Peyton Manning and Missy Franklin are hoping to make a big hit and a big splash tonight on the annual ESPY Awards, hosted by ESPN. Both Colorado athletes are up for two different awards, and ESPN is letting fans vote on who should win until 7 p.m. (MST) tonight -- the same time that the broadcast of ... More >>
Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... 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 >>
Posts like our collection of the top ten "You know you're from Colorado when...." punchlines celebrate life in our fair state. But what about the opposite side of that coin? Turns out the last breath of many memorable folks was of our thin air. We've assembled a roster of the ten most notable passin ... More >>
How can Denver be in the playoffs and still be a national laughingstock? This morning, NPR opened a half-hour segment by noting that the Broncos have 120-1 odds against making the Super Bowl, with the host wryly noting that this fact probably won't prevent some Tim Tebow fans from betting on them. B ... More >>
Big pics below.No question about it, the ascension of Tim Tebow has established a unique style of football in Denver. The Broncos have managed to distill all the heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting competitiveness of NFL action and compress it into the final couple of minutes (and somet ... More >>
Bill Cosby.Tim Tebow's NFL rise has done more than boost the Broncos' chances of making the playoffs. It's inspired musical tributes, tattoos and Tumblrs, the naming of racehorses and a slew of testimonials from celebrities and pundits from beyond the world of sports. The latest examples of ... More >>
Big pics below.The 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival's slogan is "Roll out the Red" -- a reference to the many red carpet screenings on tap over the next week and a half or so. The first of those took place last night at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House -- or, as Like Crazy director Drake Doremus ... More >>
Tim Tebow.After Tim Tebow's Miami Miracle, Kyle Garratt shared the ten best tweets about The Chosen One. But the worm has turned, and this week, Twitter Nation has been raining hate on poor Timmy. Fortunately, some of it's pretty amusing -- unless you're the kind of person who was offended by ... More >>
There are still plenty of people who doubt Tim Tebow's QB skills -- but no one should downgrade his ability to pimp, albeit in a vigorously wholesome way. Shortly after the launch of a website devoted to Tebowing -- striking Timmy's trademark prayerful pose of thanks -- the man himself jumped ... More >>
Tim Tebow.This morning on ESPN Radio, NFL analyst John Clayton said both Tebow lovers and Tebow haters got what they wanted from the Broncos' hilarious 18-15 win versus the Dolphins yesterday. But frankly, Tebow lovers got more -- including a mighty strong argument that God not only exists, ... More >>
Miller.Von Miller got screwed. Well, about as much as a guy who just signed a $21 million contract can get screwed. Last year's No. 2 overall pick, Ndamukong Suh, who was selected by the Detroit Lions, signed a deal that could be worth $68 million. Since Miller opted to stay in school last y ... 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 >>
Kyle Orton.Kyle Orton has been praised up one side and down the other for his play in this weekend's loss to the Detroit Lions. Why? Presumably because Broncos fans, and journalists covering the team, are so desperate to find something positive to write about a team seemingly on the fast trac ... More >>
Do you really need money this bad, Mike?The Denver Post reports that former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is in discussions to become the next coach of the Washington Redskins. Familiar? That rumor's been floating around for weeks now, and it makes sense given that current 'Skins coach Jim Zor ... More >>
Every year, on a seemingly random day at the end of November, America celebrates Thanksgiving. (Canadians, as usual, get this completely wrong and hold it in October.) It's a day of tradition, a day to give thanks. And a day, or so it's become over time, that we all do inexplicable things j ... More >>
Woody Paige has painted a target on Kyle Orton's back.You had to know it'd happen about now -- and that Woody Paige would be the instigator. When the Broncos were 6-0, Kyle Orton was the toast of the town -- or at least no one was referring to him as toast, as fans had been doing before the ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 as delusional as Cutler in ... More >>
Tatum Bell: hang onto that pigskin!. How desperate are the Denver Broncos for a healthy running back? Desperate enough to reach out to former Bronco Tatum Bell, whose release earlier this year by the Detroit Lions only made headlines because teammate Rudi Johnson accused him of stealing his bags o ... More >>
Tatum Bell. On yesterday's episode of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debated a bizarre story that had surfaced about former Denver Broncos running back Tatum Bell; shortly after being cut by his most recent team, the Detroit Lions, Bell was captured on vid ... More >>
For someone growing up in Colorado, attending a Broncos game is a right of passage. But before November 19, only one of my children -- my son, Nick, who's 18 -- had experienced the crazed spectacle firsthand. I managed to score a pair of tickets to a preseason game against Green Bay when he was real ... More >>
A note from Broncos fans to Chicagoans on the occasion of the September 30 loss by the Chicago Bears to the Detroit Lions: Did we forget to tell you that Brian Griese sucks? -- Michael Roberts
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