D (Ring-of-Fame) Ware?

beware-of-the-demarcus-ware-hype-train-4A shout out to @Nick for starting D-Ware’s retirement announcement thread and to @Rhett for sharing an Andrew Mason tweet about D-Ware’s Ring of Fame (in)eligibility.

That sub-thread combined with my own thoughts on the value D-Ware brought to the team got me to thinking… Does Demarcus Ware really belong in the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame?

To be fair, technically he’s not eligible as ROF candidates need a minimum of four years on a Broncos roster. However, hear me out. After the fold, I¬†might make you consider him worth a rule change. ‘Might’ being the operative word. ūüôā Continue reading D (Ring-of-Fame) Ware?

Laughing All The Way To The Bank

Today, In-thin Air commentor @bradley shared a USA Today article on the City of San Diego winning by losing the Chargers to Los Angeles. The article coupled with another Disqus thread earlier in the week about the NFL’s former non-profit status had me thinking about the true cost of public subsidies for NFL construction and renovation projects.

Ultimately, I wanted to find out if having an NFL team was really worth it?

Now, don’t shoot the messenger here, I love the Denver Broncos, but after the fold, you might learn Denver is not isolated from these welfare problems and that Mile High taxpayers should probably start $aving NOW.

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Performance Enhancing Drugs – Is It Time for a Rule Change?

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Oxymoron: Drug Free Professional Sports

Over the course of the last¬†few¬†decades, professional sports have gone¬†from an¬†American Pastime¬†to a World-Wide Entertainment Industry (DaDaDa, DaDaDa). Revenue is up, Records are routinely broke¬†and¬†wining at all cost has¬†led to the unfortunate call¬†for asterisks to be placed next to some of ¬†sports’ greatest of all time.

After the fold ,¬†@BobMorris and Myself (@KushLash) have teamed up for some¬†bye week-esque journalism.¬†Together, we¬†peel back the layers of the professional sports entertainment industry and show you what role performance enhancing drugs really has played in our community’s favorite pastime: Professional Football

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Watching Broncos Games: A Guide and Discussion

Back in May, @BobMoris¬†wrote a really good post about the nature of live sports and network broadcasting, worth the read if you haven’t seen it yet. Well, yesterday the NFL announced it will offer the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to SlingTV subscribers¬†(You have to love the photo The¬†Verge¬†used to accompany this article). This comes on the heals of a¬†recent¬†NFL partner$hip with Twitter and their continued partner$hip talks YouTube.

That being said, ¬†if you are a Broncos fan who doesn’t live in Denver media market (as Bob and I both are), it is¬†still not that¬†easy to watch a live game broadcast without shelling out some serious dough. I mean, there is a reason¬†the NFL is King three days a week from September to January. The same reason he’s always $miling.

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After the fold, I’m going to walk you through the traditional thievery, I¬†mean¬†viewing options fans have for live broadcasts as well as¬†open the thread to a discussion, where I hope you’ll share some of your own unique Denver Broncos game viewing experiences. ¬† Continue reading Watching Broncos Games: A Guide and Discussion

The Curious Case of Mark Sanchez

As the ‚ÄėQB Controversy‚Äô nears its end in Broncos Country, I wanted to share some fun insight on the Sanchize and why success in the league has more to do with stars aligning in a perfect environment than individual statistics.

Don‚Äôt worry; this is not an article to remind you about our to-be starting QB‚Äôs famous rear-end collision. Rather, after the fold, I‚Äôm going walk you back from the spoiled quarterback ledge we‚Äôve all been on and tell you why we should embrace ‚ÄėSuns Out, Guns Out‚Äô.

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How Lucky Are We?

Now that this is out of the way and while we all wait for @Nick full break down, I thought it was worth taking a moment to reflect.

While participating in the Broncos Greatest Game Tournament put on by @Jeremy (KUDOS BTW, this has been a lot of fun taking so many trips down memory lane), I had to force myself to consider just how great the last few seasons have been for Broncos Country and where it all is going to rank in NFL history.

In the last round, I¬†made a comment that I thought last year’s regular season game against the Green Bay Packers was the “Greatest regular season game for a Defense in NFL history. ” This prompted @VonSwenson to, rightfully so, question if I really believed that (see thread here).

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After the fold, I think I can answer for Broncos Country how great not only that game was, but also just How Lucky We Are. Continue reading How Lucky Are We?

Does Peyton Manning Belong in the Ring of Fame?

With¬†Bob’s musings¬†on the Hall of Fame nominees, this past weekend’s induction of Mr. B to the Ring of Fame and THIS hilariously gone wrong Denver Broncos¬†‘Ring of Fame Generator’ got me to wonder if #18 is a lock for the team’s Ring of Fame after he retires.

My personal favorite:
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Jesus Shuttleworth

Earlier today, our nation was ‚Äėrocked‚Äô by another ‚Äėexplosive‚Äô NCAA ‚Äėsex party scandal‚Äô (all terms pulled from Google news headlines). ESPN and OTL have reported former players and recruits from the University of Louisville Basketball Program allege they attended campus parties that included strippers with one player admitting to having sex with a stripper, paid for by the team‚Äôs former graduate assistant coach.

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Stop the press if you’ve never heard this before: College athletes go to parties. Escorts are paid for sex. Multi-Billion dollar amateur sports industry figure heads claim they had NO knowledge.

What does this have to do with the Denver Broncos? Not much directly, however and I‚Äôm willing to bet if you were to ask many¬†active players on the Denver Broncos if they experienced anything remotely similar during their recruitment and playing days in college, they‚Äôd smile and say ‚ÄúOn to Cincinnati‚ÄĚ. Continue reading Jesus Shuttleworth

When is a ‘catch’ a catch?

Like many of you, I‚Äôm sure your exposure of this week‚Äôs media attention to the Denver Broncos has been much more about the demise of Peyton Manning (including this little gem) than¬†the #3 Ranked¬†team in the driver’s seat of their division.

Missing in much of the national attention to the NFL and in particular the Denver Broncos narrative, is a lack of discussion on what I‚Äôve found to become a very frustrating and quite literally, ‚Äėgame changing‚Äô. Continue reading When is a ‘catch’ a catch?