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Sports Watch

SPORTS WATCH | Is Odell Beckham’s Catch the Greatest Ever?

11/26/14 | By | More

Finally a media firestorm on the Internet that’s positive.

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SPORTS WATCH | For the Broncos, It All Starts With a Running Game

11/19/14 | By | More

As the Broncos rushing attack goes, so goes Peyton Manning.

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SPORTS WATCH | Colorado State University Is Colorado’s Football College Now

11/12/14 | By | 100 More

CSU is Colorado’s college football team now, and it needs to ride this wave of success as long as it can.

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SPORTS WATCH |Are SEC Officials Losing Control of Their Own Games?

11/04/14 | By | 73 More

Are SEC Officials Losing Control of Their Own Games?

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SPORTS WATCH |Lessons Learned From Knoxville, Tennessee

10/28/14 | By | More

Even Alabama fans don’t like Lane Kiffin.

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SPORTS WATCH |Royals Still Have the Energy to Turn World Series Around

10/23/14 | By | More

What we don’t need is another World Series championship won by the San Francisco Giants.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Return of the Running Game to the N.F.L.?

10/14/14 | By | More

Both Denver and Dallas proved last weekend that the running game is not only alive and well but that it still has importance.

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SPORTS WATCH | College Football Just Got a Lot More Interesting

10/07/14 | By | More

With major upsets to top teams, week 6 changed everything.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Ryder Cup Loss, a Press Conference to Remember

09/30/14 | By | More

The whole way the U.S. team approaches the Ryder Cup needs to be reconfigured.

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SPORTS WATCH | Jameis Winston Was Focus of Game Even With Suspension

09/24/14 | By | More

This game shouldn’t have been about Winston and instead it was all about Winston.

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SPORTS WATCH | In Seattle, a Denver Win Is All About the Defense

09/16/14 | By | More

The Broncos face an uphill battle this weekend in Seattle and two half of good football isn’t going to be enough.

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SPORTS WATCH | Ray Rice, TMZ Sports and the End of Roger Goodell

09/09/14 | By | More

Somehow, I think this whole fiasco is going to lead to the end of Goodell’s tenure as N.F.L. Commissioner.

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SPORTS WATCH | Broncos Road to Redemption Begins Sunday

09/02/14 | By | More

This season is all about winning another Lombardi Trophy for Mr. B.

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SPORTS WATCH | Road to Eight-Team College Football Playoff System Starts Now

08/26/14 | By | 49 More

There will be some hurt feelings and it will eventually lead to an eight-team college football playoff system in the future.

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SPORTS WATCH | Johnny ‘College Football’ Manziel’s Uphill Battle With the Browns

08/21/14 | By | More

Manziel gave plenty of reasons why he wasn’t drafted in the top 10 of the 2014 N.F.L. Draft but rather, at number 22.

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SPORTS WATCH | When Just Another Night at the Track Turns Tragic

08/13/14 | By | 49 More

Did he throttle his car to give Ward a scare? Or did he throttle the car simply to begin a turn?

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SPORTS WATCH | A Look Back at the Good Ol’ Days for the Rockies

08/06/14 | By | More

Thank you MLB.com At Bat app. You’ve helped me remember how much hope and positive feeling I had for this year’s Rockies, only to be let down yet again.

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SPORTS WATCH | Goodell’s Lack of Strong Leadership Grounds for Firing

07/30/14 | By | More

The current perception of the N.F.L. is the reality. And the reality in the N.F.L. right now is that it doesn’t seem to care much if its players hit women.

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SPORTS WATCH | Gunny Gorge Fishing Is Better Than Ever

07/22/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Gunny Gorge Fishing Is Better Than Ever

Don’t let anyone tell you that the Gunnison Gorge’s fishing was ruined by the high water flows.

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SPORTS WATCH | LeBron’s Decision Is Heartwarming…For Now.

07/16/14 | By | More

A lot can happen over the next two years.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Sleeping Beauty’s $10 Million Lawsuit Work?

07/09/14 | By | More

I doubt Rector will see a full $10 million out of this but you never know in this country.

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SPORTS WATCH | Next Time, U.S. Needs to Come Out and Be the Aggressor

07/02/14 | By | More

Now it’s time the U.S. team takes another step forward and remove that underdog stigma from its program.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tough Tie Against Portugal Will Keep U.S. Focused

06/25/14 | By | More

Yes, the Portugal tie sucked, but in the long run, it will help the U.S. keep their focus.

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SPORTS WATCH | Unsexy, Team-First Basketball a Championship Formula

06/17/14 | By | More

Duncan, unlike LeBron, is not the Spurs’ one-man-show and that’s why they are so good.

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SPORTS WATCH | No Need to Cheapen Triple Crown With Rule Changes

06/13/14 | By | More

What makes the Triple Crown so special is that it’s nearly impossible to win.

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SPORTS WATCH | June a Make or Break Month for the Slumping Rockies

06/05/14 | By | More

It’s time for Walt Weiss to turn this team around, or he should find another place to go.

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s Time for Redskins to Find a New Name Already

05/29/14 | By | More

Believe me, the change must come at some point. Why not now?

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SPORTS WATCH | A Breath of Fresh Air Coming in Belmont Stakes

05/22/14 | By | More

California Chrome will become the next Triple Crown winner, and it will all happen because of a strip across his nose.

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SPORTS WATCH | Firing Successful Head Coaches Is Simply Stupid

05/19/14 | By | More

Joe Lacob’s decision to fire Mark Jackson over personality differences is stupid. He will realize the error of his ways. The fans and the players already know it.

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SPORTS WATCH | Despite Their History, Can Rox Continue to Win?

05/07/14 | By | More

The Rockies are off to a great start, which generally means a disappointing season. Can Colorado buck their own losing trend?

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SPORTS WATCH | Silver Does What’s Right, Drops Hammer on Sterling

05/01/14 | By | More

If the Clippers could somehow win an N.B.A. championship and hold that trophy while Sterling looks on from whatever cave he is in, that seems like it would be another dose of sweet justice as well.

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SPORTS WATCH | Bills Fans Need to Be Careful What They Ask For

04/28/14 | By | More

If keeping the Bills in Buffalo meant a Trump makeover, would it be worth it?

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SPORTS WATCH | Who Knew Roy Could Turn the Avs Around So Fast?

04/17/14 | By | More

Yes, playoff hockey is back in Colorado, and there’s plenty to look forward to here in Avalanche country as the National Hockey League playoffs get underway this week.

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SPORTS WATCH | How Long Will Dodgers Have Patience With Puig?

04/14/14 | By | More

The young Cuban phenomenon is turning out to be a real wild card of a player for Los Angeles.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Players Play and the N.C.A.A. Makes the Money

04/07/14 | By | More

The players want their cut of the action. The education isn’t enough. I can’t say I blame the players. I would want my cut too. The N.C.A.A.’s game is up.

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SPORTS WATCH | March Madness: A Time to Be a Basketball Expert

03/28/14 | By | More

There’s nothing better than meticulously filling out a bracket and then having it, for the most part, work in your favor.

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SPORTS WATCH | Can Phil Jackson Work His Zen Magic in New York?

03/20/14 | By | More

I could care less about the New York Knicks but I will be completely infatuated in seeing if Phil can work his magic on yet another elite NBA team.

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SPORTS WATCH | So Long, Champ, You Always Lived Up to Your Name

03/13/14 | By | More

I, for one, completely understand the decision but at the same time think it’s a shame Bailey couldn’t play just one more season in Denver.

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SPORTS WATCH | What to Expect From the Perfect Host in Colorado

03/12/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | What to Expect From the Perfect Host in Colorado

Are open displays of weed and weed paraphernalia now a part of our hosting norm here in Colorado?

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SPORTS WATCH | Breaking Barriers, Michael Sam Now the Focus of 2014 N.F.L Draft

02/14/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Breaking Barriers, Michael Sam Now the Focus of 2014 N.F.L Draft

Michael Sam was brave to come out. What team is going to be brave enough to select Sam in the 2014 draft?

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SPORTS WATCH | Fox ‘Angervision’ Caused Denver’s Super Bowl Loss

02/06/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Fox ‘Angervision’ Caused Denver’s Super Bowl Loss

It was awkward to go from the pregame conversation to questions about Benghazi then back to the field for more pregame football conversation.

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SPORTS WATCH | Could Marijuana Come to the N.F.L.’s Rescue?

01/30/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Could Marijuana Come to the N.F.L.’s Rescue?

Is it just a coincidence that both football teams playing in the Super Bowl hail come from towns that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana? Maybe it’s time for the N.F.L. to endorse marijuana use for injured players.

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SPORTS WATCH | Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl Going to Be Ugly Following Preseason Matchup

01/23/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl Going to Be Ugly Following Preseason Matchup

Make no mistake about it, this Super Bowl is going to be nasty and it’s the Denver Broncos who will be leading the charge.

