Mark Schiff

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    March 13, 2008 Blogger More Than Just a Player Hater

    The Internet, unwieldy and nebulous as it may be, still has a number of defining characteristics. You can uncover trivial facts or basic information in just a few short moments. There’s the convenience of email, the power of search engines, social-networking capabilities, maps and directions, free ... More >>

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    February 27, 2008

    Avalanche Get the Band Back Together

    The Avalanche have been very good to us. When the team arrived from Quebec in 1996, they showed up with a pair of first ballot hall-of-famers, almost immediately traded for another, won us our first major sports championship and galvanized a latent hockey base that has since become one of the most v ... More >>

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    February 3, 2008

    Super Bowl Pick-Off: Pro-Am Edition

    If you could predict the future, would you be a sportswriter? As cool as it would be to state unequivocally during the preseason, “Eli Manning will lead his team to the Super Bowl ” or, “the Vikings and Browns will both finish just one game out of a playoff spot,” if these writers really kne ... More >>

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    February 1, 2008

    Nuggets: The Good, The Bad, and The Corn-rowed

    Great basketball teams often take on the personality of their star players. Without a dominant big man, the Dallas Mavericks are more of a perimeter shooting team keyed by Dirk Nowitzki. Steve Nash pushes the Phoenix Suns up and down the court. Tim Duncan leads the Spurs by playing solid D and scowl ... More >>

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    January 15, 2008

    Minor League Hockey All-Star Fest Begins Today

    The 2007-2008 CHL All-Star Game - Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15th and 16th, Broomfield Event Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane. Like Best Actress in a straight to DVD movie, the term “Minor League All-star” might sound like a backhanded compliment. But for those who wear the jersey of the Bossi ... More >>

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    December 31, 2007
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    December 14, 2007

    R.I.P. Broncos 2007 Season

    Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the loss(es) of the Broncos 2007 season. When good teams are killed off at such an early stage, it’s tempting to look back with anger and bitterness. The shocking defeat at the hands of the Raiders leaves us confused and searching for answers. T ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    My Fantasy? Screw New England

    Due to the sporting events of the past few months, Denverites have license to hate everything New English, from the overdog Red Sox to the over-hyped Pats all the way down to maple syrup, clam chowder, and Ben Affleck (perhaps a bad example). The city just a few years ago known as the loudest whin-a ... More >>

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    December 4, 2007

    Last Night ... Eyedea and Abilities, Sector 7G, Abzorbr, and Maneline @ The Marquee Theatre

    Eyedea and Abilities with Sector 7G, Abzorbr, and Maneline December 3, 2007 Marquee Theatre Independent hip-hop, like all indie music, usually falls into one of two categories: Talented, boundary-pushing, cultishly adored stalwarts occupy one corner; wanky, pretentious, self-satisfied duesh bags cl ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007

    On the Road Woes with the Broncos

    Don’t fault Todd Sauerbraun for the Bronco’s heartbreaking loss to the Chicago Bears. Don’t put it on Dre Bly or the defense, or even give the credit to Devin Hester and his ridiculousness. No, when you spin the wheel of blame for the Sunday’s calamitous collapse, the needle will come to res ... More >>

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    November 10, 2007

    Broncos Better For Being Worse

    You can call the Broncos’ season at the midway point at lot of things, but boring isn’t one of them. Boring? That’s going 10-6, finishing as a Wild Card team and getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. With our craptastic division, this team could still do that - which would be ... More >>

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    November 6, 2007

    The Nuggets' Fight of Fancy

    At the opening tip-off of tonight’s basketball game at Madison Square Garden, don’t be surprised if you hear the ding of a bell instead of the blow of a whistle. The Denver Thuggetz vs. the New York Knickerboxers. This time it’s personal.

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    November 2, 2007

    NFL Midseason Update

    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 >>

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    October 26, 2007

    The Red Sox Are Right Where We Want 'Em

    Ah, yes, I remember now: that’s what it feels like to lose. It had been so long since the Rockies had dropped even one game – much less two in a row – I had forgotten the word for that queasy, tingling sensation that surfaces up from the top of the stomach and settles around the midsection of ... More >>

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    October 19, 2007

    The Broncos Reversal of Misfortune

    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 >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Sports Town USA Sippin' on Some Sizzur

    With the Rockies in the World Series (it still feels weird to type that) and the Broncos two last second field goals from 0-5, Denver’s sports hierarchy is in disarray. But lost somewhere between the praise and the panic are the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets, the two teams usually on t ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    A Trial Separation From The Broncos

    Maybe it’s time for us Broncos fans to get off our high horse. Over the past ten years, we’ve hoisted the Lombardi a couple of times, made the playoffs more often than not, won more regular season games than any other team, and ended the Patriots' post-season win streak on one of the most remark ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Colorado Rockies: A Team of Know Names

    The Colorado Rockies are the Clint Eastwood of the MLB playoffs: The team with no names. Sure, most fans and analysts are at least somewhat familiar with first baseman Todd Helton and left fielder (should-be) NL MVP Matt Holliday. But as Tony Kornheiser and countless other commentators have griped, ... More >>

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    October 5, 2007

    Are Travis Henry and Ricky Williams SAFER One Toke Over the Line?

    We have no one to blame but ourselves. It’s not just that Colorado, and Denver specifically, has some of the most liberal marijuana laws in the country. We have the best weed too. What’s a guy like Travis Henry, who already has well-documented issues with temptation, supposed to do when his budd ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    How To Watch The Rockies Game From Your Cube

    Rockies playoff baseball – Catch the fever! At 1pm on a Thursday. Leave it to the MLB to schedule the Rockies first playoff series in 12 years (which, shockingly, is two years fewer than the last time the Phillies hosted a post-season game) smack-dab in between daytime TV paragons The People’s C ... More >>

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    October 3, 2007

    Pardon This Rockies Interruption, Bitch

    Most close games in sports are reported as one of two mutually exclusive options: Either this team won it or that team lost it. It was surprising, then, that ESPN’s Tuesday afternoon coverage of the greatest baseball game ever played in the mountain time-zone turned into a treatise on instant repl ... More >>

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    October 1, 2007

    The Colorado Rockies in the Red Zone

    There’s a mathematical formula that tells you why the NFL is ten times more awesome than baseball: 10.2 to one, to be precise. At 162 games, the baseball season is obscenely protracted, loitering about longer than the green sticks on trees, until seven teams and the Yankees are left to compete for ... More >>

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