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If you follow the Colorado Rapids, you already know that the 2014 season was, well, disappointing. (If you don't, read "Head Games," my profile of Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni.) Surprisingly, though, the Rapids dismal 8–18–8 record wasn’t the team’s worst news headline of 2014. No, the lowest...
March 5 2015, 10:00 AM
Might be time to get used to seeing Faried and others in different colors.
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Brian Shaw is the definition of old school. The Nuggets' now former head coach was a gritty role player on three NBA champions and another Finalist. He moved to the bench after he retired and became a top assistant on some great teams in Los Angeles and Indiana.
He finally landed the Nuggets job...
March 3 2015, 10:51 AM
The #PabloStache: When your facial hair trends on Twitter, as Mastroeni’s did during the MLS draft in 2015, you know your follicles have made a statement. —Photo by Benjamin Rasmussen
Read about Pablo Mastroeni's tumultuous transition to head coach of the Colorado Rapids in "Head Games" from the March issue of 5280.
2001 | Dread Head
Mastroeni goes long—very long.
2002 | The Sampson
Someone lopped off his locks, but Mastroeni doesn’t seem to...
February 27 2015, 1:29 PM
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On Sunday, the 2014 NFL season mercifully ended with what should have been remembered as an all-time classic Super Bowl. Yes, the game itself was a nail-biter, topped off by a preposterous finish. But unless they hail from New England or the Pacific Northwest, most NFL devotees have no real reason...
February 6 2015, 2:20 PM
Ted Ligety skies a giant slalom course. —Photo courtesy of Steve Prawdzik
It's a fact: In Europe, Alpine ski racing does a celebrity make. Stateside, though, we're often only familiar with podium regulars such as Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, and Ted Ligety (or, you know, if one of them makes an appearance on TMZ). Now's the time to brush up on your knowledge of the...
February 3 2015, 10:45 AM
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The Broncos may be out of the running, but come Sunday, Denverites will still partake in football festivities (albeit with a grimace). Watch the Seattle Seahawks duke it out against the New England Patriots at any of these Super Bowl hangouts.
Indulge in an all-...
January 28 2015, 1:30 PM
Colorado's golden girl Mikaela Shiffrin skiing a gate on the giant slalom course; photo © Jonathan Selkowitz
One of the biggest events on Colorado's 2015 calendar arrives just two months into the year: the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, which will be held in Vail and Beaver Creek from February 2 to 15. As you'll read in our February issue (hitting newsstands Friday), $58 million worth of...
January 27 2015, 10:00 AM
The next few years will determine whether this was a swish or an airball.
With the annual Super Bowl hypefest underway, much of the discussion that doesn't involve the unscrupulous deflating of footballs will revolve around the now-legendary pairing of coach Bill Belichick and his field general, Tom Brady. It's a once-in-a-lifetime partnership, we're often told, which...
January 23 2015, 9:00 AM