This year's Best of Denver celebrates lots of great things about the Mile High City, including the top sports stars, teams and coaches. Below, we've gathered together a photo-illustrated list of the winners who had us cheering the loudest, complete with the original Best of Denver items and your pi ... More >>
All bets are on as the Mile High City anxiously awaits today's Super Bowl, when the Denver Broncos will face off against the Seattle Seahawks. Everyone from the mayors of the team's home cities to local zoos to Seattle and Denver firefighters have placed wagers on the game -- but not without some c ... More >>
It's been a great season for the Broncos, but it ended in an extremely ugly way. Denver was crushed by the Seahawks in a 43-8 Super Bowl loss that will take longtime fans back to the worst big-game blow-outs of the past. This photo of Peyton Manning from the broadcast says it all. Look below to see ... More >>
While tourist agencies in Denver and Seattle have gone out of their way to highlight things the communities have in common (other than legal pot, that is), this Sunday's Super Bowl featuring the Broncos and Seahawks has still managed to ramp up competition between the cities. But which is better? CB ... More >>
Talk about a Mile High-plus example of Broncos pride: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has temporarily renamed all the 14ers in the state after Denver players. The numbers work out well: The standard NFL roster boasts 53 players -- and the number of Colorado 14ers just happens to be 53. That mean ... More >>
This past September, the Marijuana Policy Project put up a billboard near Mile High Stadium criticizing the NFL's pot policy -- a gambit that echoed past efforts by Denver-based MPP spokesman Mason Tvert. Check out the photos below. Now, Tvert and company are taking their campaign to an even bigger ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday could be the biggest holiday in Denver history. When the Denver Broncos face off against the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, this city will be awash in orange jerseys, seven-layer dips and, of course, lots and lots of booze. Whether you're headed to your favorite watering hole, thr ... More >>
When people saw Seahawks star Richard Sherman's crazed rant after Seattle's victory over the 49ers on January 19, many probably wondered, "What is he on?" Turns out Sherman has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, but his suspension was nixed on appeal. Plenty of his teammates haven't ... More >>
While there's a lot in common between Denver and Seattle other than legal pot, tension remains between the cities owing to the Broncos-Seahawks match-up in Sunday's Super Bowl. Witness the recent firing of a Washington teen after he wore a Demaryius Thomas jersey to work. Latest person to go too fa ... More >>
The Super Bowl match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks pairs teams from states that both allow sales of recreational marijuana. But that doesn't mean the build-up to the big game has been especially mellow. An example: Nathaniel Wentz, a Broncos fan who happens to live in Washi ... More >>
Denver's victory over the Patriots on Sunday stamped the squad's ticket for the Super Bowl, where the Broncos will face off against the Seattle Seahawks and cornerback Richard Sherman, whose loony post-game rants about his greatness, as well as previous comments that Peyton Manning throws "ducks," h ... More >>
This morning's Denver Post had just one word for Peyton Manning's peerless performance in Sunday's AFC championship victory over the New England Patriots: SUPERB! Actually, the paper's worshipful scribes had lots of words about the game and the Broncos QB, but SUPERB! just about summed it up. It's a ... More >>
This past year saw quite a few interesting things happen in the jam band world, with some bands announcing hiatuses and others had their songs sung at NFL games. While people enjoy heckling jam band fans, there is no doubt that they are great at making things happen and making people laugh. Here's t ... 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 >>
Denver has not one, but two contestants on Bravo's tenth season of Top Chef, which was filmed in Seattle and will start airing in November. The lineupincludes Jorel Pierce, the exec chef of Euclid Hall, and Tyler Wiard of Elway's. And yes, there's a third Colorado chef, Eliza Gavin of 221 South Oak ... More >>
OK, so the Broncos lost their preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend. Sure, they lost it 30-10. But in case you didn't notice, that was Peyton Manning's first game with the team, and hope and hype rode on his performance in equal measure. On Saturday, Westword photographer Bran ... More >>
A lot of Broncos fans shrugged off Peyton Manning's first interception of the preseason against the Chicago Bears. And plenty of those boosters are also writing off the two additional picks he threw in his second outing, a 30-10 Seattle Seahawks victory in Denver. But should they be? After all, the ... More >>
Yesterday's formal parting of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts unleashed a barrage of speculation about where the QB -- an all-time great, albeit one whose future is uncertain as he continues to recover from a neck injury -- might land. And while Denver wasn't thought to be a possible desti ... More >>
Yep, Tim Tebow and the Broncos are in the playoffs, and each day this week, to get you ready for Saturday's showdown with the New England Patriots, we're going to put real fans to the test with brain teasers from the Denver Broncos Trivia Game (the 1985 version, which I just found at a local antique ... 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 >>
Kyle Orton.The photo seen here pictures Kyle Orton at Broncos training camp -- but it's not current. Orton didn't show up at Dove Valley yesterday, further fueling speculation that he'll be dealt, and dealt soon. But where? Miami remains the likeliest Orton destination, but it's hardly the o ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Kyle Orton continues to be a hot topic in this very strange NFL offseason -- and getting hotter. With reported interest from the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings, sources suggest that the Broncos now want more value for KO before shipping him to another franchise.
Perry Fewell.Update below: Carolina Panthers coach John Fox is expected to arrive in Denver today -- weather permitting -- to interview for the job of Denver Broncos head coach. But before he faces Pat Bowlen, John Elway, Joe Ellis and other team executives, he will likely show his face to B ... 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 >>
Elvis Dumervil with functional pectorals.The most recent news item on the Denver Broncos' official website is entitled, "Sacking Negativity." Nothing breeds optimism like chin-up articles from the team 6 days into training camp! But hey -- at least they'll be sacking something this season. ... 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 >>
Time to listen between the lines...Bet a trio of blogs about Denver would brighten your day... Bronco Talk's Ian Henson interprets comments made about Brandon Marshall by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll as evidence that Seattle has been "speaking about a contract with Marshall." Is the end of hi ... More >>
Don't know if you got lucky or not, Charlie.Our dreams didn't come true. Yesterday, we all but begged Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable to start JaMarcus Russell at quarterback against the Broncos on Sunday. But no: Cable revealed that instead, he'll hand the ball to Charlie Frye, whose play f ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton received mostly positive reviews for his performance in Saturday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks -- so much so that most of the local media, in particular, seemed to ignore the fact that the Denver crew lost 27-13. But while Orton's stat ... More >>
Josh McDaniels and his bizarre grin.The latest chapter in the Brandon Marshall Immaturity Follies? Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, who'd earlier relegated the pouty wide receiver to the second team, is now saying he isn't sure if BM will even play during Saturday's preseason contest with the Se ... More >>
Prickly Pete's, which bills itself as Denver's "newest outdoor sports bar," opened June 16 at 5151 Leetsdale Drive, in the space formerly occupied by Oli's Café. And what is an outdoor sports bar? The main qualifier appears to be a massive patio that seats about a hundred people. That patio is cur ... More >>
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