Planet Bluegrass is nothing if not durable. That durability became a widely-disseminated story as the ranch and music festival operation in Lyons rebuilt when a historic flood utterly wrecked it last September But this weekend's Rocky Mountain Folks Festival proved another kind of resilience, one t ... More >>
Last year around this time, as members of the Miami Heat were embroiled in what turned out to be a second consecutive NBA-championship run, we reported that an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation targeting Chris "Birdman" Andersen was still open a full year after authorities had raided hi ... More >>
Peyton Manning and Missy Franklin are hoping to make a big hit and a big splash tonight on the annual ESPY Awards, hosted by ESPN. Both Colorado athletes are up for two different awards, and ESPN is letting fans vote on who should win until 7 p.m. (MST) tonight -- the same time that the broadcast of ... More >>
Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mountain lion mascot, has put together quite a career over the 22 years that he has been thrilling basketball fans -- sometimes providing their only thrill during the particularly lean years. Over that time, the supremely athletic gymnast has perfected his routine -- from f ... More >>
While the rest of you were in Denver, languishing in the beat of the summer heat, thousands of culinary cognoscenti, many of them heeled in stilettos and outfitted in backless black dresses showcasing perfect spray tans, spent the weekend at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen hobnobbing with some of t ... More >>
Denver blog posts really, really mean it. Colorado Pols: GOP leaders are heading in the wrong direction of the Tea Party is driving the bus. Roundball Mining Company's Kalen hands out mostly good grades for the Nuggets victory over the Spurs last night. Free Range Longmont's Ann Kibbey offers a w ... More >>
The NBA trade deadline is thirteen days away -- just enough time to quell that gnawing feeling in the gut telling you that, well, Kevin Garnett is old, and he has a lot of money left on that two-year contract, but he sure would shore up that interior defense. And, he would instantly be the most inte ... More >>
Attention, everybody. It is flu season. Know how we can tell? Because during last night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, Nugget Kenneth Faried -- the Manimal, if you will -- puked into a towel while sitting on the bench. But that didn't stop the dude from scoring nineteen points to help the Nug ... More >>
The 2012-13 Nuggets season has finally arrived. After pushing the Lakers to seven games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last year and obtaining All-Star guard Andre Iguodala via trade this summer, fans are excited as they've ever been for the boys in blue and yellow -- and the Nuggets certain ... More >>
Last night, the Nuggets beat the Spurs in San Antonio for their third straight win -- great news given their pre-All-Star-break swoon. But in the game's most memorable moment, Nugget Chris Andersen definitely wasn't the victor. In the first quarter, veteran Spur Tim Duncan smacks in the face with th ... More >>
What's that, Chad? You want our attention? What a shock...NFL fans know Chad Ochocinco as a loudmouth. Even back when he had a real last name, 85 constantly chattered with officials, made signs asking not to be fined, tweeted constantly and sought out the spotlight in 1,001 ways. Call him a ... More >>
Nenê.Nenê is among the most controversial Nuggets of the decade -- an undeniably talented player who never quite lived up to the hype but remains a valuable commodity. Now, however, he's opted out of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent. Does that mean the Nuggets will g ... More >>
Kevin Durant.Yes, the Nuggets' nail-biting 100-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night was disappointing. But it seems inappropriate to complain too much. After all, it was a hugely entertaining game almost singlehandedly won by a great player -- Kevin Durant -- whose performance will ... More >>
Ty Lawson.Every NBA prognosticator worth his leather balls has declared Denver dead in the 2011 playoffs, but the Nugs won't lay down. Last night's 104-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder found the team displaying the gumption we knew was there all along -- as well as establishing for all ... More >>
Nenê.Two weeks back, we wrote that the Nuggets-Thunder playoff series would be a war, and that prediction was certainly borne out by last night's 107-103 OKC victory. Credit for the Thunder win goes to superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, aided by referee Steve Javie -- in part bec ... More >>
Ty Lawson.Aren't you excited that it's Friday? These three Denver blog items are. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein makes his playoffs prediction for the Nuggets. He sees victory versus the Oklahoma City before they almost top the best-in-the-West San Antonio Spurs. Write that down. Plants & ... More >>
Ty LawsonIt would seem like a death wish to hope to play the two-time defending NBA champions in the first round of the playoffs. But given recent play, are the Lakers now the most desirable first-round opponent for the Nuggets? Probably not, but it's at least a question worth asking.
