Tired DIA travelers were doing double-takes as they boarded the escalator heading down out of Concourse B last night, their eyes drawn to the right by the bright sign on a new restaurant -- and then riveted by the sight of who was standing under that sign: John Elway. "There is not a name more clos ... More >>
In recent years, commencement speakers for the University of Colorado at Boulder have either been controversial or underwhelming to the vast majority of the student body. But neither of these issues are likely to plague the 2013 graduation ceremony, scheduled for May 10, since the speaker chosen -- ... More >>
Eric Decker had some ups and downs in the Broncos' win over the Chargers last night -- catching a sure touchdown pass before inexplicably falling down, and later scoring a TD in an impressive act of will. But he's familiar with emotional swings, having lived through a school shooting -- an experienc ... More >>
Talk about signs of the times: Denver is a showplace for amazing signage from over the decades. No wonder #denversignporn is a popular Instagram hashtag. Look below to check out some of our favorite examples of this particular brand of porn -- and click on the links to check out more of the photogs ... More >>
During ESPN's pre-game build-up to last night's error-filled Broncos loss to the Falcons, past Westword profile subject Rick Reilly hosted a segment featuring Denver mayor Michael Hancock talking in greater detail than he has since being elected (and maybe ever) about what's arguably his greatest ac ... More >>
Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election, with polls suggesting a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. And no wonder, since Colorado is a purple state, with nearly equal numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents. Still, parts of Colorado are definitely D ... More >>
I'm three weeks an intern for Westword, and with each day, I'm made more aware of the strengths (and the pitfalls) of my journalism education at CU-Boulder. Nothing scares me more than joining my older brother in his misery caused by the mania surrounding this economic downturn. "Good luck finding a ... More >>
A few weeks ago, I stumbled on a commentary about Tim Tebow by ESPN's Rick Reilly. Now, I don't care for football, and I don't care for extreme media hype over an athlete, either. But Reilly's commentary on Tebow is worth a read, even for you non-sports fans. Afterward, I was wondering why I found m ... More >>
Everyone has an opinion about Tim Tebow. For example, Buffalo Bills defenders likely find him to be an exceedingly generous sharer of the football. Some believe he is football Jesus and a decreasing portion of the population view him as a personal affront to professional quarterbacking. Broncos Exec ... More >>
Video below.Network TV news is a cutthroat business -- and Jeremy Hubbard's getting out while the getting is good. The onetime Fox31 staple (and 2005 Westword Best Hair winner) jumped to ABC four years ago, eventually working his way up to anchor of World News Now and sometime correspondent ... More >>
Rick Reilly.Proof that ESPN's Rick Reilly is a divisive figure in the journalism community: Even Reilly's speech to CU journalism school graduates is being picked apart by critics. Reilly believes journalists should never write for free, arguing that "nobody asks strippers to strip for free, ... More >>
Rick Reilly.ESPN's Rick Reilly has a wicked sense of humor -- which made him the perfect choice to bid adieu to the final graduating class of CU's journalism school, which officially shuts down June 30 in favor of what's dubbed a "journalism-plus program." And in his speech to grads, he worke ... More >>
Big pics below.No, the Broncos aren't in the Super Bowl -- but a memory from the time when they were has just surfaced. It's an ad taken out in a Green Bay newspaper to taunt the Packers, who Denver would go on to defeat in the 1998 Super Bowl. When seen in its entirety, the copy seemed prett ... More >>
Rick Reilly.How did I wind up with a book from the collection of ESPN's Rick Reilly? It was definitely an act of generosity on his part, but not because he directly targeted me for his largesse despite my coverage of him tongue-bathing the State Capitol dome in 2009 after incorrectly predicti ... More >>
Pat Bowlen.Earlier this month, Broncos sources told writer Alan Prendergast that owner Pat Bowlen is no longer the team's major decision-maker on key financial and management questions. Presumably, a Monday interview -- Bowlen's first since early this year -- was intended to disprove this cla ... More >>
Pat Bowlen.For months commentators have been engaged in a coded whisper campaign about Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen's health and diminished role in the organization. As the 2-6 team staggers into a bye week amid raging concerns about its leadership, talk about Bowlen's admitted "short-term ... More >>
Photo: Mark MangerDenver-based sportswriter Rick Reilly, the punching bag of the sports blogosphere but a dean among old-school sports scribes, is touring America to promote his latest book, Sports from Hell. The book centers around Reilly cruising the world in search of bizarre competitions ... More >>
Rick Reilly laps it up.On Monday, we told ou about ESPN columnist Rick Reilly's April promise to "tongue-bathe the Capitol dome if the Rockies make the playoffs" -- and his subsequent vow to make good on this lost bet. He proved as good as his (second) word yesterday, gamely lapping the golde ... More >>
Photo by Mark MangerRick Reilly.Back in April, no one expected the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs -- least of all ESPN columnist Rick Reilly, who declared on KOA radio that he would "tongue bathe the Capitol dome if the Rockies make the playoffs." Yes, Reilly promised to lick the Colo ... More >>
Pat Bowlen.Pat Bowlen is frequently referred to as one of the best owners in professional sports -- at least in these parts. But in a recent item (dubbed "too short for a column:), he's slapped around plenty by someone who's observed the Broncos closely over the years: ESPN's Rick Reilly, a W ... More >>
No contemporary sportswriter is more decorated (or better paid) than Denver's Rick Reilly, and so no sportswriter is more regularly critiqued. Since leaping wallet first from the sinking Sports Illustrated to ESPN last year -- a move he outlined in the January Message column "Rick Reilly, Loving Lim ... More >>
George Clooneys ode to screwball comedies of yore is so close. And yet...
Rick Reilly on his impending move to ESPN, being directed by George Clooney, and the joys of doing absolutely nothing.
The creative breakup of former business collaborators leads to one new magazine, with another on the way. Can the city support both of them?
Is the new, smaller Rocky more "convenient" than ever, or a sign of an impending newspaper apocalypse?
CU has made many mistakes over the past eighteen months -- and its PR team made most of them worse.
The University of Colorado led the way in 2004 -- straight to hell.
University of Colorado's Rapecruitment Program
Take a splash at this kayaking bash
The Denver dailies change the way they handle obituaries -- for better and for worse.
The First Annual Honduran Relief Benefit Dinner