• bradley

    Case Keenum showcasing traits needed to win championships

    http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Case-Keenum-showcasing-traits-needed-to-win-championships/49f3dec8-7790-47df-9dcf-6c6063a68ac1

    “I tell you what, everybody — like at practice today — everybody was making plays on the offensive side,” Sanders said. “A lot of big-time plays. We went off [as] wide receivers, and [had] great balls by the quarterbacks. I’m optimistic; I like what I’m seeing.”

  • bradley

    2018 NFL schedule: Raiders have ugliest travel slate, Panthers flying fewest miles

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2018-nfl-schedule-raiders-have-ugliest-travel-slate-panthers-flying-fewest-miles/

    Broncos about in the middle

  • bradley

    Report: Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyers Likely to Subpoena Donald Trump, Mike Pence

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2779957-report-colin-kaepernicks-lawyers-likely-to-subpoena-donald-trump-mike-pence

    • Yahmule

      Mike Pence is no ordinary pathetic flunkey. Look at those reflexes.

      June 6, 2018

      • diningerj

        and this is the #2 man leading the free world……

        • Steven_Searls

          To be more precise he’s the nowhere man until Trump dies or is impeached and loses a trial in the Senate. The only Veep with any real power was Cheney, because Dubya essentially just let Dick do all the heavy lifting.

          • Alaskan

            I wonder if he is still in the underground location.

          • Yahmule

            That sonofabitch stole enough to have his own moon base.

  • bradley

    Every NFL Team’s Most Underpaid Player

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2779665-every-nfl-teams-most-underpaid-player#slide1

    When I saw this headline I immediately thought : Matt Paradis. I still think that.

    • Nick

      The 28-year-old [Chris Harris, Jr.] hasn’t missed a game since he was a sophomore in 2012

      He hasn’t missed a regular season game, but his torn ACL in the 2013 playoffs caused him to miss two games–one of which he could have been quite useful.

  • bradley
    • Carsonic

      Nice to see the Cheese and the Faders in the ‘sad trombone’ category.

      • Nick

        I have to admit that #29 seems too low for the Chiefs. Yes, they lost Peters and have a lot of questions at CB as a result (even with getting Kendall Fuller), but they still have Houston, Eric Berry is coming back, and have some younger pieces like Jones, Ragland and Ford that they could build behind.

        Then again, I’m guessing they egregiously overpaid for Anthony Hitchens. I still don’t get that deal.

  • bradley

    NFL’s best defenses: Who got better, worse, and who’s next up

    http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/276290/top-defenses-whos-better-worse-and-new-one-to-watch

    Legwold has the Broncos in the top 5

  • Nick
  • Nick
    • Yahmule

      Moe Howard’s haircut and Ted Baxter’s voice, but his range of sports knowledge was unmatched in his prime.

      “From Point Loma to Temecula, this is Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton and I want to talk sports with you.”

      https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000411131618/a4fcc77ded0bcf933e26f9111faa62b2_400x400.jpeg

      • RSH

        Good ol’ Hacksaw. When I lived in Southern California in the 1990s, he would always let me on the air when I would call into his show even though I was not 18 in contravention of XTRA Sports 690 AM’s policy. He was a Chargers’ homer, but we had some good conversations about the Broncos as well as the NBA back when I was a huge fan.

        • Yahmule

          Hacksaw’s show and chicken panchos from Ernie’s on Lankershim were the two things I missed most when I moved away from SoCal.

  • bradley

    Gil Brandt: NFL’s 10 most talented teams: Eagles, Jaguars lead the way

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000936085/article/nfls-10-most-talented-teams-eagles-jaguars-lead-the-way

    Giants make the list; Broncos don’t

    • Carsonic

      The Giants should be interesting, but it feels like a stretch to have them on this list.

      • Drewredux

        They were regarded as a deep run playoff contender this time last year.

        Depending on Eli, they could easily be the worst to first darling this year.

        At least on paper, they are a real quandary to defend. They can rip the top off a defense from every point in the formation. They can stress you with SB, in the middle of the field, on the boundaries and over the top. They upgraded the oline. They got the guy that helped Case Keenum to $38 mil building the scheme.

        At the very least, they going to put a lot of pressure on the other offense. You are going to have to pack a lunch against the Giants this year.

        • Carsonic

          “Irregardless” of these “facts”, it feels like a stretch to have them on this list. 😉 (I guess they’re going to be a lot more interesting than I thought.)

          • Alaskan

            Sorry for being “that guy”, but every time I read the word “irregardless”, I find myself scrambling to the dictionary. Here is what Merriam Webster says:

            “Irregardless was popularized in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its increasingly widespread spoken use called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance.”

          • Carsonic

            Nah, no worries. That’s why I put it in quotes. It’s a joke that my wife and I use with each other all the time – along with unregardless, disregardless, and aregardless. 🙂

          • Carsonic

            Interesting, though, to know that it is considered a word! I was definitely one who believed it wasn’t.

          • T. Jensen

            Irregardless, Literally and Anyways, literally get on my nerves 3 times a day.

          • bradley

            A couple things that grate on my nerves:
            Some one saying ….also…..as well. As in, I think Elway should also draft more OLs as well.
            Some one says “I would argue…” WTF? Just make your point.
            Someone says “To be honest….” WTF? He’s lying the rest of the time?

          • DCJ1

            I’m guilty of the “I would argue…” prefix. I tend to use it to indicate a statement coming with a different interpretation of facts. Similar to how “In my opinion…” is used to signify a statement that has no facts…

          • bradley

            My first semester in law school, in a moot court argument, my opponent started with “I would argue…”
            It sounded real stupid to me, so I’ve always avoided it. An easy thing to fall into, though.

