Draft Day - DOOMSDAY!
4/25/2013 10:03:00 AM
Like Christmas morning, there will be a shiny new toy under the Broncos tree tonight. The first round of the NFL draft presents such wild-eyed optimism that only the deepest cynic can see anything but hope, joy and possibilities - that is, until the pick is actually made. Then the teeth nashing and second-guessing begins. On the air, our mock was mocked with such vengence that you would've thought we kidnapped Santa Claus.
"That's stupid," was the common refrain from my main man Alfred Williams after every selection I made as we went back and forth in our made up mock draft.
"Ezekiel Ansah to Cleveland, " me
"That's stupid," him
"Tavon Austin to Carolina, " me.
"That's stupid, " him.
"Menelik Watson to Dallas", me.
"That's stupid, " him.
"Sylvester Williams to Denver, " me.
"That's really stupid, " him.
Hey, why ya gotta be so mean?!?!?!...
2 For 21
4/12/2013 12:50:00 PM
2 for 21 is a strange number. I know it well. Unfortunately, so does Todd "Red Solo Cup" Helton.
I thought I was doing pretty good to become the starting third baseman of the Ipswich Tigers as a sophomore. I was actually kind of lucky MIke Gagnon got his leg ripped up in a pre-season scrimmage. Mike was a real jerk and I really wanted to start, so - whoopee Metal Cleats!
As a Freshman, I was actually called up for a couple of games and collected a couple of hits. So, there's no way starting as a sophomore should've been a big deal, right? WRONG! I was all batting practice. RIP, RIP, RIP, PING, PING, PING - ball after ball driven all over the field - day in and day out in practice, but then the games started. WHIFF, WHIFF, WHIFF, PONG, PONG, PONG - OUT, OUT, OUT. ...
Todd's Torrid Tuesday
2/8/2013 6:17:00 PM
Todd Helton told the police he had a couple of cups of red wine out of an Igloo cup at around 8:00 p.m. on a Tuesday night. He volunteered this information during his booking process.
Todd Helton told the police that he was gonna get his black Ford F-150 washed. It was 2:00 a.m. and they found the truck running with the door open outside of a Circle K in Thorton.
Todd Helton has made hundreds of millions of dollars playing baseball, yet when he was spotted by the cops, he was clutching in his hands his wallet, chewing tobacco and lottery tickets. Cassandera, the cashier at the Circle K, said Todd Helton had a hard time counting his change and that he was “out of it.”
When the cops asked him for his license, he couldn’t find it until one of the cops suggested it might be in his ...
Welcome Back to New Orleans
1/28/2013 3:02:00 PM
In 1996, i was sitting in a strip club in New Orleans. Some of the most stunningly beautiful women I had ever seen were disrobing all around us. I was told from one of the veteran media savants that because of the Super Bowl, the clubs in New Orleans actually flew in the hottest women in the south. That was good news, as I was quite convinced that I had hit the sports big time.
As I looked around me, draped by the lovelies, I was seeing a college reunion. We had all gone to Syracuse, graduating somewhere between 89-92. We were all just starting out in our broadcasting careers. We were all literally drunk and drunk in the dynamic pleasure of covering the world's biggest sporting event while we were barely out of diapers. Engaged, energetic and undoubtldly horny beyond our wildest dreams, we were a group of 20 ...
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Buckner v Moore - The Emotions of Losing
1/24/2013 1:35:00 PM
As a collective, I think we’re all having a hard time getting over this one. We need to pin blame on individuals. We need to find villains where there were once heroes. Moments that existed in a flash of an eye blink will seemingly stain us forever. Watching John Harbaugh speak makes us want to vomit. Somehow connecting Ray Lewis to a double murder over a decade ago, comparing him to OJ gives us solace. What is wrong with us????
Denver lost to Baltimore in an epic double overtime playoff game in some of the most bitter, cold conditions in NFL history. Their quarterback was better than our quarterback. Their defense was better than our defense. Their coaches were far more aggressive and better prepared than our coaches. There, I said it! Despite the ifs, ands and buts, those are the ultimate facts. Did the Broncos lose to a ...