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SPORTS WATCH | Kiffin Hire Marks Beginning of End for Crimson Tide

01/16/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH |  Kiffin Hire Marks Beginning of End for Crimson Tide

The Kiffin experiment failed in U.S.C. and I believe it’s going to fail at Alabama, even if it is under the auspices of one Nick Saban.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets’ Experiment With Coach Shaw Isn’t Working

01/12/14 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets’ Experiment With Coach Shaw Isn’t Working

Denver was an up-and-coming team just one season ago. Now, it seems like a team in need of rebuilding from the ground up.

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SPORTS WATCH | Colorado’s College Football Favorite: CU Out, CSU In?

12/26/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Colorado’s College Football Favorite: CU Out, CSU In?

Could the Colorado State University Rams become Colorado’s college football team? If the Rams continue in the direction they are headed, maybe so.

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SPORTS WATCH | Make No Mistake, Mike Shanahan Can Still Coach

12/19/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Make No Mistake, Mike Shanahan Can Still Coach

I still believe Shanahan is one of the best offensive coaching minds in the N.F.L. At the same time, he seems spiteful. He has a chip on his shoulder.

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SPORTS WATCH | Please, Say Peyton Can’t Win in the Cold Again

12/12/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Please, Say Peyton Can’t Win in the Cold Again

We are at a point in the season where if the Broncos are in a cold game, it almost invites Peyton to silence his critics.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nick Saban’s Value Dropped With Iron Bowl Loss

12/05/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nick Saban’s Value Dropped With Iron Bowl Loss

If you ask me, Saban isn’t worth top-dollar, like people think he is. I wonder if the University of Alabama athletics department is questioning his pay scale now, as well.

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SPORTS WATCH | Two Turning Points That Led to the Broncos Disaster

11/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Two Turning Points That Led to the Broncos Disaster

Sunday night’s loss left such a bad taste in Denver’s mouth, I like the Broncos chances in a rematch in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | Coach O Is Now the Big Name U.S.C. Needs at Its Helm

11/21/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Coach O Is Now the Big Name U.S.C. Needs at Its Helm

As Coach O has now proven at U.S.C., if you give a lineman a cookie, he’ll block for you.

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SPORTS WATCH | Incognito/Martin Scandal Blown Out of Proportion

11/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Incognito/Martin Scandal Blown Out of Proportion

In the end, we will find that Martin was simply done with football and that’s the story. Now I owe a Boston fan a bottle of single malt.

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SPORTS WATCH | Glad I Was on the River During the Fall Classic

11/07/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Glad I Was on the River During the Fall Classic

Jarvis is glad he was out of touch during “a painful World Series.”

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SPORTS WATCH I Still Can’t Understand the George Karl Firing

10/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH I Still Can’t Understand the George Karl Firing

I’m still not over the George Karl firing and it still doesn’t make sense to me.

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SPORTS WATCH | N.F.L. Continues to Expand Its Money-Making Empire

10/19/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | N.F.L. Continues to Expand Its Money-Making Empire

From more games in London to mandatory “Hard Knocks” the N.F.L. keeps giving us what we want, whether we know it or not.

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SPORTS WATCH | Shutdown Violates our Eighth Amendment Rights

10/10/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Shutdown Violates our Eighth Amendment Rights

We live in sad times.

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SPORTS WATCH | Thank You, Todd, for 17 Wonderful Years of Memories

10/05/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Thank You, Todd, for 17 Wonderful Years of Memories

I’d say a Denver Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII championship ring with a No. 17 studded in diamonds would be just about the right payback for all Todd Helton has done.

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SPORTS WATCH | Good or Bad, the Undefeated Conversation Is Underway

09/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Good or Bad, the Undefeated Conversation Is Underway

Generally, just three weeks into a season is way, way too early to start talking of an undefeated season. In Denver, however, it’s hard not to dream about it.

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SPORTS WATCH | As a Football Coach, Lane Kiffin Is a Fraud

09/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | As a Football Coach, Lane Kiffin Is a Fraud

I would say Lane Kiffin plays a good football coach but he’s no real football coach.

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SPORTS WATCH | With Football, the Demand Outweighs Health Effects

09/08/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | With Football, the Demand Outweighs Health Effects

Where does the game of football go now, after last week’s N.F.L. settlement?

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SPORTS WATCH | Ryan’s Decision to Play Sanchez May Just Be Brilliant

08/31/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Ryan’s Decision to Play Sanchez May Just Be Brilliant

It may be time for Gino Smith, despite his youthfulness, to take the leadership role of the Jets and lead them to greatness.

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SPORTS WATCH | A-Roid Needs to Put a Sock in It for His Own Good

08/24/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A-Roid Needs to Put a Sock in It for His Own Good

Monday’s Today Show debacle between host Matt Lauer and A-Rod’s attorney was TV gold.

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SPORTS WATCH | Preseason NFL Football Is a Pointless Rip-off

08/17/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Preseason NFL Football Is a Pointless Rip-off

For the fans, NFL preseason football is a rip-off in the highest degree imaginable.

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SPORTS WATCH | On an Almost Empty Tank, A-Rod Faces His Future

08/10/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | On an Almost Empty Tank, A-Rod Faces His Future

The A-Rod fiasco: You can’t dream a script that’s better.

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SPORTS WATCH | What’s There Not to Like About Johnny Football?

08/03/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | What’s There Not to Like About Johnny Football?

Manziel could go home every night at 5 p.m. to study tape, do pushups and eat all his vegetables. Or he could go get rowdy in New Orleans for a night. I prefer the guy who spent the night in New Orleans.

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SPORTS WATCH | Miller the Latest in Broncos Offseason Blunders

07/27/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Miller the Latest in Broncos Offseason Blunders

The 2012/2014 National Football League season can’t come any sooner for those of us in Bronco Country.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Baseball Ape NASCAR, or Go Zero Tolerance?

07/20/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Will Baseball Ape NASCAR, or Go Zero Tolerance?

Selig should decide if baseball should be a clean sport where cheating is never tolerated or if it is going to be a sport like NASCAR, where if you aren’t caught cheating, then you really aren’t trying.

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SPORTS WATCH | Lakers’ Future Darkens With Howard’s Departure

07/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Lakers’ Future Darkens With Howard’s Departure

The center made a quick and deliberate decision this time, indicating what he sees as a bleak future for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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SPORTS WATCH | Giving Us the Piece of Puig We So Richly Deserve

07/05/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Giving Us the Piece of Puig We So Richly Deserve

I want to watch Dodger games on a regular basis now just because of Puig and I am not alone here.

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SPORTS WATCH | Colorado Rockies So Far a Pleasant Surprise

06/21/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Colorado Rockies So Far a Pleasant Surprise

Here we won more than 70 games into the season, and the Colorado Rockies couldn’t be more of a pleasant surprise, at least for now.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Nuggets Will Regret Firing Coach George Karl

06/15/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Nuggets Will Regret Firing Coach George Karl

The implosion of the Denver Nuggets organization is well underway following the firing of coach George Karl last week.

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SPORTS WATCH | Heat-Spurs Matchup Should Be a Finals Worth Watching

06/06/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Heat-Spurs Matchup Should Be a Finals Worth Watching

The Finals matchup between the old (Spurs) and kind of young (Heat) looks to be a gem.

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SPORTS WATCH | With Its Roy Hire, the Avalanche Are Relevant Again

06/02/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | With Its Roy Hire, the Avalanche Are Relevant Again

With the hiring of Patrick Roy as head coach, I think I’ll jump on that bandwagon right now.

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SPORTS WATCH | Instant Replay in Baseball Is the Beginning of the End

05/25/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Instant Replay in Baseball Is the Beginning of the End

I say let’s learn from all those Terminator movies we have been forced to sit through all these years and keep instant replay out of Major League Baseball, for now.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Wimpy Villain Now, But Derrick Rose Will Rise Again

05/18/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Wimpy Villain Now, But Derrick Rose Will Rise Again

Despite participating in practice and pregame shoot-arounds, Chicago’s star guard Derrick Rose continues to sit; it’s the main reason the Bulls probably aren’t going to go to the third round of the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | George Karl Can Coach the Nuggets as Long as He Wants

05/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | George Karl Can Coach the Nuggets as Long as He Wants

As far as I am concerned, we Denver fans should be lucky enough to have Karl come back next year to coach this team.

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SPORTS WATCH | Red Wings, Raiders, Dodgers and Now, the Warriors

05/02/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Red Wings, Raiders, Dodgers and Now, the Warriors

After watching the first five games of this first-round playoff series between the Nuggets and the Warriors, I have found a hatred for Golden State I never knew I had.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Dwight Howard Ever Become Dwight Howard Again?

04/25/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Will Dwight Howard Ever Become Dwight Howard Again?

Basically the Lakers got their asses handed to them by the Spurs 91-79 because Dwight Howard couldn’t be the post up big man he’s supposed to be.