          • DCJ1

            I once had an employee who used the phrase “as a counterpoint” to customers all the time. The director didn’t like it, but he kept slipping it in. We got a triangular piece of countertop, framed it, and hung it on his cubical wall to remind him not to use the phrase.

          • Nick

            Mike Florio rants about that last one all the time. He says people need to be say “To be candid…” instead.

          • bradley

            Not much of an improvement, IMO. Does it mean that you are often not candid?

          • Nick

            Better to be indirect than dishonest, I guess? *shrugs*

          • Tyler

            There are subtitles to communication. Someone who is constantly candid would be considered brash/inconsiderate.

          • bradley

            Yes, there is a difference between “to be honest” and “to be candid”.

            “To be candid” could be a polite warning that the speaker is taking the politeness gloves off.

          • RSH

            What I hate to hear most in conversation is the phrase “just sayin’.” I loathe that line with a passion. https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=132160770

          • Nick

            I’m pretty certain George Carlin had a skit ranting on that one, but I’m having trouble finding it right now.

          • Yahmule

            Instead enjoy his List of people who ought to be killed.

            https://youtu.be/tVlkxrNlp10

          • Nick

            One of my goals is to reserve the use of “literally” for the rare times it should be used. It generally gets a good response when I do so.

          • Yahmule

            They threw it out there on The Sopranos about twice a season.

  • RSH

    https://twitter.com/PostBroncos/status/1004491105696563200

    Stressing the details.

    Discussing that topic is an NFL offseason program tradition as much as identifying which undrafted free agent can make the team and declaring which player “looks great.”

    And Broncos camp during organized team activities, which wrap up Friday, has been no exception.

    Players say the figurative temperature has been ratcheted up at Dove Valley. . . .

    So what are the details?

    They can be little things that make a huge difference. They can be large things that make a big difference. They’re things such as penalties and turnover ratio, opening drives and sacks allowed. Last year, the Broncos lacked success in those areas.

    Penalties. The Broncos were called for 113 enforced penalties, 10th-most in the NFL. They actually improved in this category (119 enforced penalties in 2016), but this remains a team that must tighten up this area to compete.

    Turnover ratio. The Broncos’ minus-17 differential was second-worst in the league, ahead of only winless Cleveland (minus-28) and one of only five teams that was minus-10 or worse. Included were 22 interceptions by myriad Broncos quarterbacks, a total they hope will be lowered by veteran Case Keenum.

    Opening drives. Most teams script their opening series, making mistakes inexcusable. The Broncos scored only 16 first-drive points last year, tied for fifth-fewest. The bottom 11 teams in first-drive points did not make the playoffs.

    Sacks allowed. The Broncos allowed 52 sacks, third-most in the league behind Houston (54) and Indianapolis (56), and most by the club since 1994 (55). Sacks happen when the run game is broken and communication breaks down in obvious passing situations.

    A true barometer on how well the Broncos do the little and big things can’t be measured during the non-padded OTA sessions. But some clues are gleaned.

    During Monday’s OTA, for example, there were no procedure (false start or off-sides) penalties during 11-on-11, although the passing-game execution was sloppy. During pass protection, the offensive line can work on its communication against stunts and blitzes.

    “We’ve all been doing a lot of things on the side before practice (like) working on technical things,” left guard Max Garcia said. “We critique ourselves when we watch film, we critique each other when we’re out there watching each other. Everything matters.”

    Garcia and left tackle Garett Bolles have credited right tackle Jared Veldheer, who is out with a foot injury, for becoming a vocal leader.

    “That’s something you need, the older guys really investing in the younger guys and making sure everybody is paying attention to the details,” Garcia said. “The more and more everybody is focused and locked in, the better we’ll be.”

    Defensive end Zach Kerr has noticed the difference in how Joseph patrols the practice field.

    “Obviously, when you lose double-digit games as we did last year, you have to come in and kind of change something up,” Kerr said. “You can’t do the same things — that’s insanity. (Joseph) is definitely on us a lot more now and has definitely ramped it up a bit.”

  • Yahmule

    Best Sports Movies

    Baseball – The Bad News Bears (1976)
    Football – North Dallas Forty
    Basketball – White Men Can’t Jump
    Hockey – Slap Shot
    Golf – Caddyshack
    Boxing – Rocky
    Soccer – Shaolin Soccer
    Horse Racing – Seabiscuit
    Pool – The Hustler
    Quad Rugby – Murderball

    Did I miss your favorite? Kingpin? Cool Runnings? Gymkata?

    • Yahmule
      • Carsonic
        • Yahmule

          I especially love the classic stuntman-smacking-a-naugahyde-sofa-with-a-ping-pong-paddle punch sound effect they used a million times in that scene.

    • bradley

      Seabiscuit is real good. The book (same name) by Laura Hillenbrand is really good – a great look at the early 20th century US.
      Secretariat is another real good movie.

      • Carsonic

        Just about any scene with slo-mo horse racing in it gets my whole family in emotional hysterics.

        • Yahmule

          I was a mess during the barb wire rescue in War Horse.

          • Carsonic

            We haven’t been able to gather the emotional fortitude necessary to commit ourselves to watching that one yet. We’ve talked about it, but with 3 teenage girls in the house we all agree it would just be too much. But I really want to see it some time.

    • Rob Rooney

      Definitely Kingpin is one of my favorites, bowling or otherwise.

      I would go with Remember the Titans for football. Not as fun as North Dallas Forty, but more emotional.

      I really liked Blue Chips for basketball just because of the look behind the curtain.

      You left off Point Break for surfing! It does have a little football crossover with Johnny Utah!

    • ohiobronco

      Cycling – American Flyers (the Midwesterners that say Breaking Away are incorrect)
      Arm Wrestling – Over The Top

      • Carsonic

        My dad appears (somewhat comically) in American Flyers, as part of it was shot in Grand Junction, where I grew up. There’s a crowd of extras passing in close proximity behind a two-shot and during the actors’ conversation my dad passes directly behind them twice – both times in the same direction.

