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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, left, celebrates his three-run, walkoff home run with teammates in the ninth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants on June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Best Denver Sports Games You Can Watch for Free

The Denver sports scene might be paused for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still plenty of classic Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche games available for your viewing pleasure.

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Denver Broncos

All it took was a global pandemic for the Ebenezer Scrooge of professional sports to grow a heart: The NFL is making its NFL Game Pass free to fans through May 31, which means every game from the past decade can be accessed through the website or NFL app. That’s 160-plus Broncos games, not including playoff appearances (yes—though it’s difficult to remember that far back, the Donkeys did make some), so here’s a primer as you dig into the collection. 

Colorado Rockies

Major League Baseball has made more than 200 classic games available for free on its many YouTube channels—including some featuring heroics from the Rockies. While we wish MLB would have included a few of Colorado’s admittedly limited postseason triumphs (see: game 163 in 2007 or the 2018 Wild Card Game), there are still plenty of Rox replays available to help you miss the boys in purple just a little bit less.

Denver Nuggets

If you’re a Nuggets fan, it’s been a tough season to watch—and not because of the play on the court. (Denver was the third seed in the Western Conference before the NBA postponed the campaign.) Actually viewing games this season has been a struggle due to failed negotiations between Altitude Sports and major cable providers (DirecTV customers are pretty much the only ones getting Altitude). Thankfully, NBA League Pass has unlocked all games from the past two seasons, so you can spend your mandated stay-at-home time catching up on what you missed. All you have to do is make an account and you can watch free of charge. Here are three recent classics to get you started.

Colorado Avalanche

Avalanche fans have dealt with the same viewing issues that plagued Nuggets, Rapids, and Mammoth devotees, as Altitude Sports couldn’t resolve contract negotiations prior to the start of the season. As with most other pro sports leagues, however, NHL.tv is now offering free access to 2019–20 games (viewers must make an account). Here are three of our top picks: 

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