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SPORTS WATCH | In Boston: The Stories That Will Be Retold

04/17/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | In Boston: The Stories That Will Be Retold

It’s a grim reality that all-too-often these days we must witness the worst aspects human nature in order to see the best.

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SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

04/13/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

The New York Knicks, sadly, are our only hope for keeping the Heat from reaching the NBA Finals.

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SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

04/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Where Did All the Miami Heat Goons Come From?

I am not proud to say this, but somebody has to: I am wholeheartedly hoping Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks can continue their impressive winning streak as the NBA’s regular season comes to a close. Before I get into this, let’s get something straight. The Denver Nuggets are still my team. They are […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Dismal Rockies Outlook Gives Cause for Hope

04/06/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Dismal Rockies Outlook Gives Cause for Hope

There’s no hope of the Rockies being any good this year, which gives me hope.

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SPORTS WATCH | Is Love the Key to Tiger Woods’ Golf Game?

03/30/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Is Love the Key to Tiger Woods’ Golf Game?

I am no expert in love, astrological signs or celebrity dating, but I smell trouble on the horizon for Vonn and Woods.

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SPORTS WATCH | Who Needs Other Sports When We Have NFL Free Agency?

03/21/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Who Needs Other Sports When We Have NFL Free Agency?

The heightened drama of NFL free agency, with Elvis Dumervil and Wes Welker, will lead to even more year-round coverage of pro football.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuclear Armageddon, or Are We Going to the Dogs?

03/16/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuclear Armageddon, or Are We Going to the Dogs?

Dogs have become the focal point of everything we do, every waking hour of every single day.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets Are Most Exciting Show in Basketball Right Now

03/07/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets Are Most Exciting Show in Basketball Right Now

Coach George Karl’s way of winning with what is the third-youngest team in the National Basketball Association is to make a track meet out of the game, but maybe a track meet is not a good enough analogy. It’s probably more like a marathon sprint.

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SPORTS WATCH | Great Racing Finally on Display at Daytona 500

02/28/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Great Racing Finally on Display at Daytona 500

It was a Great American Race that finally lived up to its name.

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SPORTS WATCH | Wrestling Must Remain in the Summer Olympic Games

02/23/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Wrestling Must Remain in the Summer Olympic Games

Cutting wrestling from the Olympics is a stupid, stupid idea.

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SPORTS WATCH | No All Stars? Fine. I Still Like the Nuggets Chances.

02/14/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | No All Stars? Fine. I Still Like the Nuggets Chances.

For now, Denver needs to win on the road the rest of the season and then use their youthful legs to carry them through some tough opponents in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | Who or What Pulled the Plug on the Super BowI?

02/08/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Who or What Pulled the Plug on the Super BowI?

Can you imagine what we would be talking about this week, if the 49ers had been able to come back and win the game? Believe me, there would be an investigation.

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SPORTS WATCH | Innocent or Guilty, Ray Lewis Should Tone it Down

01/31/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Innocent or Guilty, Ray Lewis Should Tone it Down

It’s beginning to look too much like an act, which is something Ray Lewis supporters should worry about.

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SPORTS WATCH | Either Te’o Is Guilty or Really Gullible – Or Both?

01/24/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Either Te’o Is Guilty or Really Gullible – Or Both?

It’s hard to believe he’s innocent in this. All of the stories told, I think Te’o and his entire family are behind it.

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SPORTS WATCH | A First Class Ticket to Bronco Disappointment

01/17/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A First Class Ticket to Bronco Disappointment

For me, the orange depression goes a little deeper, for you see I may have had something to do with this Broncos loss.

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SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry For the Super Bowl

01/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry  For the Super Bowl

RG III’s teammates know he’s putting the team first and I think his toughness will make for an even tighter-knit bunch of football players on that Redskins football team next year.

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SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry For the Super Bowl

01/11/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | RG III Proves He’s Hungry  For the Super Bowl

RG III’s teammates know he’s putting the team first and I think his toughness will make for an even tighter-knit bunch of football players on that Redskins football team next year.

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SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

01/03/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

You can look at all kinds of stats to judge a team, but when a team rallies around a coach recovering from leukemia, it’s immeasurable. And that’s why the Colts may now be the team to beat in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

01/03/13 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | After Sunday’s Win, Colts Make Playoff Picture More Interesting

You can look at all kinds of stats to judge a team, but when a team rallies around a coach recovering from leukemia, it’s immeasurable. And that’s why the Colts may now be the team to beat in the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

12/28/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

The Jets are the biggest disappointment of the league right now and ownership should wipe the team clean and start from scratch.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

12/28/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tim Tebow Deserves Better Than Fat Rex’s Circus

The Jets are the biggest disappointment of the league right now and ownership should wipe the team clean and start from scratch.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

12/22/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

Nobody wants to play against that speedy and suffocating defense. Nobody wants to get picked apart by the meticulous Manning. And no team wants to face the Broncos in Denver – especially the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

12/22/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Run in the Playoffs Starts With Two Simple Wins

Nobody wants to play against that speedy and suffocating defense. Nobody wants to get picked apart by the meticulous Manning. And no team wants to face the Broncos in Denver – especially the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

12/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

The NFL must get serious about player safety and Commissioner Roger Goodell knows it.

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SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

12/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | How Many Rule Changes Are Needed for a Safer Game?

The NFL must get serious about player safety and Commissioner Roger Goodell knows it.

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SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

12/08/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

After David Stern handed down ‘sanctions’ to the Spurs last week for resting key players, it’s a wonder Stern allows coaches to make any decisions on their own.

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SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

12/08/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Under Stern’s Reign, Coaches No Longer Needed

After David Stern handed down ‘sanctions’ to the Spurs last week for resting key players, it’s a wonder Stern allows coaches to make any decisions on their own.

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SPORTS WATCH | The End of an Era: Fireman Ed Hangs Up His Hat

11/29/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The End of an Era: Fireman Ed Hangs Up His Hat

Boy, things have gone sour in New York Jets land.

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SPORTS WATCH | After Two Weeks of Upsets, We Need Just One More

11/23/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | After Two Weeks of Upsets, We Need Just One More

College football is a complete mess right now and nobody knows how it’s going to shake out.

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SPORTS WATCH | Victory Formation Should Mean Nothing in NFL

09/20/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Victory Formation Should Mean Nothing in NFL

I like the never-quit style of Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. He makes the usually-tough Tom Caughlin look like a whining baby.

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SPORTS WATCH | One Bronco Win and I’m on the Overreaction Bandwagon

09/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | One Bronco Win and I’m on the Overreaction Bandwagon

After only one regular season game, NFL fans are quick to make overreactive predictions. Gus Jarvis is no different.

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SPORTS WATCH | I’m Siding With the Replacement Refs (for Now)

09/06/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | I’m Siding With the Replacement Refs (for Now)

Refereeing a football game at any level is hard but it isn’t rocket science.

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SPORTS WATCH | Two (Alleged) Dopers Trying to Protect Their Legacy

08/30/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Two (Alleged) Dopers Trying to Protect Their Legacy

Lance Armstrong is giving up the fight to protect his legacy, while Roger Clemens just won’t quit his fight to protect his legacy.

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SPORTS WATCH | Is Augusta National’s Female Membership Decision Monumental?

08/23/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Is Augusta National’s Female Membership Decision Monumental?

The Augusta National Golf Club is exclusive, and only a few are allowed in. It’s been that way for the last 80 years, and will always be that way, despite a recent decision to allow women to join.


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SPORTS WATCH | Miami Dolphins Show Some Moral Compass With Ochocinco

08/16/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Miami Dolphins Show Some Moral Compass With Ochocinco

Miami’s action in cutting Ochocinco should be the blueprint for how every NFL team should handle a player with domestic violence issues.

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SPORTS WATCH | Hell Hath No Fury Like a Baseball Umpire Scorned

08/13/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Hell Hath No Fury Like a Baseball Umpire Scorned

One minor league umpire and the Colorado Rockies ownership need to learn to take a little criticism in stride instead of completely going overboard.

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SPORTS WATCH | NBC Going Too Far in Producing Olympic Drama

08/02/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | NBC Going Too Far in Producing Olympic Drama

As in any competition, the Olympics will produce drama. NBC doesn’t need to produce more of it.

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SPORTS WATCH | Keep the Fans You Have, and Pink-slip Dan O’Dowd

07/26/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Keep the Fans You Have, and Pink-slip Dan O’Dowd

The 2012 Colorado Rockies baseball season is a bust, but all  is not lost for next season – if Dick Monfort would just fire the worst GM in baseball.

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SPORTS WATCH | Knicks Fail PR Test With Jeremy Lin Decision

07/19/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Knicks Fail PR Test With Jeremy Lin Decision

If I were a Knicks fan, now would be the time to jump ship and buy a Brooklyn Nets jersey.

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SPORTS WATCH | Take Me Out to the Ballgame – in Grand Junction!

07/12/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Take Me Out to the Ballgame – in Grand Junction!

