With the 28th choice in last night's NFL draft, the Denver Broncos selected Sylvester Williams, a defensive tackle from North Carolina seen here. We won't be certain for years if this was a wise decision or a terrible one -- but we've already got a mighty good idea which players should be ranked as ... 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 >>
The Denver Broncos brought home their first win of the regular season against the Pittsburg Steelers on Sunday thanks to Peyton Manning and his priceless arm (actually, it's insured). But, the Broncos just wouldn't be the same without rowdy fans and their own touchdown celebrations. Westword venture ... More >>
After all the hype, after all the hoopla, after all the anticipation, Peyton Manning finally took the field for the Denver Broncos last night in a game that counted -- against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose loss to the Tim Tebow-led squad in last year's playoffs provided plenty of incentive. And Man ... More >>
Twitter is a great way to keep up with the latest developments, including those that are complete crap. Like, for instance, a bogus Twitter announcement that super-Bronco Von Miller had been traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers -- a prospect that Miller himself decked via a well-aimed tweet from his ow ... 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 >>
There's not enough acid in the world to have made Denverites collectively hallucinate the Broncos' 29-23 playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. From the moment Denver's offense came to life in the second quarter to the sight of the CBS studio crew Tebowing, the game was a trip from which we d ... More >>
Because even most Broncos fans don't give their team much of a chance this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Steelers, there's been little of the trash talk that usually precedes a playoff game. So give Boone's Tavern, in the DU area, credit for carrying on this sacred tradition -- by striking a low ... More >>
At Florida, Tim Tebow famously put the number 3:16 (as in the Biblical verse John 3:16) on his eye black. That's a no-go in the NFL -- so instead of writing the digits on his face, he wrote them in the box score of the Broncos' unbelievably improbable 29-23 overtime victory against the Pittsburgh St ... More >>
Kill holiday burn-out this weekend and save that found-money you've got after returning those knock-off electronics. Simply take these ten suggestions for weekend entertainment, all of which will cost you a Hamilton or less. And for our full guide to what's-going-on-Denver, simply peruse the Westwor ... 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 >>
Oh, yes. This year will be epic.Everyone's had their ass kicked at some point, whether in a Final Four pool or in a fantasy league, by the girl who couldn't care less about whatever sport the betting relates to and instead picks winners based on team colors, mascots or how her hair would look ... More >>
Nothing made it to this level in 2011.Love it or hate, the Super Bowl crosses almost every cultural subgroup in the United States, and as befitting of such a massive national holiday, it also inspires new pop-culture touch points. From Mean Joe Green to Betty White, from Janet Jackson's wardr ... More >>
Gary A. Vasquez/NFLThe big game is in Texas, but we know where to eat, drink and watch locally.Football fans aren't too picky about the watering holes where they watch the Super Bowl; their requirements typically include multiple large televisions; lots of beer, preferably cheap and cold; and ... More >>
Some teams are still playing football.Displaced Jets and Steelers fans shouldn't be deprived of their right to get drunk, eat bar food and scream in public with their football brethren just because they live in Denver. And they won't be, thanks to a few local bars that will provide a spot for ... More >>
Richard Seymour in action.As a Broncos fan, I have a preternatural aversion for praising a member of the Oakland Raiders for doing anything -- especially attacking someone on the opposing team after the whistle had blown. But his punch to the face of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethl ... More >>
Tim Tebow.If your only knowledge of the Broncos' 34-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last night came from watching Denver-TV roundups after the game, you'd think the boys in orange and blue turned in a dominating performance on both sides of the ball -- and the Denver Post accentuated ... More >>
Stay out.Yes, it's only the pre-season. But anyone who's ever gone to Invesco Field when the Broncos have played the Pittsburgh Steelers -- most notably during the 2006 AFC Championship game -- knows how frustrating it is to see as much black and gold as blue and orange. Steelers fans show ... More >>
When Saturday's World Cup match between the U.S. and England ended in a tie, a lot of casual American soccer fans -- who wanted to see America kick some foreign ass -- were baffled. A tie? What kind of real sport ends games in a tie? In America, there's hardly a one -- not anymore, anyway. B ... More >>
Photos of Brandon Marshall like this one are likely giving other teams pause.In recent weeks, much of the drama surrounding the Denver Broncos has involved Brandon Marshall, and whether any team would pony up the first-round draft pick Josh McDaniels and company want for his services. Well, ... More >>
A Flickr photoMason Tvert's got a message for Big Ben.You can always count on SAFER head Mason Tvert to defend the honor of marijuana. Note that he's previously praised a study showing teen toking is on the rise but binge drinking is falling and advocated a boycott of Starbucks, allegedly bec ... More >>
www.govnrspark.com/The BCS Championship game is set for January 7 between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns, but it's never too early to get your party plans in order and identify the bars that will provide a friendly haven for your cheering pleasure. Here's a rundown of where ... More >>
Woody Paige has painted a target on Kyle Orton's back.You had to know it'd happen about now -- and that Woody Paige would be the instigator. When the Broncos were 6-0, Kyle Orton was the toast of the town -- or at least no one was referring to him as toast, as fans had been doing before the ... More >>
Destination: Ovum!Local blogs for locals like you. Former Colorado Independent staffer Wendy Norris launches Western Citizen, her new online news project, with a story about the tough financial times being faced by backers of the latest personhood amendment. Fetus don't fail them now. John ... More >>
This smile wasn't on display much yesterday.No one's deep-throating any shotguns following the Broncos' 30-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens yesterday. The Broncos had been lucky to be 6-0 -- hell, they were fortunate to be 1-0 -- and they were more than due for a reality check. But the way the ... 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 >>
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 >>
Chad Ocho Cinco is taking the Broncos match-up very seriously.Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ocho Cinco, who cut off his "Johnson" some time ago, is in self-promotional overload prior to the team's season-opening contest against your Denver Broncos. But will he be tweeting? NFL commissioner ... More >>
The worsening of the economy over the past seven or eight months hasn't changed Denver Post editor Greg Moore's opinion about the importance of sending staffers to personally witness the most major of sporting spectacles. In the May 2008 Message column "Olympics Travel a Hurdle for Local News Medi ... More >>
Spark Gallery celebrates a milestone anniversary.
I’m telling you right now, I’m not going to cry at the end of the World Series. No matter how it turns out. Sure, if the Rockies win I’ll be doing my silly celebration dance (which makes Jonathan Papelbon’s Riverdance look sane), and screaming wildly and jumping up and down on my bed. (I’m ... More >>
A columnist's latest dirty secret? He watches TV to get his news.
Analyzing the post-game psyche.
Denver comes clean.
The NFL tries to recover from a series of fumbles.
The man who drove a stake through Guide the Ride may take aim next at Pat Bowlen's stadium tax.
The Man With the Golden Arm
The Bills. Live with it.