        • Alaskan

          A number of my friends from the Front Range and from Alaska moved to Grand Junction.
          Have you been back to the Junction recently?
          If so, do you recognize it as the town you grew up in?
          I was there a few years ago. It seemed very pleasant.
          But quite different from when I went through when I was in high school, many moons ago.

          • Carsonic

            Haven’t been back in probably 20 years. Even then, though, it was different from the place I left 15 years before. It was a pretty great little slice of Americana to go through adolescence in and I have a lot of warm memories of friends and grandparents, but I hold no fantasy that it would feel at all “homey” if I went for a visit.

          • Alaskan

            That’s the way that I feel about Boulder.
            People who show up today think “wow”, and right fully so.
            But it is very different from the place I knew.

      • MattR

        Cycling (BMX subcategory) – Rad

    • pubkeeper

      Would the Big Lebowski qualify as a bowling movie?

      • Yahmule

        Definitely. I totally choked not putting it on the initial list.

    • Nick

      All of those are great movies, but seeing this list confirmed the generation gap between you and I . My instinct is to rattle off 90s movies like The Sandlot, Happy Gilmore, and Blue Chips .

      Seabiscuit was a big deal here in Boise, because it had Boise-area jockey Gary Stevens in it, and the producer, Frank Marshall, has long had a fondness for Boise. He regularly shows sneak previews of his films here, and through that I got to meet both Stevens and Matt Damon.

    • bradley

      Altho not a sport movie, In Pursuit of Honor is a great movie, based on actual events.
      In the 30s, at a small cavalry post in Texas (?) the horses are all to be shot, as the Army moves on the mechanized warfare. 6 or 7 troopers say fuck you to the Army, and head north with about a hundred horses. They are pursued by a horses ass colonel.
      Starring Don Johnson and Rod Steiger, you can watch it on youtube.
      One of my favorite movies.

      • Yahmule

        I’m gonna check that out.

        • bradley

          Rod Steiger is tremendous in a limited role.

          • Yahmule

            He always gives a good showing.

        • bradley
          • bradley

            I wish disqus wouldn’t do that. You’re better off going to youtube and typing In Pursuit of Honor.

      • BlackKnigh

        Thank you. I will check it out!

    • Hank Mardukis

      I’d have to go The Sandlot for baseball and Friday Night Lights for football.

    • Prater2Beadles4Six

      Teen wolf is the best basketball movie, and Teen wolf too is the best boxing movie

      https://youtu.be/P6htehZchW0

      https://youtu.be/p2XVkDTO0UY

    • WhirlingDervish

      Baseketball! All the sports in one.. and Dodgeball and Balls of Fury… can’t miss those 😀

    • Rob Rooney

      I almost forgot Side Out – perhaps the greatest beach volleyball movie ever made.

      In a related note, perhaps the only beach volleyball movie ever made.

      • royalwithcheese

        Top Gun.

        • Rob Rooney

          I stand corrected!

          Woohoo, Jester’s dead!

          • royalwithcheese

            Lol

    • JMac

      How can you forget “Over The Top” for arm-wrestling???

  • Drewredux
  • TiredOfWinning
    • pubkeeper

      Goofball

    • Nick

      Still butthurt over not being a first balloter, perhaps?

    • T. Jensen

      I only watch the few times a Bronco gets inducted. Has that ever happened before?

      • Nick

        The HOF says its “unprecedented”.

        https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1004762591460253698

        • SterlingMalloryArcher

          Hall of Fame CEO Donald Trump: “It’s unforchunit that TO doesn’t love me and the troops and our great country enough to attend our ceremoni. LOSER. HATER. He shouldn’t even be allowed to live here anymore. I’m taking all the Hall of Fame busts and I’m going home!” As Mr. Trump finished speaking, he folded his arms and stomped his foot, while some bird poop fell directly out of the sky, coming to rest on his lower lip.

          • Hank Mardukis

            Sad!

          • bradley

            So did Trump lick his lip? Please inform us.

          • SterlingMalloryArcher

            He did. And upon discovering that it had come from a black bird, Trump insisted on seeing its birth certificate, stating that he was certain the bird had been born in Kenya. Then he cut the bird a check for $180,000 to keep the poop incident quiet.

          • Yahmule

            I think it takes a keen observer of detail to even distinguish him from random feces. I mean, if you didn’t actually see it land, how would you know?

          • TiredOfWinning

            Well done.

    • Yahmule

      He blew it. Sacheen Littlefeather is still alive and probably available that day.

      • Steven_Searls

        In the immortal words of Jay Cutler: DON’T CARE

  • T. Jensen

    So there’s a thing on FB right now where people post a picture of their ten favorite albums, one each day for ten days. I’m far too lazy to do that but it was an interesting experiment for me to think about. Getting it down to 10 was pretty hard. I think I could easily make a 20 or 25 list though. Anyway in no particular order here is my top 10 list.

    U2 – Joshua Tree
    Jimmy Eat World – Clarity
    Mineral – End Serenading
    Jets To Brazil – Orange Rhyming Dictionary
    Cursive – Ugly Organ
    Pixies – Doolittle
    Ben Folds Five – Whatever and Ever Amen
    Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience
    Neil Yong – Harvest Moon
    Juice Newton – Juice

    What are yours?

    • Nick

      I’m going to have a tough enough time getting to a top ten band list, let alone pick albums among that top ten.

      • T. Jensen

        It was not easy. The first 5 or so weren’t bad but I mean I could almost make the entire list out of U2 albums (my favorite band since I heard Joshua Tree in 88 as an 8 year old).

      • SterlingMalloryArcher

        My thoughts exactly.