For me, it’s always been a six-hour drive to Denver to satisfy my baseball fix but with the GJ Rockies just over an hour or so up the road, getting that fix will be even easier.

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SPORTS WATCH | So Long B.C.S., Hello College Football Playoff System

07/04/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | So Long B.C.S., Hello College Football Playoff System

The time has come where we, as college football fans, have nothing to bitch and moan about any more.

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SPORTS WATCH | An Olympic Dream Is Just a Coin Toss Away

06/28/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | An Olympic Dream Is Just a Coin Toss Away

Heads or tails? Choose the right one and you’re on your way to compete in the summer Olympics in London. Choose wrong and all your efforts to become one of the world’s fastest women seeking a gold medal is down the drain.

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SPORTS WATCH | Time to Move the LeBron Hatred on to Someone Else

06/21/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Time to Move the LeBron Hatred on to Someone Else

I’ve hated LeBron James since his “Decision” to move to Miami but since the NBA Finals have gotten underway, I’ve changed my heart.

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SPORTS WATCH | Send Clemens to Prison (or the Seattle Mariners)

05/31/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Send Clemens to Prison (or the Seattle Mariners)

The Roger Clemens perjury trial redux is old news, and I have no hope of a guilty verdict coming out of it.

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SPORTS WATCH | Is ESPN Going Down the MTV Road?

05/17/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Is ESPN Going Down the MTV Road?

There was a time when MTV aired nothing but music videos. There was also a time when ESPN aired nothing but sports.

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SPORTS WATCH | Striving for Player Safety, Goodell Bringing a Level of Shadiness to NFL

05/10/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Striving for Player Safety, Goodell Bringing a Level of Shadiness to NFL

The punishments handed down to Saints coaches and players may be warranted, but I’d like to see the evidence.

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SPORTS WATCH | Down 0-2, There’s Still Hope for the Nuggets

05/03/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Down 0-2, There’s Still Hope for the Nuggets

There’s more hope in Denver right now than there is in New York.

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SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets at the Top of Their Game Just in Time for Playoffs

04/26/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Nuggets at the Top of Their Game Just in Time for Playoffs

The ‘Manimal’ Kenneth Faried is bringing youthful energy to an already youthful, yet successful squad in Denver.

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SPORTS WATCH | Players Are Forcing Their Sports to Evolve, Over Safety Fears

04/19/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Players Are Forcing Their Sports to Evolve, Over Safety Fears

Old time hockey has returned for the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs but that may not be good for the game of hockey itself.

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SPORTS WATCH | Another Masters Fails to Disappoint

04/12/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Another Masters Fails to Disappoint

Bubba Watson’s second shot out of the woods during Sunday’s sudden death playoff is the stuff Masters lore is made of.

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SPORTS WATCH | Punishments in Bountygate Have Already Gone Too Far

04/07/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Punishments in Bountygate Have Already Gone Too Far

Suspending Sean Payton for an entire season is harsh; maybe Commissioner Goodell will come to his senses and lighten the punishment.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tebowing for Manning: Denver’s Dream Comes True

03/22/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tebowing for Manning: Denver’s Dream Comes True

Nobody knows if this grand Peyton Manning experiment will work,but we do know there is a desire to win a Super Bowl in the near future.

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SPORTS WATCH | Manning Brings a New March Madness to Denver

03/15/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Manning Brings a New March Madness to Denver

Denver has lost its marbles over the possibility of Peyton Manning coming to Denver.

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SPORTS WATCH | Bounty-gate? Good Grief! Has It Really Come to That?

03/08/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Bounty-gate? Good Grief! Has It Really Come to That?

If there were indeed bounties out for injuring players, punish those who were involved and leave it at that. This isn’t league-wide problem.

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SPORTS WATCH | Baseball Has Had Enough: No Steroids, No Beer, No Fried Chicken

03/02/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Baseball Has Had Enough: No Steroids, No Beer, No Fried Chicken

So you thought Major League Baseball was in the clear and out of the Steroid Era? Think again.

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SPORTS WATCH | Decision Indy: What to Do With Peyton Manning?

02/25/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Decision Indy: What to Do With Peyton Manning?

What to do with Peyton Manning? Do you go with what your heart says or do you make the savvy business decision and go with Andrew Luck?

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SPORTS WATCH | Down With Melo, Up With ‘Linsanity’

02/16/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Down With Melo, Up With ‘Linsanity’

Jeremy Lin is the next big media hype in professional sports after Tim Tebow. How long will it last?

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SPORTS WATCH | Flying Under the Radar, Nuggets Team Worth Watching

02/09/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Flying Under the Radar, Nuggets Team Worth Watching

Hailing from all around the globe, the Denver Nuggets, without Carmelo Anthony, look better than they have in years. Now they just have to stay healthy.

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SPORTS WATCH | This Time, Brady Will Have to Keep Up With Manning

02/02/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | This Time, Brady Will Have to Keep Up With Manning

While the New England Patriots have unfinished business after the last Super Bowl loss, the Giants’ offense led by Eli Manning will be too much for the suspect defense of the Patriots to handle.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Legacy of Joe Paterno Will Live on for Generations

01/29/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Legacy of Joe Paterno Will Live on for Generations

For more than 60 years, he built great teams, great athletes and great citizens and despite the evil of one man, Paterno’s legacy will endure at Penn State.

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SPORTS WATCH | No Offense and Spotty Defense Makes Gus an Ugly Guy

01/19/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | No Offense and Spotty Defense Makes Gus an Ugly Guy

Things were looking pretty gloomy in Denver until the Green Bay Packers put things in perspective.

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SPORTS WATCH | Please Fire Phil Simms at Once!

01/12/12 | By | 115 More

Making the playoffs is awesome. Having Phil Simms calling the game isn’t so awesome.

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s Time to Act Like AFC West Champions

01/05/12 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | It’s Time to Act Like AFC West Champions

All the blame for Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs shouldn’t go to Tebow. Lackluster receiving and questionable play calling were to blame.

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SPORTS WATCH | Despite the Loss, the Broncos’ Best Football Lies Ahead

12/22/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Despite the Loss, the Broncos’ Best Football Lies Ahead

It was a tough loss on Sunday against the Patriots but the Broncos showed some real post season potential – if they can put an end to costly turnovers.

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SPORTS WATCH | Once Again, With the Nuggets, It’s Business as Usual

12/15/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Once Again, With the Nuggets, It’s Business as Usual

As a handful of NBA superstars broker deals, the Denver Nuggets are waiting in line to figure out just who will play for them this season.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Somebody Please Beat the Green Bay Packers?

12/08/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Will Somebody Please Beat the Green Bay Packers?

Tim Tebow shouldn’t have to share the national spotlight with Aaron Rodgers. Tebow is, of course, The Chosen One.

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s Back to Old-School Running Football in Denver Behind Tebow

12/01/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | It’s Back to Old-School Running Football in Denver Behind Tebow

While all the attention is focused in on Tim Tebow, it turns out Denver has a well-rounded football team that’s led by a stingy defense and a successful running game.

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SPORTS WATCH | No Question, Verlander Deserves the A.L. MVP Award

11/24/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | No Question, Verlander Deserves the A.L. MVP Award

It’s debatable whether pitchers should win an MVP, but with Justin Verlander winning the award, and the end of the steroid era, we’ll see it happening more and more.

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SPORTS WATCH | Have We Lost the Instinct to Fight When a Fight Is Needed?

11/15/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Have We Lost the Instinct to Fight When a Fight Is Needed?

This story isn’t about football, coaching traditions or fight songs. It’s about everything that’s wrong and sick in our society and our inability to stop it when we see it.

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SPORTS WATCH | When Special Teams Lose National Championship Bids

11/10/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | When Special Teams Lose National Championship Bids

Last weekend’s LSU-Alabama game was big boy football. Let’s all hope we get to see them go toe-to-toe again this year.

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SPORTS WATCH | Cardinals Win Gives True Meaning to Fall Classic

11/03/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Cardinals Win Gives True Meaning to Fall Classic

If any team has embodied the “never say die” cliché, it’s the St. Louis Cardinals.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tebow Was Ugly, But as the Broncos Are Learning, a Win Is a Win

10/27/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tebow Was Ugly, But as the Broncos Are Learning, a Win Is a Win

Denver has gone from a pretty quarterback who puts up big passing numbers but cant win to an ugly quarterback who does just about everything wrong yet still wins.

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SPORTS WATCH | NBA Players Want Respect? Start With a Suit and Tie

10/20/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | NBA Players Want Respect? Start With a Suit and Tie

It’s hard to take an NBA player seriously during contract negotiations when he’s wearing a white T-shirt and a crooked baseball hat.

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SPORTS WATCH | Against a Massive Pass Rush, Cutler Played Better Than Orton Ever Would Have

10/13/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Against a Massive Pass Rush, Cutler Played Better Than Orton Ever Would Have

I hate to say it, but I was impressed with Jay Cutler’s losing performance against the Lions on Monday night.

