Almost as shocking as the DUI arrest of Todd Helton, mainstay of the Colorado Rockies, was how blotto he looked in the mug shot he earned with his bust. But how does it stack up to the most memorable athletes' mug shots of all time? Find out by eyeballing our top twenty collection, featuring a whopp ... 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 >>
How did local Ravens and 49ers fans spend Super Bowl Sunday? Plenty of them headed to bars catering to their respective teams: Chopper's Sports Grill for Baltimore boosters, the Icehouse Tavern for San Francisco faithful. Photog Brandon Marshall stopped by both places to sample the agony and the ecs ... 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 >>
Last week, we wondered if Peyton Manning's two picks versus the Seahawks, following a bad interception against the Bears the week before, were examples of rust or overconfidence. But his performance in a 29-24 loss to the 49ers yesterday was spot-on even after he was slammed to the turf in a manner ... More >>
Update: Just over an hour after our post, on view below, about rumors that Peyton Manning was leaning toward playing for the Tennessee Titans next season comes very different news. ESPN is reporting that Manning has chosen to sign with the Denver Broncos next season.
It's 3-16 -- digits more closely linked to Tim Tebow than No. 15. Back in the day, he daubed them into his eye black as a salute to the Bible verse John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." But Tebo ... More >>
It's a busy time on the "Former Broncos who have spent a lot of time in court" beat. Perrish Cox, fresh from being acquitted of a sex crime, has landed a two-year contract with the 49ers, while Brandon Marshall was traded by Miami to Chicago in what some initially theorized was an attempt by the Dol ... More >>
Initially, many of us regarded the thought of Peyton Manning signing with the Broncos as a pipe dream . Well, the stuff in that pipe has been pretty amazing thus far, with Manning actually visiting Denver in person shortly before a similar stop in Arizona. Now, with Peyton's decision delayed and mor ... 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 >>
Only Bronco capable of alarming this cheerleader.One is the loneliest number. The Pro Bowl rosters were released last night, and, assuming there are no Broncos added as replacements, the team will have its fewest representatives since 1988, when punter Mike Horan was the lone Bronco. That tea ... More >>
Our Monday post about Josh McDaniels "Not My Coach" t-shirts on sale before the Broncos' horrible loss to the St. Louis Rams (but after McDaniels was fined by the NFL for not reporting improper recordings of a San Francisco 49ers practice) prompted some impassioned takes -- including one from ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.As if we weren't already embarrassed enough by the 2010 Broncos, now we have the coup de grâce (for now): $50,000 NFL fines imposed on the team and Coach Josh McDaniels for not immediately reporting video recordings made by since-sacked staffer Steve Scarnecchia prior to Denve ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.The Broncos' recent downturn, capped by an epic choke job versus the San Francisco 49ers, bummed out fans -- but who knew it would also surprise objective observers like Yahoo! Sports' Shane Bacon. In his list of the ten most disappointing NFL teams of 2010, Bacon awards the Br ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.After our "Top 10 Ways Josh McDaniels Has Destroyed the Denver Broncos" post last week following the team's 59-14 shellacking by the Oakland Raiders, we hoped there'd be no reason to come up with another critical list today. No such luck. The Broncos' 24-16 collapse against th ... More >>
Michael Wilbon.Our top ten list of the ways Josh McDaniels has destroyed the Broncos wasn't meant to be funny. But somehow, Coach McD has become a national laughingstock following Denver's 59-14 loss to the hated Raiders, with ESPN's Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon piling on during yester ... More >>
What's not to love?Bloggers in Denver continue to type their fingers to the bone. Here are three pieces that resulted from their toils. At Predominantly Orange, Kim Constantinesco concludes that Josh McDaniels's fondness for Tim Tebow represents his strongest episode of man-love since he enc ... More >>
"As long as it's not the Raiders..."Yesterday, ESPN spent much of its NFL Live broadcast touting Herm Edwards' idea for the San Francisco 49ers to go after both Donovan McNabb, to whom the Eagles (inexplicably) seem ready to say goodbye, and the Broncos' Brandon Marshall. Former Bronco Mark ... More >>
A Flickr photoWhen at Wembley, don't start playing by English football rules, guys. This ain't soccer!Why not warm up for the weekend by reading some Denver blogs? The Broncos will play their first-ever regular season game outside America on October 31, facing off against the San Francisco 4 ... More >>
Let's just go ahead and get this out of the way from the get-go: we love The Rock. We can't explain it but there it is. That said, we also hate Hans Zimmer with a passion usually reserved for evil dictators and ex-patriots. So what better example of Recast then to add a soundtrack to this beloved ... More >>
It's Fantasy Football season, and if you don't know what we're talking about, then you simply aren't a geeky, no-life sad sack who never gets out of the house -- like several Westword staff members. Still, 22 million North Americans waste countless hours on it, and August, when fantasy lover ... More >>
Kyle Orton wearing an expression that didn't cross his face Friday night.On Friday, I pointed out that the team photo on the Denver Broncos' website was taken in 2007 -- and once again this morning, the site is notably behind-the-times. When I searched for passing stats in the Broncos' 17-16 ... More >>
Your 2007 Denver Broncos.I visited the Denver Broncos' official website this morning and discovered a "team photo" button on the "team" page. When I clicked it, however, I was surprised to see an image of the 2007 squad, complete with Mike Shanahan doing his weird little squint in row six and ... More >>
Broncos wide receiver/resident diva Brandon Marshall has vowed to show up for training camp -- not because he's a loyal teammate, but because he's "not gonna let them take more money." And a little luck -- or perhaps a little help from a friendly judge or scheduler -- could keep him in camp despite ... More >>
Denver: America's sixth-least wasteful city. We may drive a lot, use a lot of condoms and consume a lot of beer in plastic cups while cursing the Broncos' defense, but all in all, Denverites are not too wasteful a bunch, according to a recent survey that looks about as scientific as my assertion th ... More >>
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