J.R. Smith.Welcome, my friends, to a Denver blog post show that never ends. Roundball Mining Company's Charlie notes that J.R. Smith and other Nugs provided the balance necessary to top the league-leading San Antonio Spurs. Geeks Who Drink confession: "I always play ['Afternoon Delight'] du ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony has missed the last three games due to his sister's death. The official word from the team is that he'll return "after Christmas." Doesn't much matter when he gets back to the team -- games with balls are of microscopic importance in comparison. For those of us with less to de ... More >>
Carmelo.Look under your tree! It's three Denver blog posts! Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton thinks the Nuggets should call last night's loss to the Spurs a win, given that Carmelo Anthony's game-winning shot was waved off due to a Manu Ginobli flop. Denver Egotist: Sean Leman learned some stu ... More >>
Lately, there's been no public progress in trading Carmelo Anthony, making it difficult for fans to commit to the Nuggets despite the team's recent victory over Kobe Bryant's Lakers. Meanwhile, Melo's still sending mixed signals over whether he prefers to move to a winner or ink with a strugg ... More >>
Ty Lawson's probably not planning a move to Salt Lake City anytime soon.The old warning to pro athletes about not providing bulletin-board material predates the online version of bulletin boards -- which may explain why, last night, Ty Lawson posted a link to an audio snippet on his Twitter f ... More >>
These men weren't impressed by the Nuggets on Saturday.Look! Blogs about Denver! Over here! In his account of the Denver's dispiriting loss to San Antonio, Roundball Mining Company's Jeremy says the Spurs played "a near-perfect game," while the Nuggets were "impotent." It's the time of year ... More >>
George Karl probably won't be sitting in this spot quite as often during the next six weeks.The news that Nuggets coach George Karl has a form of throat cancer and will miss a number of practices and games over the next month and a half came as a shock. After all, the last big news about Karl ... More >>
Linas Kleiza.The Denver Nuggets' loss yesterday of backup forward Linas Kleiza, who signed a two-year, $12.2 million deal with the Greek team Olympiakos, has prompted a collective shrug by most members of Nuggets Nation, probably owing to Kleiza's underperformance last season, when many obser ... More >>
On ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning show today, hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic declared the just-completed Denver Nuggets-New Orleans Hornets series to have been the most lopsided in NBA history, given that the Nugs outscored the Hornets by an average of over 24 points per contest even ... More >>
The Nuggets' brutalization of the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night make it abundantly clear that the team will finish off Chris Paul and company tonight; thanks to a drive and focus we haven't seen around here for ages, a let-down seems about as likely as cable-news coverage of the swine-flu stor ... More >>
The Denver Nuggets' 106-90 victory last night over the Portland Trail Blazers is being portrayed by most of the local media as a dominating performance, and that makes sense. After all, Carmelo Anthony put up 38 points after serving a one-game suspension for being a baby (a.k.a., refusing to come ou ... More >>
Yesterday's blog "George Karl Upset at Nuggets in Victory -- As Well He Should Be" applies just as much to last night's 114-113 Nugs win over the Oklahoma Thunder as it did to the previous evening's 104-96 escape from the depleted San Antonio Spurs with one notable exception -- Karl (pictured) didn' ... More >>
Last night, your Denver Nuggets defeated the San Antonio Spurs, one of the NBA's elite franchises. But afterward, coach George Karl (pictured) blistered his players in private before expressing his disappointment in their performance to the collected media. And good for him. First of all, the Nugge ... More >>
Watch out, Ms. Wargin. These days, fans frequently lament that TV-news sports reports don't have nearly as much sports in them as they once did. Prime example: my daughter Lora, 15, who went off on such a memorable rant about 9News' Susie Wargin last week, on the day after the Denver Nuggets defea ... More >>
Great basketball teams often take on the personality of their star players. Without a dominant big man, the Dallas Mavericks are more of a perimeter shooting team keyed by Dirk Nowitzki. Steve Nash pushes the Phoenix Suns up and down the court. Tim Duncan leads the Spurs by playing solid D and scowl ... More >>
Now that the San Antonio Spurs have cakewalked to their fourth NBA championship in nine years, it's time for Denver Post columnist and resident psychic Mark Kiszla to tuck into a big helping of crow. Way, way back in April, the Denver Nuggets shook up the smart money by snatching the first game fr ... More >>
The Greenwood Village cop that tasered Denver Nugget DerMarr Johnson at the Purple Martini in the Denver Tech Center early Saturday morning should’ve known it would take a lot more than a little shock to bring the big man down.
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Kevin Fletcher aims for the NBA --from Europe.
This K-Mart special glitters.
Long-suffering Nuggets fans tell tales worth hearing -- at last.
The Nuggets have finally begun to warm up the faithful.
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After an ice age of drafts, the Nuggets seek a warm body.
How to kill time during a Denver basketball game.
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