Liars, Fraud and Cover Up - Ain't Sports Grand?
1/17/2013 1:49:00 PM
We are surround by lies and deception every day as a sports fan. What we choose to accept and reject is completely up to us, but let us not be surprised by the attempt to deceive and dupe us.
Rick Reilly wrote lenghtly about how Lance Armstrong personally betrayed him after Reilly stuck up for Lance as long as he did. Bad on Rick.
The Notre Dame family was suckered into one of the most bizarre catfishing stories in the world surrounding Manti T'eo. Bad on them.
Broncos fans are being asked to believe the players were too shocked to try and run plays at the end of regulation against the Ravens. Bad on Broncos fans.
The truth in all these matters comes down to a few simple principles.
1) Athletes and coaches are not your friends. They never have been and never will. The hard truth is that ...
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Ravens Playoff Scouting Report - Bad News Baltimore
1/10/2013 9:40:00 AM
In Baltimore – kickoff thru endzone
Ray lewis back so is suggs
Right off the bat they go for a fake reverse and large edge rushing lane
Then a drop
First time they have had their big 4 on the field at the same time
Dt ngata, nt t cody, de p mcphee
T suggs rush, d ellerbee will, r lewis mike, c Upshaw sam
C graham lcb, b pollard ss, e reed fs, c Williams rcb
Ravens d 17th in the league!!! Not good v the run coltz put up 152
Simms says the d has been different the last 6 weeks – simms thinks he will have impact
3rd and nine blitz – ed reed gets the deflection – so after a big first run they go three and out
Jacoby jones is very, very dangerous – he was ...
The Ravens False Bluster
1/10/2013 9:14:00 AM
I can't help it, I think Ray Lewis looks like an idiot doing his squirrel dance theatrics. His former teammate, Trevor Pryce, told me that most of the veterans would just kind of roll their eyes and sort of half-heartedly go through the motions.
"ARE THERE ANY DOGS IN THE HOUSE???" Lewis would bellow
"woof woof woof?" older/smarter player would sarcastically answer.
However, my main man, Alfred Williams would tell me, he needed stuff like that. Certainly, the crowd eats it up and the energy it provides matters for...well...for...hmmm...kickoff?
The fact of the matter is aside from being really excited for introductions, these players have to find their own fire and most of the great ones do. It's no coincidence that these guys are where they are. The amount of training and dedication it takes to succeed at this level at this time of the year is mind-boggling. All ...
Broncos / Chiefs Games Notes - The Finale for Manning but just the beginning of History
12/31/2012 12:34:00 PM
Broncos 12-3 v Chiefs 2-13
The Broncos with a win can secure the number one seed as the Texans lose on the Road to Indy. They have won ten in a row. Manning is battling with Adrian Peterson for league MVP. Peterson would have a remarkable day going for 199 yards and coming up 9 yards short of Dickerson's single season record. However Manning would set some incredible records today as well.
The Chiefs are going through their worst season in franchise history. Romeo Crennel is coaching his last game as an NFL head coach. Brady Quinn who took Matt Cassel's job is awful. However, the Chiefs have Jamal Charles who is probably the second best back in the league next to Peterson. Last week, the Chiefs ran for 352 yards and still lost to the Colts - amazing. They can't score the ball although their defense is ...
2012 - What Mattered in Sports
12/27/2012 10:22:00 AM
I have written incessentantly about Tim Tebow. I have written thousands of words about Peyton Manning. I have told tales of great inspiration like my father-in-law who battles Parkinsons while continuing his epic wilderness journeys and my good friend Joel Hunt who survived an IED in Iraq to overcome brain damage and paralysis to make the US Para-Olympic Ski Team. I have been patted on the back by listeners and readers. I have been cursed out on a little league field by an ego-maniacal coach after writing a column about ego-maniacal little league coaches (ironically, it wasn't him I was writing about - it is now). After that particular nightmare afternoon game, his co-coach grabbed my hand, apologized for HIS own boorish behavior and then told me that when you know your buddy is cheating on his wife, you should keep your mouth shut, even though you know its ...