Watching Ray Lewis acting like the king of the world after playing a thoroughly ordinary game, and seeing Joe Fluke-o named MVP after the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl victory yesterday was enough to make me nearly throw up my seven-layer dip. Fortunately, Las Vegas sports books give our Denver Bronc ... More >>
So the boys in Vegas now have Your Denver Broncos as 3-1 favorites to win Super Bowl XLVII, ahead of annoying New England (7-2), the hot-hot Seahawks (6-1), and the snowball-chance-in-hell Vikings (100-1). Win ten games in a row, and even the smart money starts to take you seriously. But before you ... More >>
In the wake of Elvis Dumervil's Miami bust over the weekend, the Denver Post noted that the Broncos are third in the NFL since 2000 (behind only Minnesota and Cincinnati) in an extremely dubious category: most arrests. The paper's source: an amazing database created by the San Diego Union-Tribune, w ... More >>
Earlier, we reported about Representative Mike Coffman's excuse for a comment he made suggesting that Barack Obama may not have been born in the U.S.: "I misspoke." By making this claim, Coffman is in good company: It's become a favorite of politicians who say something dumb or inaccurate but want t ... More >>
Yep, Tim Tebow and the Broncos are in the playoffs, and each day this week, to get you ready for Saturday's showdown with the New England Patriots, we're going to put real fans to the test with brain teasers from the Denver Broncos Trivia Game (the 1985 version, which I just found at a local antique ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Even Tim Tebow haters have got to be amused by the way his unconventional play has left so-called NFL experts tongue-tied and confused. And even long-established formulas are worthless when it comes to illustrating how he wins. Prime example: ESPN's Total QBR quarterback ranking sy ... More >>
Pics, videos below.No telling how many heathens among Broncos Nation have been converted by Tim Tebow's stint as the team's starting QB, but they probably number in the thousands by now. After all, the way Denver's been winning -- including yesterday's 35-32 victory over the Vikings -- is nea ... More >>
Video below.Did watching Jesus perform miracles ever become routine? No -- and we're sure as heaven not bored seeing Tim Tebow do likewise week after week. But thanks and praise for the Broncos 16-13 win over San Diego must be shared with The Chosen One's apostles. Especially Saint Von Mill ... More >>
Kyle Orton.The photo seen here pictures Kyle Orton at Broncos training camp -- but it's not current. Orton didn't show up at Dove Valley yesterday, further fueling speculation that he'll be dealt, and dealt soon. But where? Miami remains the likeliest Orton destination, but it's hardly the o ... More >>
Oh, yes. This year will be epic.Everyone's had their ass kicked at some point, whether in a Final Four pool or in a fantasy league, by the girl who couldn't care less about whatever sport the betting relates to and instead picks winners based on team colors, mascots or how her hair would look ... More >>
Weiner weiner Weiner weiner weiner weiner Weiner weiner.New York Rep. Anthony Weiner -- Hold up. Get it? His name is Weiner. That's his name, and also it refers to a penis. If you spell it differently. Funny stuff huh -- Weiner faces a dirty photos scandal because he took pictures of his dick ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Kyle Orton continues to be a hot topic in this very strange NFL offseason -- and getting hotter. With reported interest from the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings, sources suggest that the Broncos now want more value for KO before shipping him to another franchise.
Kyle Orton.Kyle Orton may be a dead quarterback walking in the view of many Broncos backers, but he's become one the NFL's most sought-after trade targets. Miami fans want him, and now, multiple reports suggest the Vikings might be interested in him, too. But will Minnesota give up enough to ... More >>
Purple: Perhaps the least popular color in the Crayola box next to taupe and coral. Save for fans of Prince, the Minnesota Vikings, the Fluid and Grimace, it's not exactly the most enticing color in the world. Amazingly, however, the Uncertain Sea has combined purple with a sort of sea green ... More >>
Kyle Orton.After Sunday's humiliating defeat at Arizona, the Broncos are at 3-10 -- a mark that recalls the horrific '60s and early '70s. And since Kyle Orton is suddenly playing down to that level, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our slideshow of the most mediocre quarterbacks ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Nothing like a 1-3 preseason to get you hyped up for the start of games that matter, right? Then again, the Broncos' 31-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings last night cleared up one thing: Tim Tebow deserves to move up the depth chart and become the Broncos' number two quarterback. Ev ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Football fans are likely to get a full dose of Tim Tebow in Thursday night's exhibition closer against the Minnesota Vikings, giving him the best chance yet to beat out Brady Quinn for the Broncos' backup quarterback position -- although, at this point, Johnny Unitas's corpse could ... More >>
Brandon Marshall as a Photoshop Dolphin.Brandon Marshall undoubtedly hoped the drama that preceded his exit from Denver would be forgotten once he landed in Miami. But no such luck. Overnight on ESPN Radio, host Mike Salk was looking for an example to demonstrate that the NFL is tougher on ... More >>
Is it too late to add the song supposedly written by Prince for the Minnesota Vikings called "Purple and Gold" to the list of NFL Final Four horrible tribute smackdown? Holy hell. It sounds like some paleontological gospel tune that you happen upon during a late night broadcast while scanning the AM ... More >>
Among the most unfortunate developments of the Internet Age is the Sports Team Tribute Song, wherein a musically disinclined fan -- often a wannabe rapper with a fondness for the letter "z" -- posts a song on YouTube about the awesomeness of his favorite sports team. Assuming, for the sake ... More >>
The Sports Column is a Steelers bar. So that'll be fun next weekend.The World Series is in full swing, and although the Rockies didn't make it this year, just about every TV in every sports bar in town has been tuned to the match-up between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. ... More >>
Sports talk shows and blogs blew up over the weekend after cameras spied New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog on the sidelines during a TV time out. Some critics have said Sanchez, who apologized after the game for some reason, was showing up the pathetic Oakland Raiders, w ... 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 >>
Jeff George. In "Is Jay Cutler the Reincarnation of Jeff George?," a January 30 blog, I noted a quote that appeared deep in a Denver Post interview with former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer. "He's a great quarterback, don't get me wrong," Plummer said about Cutler. "I'm not saying anything to di ... More >>
Given that former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has a Paul Bunyon-size ax to grind, it's no surprise that his criticism of former coach Mike Shanahan is sharp in "Shanny Firing Was 'Past Due,'" a Mike Klis piece in today's Denver Post. But arguably more interesting than the Snake's sense that S ... More >>
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The Man With the Golden Arm
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