    • Carsonic

      So, 2 things: One, the thing I was part of was about “albums that stick with you” for whatever reason, so that’s what I’ve got here. I don’t know that I could actually list my 10 “favorite” albums, and there would have to be at least one Beatles record on there. And two, I cheated out the wazoo using “ties” so that my actual list ended up having about 17 albums on it.

      But for what we’re doing here, I hurriedly picked 10 from my facebook list (also in no particular order).

      Steely Dan: Gaucho
      XTC: Black Sea
      Crowded House: Woodface
      Prince and the Revolution: Parade
      Squeeze: Argybargy
      Judy Collins: Wildflowers
      Peter Gabriel: Security
      Matthew Sweet: Girlfriend
      Juliana Hatfield Three: Become What You Are
      The La’s: The La’s

      • T. Jensen

        You’re it wasn’t necessarily a top list – thanks for posting!

      • MattR

        I absolutely love Girlfriend, though I have to be in the right place mentally to listen to it.

        Quickly reviewing my phone for other albums I still come back to semi-regularly (which is kinda tough because so much of what I listen to is live)

        Guns and Roses – Appetite for Destruction
        Run DMC – Raising Hell
        Pearl Jam – Ten
        Radiohead – The Bends
        Widespread Panic – Light Fuse, Get Away
        Robert Randolph and the Family Band – Live at the Wetlands
        Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra – Little Wing
        Gibb Droll Band – Narrow Mouth Jar
        Rush – Permanent Waves

        I think that makes 10 in total.

        • gnasses

          Can’t agree more on Girlfriend. Sometimes it can take me on a huge emotional rollercoaster, as much as any music. It seems so stupid when that particular music can make me cry.

    • SterlingMalloryArcher

      I have two fairly distinct eras in my music-listening life and I almost have to distinguish between the two. There was what I listened to in high school and college, and then there was/is adulthood. In between I took a long hiatus from new music and when I returned I think my tastes had evolved a bit. I’m going to do ten from each era.

      High school/college:

      Pearl Jam – Ten
      The Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray
      Nirvana – Nevermind
      Weezer – The Blue Album
      Blind Melon – Blind Melon
      Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
      Tool – Aenima
      Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
      Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
      Grant Lee Buffalo – Mighty Joe Moon
      Counting Crows – August and Everything After

      Adulthood:

      Arcade Fire – Funeral
      Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett
      Band of Horses – Everything All the Time
      Bon Iver – Bon Iver
      The Decemberists – The King is Dead
      Deer Tick – War Elephant
      Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
      Lord Huron – Strange Trails
      The National – Boxer
      Okkervil River – Black Sheep Boy
      Radiohead – The Bends
      Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
      Tyler Childers – Purgatory
      Townes Van Zandt – Live at the Old Quarter
      Vampire Weekend – Contra
      The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

      Okay well I failed. There’s a few more than 10 there.

      • Carsonic

        Wow, that’s super cheating! 😉 That Lemonheads album is a great one. And I never owned a RATM album, but I did acquire several of their singles over the years. They were special.

        An album from your era that made it onto my facebook list (but not this one) was Soundgarden’s Superunknown. It pretty much brought me back to the appreciation of rock music when I was losing touch with contemporary music in general.

        • SterlingMalloryArcher

          “He kinda shoulda sorta woulda loved her if he coulda”

      • T. Jensen

        Almost you’re entire high school list was on my initial list and moved off after much deliberation.

        I like a few of the people on your adult list too but none of them made my initial list.

      • Russ

        Grant Lee Buffalo. Yes, I need to pull that one back out of the closet.

    • Jason

      How any list could not have any Eagles album on it is beyond me.

    • DCJ1

      Like Nick, I have trouble stopping at ten bands, let alone ten albums. So here’s a list of the albums I never push the “next track” button on. On a side note, for the first six I wore out at least one vinyl record each — and 3 of the first two…

      Alan Parsons Project: I Robot
      Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
      The Who: Who’s Next
      ELO: A New World Record
      The Kinks: One for the Road
      Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights
      The Icicle Works: The Icicle Works
      Split Enz: True Colours
      Bob Geldof: Deep in the Heart of Nowhere
      Bob Mould: Workbook

      • SterlingMalloryArcher

        Bob Mould Workbook very nearly made my list.

        • Carsonic

          Yeah, that is a brilliant album.

      • Carsonic

        Nice stuff. Glad to see a Split Enz album on someone’s list. My facebook list had Time and Tide, plus Neil Finn’s One Nil.

      • Sparks

        Definitely my fave Who album. I’d have a hard time with the Floyd…choosing between Dark Side, The Wall and Wish You Were Here. Almost like having to pick my favorite child.

        • T. Jensen

          Mine is my 3rd child. She just turned 1 last week and right now is the only one not giving me any attitude…

          • Sparks

            ” Shhh, don’t tell anyone but you’re daddy’s favorite”

    • royalwithcheese

      Where’s all the hip-hop? These would definitely be in my top 10-20.

      A Tribe Called Quest — Midnight Marauders
      Snoop — Doggystyle
      Beastie Boys — License to Ill

      • SterlingMalloryArcher

        I gave some thought to all three of these. Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill, too.

      • Carsonic

        Not a big hip-hop fan, but MC 900 Foot Jesus’ Welcome to My Dream made my facebook list, and the Beasties’ Ill Communication and Check Your Head would both be in my Honorable Mention category.

        • gnasses

          Paul Boutique is seriously underrated too. Could never be made today with the need to clear all the samples and pay rights.

      • T. Jensen

        I’m not a big hip-hop fan, I just have a fundamental belief there should be instruments played. Music should be played not sampled. Though License to Ill was great (they did play instruments)

        Also not much of a country fan though I included Juice on there.

      • gnasses

        Midnight Mauraduers, that’s another one that can just go on repeat. I love the sound of G-Funk all day, but the constant misogyny can drag me down after a while.

