Looks like Broncos receiver Wes Welker will have more time to recover from his latest concussion; he's been suspended for four games after reportedly testing positive for amphetamines. Welker's not alone. He's the second Bronco so far this year to violate the NFL's substance abuse policy (kicker Ma ... More >>
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 >>
During Peyton Manning's second season as a Denver Bronco, we've overheard quite a few conversations between guys that go something like this: "I'm not gay, but if I was, I'd really go for Peyton Manning." Why have so many straight dudes in these parts developed a Manning crush -- a fondness for Pey ... More >>
Denver blog posts are wet and wild. Mile High Report's Jess Place offers three reasons for Broncos fans to dislike this week's opponent, the New York Giants -- and surprisingly, none of them have to do with Eli Manning hogging the spotlight in that DirecTV "rap" ad with big bro Peyton. Denver Egot ... 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 >>
The Broncos' loss to the Ravens on Saturday was agonizing, and not just because we (like pretty much everyone else) inaccurately predicted an easy Denver win. But let's put things in perspective, shall we? In our opinion, there have been five Broncos playoff defeats that were even worse. Make yourse ... More >>
Editor's note: With Peyton Manning's regular-season debut for the Broncos set for Sunday, we offer this (hilarious) (and helpful!) Peyton primer by Melanie Asmar that first appeared last March. Hello, Denver sports noobs. Perhaps you've heard of a new man-about-town named Peyton Manning. No, no -- ... More >>
Hello, Denver sports noobs. Perhaps you've heard of a new man-about-town named Peyton Manning. No, no -- he's not the guy who won Project Runway All Stars. He's a football player. A quarterback. In other words, Peyton Manning is the new Tim Tebow. Except less overtly Christian and better at doing t ... More >>
Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>
How can Denver be in the playoffs and still be a national laughingstock? This morning, NPR opened a half-hour segment by noting that the Broncos have 120-1 odds against making the Super Bowl, with the host wryly noting that this fact probably won't prevent some Tim Tebow fans from betting on them. B ... More >>
Perry Fewell.Update below: Carolina Panthers coach John Fox is expected to arrive in Denver today -- weather permitting -- to interview for the job of Denver Broncos head coach. But before he faces Pat Bowlen, John Elway, Joe Ellis and other team executives, he will likely show his face to B ... More >>
Demaryius Thomas.During the Broncos 31-14 trouncing of the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, you could almost hear the entire city of Denver sighing with relief: Aaah, that's more like it! And it was -- particularly in comparison to last week's dispiriting loss to Jacksonville. But there's a very ... More >>
Reuben Droughns, in an image from the website of the New York Giants -- his last team.What do former pro football players do once their careers are over? The rise of the medical marijuana industry in Colorado provides a possible answer owing to one simple fact: A helluva lot of athletes love ... More >>
"Where do I sign?"Last week, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning stirred up a mini-controversy in Dallas when he signed his name on the wall of the visitors locker room at the new and lavish Cowboys Stadium. In response to gripes from the Cowboys' Bradie James about this supposed act of ... More >>
If you'd rather see Josh McDaniels swearing look below.You didn't really think the Broncos were going to win six games and then lose the next ten did you? You didn't really think they would suddenly just turn into the team everyone expected them to be and make a mockery of hope? Wait, what? ... More >>
The Giants aren't happy at all about spending their T-Day here. Next Thursday, just as you're waking up from your turkey-induced coma and reaching for your fourth piece of pie, the Broncos will welcome the New York Giants into their homes and then try to slaughter them. (Just like the pilgrim ... More >>
Last night's Broncos-Steelers game was déjà vu all over again -- a virtual blueprint of the previous week's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Close early thanks to Denver's unexpectedly staunch defense (and despite a costly turnover -- this time an interception). But the offense's inability to hold th ... 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 >>
In many of the stories about the roof collapse at the Dallas Cowboys practice bubble over the weekend (seen vividly in the video above), special teams coach Joe DeCamillis is identified as the son-in-law of former Cowboys star Dan Reeves, as if that's his principal claim to fame. But if DeCamillis' ... 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 >>
Who put the fan in fanatic?
When it comes to travel, news organizations are asking themselves: Should we stay or should we go?
I watched Superbowl 42 on a flight back to Denver from a writing conference in New York City. Many people on the plane were coming from that same convention, so there were two main sets of passengers that night: rabid Giants fans (since we were coming from NYC), and poets, novelists, and writers of ... More >>
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 >>
Music has no borders.
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 >>
For someone growing up in Colorado, attending a Broncos game is a right of passage. But before November 19, only one of my children -- my son, Nick, who's 18 -- had experienced the crazed spectacle firsthand. I managed to score a pair of tickets to a preseason game against Green Bay when he was real ... More >>
This is how the Rockies win the National League pennant. With class. No chest-beating, no trash-talking, no tear-them-down-to-get-us-going stuff. Just baseball. And teamwork. And no small bit of heart. And I know that’s just stuff that writers write about teams who win. Sometimes, it’s ev ... More >>
Frank Deford travels back in time for The Old Ball Game.
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What if things were just a little different for quarterback Mike Perez?
The most important events in Denver sporting history.
The Bills. Live with it.