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 >>
I could probably hit the Mile High Green Cross sign from the front door of Westword's 10th and Broadway offices using a slingshot. I point that out because, despite being the closest medical marijuana dispensary to my desk, I've only been there a handful of times. But a fellow Westword medical mar ... More >>
The Broncos' 52-20 destruction of the Philadelphia Eagles at Mile High Stadium yesterday was an appropriate prelude to last night's final episode of Breaking Bad. Like Walter White, played so memorably by Bryan Cranston, Peyton Manning and his Denver teammates showed vulnerability at times. But in ... More >>
It's official: Elvis Dumervil, a vaunted sack-master and feared presence on the Broncos defensive line for seven years, is now officially a member of the Baltimore Ravens. How did this disastrous turn of events take place? For reasons that are at least as stupid as the ones that ended with quarterb ... More >>
Ask Broncos fans to name the most hated team figure of the last fifteen years and nearly everybody will automatically answer, "Josh McDaniels." To be certain, the Broncos were dismal under his watch. He orchestrated some much maligned trade, made a plethora of questionable draft picks and, most unfo ... More >>
In the wake of Elvis Dumervil's Miami bust over the weekend, the Denver Post noted that the Broncos are third in the NFL since 2000 (behind only Minnesota and Cincinnati) in an extremely dubious category: most arrests. The paper's source: an amazing database created by the San Diego Union-Tribune, w ... More >>
Denver may be landlocked, but the town was hit by a hurricane two years ago -- and its name was Tim Tebow. Now that Peyton Manning has signed with the Broncos and Tebow's trade to the New York Jets is offical, the time is right to look back on Tebowmania, from the first time his name ever appeared i ... More >>
While Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee was getting (almost) naked for a Go Daddy commercial spoof, Knowshon Moreno, the baller he pretty much displaced, saw his year go from bad to worse. Moreno is facing four counts, including driving under the influence, after being pulled over for spee ... More >>
Name this mascot.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 ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.Update: The Denver Broncos have now released a statement from owner Pat Bowlen about the firing of Coach Josh McDaniels, as well as confirming that running backs coach Eric Studesville will serve as interim skipper for the remainder of this horribly lost season. Details below ... More >>
Rob Lytle.News about the death of former Denver Broncos running back Rob Lytle at age 56 came as a shock to all Broncos fans who remember the period when the team went from perennial doormat to NFL power. As an NFL player, Lytle is best known for a fumble that wasn't called during the 1977 ch ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Good news, Broncos fans: SB Nation editor Andrew Sharp advises bettors to put their money on the Broncos versus San Diego on Monday. But part of his rationale won't thrill Tim Tebow lovers, even if he does take a well-aimed shot at Chargers quarterback and well-known dick Philip Riv ... More >>
Dan Hawkins.After CU weaseled out of firing Dan Hawkins last year, I feared the university would find another excuse to keep Hawk even after this past weekend's Kansas debacle. But no: CBS4 and other sources report that the pin will finally be pulled today, belatedly remedying one of two hide ... More >>
"This is how it's done, son."Talk about a startling NFL trade: The Eagles sent QB Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins for the 37th pick in this year's draft, plus a third- or fourth-rounder next year. At first glance, new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan appears to have pulled off one hell ... More >>
Editor's Note: Treme writer/producer David Mills died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday in New Orleans. He'd written extensively about theTreme process and his burgeoning love for New Orleans music on his blog, undercoverblackman.blogspot.com. His Times-Picayune obit is here. By Larry Blumenfeld ... More >>
Most people just go along to get along. But every once in a while a hellacious disagreement -- about principle, turf, money, or who cut the cheese -- makes for an old-fashioned Western display of rootin'-tootin' feudin' and cussedness. The most memorable Colorado showdowns of the past ten ... 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 >>
It's Fantasy Football season, and if you don't know what we're talking about, then you simply aren't a geeky, no-life sad sack who never gets out of the house -- like several Westword staff members. Still, 22 million North Americans waste countless hours on it, and August, when fantasy lover ... More >>
The Broncos have begun to Plum the briny depths of the NFL.
The coach and the Broncos get ready to test Plan Shanahan.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
With Drug Under, Chris Romero has found a cure for his Sickness.
Feeling defensive, Coach Shanahan? It's about time.
Rocky remains top dog -- or whatever -- as other mascots snap for scraps.
The show must go on
Will the Mastermind soon trade orange for pink?
No bang for the buck
Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has his work cut out for him.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
The NFL tries to recover from a series of fumbles.
Sports-talk radio host Scott Hastings is riding the Broncos—and his wild image—all the way to the bank.
Denver's two public-television stations get together, technically speaking.