Is this Denver's future?
Denver is and always will be a top-notch sports town. Our population is active and fit to begin with, and we've long been faithful to and enthusiastic about our professional football, baseball, basketball, and hockey teams, despite being the smallest of the dozen American cities that have...
May 12 2015, 10:30 AM
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After months of rumors and speculation about blockbuster trades, the NFL Draft unfolded last weekend in fairly conventional fashion. Although there were plenty of deals, the vast majority of them involved swaps of mid-to-low-round picks, not headline-level superstars.
That almost none of the pre...
May 5 2015, 10:30 AM
Should the NFL let its players toke up?
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On Thursday, the Broncos made a bold move in the first round of the NFL Draft, trading three picks and offensive lineman Manny Ramirez, to move up five spots and select Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray with their newly acquired 23rd pick.
The thought of Ray—who had 14 sacks and 22.5 tackles-for-...
May 1 2015, 3:11 PM
Patrick Roy, head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, answers questions at a press conference.
Now that we’re slightly removed from the conclusion of the Colorado Avalanche’s disappointing 2015 season, it’s still proving difficult for fans to picture the team taking the fast lane to future contention. If we were being honest with ourselves, we would admit that last year’s division...
April 22 2015, 3:30 PM
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The beginning of the baseball season has always inspired optimism, rejuvenation, and a ton of sappy cliches.
Everyone's in first place on Opening Day!
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Wait 'til this year!
And so on.
As Denver gears up for the Rockies' home opener on Friday—yet...
April 10 2015, 9:00 AM
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You can find reasons to admonish almost everything about the Colorado Rockies—from the mascot to the management. But you must admit, Denver does opening day right. Fans literally paint the town purple as though they are paying homage to Katharine Lee Bates's famous line in "America the Beautiful":...
April 9 2015, 11:00 AM
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A dark cloud engulfed Colorado Rockies fans last summer as the Mile High City met another lost season with resignation. Since 2009’s playoff berth, this sense of defeat is a summer ritual in Denver. Usually, spring training and the Arizona temperatures burn off some of the haze and inject...
April 3 2015, 11:10 AM
The Rapids' home opener on March 21, 2015, ended in a 0-0 tie.
I was a reluctant convert to soccer and had the usual complaints. There’s too much flopping. Why can’t they just stop the clock when an injury occurs? Why do so many games end in ties? The lack of a clear winner, in particular, irked me. In a fit of blind patriotism, I even called it “un-American...
April 2 2015, 10:40 AM