Michael Vick

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Video: Broncos more cold-blooded than Walter White versus Eagles?

    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 >>

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    September 26, 2013
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    July 9, 2013

    Sedaris and Klosterman: literature as standup comedy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Photos: Pit bull lovers show off their pets during author/advocate Ken Foster's Denver stop

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Tim Tebow: ESPN's Outside the Lines examines why he's so polarizing

    ​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.

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    February 16, 2011

    Ted Haggard's new video: Martha Stewart & Michael Vick got restored -- so why not me?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Tim Tebow admits to kicking puppies on ESPN? Sort of!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Richard Seymour makes America's dream come true, socks Ben Roethlisberger in face (VIDEO)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Ted Haggard "over-repented" quote taking on a life of its own

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Tim Tebow fans: Quit whining that everyone won't worship him

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Donovan McNabb and Denver Broncos a perfect fit, says ESPN's Amy Lawrence

    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 >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    Broncos backup QB Chris Simms: The ninth-best no. 2?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The Karmic Guide to Fantasy Football 2009

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Broncos still not on the "Anti-Vick List"

    ​ The pretty reliable football-news sleuths at 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    The blog shortcut, July 29 edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Vick to Broncos: It ain't happening

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    A rested, birdie-making, film-studying Mike Shanahan is somewhat terrifying

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Shmuck of the Week: Brandon Marshall

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    On 4/20, the worst places to stash your stash

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Fucked Up at the Larimer Lounge

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    The Rescuers

    Best Friends founder Michael Mountain signs his new book.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Lupe Fiasco, 50 Cent, DMX, The Vapors movie, Infinite Mindz

    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!!!

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    December 13, 2007
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    September 28, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Asked and Answered

    Do you have what it takes to beat the brainiacs?

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Michael Vick Chew Toy, August 7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Michael Vick: Professional Dumbass

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    At a Loss

    Colorado fumbles the ball.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Legendary is relative, especially when it comes to the Amercan Music Auditions.

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Piggish for Pigskin

    Holiday football reveals a new Colorado ailment.