Who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball? Jackie Robinson, of course. Larry Doby and Hank Thompson, two other black ball players who joined the majors in 1947, aren't remembered as well, although they experienced the same brutal racism that Robinson did. And although Robinson ... More >>
The Denver Broncos finished 25th on Forbes's list of the world's fifty most valuable sports teams, down two spots from last year. The rankings were based on each team's enterprise value (total equity plus debt) and their current or pending stadium deals. The Broncos are valued at $1.161 billion. Of ... More >>
Names have been making headlines lately, thanks to the debate over the Washington Redskins. This week I'm reviewing a restaurant that sparked a controversy of its own. No, it isn't Pinche Taqueria, with a name so vulgar -- it translates to "fucking" -- that the owners aren't allowed to put it on sig ... More >>
On Monday, we shared the top twenty tweets spawned by ex-Denver coach Mike Shanahan's Washington Redskins allegedly faking injuries in an attempt to slow down the Broncos. Some readers felt nothing could do to prevent such a scheme -- but one floated a possible solution.
The Broncos' 45-21 win over Washington Sunday wasn't the laugher the score implies. Denver trailed 21-7 in the third quarter before reeling off 38 points -- an onslaught Broncos coach turned Washington head man Mike Shanahan apparently (read: definitely) tried to slow by having players fake injuries ... More >>
It's hitching season for pro football players with Colorado connections. Last week, we shared wedding and honeymoon photos of Broncos receiver Eric Decker and singer Jessie James. Now we've got images, a wacky wedding video and more from the Colorado nuptials of Washington Redskins quarterback Robe ... 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 >>
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 >>
So the boys in Vegas now have Your Denver Broncos as 3-1 favorites to win Super Bowl XLVII, ahead of annoying New England (7-2), the hot-hot Seahawks (6-1), and the snowball-chance-in-hell Vikings (100-1). Win ten games in a row, and even the smart money starts to take you seriously. But before you ... More >>
During the last three Broncos victories (over San Diego, New Orleans and Cincinnati), the focus was on Peyton Manning, and rightfully so. But while Manning put up impressive stats in yesterday's 36-14 dismantling of the Carolina Panthers, the stars of the game were Von Miller and the Broncos defense ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Richard Seymour in action.As a Broncos fan, I have a preternatural aversion for praising a member of the Oakland Raiders for doing anything -- especially attacking someone on the opposing team after the whistle had blown. But his punch to the face of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethl ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.Is it fair to blame Coach Josh McDaniels for the Broncos' humiliating 59-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders yesterday? In a word: yes. McDaniels was brought to Denver to revitalize a once-proud franchise. Instead, he's steadily undermined the squad with stupid decisions, poor manag ... More >>
Simms as a Bronco.Given the debate over whether Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow or Brady Quinn should start for the Broncos, it's easy to forget that last year, the Denver Post's Woody Paige actually called for Chris Simms to get the gig. Problem was, Simms sucked so hard when he got the chance to play ... More >>
"Did you know I'm available?"It's that time again, lovers of Denver bloggery. Bronco Talk's Jonathan Douglas thinks Mike Shanahan wants Brandon Marshall in a Redskins uniform in part because "Mike's probably one of the few people that Marshall would respect (and trust) enough to accept a pay ... More >>
Could Shanny scoop the Seahawks?Allow us to connect you with three Denver blogs. Sayre Bedinger of Mile High Report sparks a lively conversation by way of his link to a Washington Post item speculating that a Brandon Marshall move to Washington could be the Redskins' first post-McNabb-acquis ... More >>
"This is how it's done, son."Talk about a startling NFL trade: The Eagles sent QB Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins for the 37th pick in this year's draft, plus a third- or fourth-rounder next year. At first glance, new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan appears to have pulled off one hell ... More >>