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SPORTS WATCH | Of Journalism, Poetry, Fulminations and Presidential Historical Fiction

10/07/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Of Journalism, Poetry, Fulminations and Presidential Historical Fiction

Thoughts on the first issue of The Community Catalyst and why Goodtimes must ship his horns and trident back to the factory.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Greatest Night of Baseball Ever

10/07/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Greatest Night of Baseball Ever

While they left the Braves and Red Sox heartbroken, four regular season-ending games played out to be some of the best sports drama of all time.

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SPORTS WATCH | Stafford and Fitzpatrick Are Doing What Orton Isn’t: Winning

09/29/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Stafford and Fitzpatrick Are Doing What Orton Isn’t: Winning

It may be very early in the season in two tough divisions but at least there’s hope for the Lions and Bills. More than I can say for a Kyle Orton-led Broncos team.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Realignment Frenzy Takes Over College Football

09/22/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Realignment Frenzy Takes Over College Football

College athletics isn’t supposed to be centered around money but the changing field of conferences would suggest otherwise.

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SPORTS WATCH | Effects of Climate Change May Be Evident on Gridiron

09/15/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Effects of Climate Change May Be Evident on Gridiron

If nothing else will get naysayers serious about fighting climate change, maybe a shift in the way football is played will?

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SPORTS WATCH | Oregon Ducks Are Out, Maybe Boise State Will Make Surprise Undefeated Run

09/08/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Oregon Ducks Are Out, Maybe Boise State Will Make Surprise Undefeated Run

Oregon should have played the way it knows how to: quick and nifty.

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SPORTS WATCH | Vick Back on Top With New $100 Million Contract

09/01/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Vick Back on Top With New $100 Million Contract

For one Eagles fan, making Vick the face of the team is a tough pill to swallow even though he’s the team’s best chance for success.

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SPORTS WATCH | Goodbye Steroid Era, Hello HGH Era

08/25/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Goodbye Steroid Era, Hello HGH Era

With a flunked HGH test for a Colorado Springs Sky Sox player, the beginning of the HGH era in North America has officially began.

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SPORTS WATCH | With Tebow Waiting, Pressure to Win Is on Orton

08/20/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | With Tebow Waiting, Pressure to Win Is on Orton

Kyle Orton has proven to be the best quarterback so far at Broncos training camp, but that means nothing if he can’t lead the team to victory.

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SPORTS WATCH | Dan Patrick Makes Sports Talk Radio (and TV) Fun Again

08/11/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Dan Patrick Makes Sports Talk Radio (and TV) Fun Again

Dan Patrick doesn’t have expert insiders. He doesn’t have neon special effects. What he does have is a lot of fun and a damn good show.

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SPORTS WATCH | With Ubaldo Gone, Are Rockies Restocked and Ready to Finally Win?

08/04/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | With Ubaldo Gone, Are Rockies Restocked and Ready to Finally Win?

In a trade that looked like a rebuilding trade, the Rockies dish their ace for more pitching talent in its farm system.

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SPORTS WATCH | Now That a Deal Has Been Made, Let the Free Agency Frenzy Begin

07/28/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Now That a Deal Has Been Made, Let the Free Agency Frenzy Begin

Should we, as fans, care about the details of the new CBA?

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SPORTS WATCH | Despite Heartbreak, World Cup Final Is One for the Ages

07/21/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Despite Heartbreak, World Cup Final Is One for the Ages

It wasn’t the biggest or most physical team that won the women’s World Cup, but it certainly was the best and most deserving team.

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SPORTS WATCH | Being a Nice Guy in the Right Place at the Right Time Can Cost You

07/14/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Being a Nice Guy in the Right Place at the Right Time Can Cost You

Just like a salivating dog at a barbecue, the I.R.S. is sniffing around Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Once-Promising Colorado Rockies Are Worn Out

07/07/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Once-Promising Colorado Rockies Are Worn Out

Injuries, a tired bullpen and a struggling offense are keeping the Rox stuck in mediocrity.

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SPORTS WATCH | Big Trouble in Chavez Ravine

06/30/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Big Trouble in Chavez Ravine

For the good of baseball, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt must go, and soon.

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SPORTS WATCH | Rory McIlroy to Break Jack Nicklaus’ Record? Why not?

06/23/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Rory McIlroy to Break Jack Nicklaus’ Record? Why not?

He’s only got 17 more Major victories to go, but at age 22, the newest U.S. Open winner has plenty of time.

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SPORTS WATCH | Blame Spoelstra, Not LeBron

06/16/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Blame Spoelstra, Not LeBron

The Dallas Mavericks put together a perfect finals to shut LeBron James and Co. down. Where was the coaching creativity and leadership?

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SPORTS WATCH | Take Away a National Championship? Who Cares?

06/10/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Take Away a National Championship? Who Cares?

The Bowl Championship Series is a real mess, a waste of time, and the implosion of its national championship system is underway.

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SPORTS WATCH | Now Tiger Woods Is Falling Apart Physically

05/19/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Now Tiger Woods Is Falling Apart Physically

What once was a sure thing, Tiger Woods’ quest to beat Jack Nicklaus’ major wins record is now seriously in question after last weeks withdrawal from the Players Championship.

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SPORTS WATCH | Disappointment at the Track, Then in the Ring

05/12/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Disappointment at the Track, Then in the Ring

The Kentucky Derby lacked hype, while the Pacquiao-Mosley had all the hype but couldn’t deliver any excitement.

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SPORTS WATCH | Role Reversal: De La Rosa Is Hot, Jimenez Is Not

05/10/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Role Reversal: De La Rosa Is Hot, Jimenez Is Not

Despite an ice cold start of ace player Ubaldo Jimenez, the Rockies have found a way to be one of the top teams in baseball.

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SPORTS WATCH | Too Bad the Nuggets Got the Thunder in the First Round

04/28/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Too Bad the Nuggets Got the Thunder in the First Round

I wish Denver had drawn Dallas in the first round. Or Portland. Or New Orleans. Hell, I would rather play the Lakers in the first round. Anyone but the Thunder.

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SPORTS WATCH | Maybe Manny’s Not as Dumb as Those Failed Drug Tests Indicate

04/21/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Maybe Manny’s Not as Dumb as Those Failed Drug Tests Indicate

Manny Ramirez couldn’t stand another season of slumped hitting so he juiced up and I can’t really blame him.

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SPORTS WATCH | Not Just Your Normal Final Round at the Masters

04/14/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Not Just Your Normal Final Round at the Masters

As it happens the man with no dramatic storyline wins the Green Jacket.

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SPORTS WATCH | Expectations Gone, Nuggets the Surprise Team of NBA

04/07/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Expectations Gone, Nuggets the Surprise Team of NBA

The Nuggets are going to the playoffs, but this time we aren’t expecting Carmelo Anthony to lead the team to the Finals. That’s a good thing.

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SPORTS WATCH | Barry Bonds Trial Comedy at Its Best

03/31/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Barry Bonds Trial Comedy at Its Best

Instead of admitting to using steroids, Barry Bonds would rather have his junk put on display for the entire world to discuss.

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SPORTS WATCH | With Brackets Busted, Time to Enjoy Tournament

03/24/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | With Brackets Busted, Time to Enjoy Tournament

There are thousand storylines coming out of the NCAA tournament, and it’s hard to keep up with them all.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Players Are Quickly Becoming the Villains in NFL Players Saga

03/17/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Players Are Quickly Becoming the Villains in NFL Players Saga

Hyper-paid NFL players need to keep their mouths shut or soon, they’ll have no fan support at all.

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SPORTS WATCH | Quick, Charlie, Find Solace in Sports

03/10/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Quick, Charlie, Find Solace in Sports

What Charlie Sheen needs is a job at the ballpark, and all will be well.

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SPORTS WATCH | Losing Melo Was Fine, Until Denver Lost Mr. Big Shot, Too

03/03/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Losing Melo Was Fine, Until Denver Lost Mr. Big Shot, Too

It hit everyone hard, but nobody harder than Billups himself.

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SPORTS WATCH | Finally, a Daytona 500 Worth Watching and Remembering

02/27/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Finally, a Daytona 500 Worth Watching and Remembering

Cheers to the youngest Daytona 500 winner ever, Trevor Bayne.

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SPORTS WATCH | Peter Forsberg Too Tough for His Own Good

02/17/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Peter Forsberg Too Tough for His Own Good

Only Peter Forsberg could play with his amount of physicality, and even he could only do it so long.

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SPORTS WATCH | Melo-Drama Has Gone on Long Enough

02/10/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Melo-Drama Has Gone on Long Enough

Carmelo Anthony to L.A.? New York? The trade deadline can’t come soon enough.

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SPORTS WATCH | Super Bowl XLV Could Be the Last Great Football Game You Ever See

02/03/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Super Bowl XLV Could Be the Last Great Football Game You Ever See

A harsh dose of reality will come at the end of Sunday’s big game.

