Update: How quickly is the Denver recreational marijuana scene changing? On February 4, when we last updated our list of recreational marijuana shops licensed by the city so far, the total was 37 -- more than double the eighteen that opened on January 1. And now, just over three weeks later, another ... More >>
As of January 1, when recreational marijuana sales officially began, the City of Denver had licensed eighteen shops. The numbers have grown steadily since then. By our January 21 update, fifteen more shops had gotten the city's blessing, and in the couple of weeks since then, another four have won a ... More >>
As of January 1, when recreational marijuana sales officially began, the City of Denver had licensed eighteen shops. But far more than that are in the pipeline, and city staffers have been working diligently to process them. The result: Twelve more stores have been licensed by the city in the last t ... More >>
After Peyton Manning and the Broncos blew out the Titans in ultra-chilly temperatures on Sunday, we shared tweets from those who felt Denver's QB proved he can play in the cold. But not of our readers were convinced, with several believing that the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady have ... More >>
After the Broncos' 34-31 humiliating loss to the Pats last night, marked by a blown 24-point halftime lead, Twitter Nation exploded with frustration, most of it aimed at four Broncos: Peyton Manning, for a sub-par performance, Montee Ball for a key fumble, Wes Welker for failing to wave off a punt s ... More >>
Although Tim Tebow hasn't been a Denver Bronco since March 2012, when he was traded to the New York Jets, he remains a favorite of many in these parts, since he achieved his greatest professional glory wearing orange and blue. And even though he's out of football at the moment, he continues to make ... More >>
Andrew Young loves the Denver Broncos. A lot. No, seriously, he's a fanatic. Literally. Broncos football is what this guy lives for. He says it saved his life and gave him purpose. After being hospitalized for marijuana-induced psychosis, his life lost much of its color, but orange and blue never fa ... More >>
As the Denver Broncos get ready to face the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, there's no mistaking the fact that the team |(and QB Peyton Manning in particular) are off to one of the hottest starts in NFL history. They've scored 179 points over four wins (or 44.8 points per game), the most since the NFL m ... More >>
Yesterday, our website collected plenty of comments on posts about former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who's now signed with the New England Patriots. The following take, on an item that spotlighted the Boston Herald's "GOOD GOD!" headline, maintains that Tebow's bad press can be traced to his fai ... More >>
After former Broncos quarterback/controversy lightning rod quarterback Tim Tebow was cut by the Jets in April, some pundits speculated that he would never catch on with another team. Wrong: Yesterday, word broke that he'll sign with the New England Patriots, whose offensive coordinator, Josh McDanie ... More >>
Couldn't resist sharing the way the Boston Herald's page-one reaction to the New England Patriots signing Tim Tebow -- with a photo of the Chosen One Tebowing in a Broncos uniform, accompanied by the headline, "GOOD GOD!" Whether Tebow will be as good is a totally different question -- but we'll enj ... More >>
On Saturday, the Colorado snowboarding community was still reeling from the avalanche death of Mark McCarron (announced by authorities along with a controversial marijuana reference) when another tragedy struck -- this one with an even greater loss of life. Five people died near Loveland in what is ... More >>
Whenever the Broncos make a big move, there's always debate. Was drafting Tim Tebow in the first round an unbelievably stupid decision? (There's still plenty of disagreement about this one.) Was paying huge money to Peyton Manning right after neck surgery an unnecessary risk? (It's worked out pretty ... More >>
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 >>
Derrick Martin's team, the New England Patriots, fell to the Baltimore Ravens in a brutal AFC Championship Game loss on Sunday -- but it's hardly the worst thing that happened to him and those he loves on that day. During the evening, the Aurora home of this Colorado native was invaded by two armed ... More >>
Our post about the Broncos' come-from-behind win over San Diego noted that Peyton Manning and his teammates seemed more in sync in the second half than during previous losses to Atlanta, Houston and New England. But one reader argues Manning played well in those games, too -- and that to suggest oth ... More >>
Not long ago, Broncos Nation was thrilled about the arrival of Peyton Manning -- even many Tim Tebow fans who opposed his trade to the Jets. But five games into the regular season, much of that enthusiasm has ebbed, with large numbers of fans losing faith...including the sometimes irrational belief ... More >>
A recent Denver Blogs roundup highlighted a post whose writer admitted that he'd miss the Tim Tebow era, when the Broncos were always underdogs. That prompted a response from one reader who suffers from no such nostalgia.
