"This is my coy smile. Like it?"Despite what Craig Ferguson says, reading Denver blogs won't make you poop funny. Colorado Pols sees plenty of signs that John Hickenlooper will soon launch a bid for Colorado's governorship -- including Republican boss Dick Wadhams dubbing him "Hickenritter." ... More >>
Matt Duchene. Last night, the Nuggets scored big in the NBA draft, landing North Carolina guard Ty Lawson without giving away a key player. But now comes word, from Denver Post hockey expert Adrian Dater, that the Colorado Avalanche, which has the number three pick in tonight's NHL draft, might shr ... More >>
New Colorado Avalanche coach Joe Sacco in an image from the Avs' website. The Colorado Avalanche didn't wait long after the sacking of beleaguered good-guy coach Tony Granato to name his replacement. Yesterday, the team introduced new head man Joe Sacco, who most recently helmed the Lake Erie Monst ... More >>
Rocky Mountain National Park We read the local blogs so you don't have to, although we recommend it, 'cause there's some decent stuff in there sometimes. Send links we may have missed to this guy. At Colorado's national parks, free is the new fee this summer. (Colorado Independent) An (ahem) Aval ... More >>
Patrick Roy. The Colorado Avs managed to work their way back onto the first pages of sports sections in recent days by leaking info about a meeting between legendary goalie Patrick Roy and Avs president Pierre Lacroix, presumably spurred by the open general manager position -- and the excitement th ... More >>
A Flickr photoDarcy Tucker, big buck-er. As noted in a blog yesterday, the end of a pathetic season by the Colorado Avalanche prompted a collective yawn by most mainstream sports fans -- a reaction that should worry Avs management. However, the person most likely to be punished for the team's perfo ... More >>
A Flickr photoAvs coach Tony Granato looking unhappy. The Colorado Avalanche ended their 2008-2009 season in appropriate fashion, winding up on the short end of a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues -- and a sidebar about the game by Denver Post hockey scribe Adrian Dater is freighted with symbolism ab ... More >>
Photo courtest of Flickr.Can Aspen go green?Our daily slosh through the blogosphere. Send links here. Aspen: Where the beer flows like wine, and where they swear they're going green. (Colorado Independent) The Avs do their best Rockies' impression, shop Ryan Smyth. (Avs Talk) Colorado gets the sh ... More >>
Mike Haynes, as seen in a 2004 photo by Brett Amole. Among the more distressing things about the Colorado Avalanche's mediocre season to date -- the team's currently last in the Northwest Division, a whopping 18 points beyond first-place Calgary -- is the precipitous decline in Altitude TV broadcas ... More >>
From the week of September 29, 2005
Friday, September 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Classic Avalanche games on Altitude
Fans chill as pro hockey pucks up.
Canada's Sam Roberts is determined to rock the Lower 48.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
On the Mike
To Bill, with love
Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.
Girls are no longer iced out of competitive hockey.
The rejuvenated Avs look like the real thing in the Pepsi Center.
Losing two superstars would trigger an Avalanche slide.
Local musicians learn to play ball in a town that prefers sports to songs.
So you think you know hockey, eh? Here's a quiz to see if you Av half a brain.
Civic Center Park
Despite a time-out for terror, 2001's roster was full.
The Colorado Performing Arts Festival is fun and free.
Dumbo and dumber
The Unsers honor Father's Day with their shared passion for auto racing.
Fox Sports Net wants to beat local TV stations at their own game.
Ray Bourque and Dave Andreychuk
Bob Hartley Colorado Avalanche
The first nation of hockey won't be taking home the Stanley Cup this year.
Jake Schroeder raises a flag for Opie Gone Bad.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
The most important events in Denver sporting history.