Sunday, December 17, 2006

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

The bad news: looks like the Denver Broncos fullback, Cecil Sapp will be out the rest of the season. He broke his left leg while returning a kickoff this last weekend in the Broncos game against the San Diego Chargers. The good news: linebacker Al Wilson will most likely be returning to practice this week after spraining his neck. Hopefully both players make full recoveries.

Monday, December 04, 2006

OOWWW! MY NECK HURTS REAL BAD!

While trying to recover a fumble in the 4th quarter, Denver Broncos linebacker, Al Wilson, dove headfirst into a pile of players, spraining his neck. He was taken off the field, and shuttled off to a hospital as a precaution. A team spokesman said that Wilson was moving all of his extremities, but a further examination was required. I hope Al is alright. After dreaming all night about playing football, I actually woke up this morning with a horrible neckache. Strange...

OOWWW! MY NECK HURTS REAL BAD!

While trying to recover a fumble in the 4th quarter, Denver Broncos linebacker, Al Wilson, dove headfirst into a pile of players, spraining his neck. He was taken off the field, and shuttled off to a hospital as a precaution. A team spokesman said that Wilson was moving all of his extremities, but a further examination was required. I hope Al is alright. After dreaming all night about playing football, I actually woke up this morning with a horrible neckache. Strange...

OOWWW! MY NECK HURTS REAL BAD!

While trying to recover a fumble in the 4th quarter, Denver Broncos linebacker, Al Wilson, dove headfirst into a pile of players, spraining his neck. He was taken off the field, and shuttled off to a hospital as a precaution. A team spokesman said that Wilson was moving all of his extremities, but a further examination was required. I hope Al is alright. After dreaming all night about playing football, I actually woke up this morning with a horrible neckache. Strange...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

DENVER BRONCOS LIKE TO CUT BLOCK

So...did you see Igor Olshansky throw that punch at Tom Nalen at last week's Denver Broncos/San Diego Chargers game? Yeah, Nalen went for a cut block at Olshansky's ankles, obviously angering Olshansky enough to retaliate. Who can blame him? I'm sure they'll be talking about cut blocks some more at the NFL meetings this next year.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Broncos Bumped Up to Prime Time

That doesn't mean we can't start the tailgate parties in the afternoon though. The change is just part of the tv broadcasters' plan to pick out the games the most people want to see, based on how the season has been going. Yeah, I think lots of football junkies will be tuned in to this one, as the Broncos play not-very-nice hosts to the San Diego Chargers and break the tie between us for top spot in the AFC West.

If you've been lucky enough to score tickets for this one, remember to allow for the time change with an extra six-pack and/or thermos of hot chocolate.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Grant us a touchdown, for we have sinned

Okay, this made me laugh.


"Dozens of former Denver Bronco players joined the Sisters at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Sunday for a tailgate party. The nuns are huge Broncos fans and host a Broncos tailgate party every year. ...

The nuns were decked out in their team regalia as they cheered on the Denver Broncos playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some 40 former players planned to attend the tailgate party including Larron Jackson, Steve Sewell, Mike Harden and Mark Jackson."


Where exactly does Broncos team regalia fit into a nun's closet of habits? My only regret is that the story didn't include any photos.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

C'mon, pay attention to the good ones!

I knew Dumervil would be worth watching... too bad the Denver Broncos didn't seem to agree for the first three weeks.

From an article I just read: "Over the last two weeks, he has recorded five sacks -- a sixth was wiped out by a teammate's penalty -- and added another dynamic dimension to the Broncos' stifling defense that has held five straight opponents below double digits."

Sunday, October 22, 2006

So it's not just me!

"When a Denver Post Internet survey asked what has been the biggest surprise in the Broncos season, the team's poor offensive play received a whopping 72 percent of the vote as of Tuesday night."

I mean, defense is kicking serious butt, but the Denver Broncos are leaving a bit to be desired on the offense side. Any chance we can get some of both, guys?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

NFL's Denver Broncos do some good

Awesome- some of my favorite stories are these:

"Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith became the newest mentor for Manual High School students during the Mile High United Way/Denver Broncos Hometown Huddle on Oct. 11 at Invesco Field.

Smith, who overcame poverty and adversity during his youth in Arkansas to become a leader on and off the field for the Denver Broncos, insisted that the students finish high school and believe in themselves. He also urged them to take advantage of resources in the community and listen to the mentors who have volunteered to help them."

Sure, maybe it's a publicity stunt. Personally I don't think it is. But the real question is that if it accomplishes something good, does it really matter?

Monday, October 16, 2006

Denver Broncos add insult to injury

Aww... the Oakland Raiders are now the only winless team left after their latest loss to the Denver Broncos. So sad...


"...0-for-11 over two seasons never sits easy. 'We're judged on wins and losses,' Raiders quarterback Andrew Walter said. 'There's no room for moral victories. That's all fine and dandy, but it doesn't mean anything.'"


and...

"'It's not over,' Sapp said. 'We are just going to keep plugging away until we somehow find a way to win.'"

You know, I almost feel sorry for them.

Almost. :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Elvis has entered the building

About time Elvis Dumervil got off the bench! I've been waiting for him to show why the Denver Broncos picked him, but I'm still not sure we've seen it yet. Granted, he only played about 10 plays against the Baltimore Ravens, so I'm not sure how much he was supposed to have time to show.

But what's weird -- even though I never followed Louisville and didn't know much about Dumervil before this year -- is that I still find myself rooting for him. Maybe I've just seen the movie "Rudy" one too many times.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Denver Chills the Baltimore Ravens

The Broncos defense did their thing and despite the chilly rain, we were all warm and happy inside! The Ravens had to lose sometime, so why not here at Mile High?

