With all the problems afflicting the NFL right now, one of the least important involves coarse language among players on the field -- including the term "nigga," usually sanitized as the N-word. Yet the league continues to punish players for the word's use -- including, presumably, Terrance "Pot Roa ... More >>
As we know, expectations color perceptions, particularly in sports. Hence, the highly varied reactions to the Broncos' 31-17 win yesterday over the New York Jets, a woeful team Denver's top rival, the San Diego Chargers, blew out the previous week. Is the glass half-empty or half-full for Peyton Man ... 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 >>
When sharing a goodbye photo post for ex-Broncos receiver Eric Decker, who just signed with the New York Jets, and his country-singer wife, Jessie James, we asked Facebook followers if they'd be missed. And despite their status as one of pro sport's hottest couples, the answer was a resounding "no." ... More >>
Receiver Eric Decker has reportedly signed a five-year, $36.25 million contract to play for the New York Jets. That means the Broncos will be without his services on the field, and Denver fans will be weaned of off-the-field glamour shots of Decker and wife/country singer Jessie James, generally reg ... 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 >>
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 >>
In late April, onetime toast of Denver Tim Tebow found himself sans employment after being cut by the New York Jets -- and since then, no other NFL team has given him a sniff. Fortunately, though, he's got a career alternative: Controversial talk-show host Glenn Beck, who feels Tebow's faith is bein ... More >>
Hard to believe, but it's only been a little more than thirteen months since Tim Tebow was traded by the Broncos to the New York Jets -- and an unlucky thirteen it's been. Tebow went from being the talk of the NFL thanks to his series of miracle victories for the Broncos to a high-profile splinter-c ... 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 >>
After the Broncos traded Tim Tebow to the Jets, televangelist Pat Robertson accused Denver of treating Tebow shabbily. But a spokesman for Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family, for which Tebow made a 2010 Super Bowl ad, doesn't echo this claim. Instead, he believes the events that led the Broncos t ... More >>
You may remember Tim Tebow. He used to be the Denver Broncos starting quarterback. Ring a bell? Anyway, last weekend, the Broncos traded him to the New York Jets, who will use him as their backup QB -- at least for now. Tebow didn't ask to be traded and he didn't ask to be a second-string quarterbac ... More >>
At the New York Jets' Tim Tebow-introduction press conference yesterday, The Chosen One made it clear he was excited. Oh man, did he ever. Someone with plenty of time on his hands has created a clip documenting how many times Timmy used variations on the word "excited" during the event. The total? A ... More >>
Following Tim Tebow's trade to the New York Jets, televangelist Pat Robertson blasted the Broncos, suggesting that if Peyton Manning, who is coming off multiple neck surgeries, gets hurt, the team will deserve it. This sentiment drew a sharp rebuke from one reader with what appears to be a differen ... More >>
Dear Jets and Jets fans, As you know, Tim Tebow was introduced as a Jet today, which is funny, because you just gave your starting quarterback a $40 million extension and your coach is one of the most boisterous and profane personalities in the league. But that's another issue. We're here to help.
Denver may be landlocked, but the town was hit by a hurricane two years ago -- and its name was Tim Tebow. Now that Peyton Manning has signed with the Broncos and Tebow's trade to the New York Jets is offical, the time is right to look back on Tebowmania, from the first time his name ever appeared i ... More >>
Update: The Tim Tebow to the Jets trade spent only a brief time in limbo yesterday. The Broncos and the Jets eventually agreed to split a $5 million payment required by a contract clause, resulting in The Chosen One's ticket being punched for the Big Apple, and an even brighter spotlight. For more o ... More >>
Tim Tebow's latest improbable comeback against the New York Jets, after well over three quarters of ineptitude, prompted us to dub him the best awful quarterback in NFL history. One reader was feeling similarly torn about The Chosen One. But not anymore.
