If you ever had any doubts about how big a sports fan Peyton Manning is, they were erased at last night's ESPY awards. PM was named Best NFL Player and honored for Best Record-Setting Performance, and in accepting the latter, he said receiving the bauble from Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino and Okl ... More >>
Okay, so this is just, well, magical. While some are a little sore with Sports Illustrated for picking Peyton Manning for Sportsman of the Year -- you know, that whole Sports Illustrated cover jinx and all -- this clip of Bootsy Collins singing the praises of PFM, from SI's little brother, Sports Il ... More >>
The timing of Sports Illustrated's announcement of Peyton Manning as the venerable mag's Sportsman of the Year isn't great. After all, the Broncos' most recent game was a crushing home defeat at the hands of the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night. But there's no doubt that Manning is deserving of ... More >>
Maria Sharapova, the number two-ranked World Tennis Association player and former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, just launched a line of boutique candies -- including little lemon-lime tennis balls. This seems a little weird, considering Sharapova's athleticism and the nation's current examinati ... More >>
The Rocky Mtn. Cluster Dog Show has taken over the National Western Complex through today, with hundreds of dogs and owners stopping in for their chance in the spotlight. When you see the following photos, you'll understand why we couldn't resist dropping by the competition to peruse the prized pooc ... More >>
The 2013 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover has been revealed, with Kate Upton busting out of a parka: see it below. But as beguiling (and sporty!) as the image is, it can't compare in sheer skin-baring weirdness to the images from Colorado Uncovered, a book from Body Photage featuring nude m ... More >>
A recent push by state prison officials to crack down on the sexual content of inmates' mail has greatly expanded the range of books and magazines intercepted by prison censors, including such staid fare as Rolling Stone and Men's Health. The move has also prompted complaints from inmates' loved one ... More >>
Editor's note: With Peyton Manning's regular-season debut for the Broncos set for Sunday, we offer this (hilarious) (and helpful!) Peyton primer by Melanie Asmar that first appeared last March. Hello, Denver sports noobs. Perhaps you've heard of a new man-about-town named Peyton Manning. No, no -- ... More >>
Video below.Did you have a moment of doubt? Even one? Or did you know that the Broncos would defeat the Bears despite trailing 10-0 with just over two minutes to play? Whatever the case, Denver's latest crazy victory has left the NFL intelligentsia either speechless or grasping for imagery. ... More >>
Tim Tebow.It's yet another indication of how the Tim Tebow phenomenon has split so-called NFL experts. Earlier this week, we noted that ESPN's Total QBR ranking system lists Tebow as the fifth worst quarterback in the NFL despite a 6-1 record this season that found him besting signal-callers ... More >>
The debate over the scrapped Hot Ass contest and fake-orgasm competitions at HempCon 2011, an alleged medical marijuana event, continues to broil even though the bash itself is over. Here's a post taking on the question of centerfolds in pot-oriented publications.
Damn you, Dinger!Every day we edge closer to the hideous sports wasteland that is mid-summer--when all we've got is baseball and other sports are nothing but arrests, rumors and deaths both hilarious and sad. So let's put off hiking, climbing and anything else outdoors, glue ourselves to our ... More >>
Green Meadows Wellness' Steve Meadows is a gray-haired, gruff-voiced man of few words -- beyond the subject of Otis, the Italian mastiff shop dog.
With the recent passing of Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's first muse, we thought it only appropriate to give a shout out to a couple of other famous ladies. The muse position is demanding and the position can vary (physically and figuratively) -- it's not all about getting a song named after you. T ... More >>
Carmelo.Of late, Carmelo Anthony has been bitching about being booed in Sports Illustrated and on Twitter -- so when I scored tickets to Sunday's game versus Indiana, I was curious to check out the situation firsthand. And last night, at least, there were far more cheers than jeers. Although ... More >>
Carmelo.As the Melo drama over a potential Carmelo Anthony trade to the New Jersey Nets intensifies, the man himself appears to be on a spin-control PR blitz. Hot on the heels of Anthony's guarded ESPN interview comes a Sports Illustrated story in which he complains about fans' anger. And yes ... More >>
Kanavis McGhee.Update: Former CU standout Kanavis McGhee has reportedly come forward to deny that he asked for and accepted $2,500 from sports agent Josh Luchs, as the latter claimed in a high-profile Sports Illustrated article. McGhee is planning to formally apologize to the university for a ... More >>
There's a lot of love in this room.Here's a trio, a triumvirate, a triptych of blogs about Denver. At Mile High Report, John Bena notes that neither Sports Illustrated's Peter King nor coach Josh McDaniels think Tim Tebow's a guaranteed bench-sitter this next season. Delighted by that news, ... More >>
"See ya."Bloggers in Denver often write blogs about Denver. Funny how that works... Predominantly Orange's Kim Constantinesco touts Dez Bryant as a Brandon Marshall replacement -- and according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Bryant (as well as Rolando McClain and, eeesh, Tim Tebow) are ... More >>
Our daily slog through local blogs. From Mile High Report: If you had Week 5 in the "Which Week Will the Broncos Be On the Cover of Sports Illustrated" pool, congratulations. You win! Just in case you weren't already convinced that charter schools can be disasters, Colorado Independent che ... More >>
The Broncos start training camp today, and, sure, you could go watch. But unless you sneak into the locker room and hide behind Brandon Marshall's ego, going to camp won't give you even a hint of what life is really like for the Broncos. For that, you'll have to hit your favorite bookseller. ... More >>
The McMahon-Kroenke smackdown -- captured in the "Raw." True Nuggets fans didn't watch last night's edition of World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw, in which Nugs owner Stan Kroenke and the ballers on his payroll were spoofed by WWE's Vince McMahon and his unitard-clad minions -- an act of revenge/p ... 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 >>
Sara Ramirez on Grey's Anatomy. What did the Denver Broncos have to do with the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy? Plenty -- although the team's name was never mentioned. One of the plotlines in last night's two-hour episode involved a man who suffered a severe spinal injury in an automobile cras ... More >>
If your wife can kick your ass, you might be an American Gladiator.
If you could predict the future, would you be a sportswriter? As cool as it would be to state unequivocally during the preseason, “Eli Manning will lead his team to the Super Bowl ” or, “the Vikings and Browns will both finish just one game out of a playoff spot,” if these writers really kne ... More >>
Rick Reilly on his impending move to ESPN, being directed by George Clooney, and the joys of doing absolutely nothing.
Somewhere in the not too distant future, the Department of Homeland Security will be able to ferret out terrorists based only on a series of questions about the NFL. Consider this: Last month’s Patriots-Cowboys game drew 30 million viewers, making it not only the most watched sporting event of the ... More >>
Getting an education in libation
Baseball's current stumble is part of a jarring pro-sports tumble.
Teva Mountain Games electrify Vail
Radio gives a small-town football hero a single note.
The rejuvenated Avs look like the real thing in the Pepsi Center.
Seven Lakes Lodge
The Denver dailies change the way they handle obituaries -- for better and for worse.
If the news is offensive, how does local media report it? Very carefully.
Nebraska's heading straight for the top. Sorry, CU.
John Rocker delivers a pitch.
The First Annual Honduran Relief Benefit Dinner
Even though the premise of Mystery, Alaska is skating on thin ice, it still manages to score.
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