Baltimore's defense was pretty tough also, but in the end Jake Plummer and Rod Smith squeezed a TD out of them--the first one that the Ravens have allowed in the second half all year. They got some turnovers out of us, but we had 3 choice interceptions of pass attempts by Steve McNair. The coolest one came just at the end of the first half, when Champ Bailey launched himself in the air of the endzone and snagged a big one meant to go to Clarence Moore. Bailey is a champ, for sure!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Denver Broncos Rest, But Not On Their Laurels

I've had to do more resting than I planned on this summer, so it's good to be back at the keyboard. Evidently, my Broncos have been figuring out what to do without my sage advice anyway.

Especially by way of defense! I confess I wouldn't have picked up on a stat like this, but I think it's impressive: we're the first NFL team to start a season with 11 quarters without a touchdown! Against us, that is! Loved tackle Gerald Warren's comment: "I want this defense to get in people's heads. I want them to think: 'We don't stand a chance to score against the Broncos.' "

Enjoy your R&R, Denver! Got our tickets to Invesco Field October 9th, and it's the 4 and 0 Baltimore Ravens we need you to convince that they can't score against the Broncos!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Extra innings not a bargain

Been away for awhile, but this time of year there’s more MLB action than NFL. And one thing with baseball – sometimes your ticket buys you extra innings. The other night Colorado Rockies fans got two games’ worth of play for the price of one. Unfortunately, the final outcome was two games' worth of disappointment: Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 1.

Rare as this is, there were, in fact, two games that went 18 innings Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. In the other one, the Chicago Cubs finally beat the Houston Astros 8-6.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Super Bowl Predictions

Hey, I should have been putting my money where my mouth has been; I got it right on the NBA Playoffs awhile back, when the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns advanced. Now tonight it's down to what could be the final game of the final pairing, and my crystal ball is a little cloudy--the Mavs are back to home court advantage, but the Miami Heat have got the Mo from that heartstopping 101-100 win June 18th.
So I'd rather talk about a prediction I heard for February 4th, 2007: Super Bowl XLI is supposed to be "the Battle of the Jakes." Denver's Plummer vs. Carolina's Delhomme. Sounds plausible to me--with the Broncos coming out on top!

Monday, May 15, 2006

NBA Playoff Banter and Predictions

I have been watching the NBA Playoffs for the past few weeks and I must say I have seen a lot of good basketball. I think that the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns are going to win their series against the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers respectively. I am not sure if the New Jersey Nets are going to advance but I would like to see Cleveland do well because I like LeBron James.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

You just can’t predict…

The NFL Draft is coming and we have some holes to fill. It appears that there have been prospect interviews with Jesse Mahelona, DeAngelo Williams and D. J. Shockey. I am getting so excited I am reading a lot of blogs about the draft and what the Denver Broncos need. In your opinion, what positions should we be focusing on?

Monday, March 27, 2006

Man, I got it all wrong.

Well March Madness is winding down and the final four have been decided. LSU, George Mason, ULA and the Florida Gators will compete for the championship. Now that all my picks are out of the contest I am going to have to chose the Florida Gators to go all the way. Who do you pick?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Draft possibilities blooming in Colorado.

University of Colorado wide receiver Jeremy Bloom is not just a part of the Scouting Combine. He participated in the Olympic Games as a skier. Bloom says he is done with skiing and is now totally focused on the NFL. The Denver Broncos may look at him in the draft. I believe we would be crazy not to want an athlete with the commitment and talent to compete at the Olympic level.

Friday, February 10, 2006

A Little Disappointing For Some

The Super Bowl was a mess in my opinion. Both teams played poorly and there were some obvious bad calls on the part of the referees. You would think that everyone involved would have been driven to perform at a higher level in recognition of the importance of the event. The Denver Broncos would have brought their best to the Super Bowl.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Steelers and Seahawks on to the Super Bowl

There is really nothing I can say about the Denver Broncos loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. We got beat by a better team and so did the Carolina Panthers. I hope the Steelers win the Super Bowl because them it will seem ok that we lost to them in the AFC Championship.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Denver Broncos with Home Field Advantage

I am on edge thinking about the Denver Broncos game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After seeing them slaughter the Colts, who were a favorite to win the Super Bowl, I am a little worried. I will be even more nervous on Sunday because I’ve got Broncos playoff tickets.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Broncos Will Battle Patriots to Stay Alive

Pittsburgh’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals has knocked them out of the playoffs and has sent the Denver Broncos into a battle with the New England Patriots on Saturday in Denver. We have beaten the New England Patriots twice in our last three meetings and hope to advance right past the defending champs using our stellar defense and great offensive weapons. I am anticipating this game will be a battle of the titans after seeing the Patriots practically shut out the Jacksonville Jaguars. I am a little nervous about going up against Bill Belichick and his voracious squad. The Denver Broncos must stay confident and strong to beat this formidable opponent.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Tatum Bell Close but no Cigar

Tatum Bell didn’t get his one thousand yards rushing but he was a key factor in the Broncos thirteenth win of the season. He had three touchdowns which was a career-high for him and almost allowed the Broncos to become the only NFL team with two thousand yard rushers. The San Diego Chargers are known as the best rush defense in the league so it was lucky that we got the three touchdowns and can count our blessings that they failed to dominate us. Without Mike Anderson in the game I am sure Tatum Bell felt he would be able to get the 131 yards he needed to break the record but it just wasn’t in the cards.