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SPORTS WATCH | Was Jay Cutler Hurt or Injured?

01/27/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Was Jay Cutler Hurt or Injured?

Jay Cutler has physical toughness. It’s the mental toughness that he lacks and he proved it in last weekend’s NFC Championship game.

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SPORTS WATCH | Rock-Bottom Broncos Get a Coach Who’s Been There Before

01/20/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Rock-Bottom Broncos Get a Coach Who’s Been There Before

The John Fox era in Denver has begun. He has to be better than McDaniels, right?

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SPORTS WATCH | Thank You, Rex Ryan, for Running Your Big Mouth

01/13/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Thank You, Rex Ryan, for Running Your Big Mouth

Rex Ryan is talking the talk. Will he be able to walk the walk against the Patriots? Of course, it’s personal.

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SPORTS WATCH | Oh, the Agony of a Losing Season. Then Again…

01/06/11 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Oh, the Agony of a Losing Season. Then Again…

With a 7-9 record, the Seahawks find themselves the best of the worst and are going to the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | Champions, Scandals and the Possibility of a Gloomy 2011

12/30/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Champions, Scandals and the Possibility of a Gloomy 2011

A look back at the 2010 year in sports.

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SPORTS WATCH | HBO Sports Does It Again. This Time It’s on Ice.

12/23/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | HBO Sports Does It Again. This Time It’s on Ice.

HBO Sports has taken reality TV to another level.

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SPORTS WATCH | Has Hell Frozen Over? Cliff Lee Deal Shocks the World.

12/19/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Has Hell Frozen Over? Cliff Lee Deal Shocks the World.

Pitching ace Cliff Lee turned down money for happiness in a very surprising deal.

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SPORTS WATCH | For Bronco Fans, Losing Season Now Means Exciting Decision

12/08/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | For Bronco Fans, Losing Season Now Means Exciting Decision

The McDaniels era is now over. Thank God. Now it’s time to hire a coach instead of a hack.

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SPORTS WATCH | Want to End Helmet-to-Helmet Hits? Let Defenders Defend.

12/02/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Want to End Helmet-to-Helmet Hits? Let Defenders Defend.

Instead of just fining players for concussion causing hits, the NFL needs to modify its rules to allow defenders a chance to actually play defense against receivers.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Day Leading Up to Late-Night Turkey Sandwiches

11/25/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Day Leading Up to Late-Night Turkey Sandwiches

Food, football and beer. Thanksgiving is upon us.

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SPORTS WATCH | Forget About the Heisman, Cam, and Go Pro for the Money

11/19/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Forget About the Heisman, Cam, and Go Pro for the Money

Winning the Heisman Trophy isn’t worth walking the fine line, on or off the field.

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SPORTS WATCH | What Is Going on in the NFL This Season?

11/11/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | What Is Going on in the NFL This Season?

There is no dominant team and the second half of the season is going to be really interesting.

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SPORTS WATCH | Broncos Season Almost A Bust, Tim Tebow to the Rescue

11/04/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Broncos Season Almost A Bust, Tim Tebow to the Rescue

While Kyle Orton has impressive numbers, he can’t find a way to win. Is Tim Tebow the answer?

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SPORTS WATCH | It May Not Be Football, but Favre Is Worth Watching

10/29/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | It May Not Be Football, but Favre Is Worth Watching

Is there a conspiracy in trying to bench the un-benchable Brett Favre?

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SPORTS WATCH | NFL Right to Crack Down on Increasingly Violent Hits

10/22/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | NFL Right to Crack Down on Increasingly Violent Hits

Let’s all hope the NFL’s new suspension policy works.

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SPORTS WATCH | Will the Boise State National Championship Conversation Ever End?

10/16/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Will the Boise State National Championship Conversation Ever End?

Several one-loss teams would be a better fit for the National Championship over an undefeated Boise State team.

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SPORTS WATCH | Despite No Rocktober, Rockies Still Cream of the Crop

10/09/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Despite No Rocktober, Rockies Still Cream of the Crop

The Colorado Rockies, despite no post-season run, have put together an elite organization that finds elite players.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Broncos Are Their Own Worst Enemy

09/30/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Broncos Are Their Own Worst Enemy

Denver has fallen to 1-2 on the season but if they can learn to stop hurting themselves and be effective in the red zone, playoffs are not out of the picture.

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s All About the All Mighty Dollar With the N.C.A.A.

09/23/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | It’s All About the All Mighty Dollar With the N.C.A.A.

Reggie Bush was taking money in a world that is centered around money. So what?

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SPORTS WATCH | The Hype Is Over for Rex Ryan and the Jets

09/16/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Hype Is Over for Rex Ryan and the Jets

Mark Sanchez and the rest of the Jets didn’t live up to their on-screen hype in the Monday Night Football opener.

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SPORTS WATCH | Lane Kiffin. Most Overrated Head Coach of All Time?

09/09/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Lane Kiffin. Most Overrated Head Coach of All Time?

Give credit to the University of Hawaii last week for uncovering a very, very weak USC Trojan football team that is led by a classless coach.

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s Only Preseason and New Umpire Position Already Doesn’t Work

09/02/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | It’s Only Preseason and New Umpire Position Already Doesn’t Work

Thank you Peyton Manning for showing us that a hurry-up offense and a meddling referee in the backfield isn’t going to work.

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SPORTS WATCH | The F-Bomb and NFL Boot Camp Make for Perfect (Adult) TV

08/26/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The F-Bomb and NFL Boot Camp Make for Perfect (Adult) TV

Is it Rex Ryan’s foul mouth or his coaching attitude that has created a buzz at Jets training camp?

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SPORTS WATCH | Carmelo Anthony Has Already Left the Mile High City

08/19/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Carmelo Anthony Has Already Left the Mile High City

LeBron James wanted to play with friends. Carmelo Anthony wants to do the same, and it won’t be in Denver.

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SPORTS WATCH | Lessons Learned at the Cushing School of Excuses

08/13/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Lessons Learned at the Cushing School of Excuses

Brian Cushing didn’t take a banned fertility drug but, instead, has a unique medical condition called overtrained athlete syndrome.

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SPORTS WATCH | Another Anticipated Season of ‘Too Old to Play, Too Young to Retire’

08/05/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Another Anticipated Season of ‘Too Old to Play, Too Young to Retire’

Once again, Brett Favre has taken the spotlight.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Bass-Ackwards Business Style of the NFL Needs a Change

07/29/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Bass-Ackwards Business Style of the NFL Needs a Change

Should owners fork out the money for hot young rookies or proven veterans?

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SPORTS WATCH | Tiger Woods a Participant in the Steroid Era? It Would Seem So.

07/23/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tiger Woods a Participant in the Steroid Era? It Would Seem So.

Tiger says he has never used HGH, but if you look at the big picture surrounding his scandalous life, it would seem otherwise.

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SPORTS WATCH | LeBron’s Departure Tears Open Old Wounds

07/15/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | LeBron’s Departure Tears Open Old Wounds

The country has gone mad, really mad over LeBron’s decision to become a member of the Miami Heat and now Cleveland is in shambles.

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SPORTS WATCH | The High Price of World Cup Fever

07/01/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The High Price of World Cup Fever

The goals-per-liquor ratio is not enough to keep me interested in soccer.

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SPORTS WATCH | Who Knew the Rockies Would Have a Cy Young Award Winner?

06/24/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Who Knew the Rockies Would Have a Cy Young Award Winner?

Jimenez threw the first no hitter in Rockies history and will more than likely be the team’s first Cy Young Award winner.

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SPORTS WATCH | The Big 12 Lives to See Another Day

06/17/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Big 12 Lives to See Another Day

The smaller schools in the Big 12 have the University of Texas to thank for keeping the conference alive.

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SPORTS WATCH | A Positive Take on Wretched Call in a Perfect Game

06/10/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | A Positive Take on Wretched Call in a Perfect Game

Armando Galarraga didn’t get the perfect game he deserved, but I would rather be in his shoes rather than in the history books.

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SPORTS WATCH | Celtics-Lakers Finals. A Rivalry Renewed?

06/03/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Celtics-Lakers Finals. A Rivalry Renewed?

The Lakers have Kobe. The Celtics have an entire team of talent.

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s About Time for a Snowy Super Bowl

05/27/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | It’s About Time for a Snowy Super Bowl

What city is next? Chicago, Green Bay, Washington D.C., Denver?

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SPORTS WATCH | Jeff Francis Is Back and Looks to Be in Top Form

05/20/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Jeff Francis Is Back and Looks to Be in Top Form

The Rockies have been hurt by injuries as much as any team in baseball but there is hope on the horizon as injuries are beginning to heal.

