowl for dolors, Shanahan keeps burning.
Calculating the pluses and minuses of rah-rah sports coverage.
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.
The "dull" Air Force Academy football team and its stoic coach zoom toward a bowl landing.
Put your pigskin pedigree to the test.
The true spirit of sport returns when pigskins fly.
Post columnist Woody Paige's big shtick shrinks in chilly Utah.
DU's hockey team is making noise again.
After a brief Gator flirtation, the Broncos' coach must get back to business.
The society columnist for a neighborhood newspaper is the talk of the upper crust.
Despite a time-out for terror, 2001's roster was full.
A haywire computer stops CU short of its goal.
The School of Mines football team is kicking butt this year.
Let's get ready to fumble!
USC may again tackle a football program -- hoping to score more enrollment.
Nebraska's heading straight for the top. Sorry, CU.
What if things were just a little different for quarterback Mike Perez?