Five more years! ESPN and the Aspen Skiing Company announced this week that the Winter X Games will remain in Colorado through at least 2019. This weekend's events -- free for spectators -- include Snowboard Slopestyle, Snowmobile Long Jump, Women's Snowboard SuperPipe, and Ski Big Air on Saturday, ... More >>
The arrest of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov for allegedly beating girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk is a story that naturally falls into both the news and sports categories. As such, it's also been a major topic on sports-talk radio -- and on Friday, ESPN Denver and 104.3/The Fan took vastly ... More >>
Beware what you blast on Twitter: It could come back to haunt you. Case in point: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers casually bet Denver nurse Todd Sutton a year's salary that his pal, Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, never used performance-enhancing drugs -- which Braun has just admi ... More >>
The Golden Triangle Farmers' Market will debut Sunday, July 28, in the south parking lot adjacent to Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub, 955 Bannock Street. Organizers are kicking off the new gathering with a party at the coffee shop this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be drink specials, raffle prizes a ... More >>
Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mountain lion mascot, has put together quite a career over the 22 years that he has been thrilling basketball fans -- sometimes providing their only thrill during the particularly lean years. Over that time, the supremely athletic gymnast has perfected his routine -- from f ... More >>
During ESPN's pre-game build-up to last night's error-filled Broncos loss to the Falcons, past Westword profile subject Rick Reilly hosted a segment featuring Denver mayor Michael Hancock talking in greater detail than he has since being elected (and maybe ever) about what's arguably his greatest ac ... More >>
Last month, Denver Broncos star defender Elvis Dumervil was arrested in Miami after what was portrayed as an armed road-rage incident. Dumervil responded by retaining the legal services of Harvey Steinberg, an attorney with a seemingly magic touch when it comes to getting pro footballers out of trou ... More >>
In our original post about Denver Broncos star Elvis Dumervil's arrest in Miami, we referenced a post from South Stands Denver's Colin D., who said early info made the bust sound like "a black thing." The subsequent release of a police report brought that take into question for at least one reader.
Neill Franklin.Our interview with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition executive director Neill Franklin, who co-wrote a letter criticizing U.S. Attorney John Walsh's seizure threat to 23 dispensaries near schools attracted many comments that went beyond the subject at hand. Example: this list ... More >>
It's all Tebow, all the time here in Denver. Just in case you haven't grown tired of the wall-to-wall Tebow coverage, here's yet another piece devoted to the Denver Broncos QB, whose renown is steadily reaching mythical proportions. This one's from ESPN, and it began airing earlier this week. ... More >>
Videos below.Why aren't we sick of the Tim Tebow media avalanche yet? Becuase lots of the flow is hilarious, or weirdly fascinating, or just plain weird. Examples? How about the Seinfeld clips in which George nicknames himself "T-Bone," now subtly altered to sound like "Tebow." Or the ESPN tr ... More >>
Denver blog posts are on the cyber-road again. In the wake of ESPN dubbing Von Miller the NFL's best rookie through three weeks, Predominantly Orange's Dustin Davis sees him on a Defensive Rookie of the Year path. The Denver PR Blog gives you a good reason to rock a 'stache. The latest piece by T ... More >>
Adam Schefter.Denver blog posts are multiplying. Predominantly Orange's Chris Krier sees credibility in optimistic CBA tweets by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Are you ready for some football? Square State's saindenver: If you want to change the direction, get involved. WhoSaidYouSaid's Kelly Maher ... More >>
T.G.I. Friday's new craft-beer-soaked Angus steak.T.G.I. Friday's would be so much cooler if the chain would just embrace and enjoy the fact that it's a punchline. Being a joke isn't necessarily a bad thing. Charlie Sheen, Tom Tancredo and the entire cast of Jersey Shore get it and make it ... More >>
John Fox.It's Denver blog post roundup time again. Mile High Report's KaptainKirk links to an ESPN item in which Broncos coach John Fox promises the team will be championship-caliber "very soon." Your mouth to Tim Tebow's savior's ear, pal. Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard cites a stud ... More >>
Big pic below.Bleacher Report recently assembled its list of the 50 biggest creeps in sports, featuring the likes of Brett Favre and Ben Roethlisberger prior to the top dog, former Baylor coach Dave Bliss. And repping Colorado? Not just ex-Bronco Travis Henry and Kobe Bryant, for that little ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Sometimes it seems that every day is Tim Tebow day on ESPN -- but it really was yesterday, with the debut of the documentary Everything In Between and a slew of appearances on the radio and TV sides of the operation. Arguably the most amusing of them was a behind-the-scenes video f ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Our post yesterday about an ESPN SportsNation poll showing almost half the voters want Tim Tebow to start at QB for the Broncos brought out some passionate love from one of our readers. But the love wasn't for Tebow. It was directed at Kyle Orton, the current Broncos starter.
