The Broncos' 45-21 win over Washington Sunday wasn't the laugher the score implies. Denver trailed 21-7 in the third quarter before reeling off 38 points -- an onslaught Broncos coach turned Washington head man Mike Shanahan apparently (read: definitely) tried to slow by having players fake injuries ... More >>
There are plenty of reasons to read Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile, Nate Jackson's breezy account of his struggles as a mostly backup player for six seasons. It's grimly funny, surprisingly well-written, bristling with backstage stuff without seeming gossipy, ru ... More >>
The restaurant business has not been too friendly to Vance Johnson, one of the legendary Three Amigos who helped get the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl in 1989. (The other two Amigos were Ricky Nattiel and Mark Jackson.) After some rocky years, Johnson moved to the Western Slope, where in 2007 he ... More >>
Back in March, we shared photos of mansions that could have been Peyton Manning's new Denver home. Instead of moving into one of them, he temporarily bunked in Mike Shanahan's old place. But now, TMZ reports that he's purchased a 16,000 square foot Cherry Hills Village pad for a bargain $4.575 milli ... More >>
John Elway.At this writing, John Elway is reportedly on the job as executive veep of football operations for your Denver Broncos, and he'll presumably have a big say about who becomes the next head coach. But there's a problem -- the same one the team's braintrust failed to address when hirin ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.The speed with which Josh McDaniels's Denver Broncos career went south was absolutely stunning -- and we documented every misstep. Below, we've linked to and excerpted from twenty posts over twenty months that tell the tale, from personnel mistakes involving the likes of Jay Cu ... More >>
What's your rooting interest?Today's Denver blogs sampler: On Mile High Report, PolarBear14 wonders if it's bad to root against former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. Sorry, Shanny. 5280's Michael de Yoanna reports about Congressman Doug Lamborn's support for the son of Hamas' founder. Never m ... More >>
"Just wait, Joe. You're gonna miss me."We've been panning for Denver blogging gold. Here's three posts we sifted out. In a fan post on Mile High Report, Joe Medina calls April 19 "a day that will live in infamy" -- because Tony Scheffler's departure means the Broncos' Mike Shanahan era is of ... More >>
"Did you know I'm available?"It's that time again, lovers of Denver bloggery. Bronco Talk's Jonathan Douglas thinks Mike Shanahan wants Brandon Marshall in a Redskins uniform in part because "Mike's probably one of the few people that Marshall would respect (and trust) enough to accept a pay ... 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 >>
"What's not to love?"Denver blogs about Denver stuff. Mile High Report's John Bena links to Bill Williamson's discussion of the Brandon Marshall trade market. Williamson sees seven teams as potentially in the sweepstakes, including the Redkins. BM and Mike Shanahan: together again? Colorado ... More >>
A Flickr photo"I've been clean for years. I just like to grit my teeth."The Washington Post is reporting that former Bronco Bill Romanowski is interviewing for a job with his old coach, Mike Shanahan, now helming the Redskins. The gig? Strength-and-conditioning coach. Cue peals of laughter. ... More >>
Kyle Orton just needed to get that first interception out of his system.If ever there was a game that proved Pat Bowlen was right to bid farewell to Mike Shanahan after the end of last season in favor of some new blood, it was yesterday's Broncos-Chiefs matchup, when Josh McDaniels and compan ... More >>
What Eddie Royal looked like to San Diego special teams last night: a blur.As we all know, Chargers QB Philip Rivers is a dick. Even most of the people who like him would agree -- and given the Broncos' performances against SD over the past several years, his dickishness has been able to reig ... More >>
Lucky Jay Cutler still gets to wear orange hats.The Broncos' 27-17 loss to the Chicago Bears last night didn't start out so badly thanks to a crowd whose berserker rage fired up the defense throughout the first quarter. Once the throng's energy level eased up, however, members of the Denver D ... More >>
Your 2007 Denver Broncos.I visited the Denver Broncos' official website this morning and discovered a "team photo" button on the "team" page. When I clicked it, however, I was surprised to see an image of the 2007 squad, complete with Mike Shanahan doing his weird little squint in row six and ... More >>
A photo from DrunkAthlete.comKyle Orton fueling up for action. Now that the spittle-flecked anger has died down from the whole Jay Cutler-to-the-Bears brouhaha, how do NFL prognosticators rate your Denver Broncos in the months prior to the start of the 2009-2010 season? Not very highly, to say the ... More >>
I'm mad. Mad about new Broncos coach JoshMcDufus's arrogantly poor handling of the Jay Cutler affair, mad about his signing of, as my friend Mayf called it, the PuPu Platter of washed up running backs (Correll Buckhalter, J.J. Arrington and LaMont Jordan) to compliment (?) our existing cast of be ... More >>
Josh McDevil -- er, McDaniels -- in an image from the KeepJayFireMcDaniels.com website. The tide seemed to be turning against Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler in his current pout-off with new coach Josh McDaniels over trade talks in which McDaniels considered swapping Cutler for former New Eng ... More >>
The latest blogosphere blather suggests that recently fired Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan could be headed to Kansas City to take over the struggling Chiefs franchise. Not happening, insists 9News sports anchor Drew Soicher. He's so sure this rumor isn't worth the breath it takes to pass it th ... More >>
What are people saying about the Broncos' new coach? Well ... Terrell Davis, the former Bronco and current NFL Network analyst, thinks McDaniels, at 32, is too young. The Mile High Report thinks he's too much like Belichick. Our own Michael Roberts thinks he's too offensive-minded. The Rocky's Dave ... More >>
On November 5, the day after Democrats scored such a stunning upset in Colorado, I spotted affable, outgoing Colorado House of Representatives speaker Andrew Romanoff at the Saucy Noodle, of all places. He was on the phone with Bernie Buescher, the Grand Junction rep who'd looked to be next in lin ... More >>
Mike Shanahan, who was fired Tuesday, wasn't just the Denver Broncos' winningest and longest-tenured coach, he was also a repeat Westword Best of Denver award winner, taking home Best Coach - Professional in 1998 and 2007; Best Sack of a Bronco in 2004; Best Sporty Marshall in 2001; Best-Dressed Co ... More >>
On ESPN radio (1600 AM) this morning, host Colin Cowherd veered into an interesting discussion about the best coaching jobs in college and pro football. In judging great coaching gigs, he said he looks for a handful of traits: supportive but not unrealistic fans, supportive but not overbearing owner ... More >>
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Shanny's Adios to Daryl Gardener
Rack and Ruin
Welcome the inductees -- both individual and institutional -- to the Class of 2003.
The true spirit of sport returns when pigskins fly.
Tiger, Tiger, still burning bright.
Denver's fabulous sports babes still struggle to score in the male broadcast world.
Sports-talk radio host Scott Hastings is riding the Broncos—and his wild image—all the way to the bank.
Stop counting the homers and start playing baseball.
The Man With the Golden Arm