Video below.When Tim Tebow sings solo -- hear him crooning "My God is an awesome God" here -- he's terrible. Clearly, he needs help. And as our Backbeat blog reported, he received it from Brad Paisley Saturday night in Vegas, intoning the title to "I'm Still a Guy" -- because after losing to ... More >>
Tweeters have crucified Tim Tebow for his play in Saturday's 45-10 loss to the New England Patriots -- and now it turns out that during the game, he sustained an injury very much like the one that at least temporarily killed Jesus Christ. Who rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures, if memory s ... More >>
Bigger image on next page.Update, 4:15 p.m.: We've picked a winner! Check your e-mail to see if you've won! Thanks for playing and reading Westword. It's layers of pop culture imagery piled on top of one another like sports announcers piling on Tim Tebow -- and you know you want it. To comme ... More >>
When Josh McDaniels returns to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant this weekend, he won't only provide insight about a Broncos team he coached just last year. He'll also complete an improbable circle in his career. Next year, McDaniels will take over as Patriots offensive coordinator, ... More >>
Jesus and Saturday Night Live got it right: Despite the ardent orange-and-blue Tim Tebow fans who filled Sports Authority at Mile High yesterday, the Patriots clobbered the Denver Broncos -- as an SNL sketch in which Taran Killam, as Tebow, and Jason Sudeikis, as an athletic-sox wearing Jesus ... More >>
Is Tebowing really a word? That depends on whom you believe and whether or not you're a Broncos fan. All we know for sure is that the man has inspired a wealth of pop culture, celebrity tie-ins, songs and artwork that will reach critical mass on Sunday when the Broncos take on the New England ... More >>
What's that, Chad? You want our attention? What a shock...NFL fans know Chad Ochocinco as a loudmouth. Even back when he had a real last name, 85 constantly chattered with officials, made signs asking not to be fined, tweeted constantly and sought out the spotlight in 1,001 ways. Call him a ... More >>
A lot has changed in journalism over the past three years -- including the death of the Rocky Mountain News. But at least one thing remains the same: Reporters who tweet from a funeral are asking for criticism. A Boston Herald journalist is currently learning this lesson, which was also taugh ... 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 >>
A Flickr photoJarvis Green is coming to the Broncos from New England? How unusual!Pat Bowlen opened up his wallet in recent days, signing three strong defensive linemen: Jarvis Green (formerly with -- surprise! -- New England), Jamal Williams (an ex-Charger) and Justin Bannan (a Baltimore Rav ... More >>
"Won't somebody trade for me? I'm lovable..."Like sands through the hourglass, so go the blogs of Denver. Colin at South Stands Denver sifts through the various rumored destinations for Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, including St. Louis, Cincinnati, Dallas and New England -- but not a pe ... More >>
Strangely (or maybe not so strangely), the coach hasn't changed much since high school.Here's some local bloggery to peruse. Colin over at South Stands Denver is a little skittish about Josh McDaniels benching o-lineman Ben Hamilton in favor of another former New England Patriot. But if Josh ... More >>
Even these guys probably doubted McDaniels.Okay, you and me, and most of the local media, and all of the national media -- everyone, really, except this guy. We read his age, and we heard the lip-smacking and the no-commenting, and we saw all the former Patriots showing up in Dove Valley, an ... More >>
"I fuckin' told you so."OK, so the excessive fist pumping in the exact location of 47 camera men was a little odd, but other than that, let's see ... - He traded a sore-losing, sore-winning, sour-faced quarterback for one who is calm (and even jovial) under pressure, rarely makes mistakes ... More >>
Ugly-ass striped socks were de rigeur for fashion-unconscious fans.I'm not generally in favor of so-called NFL "legacy" games, in which teams are required to wear their hideous and humiliating uniforms of yore and the fans are barraged with waves of schlock and nostalgia: old geezers from gol ... More >>
Homer Duggins is the biggest sports fan in Denver and Westword's gambling, uh, "expert." Read his dispatches every Friday in the Latest Word sports section. What's that noise? It's a little whisper I keep hearing, a whisper becoming louder and louder, blowing on the wind until it becomes a r ... 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 >>
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 >>
Blake Street Tavern offers a haven for Patriots fans.
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The coach and the Broncos get ready to test Plan Shanahan.
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The NFL tries to recover from a series of fumbles.