Post-TD Tebowing.It's gotten to the point where it's funny, at least for Broncos fans. Denver's 17-13 win over the Jets will no doubt boost sales of those Tim Tebow Jesus jerseys, as well as more comparisons between The Chosen One and His Lord and Savior, and that's understandable. After all, ... 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 >>
Ed McCaffrey.This Sunday, the Broncos take on the New York Jets -- and while Denver is beset with an incredible array of injuries, and burdened by a running game that's should be hospitalized for severe anemia, the team's got history on its side. Note that in Jets Insider Ken Fratto's 2002 li ... 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 >>
Jason Smith doesn't see the parallels between Santonio Holmes and Brandon Marshall.In a blog yesterday, we argued that the Pittsburgh Steelers' decision to trade controversial receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a measly fifth-round draft choice likely meant the Broncos' dream o ... More >>
"This is getting crazy now..."The rumor mill around the Broncos' Brandon Marshall is cranking at a feverish pitch -- and the latest reports about possible interest from the New York Jets provide a primer in how speculation builds in the current media age. The starting points for these whispe ... More >>
Among the most unfortunate developments of the Internet Age is the Sports Team Tribute Song, wherein a musically disinclined fan -- often a wannabe rapper with a fondness for the letter "z" -- posts a song on YouTube about the awesomeness of his favorite sports team. Assuming, for the sake ... More >>
Betcha aren't doing any trash talking today, Phil...Blogs from Denver, (mostly) about Denver. Over at the Broncos-centric Mile High Report site, enjoy the game day thread documenting the San Diego Chargers' latest playoffs collapse, this time against the New York Jets. Inspired final comment ... More >>
Sports talk shows and blogs blew up over the weekend after cameras spied New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog on the sidelines during a TV time out. Some critics have said Sanchez, who apologized after the game for some reason, was showing up the pathetic Oakland Raiders, w ... More >>
David Harris.Fit-throwing, currently suspended Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall -- our most recent Shmuck of the Week -- is back in the news again, although not over accusations of slapping anyone around, surprisingly enough. Reports surfaced that the New York Jets want to see Marshall in gr ... More >>
We keep hearing about how every team that doesn't have a quarterback named either Manning or Brady would love to see disgruntled Broncos hurler Jay Cutler in their uniform -- but at least one player on a QB-challenged squad feels otherwise. New York Jets safety Kerry Rhodes tells the New York Daily ... More >>
Don't make your weekend a weak end. Today in Backbeat Online: • The Five Peace Band at the Paramount Theatre. • Phish at Red Rocks sells out in minutes; fans call bullshit. • Q&A with David Frederickson of the Prids. • Freaky Friday: "The Force" Swinging robodisco of the '70s. Today in Caf ... More >>
Silly me. I thought the most aggravating Denver local-TV moment this morning would be Channel 9's use of a seemingly endless promo for the Baz Luhrmann film Australia as a blatant time waster toward the end of the 5 a.m. half hour -- a topic already derided here in the November 21 blog "Filler Video ... More >>
Thanks to the way the Broncos handled the New York Jets yesterday, you can bet we'll be hearing plenty of fans espousing the most popular, and positive, theory to explain the squad's inexplicable season to date: The team plays up to, or down to, the level of its opponents. And since, by definition, ... More >>
See ya, Travis. Wouldn't wanna be ya -- unless I had a whole lot of condoms. The cover boy of Madden 2009, the latest version of the video-game staple, which hits stores on August 12, is none other than Brett Favre, who presumably won't be wearing his current New York Jets uniform -- although give ... More >>
Guess who. Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre's trade to the New York Jets late on August 6, about which you may have heard, has negative repercussions on the preseason schedule of your Denver Broncos. The Pack is slated to face off against the Broncos on August 22, and had Favre been locked ... More >>
At 11 a.m. or so today, July 25, the 2008 Denver Broncos are expected to officially begin training camp at their headquarters in Dove Valley. Thanks to its peaceful-sounding name, the area doesn't exactly send out a smash-'em-in-the-chops vibe, and it lacks many of the attributes that made Greeley, ... More >>
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 >>
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