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 >>
Update, 2:53 p.m., January 16: We've picked a winner! Check your e-mail to see if you've won. Thanks for playing along.Of course you watched the Broncos beat the Steelers on Sunday. And if you watched the CBS broadcast of the game, you saw footage of Loveland Ski Area on Saturday and all the skiers ... More >>
Okay, you feel bad. No, you feel worse than bad. Five Tom Brady touchdown passes in the first half will do that to you. But just because the Patriots destroyed the Broncos 45-10 in tonight's playoff game is no reason to despair. Renew your faith the same way Tim Tebow is likely doing right now -- by ... 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 >>
One of this year's top free agents, Nnamdi Asomugha knows where the best sports rumors come from.If the NFL lockout bored you, never fear. The perfect antidote is here: a free agency fury as teams sign, cut and trade players madly to adjust their rosters in time for the season. What would usu ... 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 >>
The other No. 7.True Broncos fans tend to hang on to anything and everything associated with the team -- and my late Uncle John certainly qualified. He passed away a few years ago, but this weekend, I was given an envelope containing some of his Broncos treasures, including a slew of cards th ... 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 >>
Yes, ladies, he is scrumptious. But can he play?New acquisition Brady Quinn is the Broncos' savior? Anyone who watched the former Cleveland signal caller's ineptitude during the Browns' 27-6 loss to the Broncos last season should have a hard time offering hosannas -- but that didn't stop a ca ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
On CBS last night, 60 Minutes added to the pile recent stories about brain damage being suffered by NFL football players. Among the story's lead characters was former Colorado Buffalo Ted Johnson, who went on to star for the New England Patriots. Johnson's post-career life has been marred by he ... 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 >>
Can this get any more childish? Yesterday's blog "The Jay Cutler Silent Treatment: More Than a Month and Counting?" noted that actual evidence of human speech traveling back and forth between Broncos quarterback Cutler and newly minted head coach Josh McDaniels has been scarce since January. Hours ... 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 >>
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