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 >>
Becoming a comedian will get you laid, and becoming an author will get you respect, but from the perspective of a professional audience member like myself, the two really aren't all that different. When I'm doubled over by the lyrical whimsy of local comic Jordan Doll, I could be cracking up over To ... More >>
Ken Foster, the New Orleans-based author of I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet, spoke to a crowd of dog owners and advocates at the Tattered Cover Colfax last night. Foster's stop here was significant: Not only does Denver have a controversial breed ban on pi ... More >>
Several NFL teams don't even list a third-string quarterback on their depth charts. The Broncos, however, have the most and least popular third-stringer in the history of the league. Over the weekend, ESPN aired a piece on Outside the Lines discussing why Tim Tebow is so discussed.
Video below.Ted Haggard's recent profile in GQ magazine finds him seeking attention by getting graphic about his encounters with male escort Mike Jones -- hence his claim that masturbation isn't "sex sex" and speculation that a younger Ted might see himself as bisexual. But some of the commen ... 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 >>
Richard Seymour in action.As a Broncos fan, I have a preternatural aversion for praising a member of the Oakland Raiders for doing anything -- especially attacking someone on the opposing team after the whistle had blown. But his punch to the face of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethl ... More >>
Ted Haggard.Back on July 24, Ted Haggard, as part of his continuing rehabilitation campaign built around the launch of his new church, told the Wall Street Journal that he "over-repented" when apologizing for his extra-marital shenanigans with male escort Mike Jones. A week-plus later, the qu ... More >>
"Do I look like a cult leader to you?"Not many blog-post comments earn items of their own -- but that was the case with a screed on a Bleacher Report piece arguing why fans should root for Tim Tebow over questionable role models like Donte Stallworth, Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick. Ind ... More >>
Amy Lawrence isn't a Donovan hater.NFL fan sites have been abuzz about rumors that the Broncos are interested in trading for Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb ever since an ESPN report mentioned the possibility. Broncos sources swear nothing along these lines is happening, but ESPN Radio's Amy L ... More >>
Chris Simms.Sports Illustrated's Don Banks has assembled an unusual list, albeit one that makes sense following the Philadelphia Eagles' recent Michael Vick signing. (Who let the dogs in?) Instead of ranking starting quarterbacks, Banks rates the second stringers. And in his view, the Broncos ... 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 pretty reliable football-news sleuths at ProFootballTalk.com have a running list going of teams said to have no interest in former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who is out of prison and job-hunting. (Resume Objective: "Find job as quarterback in city that loves running QBs but is so ... More >>
estheraseNo amount of tickling will bring him back to us. Why isn't my dad Obama's adviser? Today in The Latest Word: -The sad, graphic world of roadkill. -What standards? -Michael Vick really shouldn't ever be a Bronco. -Trapeze in Westminster. -Denver is OK for singles. Today in Cafe ... More >>
Michael Vick: PETA's wet dream/worst nightmare.InDenver Times' Hunter Ashley has become the first quasi-media-type to address the non-existing rumors that dog-whacking former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, now an officially free man, could get a look from the Broncos this off-season: Maybe becau ... More >>
Shanahan, in less withered days.Woody Paige took time from his television foibles to chime in with a pretty decent column on Sunday, about the very fine life of former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan -- who talked with Paige at the celebrity golf tourney in Lake Tahoe -- has apparently been b ... More >>
There was a time when I wanted Roger Goodell to come down on Brandon Marshall. It was before the ESPN hit piece, but after Marshall's most recent display of unhinged chauvinism, and around the time former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was to be released from prison. While most Broncos fans wer ... More >>
Despite the obvious enthusiasm for its legalization -- see today's rallies in Denver, Boulder, Santa Cruz and other hemp-friendly havens -- marijuana is still technically illegal. So it behooves us to consider that it might sometimes be advisable to, you know, hide it. Many have tried. And many have ... More >>
Fucked Up, Mustangs & Madras, Guns N Rosa Parks Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Larimer Lounge Better than: The G.G. Allin documentary. Right off the bat let's dispense with two things. One: Fucked Up is an awful name for a band. Two: If you are going to name your band Fucked Up, timidity is not g ... More >>
Best Friends founder Michael Mountain signs his new book.
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 >>
Locals Only There’s a lot of rappers in Denver, but there’s only a handful who can really shine on the microphone. Check out this video, “The Crown” from up-and-coming group Infinite Mindz with a verse from SP Double and O.N.E. singing the hook. Don’t sleep!!!
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 >>
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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Thousands of man hours a week go into adding to academic databases that make reports on the latest and greatest human achievements available to the public, and this is what America is searching today: Hillary Nutcracker The production of this toy will likely have the same kind of divisive reaction ... More >>
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been
Colorado fumbles the ball.
Legendary is relative, especially when it comes to the Amercan Music Auditions.
Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.