At Westword, we're all about hometown/home-state pride -- hence, posts such as "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States" and "Happy Colorado Day: Here are 50 reasons you should be glad you live here." So you can imagine our befuddlement over a Huffington Post article calli ... More >>
Yesterday, Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired after video surfaced (it's on view below) of him throwing balls at players, as well as kicking them and shouting homophobic slurs like "fucking faggot" and "fucking fairy." An extreme case, no doubt, but not an isolated one. In fact, a nu ... More >>
My disdain for American football knows no bounds, and I don't believe in wasting my Sundays watching testosterone-addled meatheads run up and down a field with the hopes of placing a ball. In honor of yesterday's Super Bowl game -- as well as all the attendant hoopla -- I created a poem that follows ... More >>
Super Bowl fever is spreading, and even though the Denver Broncos aren't in the game, local restaurants and bars are serving up plenty of opportunities to score with deals this Sunday, February 3. Here's a peak at the playbook, and feel free to pass off audibles in the comments section below: See ... More >>
Denver is the capital of Colorado. It is located exactly one mile above sea level. Weed is legal here, while riding your bike on the sidewalk is not. Your mom can make more free throws than Andre Iguodala -- these are all facts. The music scene here sucks ass...now, that is an opinion. The differenc ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>
Good morning, y'all! And oh what a joyously good morning it is, eh? Is it just us, or is the sun shining a little brighter today? With the Broncos clinching the AFC West division yesterday here at home on an unseasonably agreeable day at Invesco, well, it just feels like one of those green-lights-al ... More >>
How can you tell that no one cared about the Broncos' 16-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals last night? One way: John Elway was brought into the broadcast booth to try to prevent channel surfing in the second quarter. Another: Not a single YouTube user on the planet has shared contest footage at this ... More >>
When Josh McDaniels returns to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant this weekend, he won't only provide insight about a Broncos team he coached just last year. He'll also complete an improbable circle in his career. Next year, McDaniels will take over as Patriots offensive coordinator, ... More >>
Tulowitzki.The Rockies should have known it wouldn't be their night when Chris Nelson decided to play "Pin the baseball on the coach's face" with Rich Dauer before the game in a gaffe seen in the background of an ESPN live shot. Then the Rockies' unfortunate play was caught by ESPN cameras -- ... More >>
Ellie Goulding had a rough go last night at the OgdenELLIE GOULDING at the OGDEN THEATRE | 8/8/11On her second North American tour in less than a year, Ellie Goulding filled the Ogden Theater last night, but at a price: The opening act, Bag Raiders (scheduled to play a one-off at Larimer Loun ... More >>
Eric Studesville.On Friday, Joe Williams, Irv Brown and other ESPN 1600 prognosticators picked the Broncos to crush the Cardinals under the theory that the team would be ultra-motivated after Coach Josh McDaniels's firing and other assorted embarrassments. But they couldn't have been more wro ... More >>
Large pic below.Even before the Broncos' 36-33 loss to the St. Louis Rams yesterday, it was clear the video scandal that led to the fining of Coach Josh McDaniels had turned the tide of opinion even more decisively against the young hire. As proof, check out a photo by Westword's Nick Lucche ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Thanks to Josh McDaniels' success at destroying the Broncos, exemplified by the team's 59-14 loss to the Raiders, Denver's on ESPN's radar right now. On Tuesday, Pardon the Interruption's Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon suggested that McDaniels stay in London after this weekend's ... 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 >>
Tim Tebow.While Denver fans remain optimistic that the Broncos can win the AFC West, this opinion is hardly universal. Indeed, most observers without Colorado zip codes see a mediocre season in the Broncos' future. But will it be bad enough for Josh McDaniels to sit Kyle Orton and hand the p ... More >>
Lori Midson Jon Emanuel, executive chef of Project Angel Heart This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Jon Emanuel. To read part one of that interview, click here. Culinary inspirations: Without a doubt, my dad is my number-one culinary inspiration. When I was a real little guy, he ... More >>
Tim Tebow and his mom, as seen in Focus on the Family's Super Bowl ad.NFL Nation is divided on whether the Denver Broncos were wise or wack to draft Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round of last night's draft. Example: ESPN's draft coverage juxtaposed an instant poll showing that ... More >>
This may be the uniform Jay Cutler will be wearing if he keeps playing like he did last night.It was just last week that we were talking about how overrated Jay Cutler is. But even we never imagined that he'd offer up a performance as embarrassing as the one the nation saw last night in the C ... More >>
Chris Simms.Sports Illustrated's Don Banks has assembled an unusual list, albeit one that makes sense following the Philadelphia Eagles' recent Michael Vick signing. (Who let the dogs in?) Instead of ranking starting quarterbacks, Banks rates the second stringers. And in his view, the Broncos ... More >>
Brandon Marshall's 2009 team mug shot -- err, photo.Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall narrowly avoided the prospect of having his jerseys referred to as wifebeaters, or something close to that, due to his acquittal on battery charges in Atlanta on Friday. Afterward, the injury that had kept h ... More >>
That bling is super! At a press availability yesterday, newly minted Denver Bronco Brian Dawkins, a veteran safety who's a legend among Philadelphia Eagles faithful, declared, "I would love to have a ring. I would love to finish it all with a ring." And from what I understand, the gathered reporter ... More >>
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