Talk about high expectations. The Broncos won yesterday's game against the Chiefs to go 2-0 in the young NFL season, yet the way they did it -- eking out a last-minute 24-17 victory after nearly giving up a big lead, just like in last week's season opener against the Colts -- inspired Broncos lovers ... More >>
Hope you didn't wind up in intensive care after the Broncos' 2014 regular season debut last night. The team looked like world beaters in the first half, running up a 24-0 lead thanks to the heroics of Peyton Manning and Julius Thomas, then nearly gagged the victory away thanks to predictable play ca ... More >>
Those of us who live in Colorado tend to think of the Broncos as the NFL team with the best fans. But that's not how Forbes sees it. The publication's top ten ranking definitely includes Denver, as well as the Indianapolis Colts, who face our local heroes Sunday night to kick off the 2014 season. Bu ... More >>
This weekend is overflowing with food events, including Westword's own DISH, a Broncos season kickoff party at Elway's (where else?) and the Denver Food and Wine grand tasting -- among many other dinners and festivals. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Whet You ... More >>
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 >>
During Peyton Manning's second season as a Denver Bronco, we've overheard quite a few conversations between guys that go something like this: "I'm not gay, but if I was, I'd really go for Peyton Manning." Why have so many straight dudes in these parts developed a Manning crush -- a fondness for Pey ... More >>
Denver blog posts are all about the gridiron today. Mile High Report's Tim Lynch rounds up views about the Broncos following the loss to Indianapolis -- and the consensus that the team may not be all it was cracked up to be. On the other hand, Predominantly Orange's Matt Petrero sees a silver lini ... More >>
The Broncos' 39-33 defeat to Indianapolis last night was undeniably gut-wrenching. But did it come from out of the blue? Not if you've been paying attention. Over the past few weeks, Denver's been flirting with catastrophe on a regular basis, only to survive with their impressive regular-season win ... More >>
Colts QB Andrew Luck faces a big challenge this weekend, when he faces off against the Broncos' Peyton Manning in PM's first game in Indianapolis since leaving for Denver. But Luck may have an even harder time when it comes to earning a place of honor when it comes to the ten best neckbeards in hist ... More >>
The hype surrounding Peyton Manning's first game in Indianapolis since leaving the Colts for the Denver Broncos seems to be irritating PM to no end. But others seem to be enjoying the attention, including several students from Indy's Decatur Central High School, who put together "Peyton's Coming Hom ... 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 >>
So this happened. This past Saturday night in Indianapolis in an airplane hangar somewhere, Peyton Manning offered up this chilling rendition of "Folsom Prison Blues" with Luke Bryan. Clearly, Manning is an upgrade from Tebow in more ways than one. Want more? You got it. The Broncos' QB also karaoke ... 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 >>
Now we know who the Broncos will face in their 2013 playoffs debut: the Baltimore Ravens, by dint of the squad's 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. So...will the emotion from Ray Lewis's final home game (depicted in videos included in a big collection of clips below) help the Ravens def ... More >>
Editor's note: With Peyton Manning's regular-season debut for the Broncos set for Sunday, we offer this (hilarious) (and helpful!) Peyton primer by Melanie Asmar that first appeared last March. Hello, Denver sports noobs. Perhaps you've heard of a new man-about-town named Peyton Manning. No, no -- ... More >>
For those of you who have been begging for an update on the re-sprouting of the Squeaky Bean -- and there are a lot of you -- we've got that and more, thanks, in part, to quirky king bean Johnny Ballen, who, we now know, may have been a used car salesman in a previous life. For the past few weeks, ... More >>
Plenty of Broncos boosters have been in a state of giddiness since the signing of Peyton Manning. But here's something capable of pouring cold water on overheated fans: Bleacher Report's list of five NFL free agency moves sure to backfire is topped by none other than Mr. Manning.
New Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning has come across as cool, calm and collected since his signing. But don't be fooled: Manning is among the most expressive players in the NFL -- one who doesn't mask his reactions when things go wrong. Below, we've collected videos counting down his top five way ... More >>
Hello, Denver sports noobs. Perhaps you've heard of a new man-about-town named Peyton Manning. No, no -- he's not the guy who won Project Runway All Stars. He's a football player. A quarterback. In other words, Peyton Manning is the new Tim Tebow. Except less overtly Christian and better at doing t ... More >>
Initially, many of us regarded the thought of Peyton Manning signing with the Broncos as a pipe dream . Well, the stuff in that pipe has been pretty amazing thus far, with Manning actually visiting Denver in person shortly before a similar stop in Arizona. Now, with Peyton's decision delayed and mor ... 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 >>
Tim Tebow isn't the only current NFL player to travel overseas on goodwill missions. Seth Olsen, a former Denver Bronco guard now playing for the Indianapolis Colts (although he calls Denver home), recently returned from a ten-day trip to Uganda as part of a team completing a clean-water project. S ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend
Kyle Orton.Did you ever expect Kyle Orton to throw for 476 yards in a Broncos uni? Probably not. Did you ever think you'd see him toss a pass like that 48-yard touchdown strike to Brandon Lloyd? Doubt it. Did you expect to see the Broncos lose to the Colts by two touchdowns? Yup -- and here ... More >>
Peyton Manning on SNL.These three Denver blog posts crossed our field of vision. Now it's your turn. Mile High Report fan poster waltersobchakbronco thinks the Broncos' strong performance against the Colts last year provides the template for defeating them this time around. Sorry, Peyton. D ... More >>
Demaryius Thomas.During the Broncos 31-14 trouncing of the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, you could almost hear the entire city of Denver sighing with relief: Aaah, that's more like it! And it was -- particularly in comparison to last week's dispiriting loss to Jacksonville. But there's a very ... More >>
"No hitting!"A Denver blogs trifecta: Jon at Bronco Talk notes that the Colts' Dwight Freeney can't wait to hit Tim Tebow. Pick on someone your own size. The raod's been rough for Boulder's Garmin-Transitions at the Tour de France, writes 5280's A.J. Vicens. Face the State's Brad Jones thi ... More >>
Still looking for a rooting interest and/or drinking game for Sunday's national holiday? We combed through the roster and coaching staffs of the Colts and Saints to find Colorado connections. Because you should always root for Colorado, regardless of the circumstances. Including when two teams from ... More >>
Jamie TiampoTroy Guard's buffalo panini When the New Orleans Saints pummel (wishful thinking) the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV this coming Saturday, February 7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Troy Guard, executive chef/owner of TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, will be representing the culinar ... More >>
Among the most unfortunate developments of the Internet Age is the Sports Team Tribute Song, wherein a musically disinclined fan -- often a wannabe rapper with a fondness for the letter "z" -- posts a song on YouTube about the awesomeness of his favorite sports team. Assuming, for the sake ... More >>
No, he shouldn't be smiling today. But neither should he have a gun in his mouth.After the Broncos' 28-16 loss to the Colts on Sunday, coach Josh McDaniels shrugged off suggestions that the defeat should be viewed more positively than most. "When you lose, you lose," he said. "There's no mor ... More >>
Yellow = Redskins vs. Raiders. Lucky us, eh? (See the maps here).Before you start: Yes, I know I could actually leave my house on Sunday, and I could no doubt find a cozy booth within viewing proximity of a TV armed with the NFL Ticket. And in times of need -- when the TV Gods bestow on me an ... More >>
He even looks good rocking a porn-star 'stache.Denver bloggin' -- on a Thursday afternoon. Kyle at Bronco Talk describes the Indianapolis Colts, the Broncos' next opponent, as the perfect team. Let's hope Peyton doesn't make them pay. Western Citizen's Wendy Norris offers up 25 ways to fix ... More >>
"Good news, Rabbit -- we may be able to keep you onboard." Republic Airways Holdings' agreement to purchase Frontier Airlines should help the carrier emerge from bankruptcy -- but it could also mean relocation of Frontier's headquarters to Republic's Indianapolis base of operations. Such a shift wo ... More >>
At this writing, "Denver Deserves Shot as Host of Super Bowl," the February 2 Open Mic column by the Rocky Mountain News' Sam Adams (pictured), has yet to make its online debut. (Update, 11:50 a.m.: As pointed out by a commenter, the column is now available on the Rocky's website. Read it here.) I'm ... More >>
Somewhere in the not too distant future, the Department of Homeland Security will be able to ferret out terrorists based only on a series of questions about the NFL. Consider this: Last month’s Patriots-Cowboys game drew 30 million viewers, making it not only the most watched sporting event of the ... More >>
Javon Walker is getting his knee suctioned out today. Starting offensive linemen Tom Nalen and Ben Hamilton, as well as tight ends Stephen Alexander and Nate Jackson, are finished for the year. Travis Henry awkwardly awaits appeal on a suspension that could end his season, and possibly his tenure in ... More >>
This week, Broncos fans will be subdued and dour as the team suffered its first loss. That means if you’re trying to fake it this week, you’ve got to be properly disgruntled. Here’s this week’s guide to the right things to say to convince your coworkers, bar friends and others you were there ... More >>
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