Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the third quarter of the AFC Conference Championship game.
—Photo by Gabriel Christus
There’s no question the Denver Broncos boast the best defense in the NFL, both statistically and anecdotally. The D dominated the regular season. They toppled Big Ben in the divisional and took the shine off Golden Boy Brady in the AFC Championship.
And now, one final enormous obstacle stands...
February 3 2016, 4:30 PM
Just wait 'til next year.
On numerous occasions, I've opined about the Nuggets' need to scrap everything and start over. This is based on the NBA reality that mediocre is usually worse than horrible, because the latter puts you in a position to draft potential stars and unload expensive contracts, thus freeing up room...
February 2 2016, 2:40 PM
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning waves to spectators following the AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver.
—Chris Carlson / AP Photo
When the clock hits zero in Santa Clara—after the legendary Peyton Manning barks his last “Omaha” and tosses his last pass; when the Super Bowl post-game interviews end and The Sheriff leaves the stadium in his suit and tie, likely for the last time as a player—win or lose, let’s capture all we can...
February 2 2016, 12:00 PM
After spending the past five months wondering whether the Broncos were contenders or pretenders, we have our answer. Despite being dominant in only one aspect of the game and middling everywhere else, this year that was just good enough to get the team to Super Bowl 50. As the NFL hype machine...
January 26 2016, 1:25 PM
Gerardo Parra of the Arizona Diamondbacks swings at a pitch at an away game against the Washington Nationals on August 14, 2010. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
With last week’s signing of outfielder Gerardo Parra to a three-year, $27.5 million deal, the Rockies now boast a two-time gold glover with a reputation for web gems, speediness, and grind-it-out at bats.
But for a team that’s habitually dwelled in and around the cellar of the National League...
January 25 2016, 3:00 PM
One more for the road. —Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
We reporters spend our days searching for great stories, and it's tough to imagine a more compelling one than a left-for-dead Hall of Fame quarterback rising above his injuries and ineffectiveness to deliver his team an improbable Super Bowl victory.
That might be the exact story we're...
January 5 2016, 9:58 AM
Patrick Roy, head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, answers questions at a press conference in April 2015.
There are plenty of reasons Patrick Roy is a household name in Colorado. Twenty seasons ago, the Quebec Nordiques became the Colorado Avalanche, and Denver, with Roy in goal, welcomed its first Stanley Cup—and first major pro sports championship. (Which is basically a unicorn among Denver's...
December 17 2015, 3:15 PM
Wanted: Someone—anyone—who can competently wear and wield these tools.
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
As the Brock Osweiler Era continues its indefinite run as the only relevant story in Colorado sports, local fans might be forgiven for ignoring Major League Baseball's winter meetings this week. After all, our representative to the annual gathering, the Rockies, crept through the proceedings as if...
December 11 2015, 10:12 AM