Tim Tebow.Thanks to Josh McDaniels' success at destroying the Broncos, exemplified by the team's 59-14 loss to the Raiders, Denver's on ESPN's radar right now. On Tuesday, Pardon the Interruption's Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon suggested that McDaniels stay in London after this weekend's ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony.Word that Carmelo Anthony had put the New Jersey Nets atop his trade list made more sense for his fame-addicted reality-TV star wife La La Vazquez than for his chances of winning a championship. But while some outlets suggest that Houston's now the trade frontrunner, more pers ... More >>
Tom Manoogian.Things are changing fast for Denver's latest sports-talk radio station. Last week, both co-owner Dealin' Doug Moreland and morning host/Channel 4 anchor Vic Lombardi told us the new station would debut today at 102.3 FM, which had been simulcasting Jack-FM along with 105.5 FM. N ... More >>
Is Lala jealous?Nothing's nicer for a husband-to-be than to be treated like an object of affection amid his wedding lead-up. But for Carmelo Anthony, the person spraying him with the most love these days isn't his intended, Lala Vasquez. It's Amare Stoudemire, who's spent much of his time sin ... More >>
Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite didn't know what to expect when two years ago she returned to Denver, moved into the basement of her parent's house with her one-year-old twins (daddy stayed in LA) and turned the cameras on City Lax, the inner-city youth lacrosse progr ... More >>
Who's laughing now, J.R.?J.R. Smith and Twitter -- not always the perfect combination. Last August, the Denver Post's Woody Paige knocked Smith's tweets as immature, while a separate article implied that his use of the letter "K" as a substitute for "C" recalled spelling used by members of t ... More >>
Lori MidsonSix pack abs and a nice rack are on the menu at Tilted Kilt The Tilted Kilt, which opens tomorrow at 1201 16th Street in the former ESPN Zone space, has a menu. I know this because I ordered from it last night during a preview dinner. But when you're surrounded by hot guys that inch up ... More >>
Jay Cutler looking happy in an image from the Chicago Bears' website.Chicago remains giddy at the thought that former Broncos QB Jay Cutler will return the Bears to the promised land. But fans might not be too thrilled to hang out with the petulant passer, as indicated by excerpts from a Cutl ... More >>
Ryan Spliborghs.This morning on ESPN Radio, Jason Smith noted that only one walk-off grand slam in Major League Baseball history had taken place in a later inning than Ryan Spilborghs' 14th inning shocker that lifted the Colorado Rockies to an unlikely win over the San Francisco Giants last n ... More >>
a Flickr photo Our daily ticket to blog-land. Got something for us? Send it here. The Pew Center released a report on corrections. Colorado's correctional population ranks 15th among states. (Square State) The NL West is the second best division in baseball. That sound you hear is ESPN trying to f ... More >>
So, it looks like our favorite singer-songwriter, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, has become everybody else's favorite, after all. Ms. Sandwich (or Ms. Anderson, if you prefer formality), appearing this Friday, June 26, on the Meadowlark patio, has garnered invitations to perform at the upcoming UMS and ... More >>
As we note in this week's cover story, "Colorado's Parkour Pioneers are Running With It," the discipline of parkour is best described not through words, but through videos. With that in mind, we've collected a variety of parkour movies, from locally filmed Colorado Parkour clips like the one above ... More >>
Our daily stroll through the local blogosphere. Brandon Marshall's ex-girlfriend will be interviewed on ESPN this weekend. Why do we suspect she's not bragging about his gift-giving prowess? (Complete Colorado) The case against high-speed rail in Colorado. (Face the State) You know you're bad wh ... More >>
Sweet Baby Jay. Dear Jay -- First of all, congratulations on proving that passive resistance is still a viable strategy in this day and age. After all the comments and complaints you made about Josh McDaniels' attempt to trade you for his old buddy, Matt Cassel, you've proven that silence can be a ... More >>
Josh McDevil -- er, McDaniels -- in an image from the KeepJayFireMcDaniels.com website. The tide seemed to be turning against Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler in his current pout-off with new coach Josh McDaniels over trade talks in which McDaniels considered swapping Cutler for former New Eng ... More >>
In a 2001 Message column, we profiled former Denver Bronco Mark Schlereth under the headline, "Two-Way Player: Mark Schlereth Tries to Balance Local Radio With a Rising TV Career." Seven years later, he's still trying to do so. While he doesn't have a daily radio position in Denver at present, he ... More >>
The Mtn. vice president and general manager Kim Carver. Last night, on KEPN/1600 AM, ESPN Radio's Denver affiliate, syndicated host Jon Stashower discussed one of the big college-football matchups of the weekend: Saturday's faceoff between the Utah Utes and the Brigham Young University Cougars. ... More >>
Clash of the Titans brawls into Denver.
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