Lori MidsonJust when it looked like the turbulence -- a menu revamp just three weeks after opening and a relocation to Redskins territory for the former Denver Broncos football coach for whom the restaurant is named -- at Shanahan's, the multi-million dollar steakery and seafood house at 5085 ... More >>
A Flickr photo"I've been clean for years. I just like to grit my teeth."The Washington Post is reporting that former Bronco Bill Romanowski is interviewing for a job with his old coach, Mike Shanahan, now helming the Redskins. The gig? Strength-and-conditioning coach. Cue peals of laughter. ... More >>
Proof that you can see Mike Shanahan's house from space!FootballNewsNow.com reports that new Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan met with assistant coaches yesterday before returning to Denver, "likely to begin the moving process." Which, in his case, will be a task on par with unbuilding ... More >>
Let Mike Shanahan pick up all the checks for the next five years.It's semi-official: Mike Shanahan is the new head coach of the Washington Redskins. But while Shanny will certainly be making some nice bank, he must also deal with an enormous headache shaped exactly like Redskins owner Daniel ... More >>
Isn't it nice to be wanted, Mike?Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, has been described as a "tour de force of executive douchery" -- a meddler on par with the Oakland Raiders' Al Davis, albeit one who tends to avoid wearing the sort of glasses usually sported by elderly women. M ... More >>
Lori MidsonWhile Mike Shanahan, the former head coach of the Denver Broncos, is reportedly in talks with the Washington Redskins to become that team's next head coach, his eponymous steakhouse finally opened on Christmas Eve at 5085 South Syracruse Street after a series of test dinners. "Mik ... More >>
Do you really need money this bad, Mike?The Denver Post reports that former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is in discussions to become the next coach of the Washington Redskins. Familiar? That rumor's been floating around for weeks now, and it makes sense given that current 'Skins coach Jim Zor ... More >>
Yellow = Redskins vs. Raiders. Lucky us, eh? (See the maps here).Before you start: Yes, I know I could actually leave my house on Sunday, and I could no doubt find a cozy booth within viewing proximity of a TV armed with the NFL Ticket. And in times of need -- when the TV Gods bestow on me an ... More >>
Chris Simms looking as dumbfounded on the sidelines as he did in the game.As soon as I saw that Chris Simms was starting under center for the Broncos against the Chargers yesterday, I expected a loss -- a bad one. But even in my worst nightmares, I didn't expect the resulting 32-3 drubbing, w ... More >>
Mike Shanahan is a wanted man.It only took a day for evidence that speculation about Mike Shanahan following the doomed Dan Hawkins as head coach for CU to crumble. NFL.com's Vic Carucci reports that Shanny's likely to talk next week with the braintrust of the Buffalo Bills, who just sacked ... More >>
If Chris Simms is the answer, he's the wrong answer. Heal, Kyle, heal!Behold: The talent-evaluating acumen of one Woody Paige, Denver Post columnist and ESPN yukmeister, who last week called for backup Chris Simms to be given the starting quarterback job for the Broncos in place of Kyle Orton ... More >>
Woody Paige has painted a target on Kyle Orton's back.You had to know it'd happen about now -- and that Woody Paige would be the instigator. When the Broncos were 6-0, Kyle Orton was the toast of the town -- or at least no one was referring to him as toast, as fans had been doing before the ... More >>
Last night's Broncos-Steelers game was déjà vu all over again -- a virtual blueprint of the previous week's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Close early thanks to Denver's unexpectedly staunch defense (and despite a costly turnover -- this time an interception). But the offense's inability to hold th ... More >>
Watching the NFL draft during the Mike Shanahan era was consistently frustrating, since the team regularly made odd personnel choices, far too many of which didn't work out (Maurice Clarett, anyone?). For that reason, a lot of us were looking forward to the first draft since the arrival of a regi ... More >>
Given that former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has a Paul Bunyon-size ax to grind, it's no surprise that his criticism of former coach Mike Shanahan is sharp in "Shanny Firing Was 'Past Due,'" a Mike Klis piece in today's Denver Post. But arguably more interesting than the Snake's sense that Sha ... More >>
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 >>
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