Plenty of Colorado sports fans know ESPN's Skip Bayless as an idiot if only for his advocacy of Tim Tebow as an NFL quarterback even when he wasn't guiding the Broncos to still-inexplicable victories. But Bayless took his usual meatheadedness to heretofore unforeseen levels when he recently suggeste ... More >>
Shaun White has a band. The group's called Bad Things, and it just signed a record deal with Warner Bros. White plays guitar in the outfit, and surprisingly Bad Things is, well, not bad. But White's clearly the anomaly here, as almost every other jock who has tried to rock has failed. Miserably. Her ... More >>
Ed Kammerer Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar 3934 West 32nd Avenue 303-477-6644 www.highlandpacific.net This is part one of my interview with Ed Kammerer, exec chef-owner of Highland Pacific Restaurant & Oyster Bar; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. If your kid is a picky eater, Ed K ... More >>
Arguably the most memorable moment of last night's Nuggets-Lakers playoffs game saw ailing superstar Kobe Bryant fell rising rookie Kenneth Faried with a flagrant foul; see it and plenty of other video below. But this play was hardly symbolic of the contest as a whole. The Nugs, who once looked as d ... More >>
After the Nuggets' desultory game one loss to the Lakers in their first-round playoffs matchup, there were legitimate questions about whether Denver even belonged in the same arena as Kobe Bryant and his L.A. crew. Game two was considerably less humiliating, with the Nugs making the Angelenos work a ... More >>
Kobe Bryant has three more championships by himself than the entire Nuggets roster. The Los Angeles Lakers have three of the best twenty players in basketball. The Lakers are 26-7 at home this year, second best in the league. Given that, will the Nuggets beat the Lakers in the first round of the pla ... More >>
Carmelo.The New York Knicks' expected hiring of Mark Warkentien, formerly the Nuggets' general manager, to a consultancy gig has most NBA observers convinced that Carmelo Anthony is headed to his dream city of New York. But now, with the Los Angeles Lakers publicly talking about a trade to im ... More >>
Kobe Bryant.We present these three Denver blog posts. 5280's A.J. Vincens notes that Kobe Bryant tells fans to keep supporting Melo, because otherwise he might seek cheers elsewhere. Cue raucous laughter. Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgard: A happy ending for an MMJ patient. Denver Egoti ... More >>
Carmelo.Carmelo Anthony wasn't always at his best against the L.A. Lakers last night. He vacillated between focused/unstoppable and scattered/ineffective. But he came through when it mattered most, showing the NBA's most elite player, Kobe Bryant, that he belongs in the discussion of the leag ... More >>
"I know it. Now I've just got to do it."As the Nuggets stumble toward what looks to be a surefire first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, J.R. Smith is turning to his usual soapbox: His Twitter feed. That's not always a good thing, given criticism of his allegedly gang-friendly spelling l ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonJessica Brakey, who was at the center of Julie Jargon's award-winning Air Force Academy feature.It's the time of the decade when we look back at the events that stood out from the more typical sound and fury of life in general. But a simple list of incidents doesn't rev ... More >>
It's a good time to be a Colorado sports fan, with the Nuggets, Rocks and Avs contending, and the Broncos -- at least until yesterday -- surprising skeptics. But there have been some low moments for local athletes and teams this decade, not to mention one local scandal that starred a big-name ... More >>
So... does knowing that your Denver Nuggets lost in the NBA's Western Conference Finals to the eventual champs, the L.A. Lakers -- and put up more of a fight than did the Orlando Magic -- make the way the Nugs' season ended a little less painful. No. Not at all. But it does give the Nuggets more ... More >>
Yes, I know that the Nuggets-beating Los Angeles Lakers are supposed to school Orlando in the NBA finals series, which begins tonight. But although I'd have to give the edge to the Lakers, too, I'm not ruling out a sweet, ever-so-satisfying Magic victory. No doubt the refs will give every advantag ... More >>
Shannon Brown, in an image from his MySpace page. Maybe Los Angeles Lakers players should keep it zipped when they visit Denver. Earlier this decade, Kobe Bryant spent month after month in legal hell after a woman said he'd sexually assaulted her, precipitating a media free-for-all in Eagle County ... More >>
LJ. Okay, okay: I get it. After watching LeBron James' epic performance during the fourth quarter of Cleveland's 112-102 victory over the Orlando last night, when he essentially schooled the entire Magic squad singlehandedly, I understand why the NBA, Nike and assorted TV networks would like to see ... More >>
J.R. Smith. To be a fan of the Denver Nuggets -- even the new, improved Denver Nuggets -- is to risk cardiac arrest on an all-too-regular basis. Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers would have put the Nugs in a commanding position, and they seemed to have everything going for them - ... More >>
Will Kobe kill the Nuggets? Our daily perusal of local blogs. E-mail us more. A local blogger picks the Lakers, gets killed by his readers, flip-flops. That's the spirit! (Denver Stiffs) Natural gas: The "cleanest" fossil fuel? The industry would like you to think so. (Colorado Independent) Dis ... More >>
A Flickr photoKobe Bryant and Kenyon Martin -- or a reasonable facsimile. As a lifelong Nuggets fan, I've grown accustomed over the years to waiting for the team to blow leads. But I don't think I've ever been so zen about the Nugs as last night, during their series-clinching victory over the Dalla ... More >>
Travis Henry, Montana-bound. It's been too long since we've had a good celebrity trial in Colorado. The various Joe Nacchio hearings don't really count -- just because his photo's on lots of dart boards owned by former Qwest employees and investors doesn't make him a star -- and the Kobe Bryant ca ... More >>
Were we not presently in an all-Rockies, all-the-time zone, the local media would no doubt be paying more attention to the trial of Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as Don Vito, the bulbous uncle of wild man Bam Margera on the series Viva La Bam. As noted in this Rocky Mountain News account, wh ... More >>
From the week of March 31, 2005
Rocky Mountain News
The NBA All-Stars' tallies don't always add up.
Street's Disciple (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
What's in a Name?
The Capitol Steps stomp on political folly.
From JonBenét to Kobe Bryant, Colorado gets hung out to dry.
From the week of August 26, 2004
Before there was Kobe Bryant, there was Kobe, Colorado. Guess which one disappeared.
The Thong Show
Denver Nuggets v. Los Angeles Lakers, January 7, 2004
The Kobe Bryant experience
The Kobeat Goes On
February 5, 2004
Kobe's big adventure
January 15, 2004
November 20, 2003
The dangle angle
The Eagle Has Landed
October 9, 2003
From the week of August 14, 2003
Welcome to Kobeville
From the week of August 8, 2003
Kobe could join some heavy-hitting all-stars wearing striped uniforms.
With friends like these...