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SPORTS WATCH | ‘Los Suns’ Prove They’re a Truly American Organization

05/14/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | ‘Los Suns’ Prove They’re a Truly American Organization

The new Arizona illegal immigration doesn’t provide solutions to the nation’s illegal immigration problems.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tattling to the Media Backfires on Rookie Dez Bryant

05/06/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tattling to the Media Backfires on Rookie Dez Bryant

Nobody would know anything about Dez Bryant’s mom had he kept his mouth shut, post-interview.

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SPORTS WATCH | Broncos Take Leap of Faith With Head Scratching Tim Tebow Pick

04/29/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Broncos Take Leap of Faith With Head Scratching Tim Tebow Pick

Nobody really knows exactly why Josh McDaniels traded three draft picks to get Tim Tebow. All we can do now is wait and see if it will be brilliant or a coaching career blunder.

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SPORTS WATCH | Another Confusing and Dismal Game Led by NBA Refs

04/22/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Another Confusing and Dismal Game Led by NBA Refs

Did anybody else see Monday’s Jazz-Nuggets game? One of the weirdest officiated games I have ever seen.

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SPORTS WATCH | Sometimes Being Likeable Is Better Than Being Good

04/15/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Sometimes Being Likeable Is Better Than Being Good

Every athlete has a story and that story is why we like or dislike them. Tiger’s story isn’t worth repeating right now. Mickelson’s is.

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SPORTS WATCH | Experts Agree: Rockies Are World Series Bound

04/07/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Experts Agree: Rockies Are World Series Bound

Don’t take it from me this time, there are others, who are better-informed, that believe the Rockies are going to the World Series this year.

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SPORTS WATCH | Without Their Leader and Their Thug, Nuggets Are in a Poorly-Timed Slump

04/01/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Without Their Leader and Their Thug, Nuggets Are in a Poorly-Timed Slump

Billups and Melo are the big time scorers in Denver but without Martin, the team’s toughness in the paint has taken a big hit.

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SPORTS WATCH | NFL Overtime Rule Change Finally a Reality

03/25/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | NFL Overtime Rule Change Finally a Reality

There’s nothing worse than watching a NASCAR race that ends in a caution. The same goes for football games that basically end with a coin toss.

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SPORTS WATCH | Brady Quinn a Brilliant Replacement for Chris Simms

03/18/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Brady Quinn a Brilliant Replacement for Chris Simms

It remains to be seen how well Brady Quinn will play for the Broncos but one this is for sure: Quinn will make for a better backup than Chris Simms.

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SPORTS WATCH | Could Expansion of Big 10 Spell Opportunity for a Beleaguered Notre Dame?

03/11/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Could Expansion of Big 10 Spell Opportunity for a Beleaguered Notre Dame?

With college football changing at a rapid rate, is Notre Dame at risk of falling behind into oblivion?

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SPORTS WATCH | I’ll Take John Daly Over Tiger Woods Any Day

03/04/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | I’ll Take John Daly Over Tiger Woods Any Day

The list of everything John Daly has done is three times as long as Tiger Woods’ list, yet I can’t help to like Daly and dislike Woods.

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SPORTS WATCH | Tiger Woods as Arrogant as Ever in Media Spectacle

02/25/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tiger Woods as Arrogant as Ever in Media Spectacle

Did you buy his apology?

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SPORTS WATCH | It’s Time to Call Your State Rep. in Support of HB-1188

02/18/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | It’s Time to Call Your State Rep. in Support of HB-1188

In Colorado, nobody really knows if you are trespassing or not when floating on rivers through private land. HB-1188 would clarify that ambiguity and keep Colorado’s rivers open to boaters and anglers.

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SPORTS WATCH | Americans Are Not in the Mood for an NFL Lockout

02/11/10 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Americans Are Not in the Mood for an NFL Lockout

The NFL has never been more popular yet the players and owners look like they want to throw it all away.

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SPORTS WATCH | Without Tiger, Golf Is Dead Once Again

06/19/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Without Tiger, Golf Is Dead Once Again

With Woods out for the rest of the season, the PGA finds itself buried in the bunker.

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SPORTS WATCH | NFL Players Vs. Owners: The Stage Is Set

05/29/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | NFL Players Vs. Owners: The Stage Is Set

How much is your favorite football player worth? That’s the question facing team owners.

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SPORTS WATCH | Oh, How I Hate the Detroit Red Wings

05/22/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Oh, How I Hate the Detroit Red Wings

The biggest Penguins fan is really an Av at heart.

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SPORTS WATCH | Cops, Guns and the Lost Idea of River Protection

05/16/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Cops, Guns and the Lost Idea of River Protection

Columnist Gus Jarvis questions what it is Colorado’s river rangers are actually trying to protect.

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SPORTS WATCH | Clemens’s Character Worsens With New Allegations

05/01/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Clemens’s Character Worsens With New Allegations

How low can Clemens go? New allegations of extra-marital affairs have surfaced to further complicate the former pitcher’s already dicey predicament of perjury charges regarding steroid use.

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SPORTS WATCH | Too Many Leaks in the Denver Broncos Sinking Ship

04/24/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Too Many Leaks in the Denver Broncos Sinking Ship

I have always been a Broncomaniac. Which is what hurts me the most when I say the Broncos, under coach Shanahan, are entering a dark, loss-ridden period.

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SPORTS WATCH | Melo’s Mistake Shadowing Success of Denver Nuggets

04/17/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Melo’s Mistake Shadowing Success of Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl said almost a month ago that if Denver wins 50 games, they would make the playoffs.

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SPORTS WATCH | New Drug-Testing Idea a Step in Right Direction for MLB

04/10/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | New Drug-Testing Idea a Step in Right Direction for MLB

As Roger Clemens and steroid-injecting trainer Brian McNamee duke it out in the courtroom with their big name attorneys, Major League Baseball is progressing toward a solution to its seemingly never ending steroid abuse problem.

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SPORTS WATCH | To End Cheating in the NFL: How Far Must It Go?

03/28/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | To End Cheating in the NFL: How Far Must It Go?

Next week, National Football League owners will be discussing the upcoming season – and yes, the New England Patriots and their cheating issues will be brought up if not taking center stage. Unfortunately, like many other instances in the U.S., the cheaters will bring further regulations down on everybody else. The meeting scheduled for next […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Patriots Spy Games 2007: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

02/21/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Patriots Spy Games 2007: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The cheatin’ snowball of the New England Patriots and Coach Bill Belichick has been rolling downhill since September, gaining in size and momentum. If you’re not up to speed on the latest in Patriots Spy Games of 2007, let me fill you in. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is getting ready to hear from former New […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Rats Don’t Lie: Clemens Is a Cheater

02/15/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Rats Don’t Lie: Clemens Is a Cheater

When the Mitchell Report was released on the state of steroids in baseball, I initially felt that the players who were named in the report were being treated unjustly. They had been given a bad name without being proven guilty. At least for the once-great Roger Clemens, who was named in the report for being […]

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SPORTS WATCH | 18-1: There Is a Football God

02/07/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | 18-1: There Is a Football God

I have been sleeping like a baby every night since the New York Football Giants took down the now 18-1 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The Giants’ 17-14 win was the best, most competitive game since John Elway helicoptered his way to a Super Bowl victory back in 1998. How did the Giants […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Burress Super Bowl Prediction Right on the Money

02/01/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Burress Super Bowl Prediction Right on the Money

The closing of football season is a depressing time. It’s only a few days away. Prepare. The New England Patriots could win every game this season, and that too is depressing. Prepare. As the circus in Arizona rolls toward Sunday’s big game, the spotlight is on one Giants player whose prediction to win is drawing […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Pot vs. Steroids: Are They the Same in Pro Sports?

01/24/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Pot vs. Steroids: Are They the Same in Pro Sports?

Recently, many NFL players who have violated the league’s substance policy have done so by smoking marijuana – not exactly what one would call a performance enhancing drug. While over in the MLB, the boys of summer are getting caught with more serious substances – human growth hormones and steroids. Why the discrepancy? Is it […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Super Bowl Wins and Storybook Endings: Patriots Must Lose

01/18/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Super Bowl Wins and Storybook Endings: Patriots Must Lose

The NFL is down to the final four this weekend. The surprising and beat-up San Diego Chargers will host New England for the AFC championship at 1 p.m. on Sunday and just after that the G-men will be taking on Uncle Brett and the Green Bay Packers at 4:30 p.m. The two games have the […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Gossage, a Bright Light in Baseball’s Gloom

01/10/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Gossage, a Bright Light in Baseball’s Gloom

It has been a while since any good news has come out of Major League Baseball. Almost all the players in baseball, it seems, are ’roiding. Roger Clemens went on 60 Minutes last week to dispel any notion that he has ever used steroids in a very dramatic interview. And the Red Sox are the […]

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SPORTS WATCH | SEC Fat Boys Bring Home the College Bowl Bacon

01/07/08 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | SEC Fat Boys Bring Home the College Bowl Bacon

Hopefully all of your New Year hangovers have subsided for this final weekend of college football action. Looking back at the college bowl season thus far, one thing is clear: The Southeastern Conference is, by far, the best conference in college football. Besides the Florida Gators and Arkansas, the SEC is currently the powerhouse of […]

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SPORTS WATCH | In America, Sports Just Another Episode of ‘Springer’

12/29/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | In America, Sports Just Another Episode of ‘Springer’

It used to be that the most interesting and fun-to watch elements of sports happened during games or matches. That’s the way that it used to be. Now, it seems, the most interesting or, at least, headline making actions don’t come from the field but rather the courtroom or players’ lawyers. As I sit surrounded […]

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SPORTS WATCH | ‘America’s Game’ Finds Itelf at an All-Time Low

12/26/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | ‘America’s Game’ Finds Itelf at an All-Time Low

Well, what in the hell do we do, as fans, with Major League Baseball? For a good part of my life I have watched, cheered, groaned, and celebrated a game that has had (from what The Mitchell Report tells us) plenty of players using performance-enhancing drugs. In case you have been on a week-long backpacking […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Why Is the Best College Player Always on Offense?

