Burned in the Desert: The Colorado Rockies never seem to do well in Arizona. Entering the 9th inning up 2-0 in last night’s game, closer Huston Street gave up two home runs and the Rockies lost in extra innings, blowing the series 1-2. Tonight they’ll head to San Francisco (CBS Sports).

Ride of Our Lives: As a new generation retraces the routes of the civil-rights-era Freedom Rides, Colorado’s original riders reflect on their nonviolent protest against racial inequality (Denver Post). PBS’s American Experience series is set to air two documentaries on the movement, one of which comes from Colorado College artist-in-residence Dylan Nelson (Gazette).

While They’re Down: As if the Colorado Avalanche haven’t faced enough criticism this year, one of the team’s most dedicated fan blogs is polling readers on the overall game experience—outdated Jumbotron and all (Mile High Hockey).

Set Meals: Food-television junkies may be in heaven this weekend when the contestants of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race pull over in Denver (will you be able to find them?), and “cheftestants” of Bravo’s Top Chef tour set up in Larimer Square (both from Cafe Society).

Back to the ‘Cuse: Former Denver Broncos great Floyd Little is returning to his alma mater in upstate New York, Syracuse University, where he’ll be a special assistant to the athletics director (SUathletics.com).