        • royalwithcheese

          I still listen to that album all the time. But now I have a lot options to check out.

          Anyone here ever listen to Archers of Loaf?

    • Tyler

      Dang this was hard. In no particular order:

      The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
      Sublime – Sublime
      The Bravery- The Sun And The Moon
      Green Day – American Idiot
      Maroon 5 – Songs About Jane
      Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over The Sea
      Disturbed – The Sickness
      Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon
      Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
      Dr Dre. – 2001

      • SterlingMalloryArcher

        Brightens my day to see Neutral Milk Hotel on someone’s list. I may need to edit mine.

        • Tyler

          Yeah looking at your list our music interests overlap quite a bit. A lot of yours very nearly made mine as well.

      • T. Jensen

        Nice! though Jack White is one person that just irritates me. Something about him makes me want to punch his face. I think he might be a raider fan or something.

        • Tyler

          Oh for sure. He seems to have a prickly personality. I was pretty annoyed when he publicly went after The Black Keys for “stealing his sound”.

      • Carsonic

        American Idiot and Dookie are both great.

        • Tyler

          Agreed. I tried to limit it to one album per band. That was a tough choice.

    • Sparks

      Can’t do it. Like others here, I’m struggling and feel I’m somehow doing an injustice to anything that doesn’t make my list. I will say going through others lists has been entertaining. Learning of some new bands to check out. It’s also interesting to see it’s not a very hard rock/metal crowd. No Ozzy/Sabbath, Metallica, Rush, Van Halen, AC/DC. No southern rock like Skynyrd or Allman Brothers. No blues classics like SRV, Clapton, any of the 3 kings (B.B., Albert, Freddie). Some notable missing classic Rock – Zeppelin, Beatles, Hendrix (although some of these did get an honorable mention). Surprised to not see the Chili Peppers anywhere.

      Thanks for spurring this thread. Great read.

      • Carsonic

        Moving Pictures would definitely be on my Honorable Mentions. My wife would have Californication and a Zep album on her list.

        • Sparks

          I think I would cheat and pick either greatest hits albums or live albums, especially the beloved double-album format. Something that might give a good cross section of an artists music. Something like Rush in Rio to get a bunch of their hits, for instance. if you have not watched Rush in Rio, I highly, highly, highly recommend it.

      • DCJ1

        You’re right, there’s a bunch missing.

        Put Derek and the Dominos “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” on there and you get Clapton and Duane Allman (he did the slide guitar on a bunch of the tracks). And now I have Bell Bottom Blues stuck in my brain…

        • Sparks

          That or anything from Cream. The Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire double bump is hard to compete against.

      • Sparks

        The more I go through these lists, the more bands I keep coming up with. I know I could keep coming up with more bands all day and I’ll spare you all the blow-by-blow, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention Bob Marley. I know it’s a compilation album but Legend is a regular play for me.

      • Yahmule

        I listened to tons of Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden in high school. Also was obsessed with Hendrix and he led me to the blues. I must have upwards of a 700 blues CD’s.

        • Drewredux

          British Steel was probably the first album that ‘moved’ me. I was pretty sure they were the shit.

          • Yahmule

            I saw Judas Priest live @ the Budweiser Center last month. Rob Halford still hits notes singers half his age could only dream about. I’m going to see Maiden the next time they’re in Colorado.

          • Yahmule

            I played this album just called Randy Hansen about two to five times a day in high school. Hansen was a Hendrix impersonator from Seattle, but he did his own stuff, too. Amazing how loud this album was from just a trio.

            https://youtu.be/d8KW06p31sQ

          • bradley

            I guess I’m an old guy, but that’s just a lot of indecipherable noise to me.
            Give me Johnny Cash. Louis Armstrong. Patsy Cline. Beethoven.

          • Yahmule

            I have more than one album from all of them, too.

          • Yahmule

            And nobody ever did Jimi justice like this dude.

            https://youtu.be/wbCcbRj3zdI

          • Carsonic

            Patsy Cline can make me cry.

          • Drewredux

            I been listening through my history, so to speak, and Judas Priest has held up well against my hopefully wiser and more nuanced ears.

            Some shit I used to like, I can no longer relate.

          • Yahmule

            I’ve actually become less exacting as I’ve aged. I think my appreciation for music is wider than it’s ever been. I give 13 year old me a pass for thinking Styx Grand Illusion was the greatest musical masterpiece of the 20th century and still enjoy listening to that album once in a while. The best thing about music is the way it transports you back to different times in your life and 13 was a whole lot of fun.

        • Carsonic

          I hated all that stuff in high school (bullied by metal heads in elementary school), but then MTV rolled around and I had to sit through some of their videos to get to the “good stuff.” And Judas Priest in particular began to get my head bobbing and to notice that there was actually some pretty good music being made there. Head On To the Highway and Another Thing Coming moved into my “good stuff” category pretty quickly, along with a couple Maiden videos.

      • Drewredux

        I could do songs. Can’t even begin to rank albums.

      • MattR

        I listen to pretty much all of the bands you mentioned, but very few of them have full albums that I come back to over and over

      • FarAwayBroncoFan

        Ahh well, here’s mine in no order:

        U2 – Joshua Tree
        Styx – Grand Illusion
        ACDC – Who Made Who
        Dire Straits – Dire Straits
        Frank Sinatra – Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back
        Journey – Escape
        Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
        Adele – 21
        Ed Sheeran – X
        Eagles – Hotel California

        Probably forgetting a bunch. My kids have me listening to Two Cellos a lot. They play rock and pop, on their cellos. Thunderstruck, Smooth Criminal, more modern stuff like Imagine Dragons. We saw them in concert recently, they’re really good.

        • Yahmule

          Wow. I think that’s the first time Adele was mentioned. I think she’s amazing.

