Looks like Broncos receiver Wes Welker will have more time to recover from his latest concussion; he's been suspended for four games after reportedly testing positive for amphetamines. Welker's not alone. He's the second Bronco so far this year to violate the NFL's substance abuse policy (kicker Ma ... More >>
The Denver Broncos finished 25th on Forbes's list of the world's fifty most valuable sports teams, down two spots from last year. The rankings were based on each team's enterprise value (total equity plus debt) and their current or pending stadium deals. The Broncos are valued at $1.161 billion. Of ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definitio ... More >>
Over the past week, I've been telling every Broncos loyalist within the sound of my voice that Denver wouldn't cover the 28-point spread over Jacksonville -- reportedly the largest margin ever in the NFL. But I thought the reason would be boredom: Peyton Manning and company would jump out to a hefty ... More >>
If the folks at Comcast wanted to maximize hatred and inspire customers to explore satellite delivery, they couldn't have chosen a better time for a cable outage than at halftime of as crazy a Broncos game as any in recent memory -- a 51-48 victory over the Dallas Cowboys not decided until the final ... 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 >>
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 >>
The Broncos' loss to the Ravens on Saturday was agonizing, and not just because we (like pretty much everyone else) inaccurately predicted an easy Denver win. But let's put things in perspective, shall we? In our opinion, there have been five Broncos playoff defeats that were even worse. Make yourse ... More >>
Yep, Tim Tebow and the Broncos are in the playoffs, and each day this week, to get you ready for Saturday's showdown with the New England Patriots, we're going to put real fans to the test with brain teasers from the Denver Broncos Trivia Game (the 1985 version, which I just found at a local antique ... More >>
Update: Lakewood Police were able to identify the woman found in the parking lot of a Lakewood apartment complex at 5 a.m. this bitterly cold morning as Karen Marie Esquibel, 48. But while a Lakewood police spokesman was initially optimistic that she would survive, it was not to be. She died ... More >>
John Elway.John Elway became a Super Bowl hero, but he didn't always look like a football god among men in the big game, as Yahoo! Sports' Darren Pare points out. In anticipation of this weekend's Packers-Steelers tilt, Pare chose the five worst Super Bowl performances of all time -- and Elwa ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony: "You're kidding me, right?"Oh, what a bizarre document the folks at Westword sister paper the Dallas Observer stumbled upon today. It's a handwritten request for a preliminary restraining order against Carmelo Anthony -- plus Dwyane Wade, Mark Cuban, Jerry Reinsdorf and Jerry ... More >>
One of the most unlikely debates to arise following the Broncos win over the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday involved the hugs between baller Brandon Marshall and coach Josh McDaniels -- the first immediately after Marshall's astonishing touchdown catch, the second in a post-game press conference. ... 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 >>
Tony Romo.Your 3-0 Broncos face their biggest test this Sunday, when they take on the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo, a talented but erratic QB who's prone to distractions, as demonstrated by his high-profile relationship with buxom, brain-challenged Jessica Simpson. Unfortunately, Romo has bro ... More >>
Homer Duggins is the biggest sports fan in Denver and Westword's gambling, uh, "expert." Read his dispatches every Friday in the Latest Word sports section. What an incredible week it was for Denver sports! Good thing it's chilly now too, because it get really hot wearing my Sakic jersey on ... More >>
Winning NFL coach Tony Dungy thinks the stars of tomorrow deserve to get off to a positive start, and that's why, for the first time ever, he's hosting Tony Dungy's RED ZONE '09, a special Fathom Events screening tonight at more than 450 theaters nationwide, including eleven here along the Fr ... More >>
Mark MangerYesterday I was called out of a very important Cafe strategy meeting at the Fainting Goat to take a call from a fellow scribbler, up against a deadline at the Chicago Tribune and looking for a few words about local chain Smashburger. "Tell me," he said, "on a scale of one to ten w ... More >>
In many of the stories about the roof collapse at the Dallas Cowboys practice bubble over the weekend (seen vividly in the video above), special teams coach Joe DeCamillis is identified as the son-in-law of former Cowboys star Dan Reeves, as if that's his principal claim to fame. But if DeCamillis' ... More >>
Flag football isnt just for gym class.
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 >>
Music has no borders.
Chief, I used some miles to upgrade to business class on the flight over here thinking I might cop a few z's and arrive in Europe fresh. The only problem with this plan is my notorious penchant to abuse open bars. I am older and wiser now, so I thought I discretion might rule the day. I was doing f ... More >>
This feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity.
Let's get ready to fumble!
The NFL tries to recover from a series of fumbles.
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 Bills. Live with it.