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    July 21, 2014

    Photos: The twelve NFL teams Forbes says are more valuable than the Broncos

    The Denver Broncos finished 25th on Forbes's list of the world's fifty most valuable sports teams, down two spots from last year. The rankings were based on each team's enterprise value (total equity plus debt) and their current or pending stadium deals. The Broncos are valued at $1.161 billion. Of ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Photos: See all 54 recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far

    It was a Happy Halloween at Lightshade Labs, judging by this photo from the store's Facebook page. But it's probably an even happier March, since two Lightshade branches are among the latest shops licensed by the City of Denver to sell recreational marijuana. In the two-plus weeks since our last upd ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Photos: See all 47 recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far

    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 >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Photos: See all 37 recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Photos: See all thirty recreational marijuana shops Denver has licensed so far

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Reader: Peyton Manning is still Tom Brady's bitch

    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 >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Who does Twitter Nation blame for Broncos' choke job v. Patriots?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    "Tim Tebow pass" to replace "uncatchable" in NFL rule book?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Photos: Top ten things we've learned so far about the 2013 Denver Broncos

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Reader: Tim Tebow haters can't deal with his Christian faith

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Photos: Tim Tebow signed by Patriots, Meme Nation in shock

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Photo: Tim Tebow? "GOOD GOD!"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Photos: Joe Timlin, Rick Gaukel among five victims in deadliest avalanche since 1962

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Wes Welker: Overrated white guy or key to Super Bowl for Broncos?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Denver Broncos 2014 Super Bowl favorites: Wanna bet?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Derrick Martin, New England Patriot living in Aurora: Home invaded, family threatened

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Reader: Peyton Manning gives Broncos fans more reasons to believe than Tim Tebow did

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Videos: Peyton Manning, Broncos don't repay fans' faith in Patriots loss

    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 >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    January 18, 2012

    Tim Tebow's rib injury v. Patriots like Jesus's wounds? Stop crucifying him!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Comment contest: Win two Shepard Fairey-like Tim Tebow posters from the Wynkoop

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Josh McDaniels timeline: Suck for years, then get your old job back

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Jesus visits Tim Tebow on Saturday Night Live, reveals that Tom Brady is God's nephew

    ​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 >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Tim Tebow glossary gives Denver Broncos fans some words to live by

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Twitter at a funeral: The evolution of tweeting from a service since Marten Kudlis controversy

    ​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 >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Top 20 Josh McDaniels disasters: Anatomy of a Denver Broncos coaching failure

    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 >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Broncos beef up the D-line with Jarvis Green and more -- only a year late

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Denver Blogs: Brandon Marshall to the Rams? To the Bengals? To somebody?

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Is Josh McDaniels making the right move by benching Ben Hamilton?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Shmuck of the Week: You

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Gratuitous fist pumps aside, it's time to trust Josh McDaniels

    "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 >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Going retro with the 5-0 Broncos

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Gambling with Homer: The Broncos are Super Bowl-bound

    ​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 >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Josh McDaniels haters don't think Jay Cutler is a "little bitch"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Offensive expert Josh McDaniels as new Broncos coach? WTF?

    Local media outlets are reporting that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has selected New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to replace Mike Shanahan, who was fired on December 30 after fourteen years as the team's head coach. Moreover, multiple sources add that former Broncos assis ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Is the Broncos' coaching job the best in football?

    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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    September 22, 2008

    Thirteen more flukes to bail out the Broncos defense

    Champ Bailey seems as shocked that the Broncos beat the Saints as the rest of us are. For the second consecutive week, the Denver Broncos' defense proved incapable of stopping their opponents when it counted, and even when it didn't. Yet the team won 34-32 over the New Orleans Saints thanks to ano ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    Did the Broncos make the right move by letting John Lynch go?

    John Lynch. Word that Broncos all-pro safety John Lynch signed with the New England Patriots after coach Mike Shanahan declined to promise that he'd play every down in Denver left some observers wondering if the team had made a mistake -- but not "Sports Guys" Sandy Clough and Mike Evans, morning ... More >>

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    February 3, 2008

    Super Bowl Pick-Off: Pro-Am Edition

    If you could predict the future, would you be a sportswriter? As cool as it would be to state unequivocally during the preseason, “Eli Manning will lead his team to the Super Bowl ” or, “the Vikings and Browns will both finish just one game out of a playoff spot,” if these writers really kne ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Super Stoked

    Blake Street Tavern offers a haven for Patriots fans.

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    January 14, 2008

    Grasping for Rooting Interest in the NFL Playoffs

    At last, the pairings for the two NFL conference championship games are set: The San Diego Chargers face off against the New England Patriots in the AFC contest, while the Green Bay Packers take on the New York Giants for NFC supremacy. These aren't exactly dream matchups for Colorado football fans, ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    My Fantasy? Screw New England

    Due to the sporting events of the past few months, Denverites have license to hate everything New English, from the overdog Red Sox to the over-hyped Pats all the way down to maple syrup, clam chowder, and Ben Affleck (perhaps a bad example). The city just a few years ago known as the loudest whin-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Broncos Better For Being Worse

    You can call the Broncos’ season at the midway point at lot of things, but boring isn’t one of them. Boring? That’s going 10-6, finishing as a Wild Card team and getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. With our craptastic division, this team could still do that - which would be ... More >>

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    November 2, 2007

    NFL Midseason Update

    Somewhere in the not too distant future, the Department of Homeland Security will be able to ferret out terrorists based only on a series of questions about the NFL. Consider this: Last month’s Patriots-Cowboys game drew 30 million viewers, making it not only the most watched sporting event of the ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    In the Hot Seat

    A misdirected e-mail is a revelation.

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    September 9, 2004

    D-Lirious

    The coach and the Broncos get ready to test Plan Shanahan.

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    February 12, 2004

    Buff Football

    Nothing beats a naked pigskin party for some raw excitement.

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    January 29, 2004
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    November 25, 1999

    The National Free-for-All League

    The NFL tries to recover from a series of fumbles.

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    March 30, 1994
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