12/14/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Why Is the Best College Player Always on Offense?

Surprise, surprise, another offensive player has won the 2007 Heisman Trophy, the most prestigious award given in college football to the overall best player. Not to take away from any Heisman winner’s achievements, but are they really the best in college football? It seems that any high school football prospect with dreams of winning a […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Will Mitchell MLB Steroid Probe Really Garner Results?

12/06/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Will Mitchell MLB Steroid Probe Really Garner Results?

This Christmas, former Sen. George Mitchell is making a list and checking it twice. And as a gift to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, Mitchell will be handing over the naughty list of steroid abusers. Or so we think. The Denver Post reported on Wednesday that Mitchell’s investigation on the illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs in […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Postseason Run Not Enough to Garner MLB Awards for Some

11/20/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Postseason Run Not Enough to Garner MLB Awards for Some

For some Rockies superstars, playing in the World Series wasn’t enough to win prestigious awards, even if they should have. Shortstop fireballer Troy Tulowitski came in a close second in taking Rookie of the Year honors and didn’t receive a Gold Glove. Manager Clint Hurdle finished third place behind Manager Charlie Manuel and Bob Melvin, […]

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SPORTS WATCH | The Asterisk on New England’s Winning Season

11/09/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Asterisk on New England’s Winning Season

I can’t tell you how much I hate the New England Patriots. I have always hated them, but now I hate them more than ever. Last Sunday’s matchup between the Pats and the Colts was truly an exciting game to watch and, at the time, I respected New England’s fourth-quarter comeback to beat Indy 24-20. […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Tony Kornheiser and the Downfall of Monday Night Football

11/01/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Tony Kornheiser and the Downfall of Monday Night Football

Could ESPN’s Monday Night Football announcing get any worse? Current announcers Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser make the Monday night tradition almost unbearable. I admit I’m still reeling from that rotten Bronco game last week, where elder-super star Brett Favre pulled a trick from Elway’s bag with a bomb to win the game […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Coaches Roll the Dice on Last Second Timeouts

10/26/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Coaches Roll the Dice on Last Second Timeouts

Who knew in the second week of the NFL season that Broncos’ Head Coach Mike Shanahan would start a new coaching fad when he called a timeout just before Oakland place kicker Sebastian Janikowski made a field goal in overtime? That (good) kick didn’t count, and then his do-over kick bounced off an upright, securing […]

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SPORTS WATCH | The Sad State of Denver Broncos Football

10/18/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Sad State of Denver Broncos Football

I hate to be a downer after the Rockies took the National League Pennant on Monday, but I think it is time to get into the Broncos’ surprisingly dismal season. What happened? Anyone with an eye for the gridiron knows that the Broncos could just as easily be sitting at 0-5, instead of 2-3. Back […]

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SPORTS WATCH | This Bud’s for the Colorado Rockies

10/15/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | This Bud’s for the Colorado Rockies

For the past two weeks I’ve plastered these pages with praise for the surprisingly great Colorado Rockies. But the fact remains that I am nervous as hell about the outcome of the National League Championship Series, which began last night in Arizona. When the Rox made the postseason, the only team I really didn’t feel […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Hit Postseason as Hottest Team in Baseball

10/08/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Hit Postseason as Hottest Team in Baseball

It’s October and the Rockies have given us something to talk about (thankfully, as the Broncos’ already disastrous season has started to prematurely linger on). The Rox haven’t seen the postseason since their first and only appearance in 1995, when they made it into the first round but went no further. I expect this young […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Postseason Dreams Still Alive After Barrage of Wins

10/04/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Postseason Dreams Still Alive After Barrage of Wins

The final weekend of the regular Major League Baseball season is here and the Rockies are within spitting distance of getting into the postseason. On Wednesday evening, the Rockies broke their own team record by winning their 10th straight game, and using their rival Dodgers as a doormat in a good portion of those wins. […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Cut(ler) From the Elway’s Legendary Cloth

10/04/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Cut(ler) From the Elway’s Legendary Cloth

With two weeks down in the NFL season, outstanding teams this season look a bit different from in recent years. Detroit and Green Bay are 2-0, as are Dallas, Washington and San Francisco in the NFC. In the AFC, the New England (spies are us) Patriots look sharp at 2-0, along with Indy, Houston, Pittsburgh, […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Cut(ler) From the Elway’s Legendary Cloth

09/24/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Cut(ler) From the Elway’s Legendary Cloth

With two weeks down in the NFL season, outstanding teams this season look a bit different from in recent years. Detroit and Green Bay are 2-0, as are Dallas, Washington and San Francisco in the NFC. In the AFC, the New England (spies are us) Patriots look sharp at 2-0, along with Indy, Houston, Pittsburgh, […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Patriots Take a Trip Down Cheaters’ Lane

09/17/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Patriots Take a Trip Down Cheaters’ Lane

Well, it comes as no surprise to me that New England Patriots’ Coach Bill Belichick has been caught cheating…again. I can’t figure out if this man – in his rotten, hooded sweatshirt – is intelligent, or really, really stupid. Last Sunday, NFL security confiscated a video camera and tape from the Patriots’ video assistant who […]

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SPORTS WATCH | The Fugitive Returns to the Giants’ Defense

09/10/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | The Fugitive Returns to the Giants’ Defense

For those of us excited about the start of the pro football season, it is time to rejoice. Week one of the NFL season is finally here. Preseason football is a terrible and wretched tease for those glued to the gridiron. Not only can it be torture to sit through, you can’t bet on the […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Hang Up the Hiking Boots, College Football Is Here

09/04/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Hang Up the Hiking Boots, College Football Is Here

TELLURIDE, Aug. 30, 5:02 p.m. – The mornings are a little cooler and darker here in Telluride. The Valley Floor’s willows are showing signs of transformation with shades of red and gold painting the early morning fog. The Gondola’s seats are now a little colder than what you remembered a week ago. The frost is […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Al Davis Drooling Over Vick’s Guilty Plea

08/27/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Al Davis Drooling Over Vick’s Guilty Plea

“About 40 percent of the original Raiders were criminal by nature and deliberately dangerous brutes. They were professional athletes who got paid every week to hurt people. …That made you an automatic hero of violence, for a while, and entitled you to throw your weight around downtown Oakland with whores and cops and animals. You […]

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SPORTS WATCH | College Football Season Just Around the Bend

08/20/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | College Football Season Just Around the Bend

The countdown has begun for the 2007 college football season, which starts in two weeks. This week, ESPN announced its preseason “power 16” rankings, with (no surprise) USC in the number one slot. Coming off their Jan. 6 win in the Rose Bowl over Michigan, the Trojans have depth, with senior quarterback John David Booty […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Baseball Officials Refuse to Pay for Integrity

08/13/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Baseball Officials Refuse to Pay for Integrity

The fallout after the federal investigation of NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who allegedly bet on games he refereed, continues…this time on the baseball diamond. Last Thursday, Rob Manfred, MLB’s executive vice president for labor relations, requested consent forms to perform background checks on nearly 70 umpires. Manfred’s request turned sour when Lamell McMorris, spokesman for […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Finally Playing Ball in Baseball’s Toughest Division

08/06/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Rockies Finally Playing Ball in Baseball’s Toughest Division

With 40-some games left in the regular season, the Colorado Rockies are in the race for the post-season, and are playing well in baseball’s toughest division.  If they don’t screw it up, and that’s a very big “if” for Rockies’ fans. The National League West division has four out of its five teams battling for […]

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SPORTS WATCH | Dark Days for Cyclists, Refs and Michael Vick

07/26/07 | By | More
SPORTS WATCH | Dark Days for Cyclists, Refs and Michael Vick

TELLURIDE, July 26, 5:33 p.m. – It has been a tough week in professional sports, with scandals rocking the Tour de France, National Basketball Association and Michael Vick. The Tour de France is up to its derailleur in blood doping and drug chaos – again. A cloud of suspicion still hangs over last year’s champion, […]

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