          I’m kind of surprised by the bands who got zero love. No Bowie or Queen, but maybe I missed them. No Pretenders. No Eurythmics. No Alison Moyet, Concrete Blonde or 10,000 Maniacs. No Midnight Oil or Oingo Boingo. I think Carsonic was the only one to mention Prince.

          Rodrigo y Gabriela were shut out, too.

          https://youtu.be/-rAqDmQKWWo

          • FarAwayBroncoFan

            Yeah, top of the head stuff. I like most of the bands you just mentioned too.

          • Carsonic

            Ooo, Diesel and Dust and the Pretenders’ first would definitely be Honorable Mentions. And you’re right, it is super weird that there’s no Bowie or Queen. My 2nd daughter loves Roderigo y Gabriela.I think they’re amazing, but in the same way I think a lot of modern jazz is amazing – brilliant musicianship that just doesn’t move me deeply for whatever reason, but if I saw it live I’d probably faint.

          • FarAwayBroncoFan

            And wow, those guys are really fantastic guitar players. Just listened to Hanuman, pretty sweet.

    • Steven_Searls

      I forgot all my favorite albums years ago.

      • Sparks

        Geez, Steven, that is about as depressing a thought as I’ve seen in quite some time. 🙂

        • Steven_Searls

          Actually, it gives me a strange peace of mind.

          • Alaskan

            Music stopped somewhere in the late 70’s for me.
            Right around the time disco showed up.
            (Although I have to admit the disco scene in The Electric Horseman is brilliant).

          • Carsonic

            Does that mean you don’t have favorite albums, or that you are hesitant to list them here? Because there’s a helluva lot of good music made before the 70’s!

          • Yahmule

            One reason listing my favorite albums is impossible. Do I list my favorite albums now or when I was 16-20 and music was waaaay more important to me?

          • Alaskan

            No, it just means my knowledge of music ended about then.

          • Drewredux

            I’m going through a stage where I’m not much impressed with anything post about ‘80. Musical talent used to count for something. Like, guitar playing was important and vital.

    • Jason

      Def Leppard – Hysteria
      Eagles – Hotel California
      Johnny Cash – Man in Black
      George Winston – Winter Solstice
      Alan Jackson – Here in the Real World
      George Strait – Greatest Hits
      U2 – Joshua Tree
      CW McCall – Greatest Hits
      Garth Brooks- No Fences
      The Highwaymen – Highwayman

      • Sparks

        I’m more of a Pyromania guy, but Hysteria was a great album as well.

      • DCJ1

        I bought a sampling of Cash’s American series. Absolutely love his rendition of Nine Inch Nail’s “Hurt” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.”

        • Carsonic

          He was one of my early childhood heroes. That gruff, dark voice and “man in black” image combined with a warm, friendly, funny persona was a real winning combination.

          • Sparks

            Who could forget Johnny in his Columbo episode?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To7Kj3rddbk

          • bradley

            I read some place that Cash, from early on, showed a lot of interest in music, especially singing. So his mother found a singing instructor for him. After two lessons, the instructor told him to stop with the lessons, to just keep doing what he was doing.

        • Steven_Searls

          He made Hurt his own. Cash just stole it right out from under Nine Inch Nails

          • Tyler

            I feel a little bad for Trent Reznor. Too put so much work into a song that has so much personal meaning to you only to be shown up by another artist must sting a bit.

          • Steven_Searls

            Yeah I’m sure it does. But then that song – at that time of Cash’s life – was just made for him.

          • Tyler

            Can’t disagree. I prefer Cash’s version as well. It has always sounded like death to me.

          • MattR

            Apparently, I am in the 1% who absolutely hate the Johnny Cash version. I would honestly rather listen to someone rake their nails across a chalkboard.

    • MarsLineman

      My most-played albums (non-classical). Pretty standard stuff I guess- the classics are classic for a reason, I suppose

      Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magic
      The Beatles- Revolver
      Michael Jackson- Thriller
      Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
      Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass- Take Love Easy
      Hot Chip- Made in the Dark
      Radiohead- Ok Computer
      Phish- Billy Breathes
      The Chronic- Dr. Dre
      The Doors- The Doors

      • Carsonic

        Ella gets a lot of play in our house, often duetting with Louis Armstrong.

        • MarsLineman

          I love those albums too

          • Carsonic

            When they sing in harmony, there’s something transcendent about it.

        • bradley

          One of my brothers has been a jazz musician his whole life. I asked him once how he would rate Louis as a trumpet player. His response: “The Best.”

      • MattR

        Sgt Peppers and Bridge over Troubled Water are the first albums I can remember listening to, so I might have to pick those two for those artists. Radiohead rotates from Pablo Honey to Kid A (and everything in between). For Phish, I still go back to Rift on a very regular basis.

      • gnasses

        Good to know someone else rates Revolver as highly or more so than myself.

    • pubkeeper

      No particular order:

      Rolling Stones – Beggar’s Banquet or England’s Newest Hitmakers
      The Who – Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
      Led Zeppelin – 2, 3, 4 or Houses of the Holy
      Iron Maiden – Powerslave
      Beatles – Revolver or White album
      Metallica – And Justice for All
      Pink Floyd – Echoes
      Grateful Dead – Cornell 5/8/77 (or live bootlegs)
      Widespread Panic – Til the Medicine Takes (or live stuff)
      String Cheese Incident – Song in my Head or One Step Closer (or live bootlegs)
      Leftover Salmon – High Country or Euphoria (or live bootlegs)
      Liquid Mind – anything, this is good music for reading.

    • gnasses

      So many too close to call, it here are the ones I can think of that I can pop in and play multiple times and still think it holds up today. Probably missing a ton of favorites. Yes, I’m eclectic. No particular order, just as I think of em. I know, I’m cheating with some double albums.

      Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
      De La Soul – 3 feet high and rising
      Beatles – White Album (almost put Revolver and/or Sgt Peppers)
      Hydroponic Sound System – Routine Insanity
      Rage Against the Machine – Battle of Los Angeles
      The Doors – The Doors
      Randy Newman – Sail Away
      REM – Document
      Leo Kotke – Guitar Music
      Sublime -Sublime
      Buena Vists Social Club
      Dr Dre – The Chronic
      Tupac – All Eyes on Me

      • royalwithcheese

        Gotta love De La. I almost brought up Sublime, but couldn’t decide between Sublime-Sublime or 40 Oz. to Freedom.

      • MarsLineman

        Buena Vista Social Club- what a classic. Wish I’d thought of it for my list

        • gnasses

          My son’s middle name is Ryland after Ry Cooder

    • mikewyd

      I was invited to participate by my son, too lazy and too busy. But here are my favourites, in no order:
      JJ Cale – Naturally
      Joni Mitchell – Blue
      Beatles – White Album
      The Who – Who’s Next
      Led Zeppelin – IV
      Steel Drivers – Steel Drivers
      Cadillac Records
      Dire Straits – Dire Straits
      Eric Clapton – Unplugged
      Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks

      • bradley

        Haven’t thought about JJ Cale in awhile.
        Someone should give a shoutout to John Prine.

      • Kndh19

        That first Steeldrivers album is fantastic from the first song to last.

    • MattR

      Great music thread. Gave me a whole bunch of inspiration for albums I haven’t listened to in a while or have been meaning to listen to for years.

    • gnasses

      Anybody else have that music from your childhood that you inherited from your parents and hold an irrational fondness for?

      Mine includes all this weird shit. Thanks, Mom. No, seriously thanks.

      Flatt and Scrugs with the Foggy Mountain Boys
      Donna Summer
      Carmina Burana
      Oranim Zabar Troupe – Songs of the Negev (Guela Gill, OMG!)
      Babatunde Olatungi – Zungo
      Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come Soundtrack (which is actually fabulous!)
      Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
      Marty Robbins – Greatest Hits / Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
      Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits
      Myles Davis – Bitches Brew

      • T. Jensen

        Out in the west Texas town of El Paso I fell in love with a Mexican girl.

        My first list had Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline and juice Newton. From my parents and my older sister. My sister was mentally disabled and had a little recorder she would hold up to her ear. She would play all of those all day long we probably purchased 4 tapes of each she will then out so much.

        • gnasses

          I still adore Marty Robbins. Big Iron, Continental Suit, Devil Woman, A White Sport Coat. A true guilty pleasure singing those with my marginal voice.

      • Tyler

        Yes. Sheryl Crow. I always associate her with family road trips even though she would never been up my alley otherwise.

        • gnasses

          An old friend was really into her, and I still find Everyday Is a Winding Road to be an enduring amazment.

      • Carsonic

        That Judy Collins Wildflowers album on my list is completely a hand-me-down pick. Loggins and Messina’s Sittin’ In has made this list before, too.

    • VonSwenson

      I’m going to save a copy of this thread, so I know who you guys really are!

    • VonSwenson

      Since I know this folds over, I’ll just post my top 100, that I compiled a couple of years ago. The only new one I’d add would be Radiohead’s Moon Shaped Pool, and as of now, it would be top ten. (Please excuse my indulgence; maybe you can find some interesting ones here)

      1 Jerry Garcia Garcia (First solo album) – Five classic Dead songs
      2 Jefferson Starship Blows Against the Empire
      3 Beatles Revolver – Arguably peak Beatles
      4 Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland – Blues jams to the end of the universe
      5 Bob Marley Survival – The most crucial Marley songs
      6 Bob Dylan Infidels – Dylan’s best instrumentalists
      7 Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots – Wild and breathtaking
      8 Gong You – Ultimate space music
      9 Grateful Dead American Beauty – Recorded perfection
      10 Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers – These are the nasty bits

      The rest alphabetically
      1 Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East – Ultimate powerhouse blues band
      2 Andreas Vollenweider Caverna Magica – Listened to more than any other
      3 Beatles Abbey Road – Their closing masterpice
      4 Beck Sea Change – Matches my ambient moods
      5 Big Audio Dynamite This is… – Clash goes clubbing
      6 Blind Faith – Supergroup. Extended jams are best
      7 Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks – Stories like the Arabian Nights
      8 Bob Marley Kaya – Makes you feel so good
      9 Bob Marley Rasta Revolution – The first deep set by Bob
      10 Brian Eno Apollo (Atmospheres) – Completely atmospheric
      11 Brian Eno Another day on earth
      12 Buffalo Daughter New Rock These girls are so weird, and great
      13 Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man – The real reggae magic
      14 Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat – All those beautiful songs
      15 Country Joe and the Fish Electric Music for the Mind and Body – Underrated psychedlic classic
      16 David Bowie The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – What a story!
      17 David Crosby If I could only remember my name – Spacy super session
      18 Deep Forest Deep Forest – Classic electronic ambient
      19 Devo Duty Now for the Future – Ultimate synthesizer sounds
      20 Eagles Desperado All those strings
      21 Easy star all stars Dub side of the moon – Even better than the original
      22 Faust So Far – Deeptrance krautrock
      23 Fleetwood Mac Kiln House
      24 Genesis Selling England by the Pound
      25 George Thorogood First Album – Archetypal bar room boogie
      26 Heart Dreamboat Annie – Magic Man, Crazy on You are some of the best rock songs ever
      27 Hot Tuna Burgers
      28 Iron Butterfly Live – There is only one real good version of Inagaddadavida
      29 Jeff Beck Truth
      30 Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation
      31 Jimi Hendrix Axis: Bold as Love
      32 Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come
      33 JJ Cale Troubadour – Fine acoustic blues set
      34 John Mayall Back to the Roots Compendium of english blues masters
      35 Joni Mitchell Heijira – Amazing movement music
      36 Jorma Kaukonen Quah
      37 Kate Bush Aerial
      38 Kinks Misfits
      39 Led Zeppelin III
      40 Leftfield Leftism – Spawned a whole genre
      41 Lou Reed Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal
      42 Lou Reed StreetbHassle
      43 Lucinda Williams West – Magnificent sparse poetry
      44 Madonna Ray of Light
      45 Michael Bloomfield East/West
      46 Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining
      47 Moody Blues To Our Children’s Children’s Children
      48 Moody Blues In Search of the Lost Chord
      49 Neil Young On the Beach
      50 Neil Young Sleeps with angels
      51 Neu Neu ’75
      52 Papa John Creach First Album
      53 Patti Smith Group Trampin’
      54 Patti Smith Group Horses
      55 Pete Townshend Empty Glass
      56 Peter Rowan Peter Rowan
      57 Pink Floyd The Division Bell
      58 Police Synchronicity
      59 Poor Man’s Whiskey Dark side of the moonshine – Delightfuly different to original
      60 Radiohead – OK Computer
      61 Radiohead – In Rainbows
      62 REM Reveal – Amazing opening tracks
      63 Robbie Robertson Music for the Native Americans
      64 Robert Hunter Jack of Roses – Best acoustic versions
      65 Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
      66 Roxy Music For Your Pleasure
      67 Santana Caravanserai Desert dreaming music
      68 The Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks
      69 Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood
      70 Strength in Numbers Tellluride Sessions – Bluegrass supergroup
      71 Talking Heads Remain in Light – The peak of new wave
      72 Talking Heads More Songs about Buldings and Food
      73 Tangerine Dream Force Majeure
      74 Television Marquee Moon
      75 Ten Years After Cricklewood Green
      76 The Amazing Gentle Stream – Swedish acoustic guitar-meisters
      77 The Clash London Calling
      78 The Orb Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld – The start of electro-trance-dub
      79 The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely – Raucous raconteurs
      80 The Specials The Specials
      81 The Tubes The Tubes Unsurpassed stage show
      82 The Who Quadrophenia
      83 The Who Tommy
      84 Thom Yorke The Eraser
      85 U2 Achtung Baby
      86 U2 The Unforgettable Fire
      87 UB40 Signing Off Deepest UK roots reggae
      88 Waterboys Fishermans Blues
      89 White Stripes Elephant
      90 Ziggy Marley Conscious Party

  • Hank Mardukis
    • Nick

      Good thing Clinton v. Jones is on the books as a SCOTUS precedent.

  • Nick
    • royalwithcheese

      Cheaters gonna cheat.

    • Yahmule

      That little worm.

    • Sparks

      Explains the superhuman catch in SB LI. Yet another SB with an asterisk.

  • Jason

    Here is a completely random thought for the day. I was out wrenching on my Dodge Ram pick up, and during the subsequent small scale hazmat cleanup, I came to the conclusion kitty litter is the most amazing desiccant man ever made.

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      “Wrenching on my Dodge Ram pick up” No surprise there!

      • Jason

        Ha ha! I’ll eventually replace it with a Toyota Tacoma, but I need to get it to 400k first. Over halfway there!

        • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

          I have a buddy with a Ram, and he is always working on it, so we like to give him a little shit. He’s going to drive that thing into the ground! Toyota’s and Rams definitely get some mileage out of them. I switched to GMC from Ford, and so far so good.

          • Jason

            Actually, it’s been a very trouble free vehicle. The majority of the work I have done is merely replacing wear parts such as brakes, shocks, and front and parts. Today was just preventative maintenance day, fluids, filters, etc.

          • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

            That’s the key. Those trucks will drive forever with the proper maintenance.

  • royalwithcheese
  • Jason

    Off season filler material, here is a good article from one of my favorite conservation orgs:

    http://www.trcp.org/2018/06/06/fishing-habitat-forecast-nitrogen-phosphorus-chance-erosion/

    • Drewredux

      I have a brother who is a field rep for them. He is one of those guys that can pull trout out of a mud puddle.

      • Jason

        That’s cool. I really like the work they do. I try to send them at least 100 bucks a year.

        • Drewredux

          He is pretty new to it. He used to be an outdoor writer, then editor, but his paper got sucked up by one of the gutting corps. He got sick of it. Landed on his feet.

    • Kush-Lash

      Sort of from the same genre, but I’ve been watching “Rotten” on Netflix (great series BTW) and today I watched their episode on commercial fishing in the US. https://m.imdb.com/title/tt7830636/
      It’s become a haven for capitaltic greed with the government in bed with Wall Street and little guy taking the brunt while at the same time restoring Northeastern fish populations. I’ve never felt so twisted and unsure of how to feel…

  • RSH

    The computer version of denverbroncos.com received a revamp today. It is modeled after nfl.com and is much cleaner and easier to navigate now. https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/denverbroncos-com-relaunched-with-new-look

  • RSH
  • RSH

    Updated Denver Nuggets logos, uniforms, and color scheme

    https://twitter.com/nuggets/status/1004851557702123520

    • WhoShotBobbyHumphrey

      If that doesn’t make Lebron want to come play in Denver, I don’t know what will.

      • Steven_Searls

        Yeah – Bron, look at these cool unis!

      • gnasses

        Hard pass on LeBron. I know, I’m a hater. Decent uni’s tho.

  • gobroncos
    • Tyler

      He killed it in shorts for us too

    • RSH

      I like the two wide receivers that we have on rookie deals the next four years better than what Latimer signed for in New York while hoping that he finally reaches his potential.

      • Jason

        I really liked Sanders’ comments on each of them.

      • gobroncos

        I agree. He’d ‘ave made an impact by now if he was going to.

  • Kush-Lash