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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Tonight’s the night for Broncos Country

DRUM ROLL, please. Never missing an opportunity to hype the brand, the National Football League will announce the league-wide schedule for the 2022 season tonight. Intended to be the biggest moment since the start of this year’s NFL Draft two weeks ago, the announcement will be nationally televised on NFL Network, ESPN2, ESPN+ and fuboTV, …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Chuck Nazty is poster boy for MLB hypocrisy

AS ONE WHO COVERED PETE ROSE during his heyday with the Big Red Machine and, thus, saw first-hand what a phenomenal baseball competitor he was—as well as getting to understand what made him tick—I read with great interest the story that the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon has signed on to be a spokesman for legalized sports …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Rockies are Denver’s best NFL Draft Day story

One of the biggest nights of the year for Broncos fans was supposed to be tonight. This is when National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell was supposed to step the microphone, center stage, and say, “With the ninth pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select . . .  Except George Paton stole …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – 75 years later, where have all the ‘Jackies’ gone?

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves—breaking the decades-old “color line” in Major League baseball. Tomorrow—on the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s first game—MLB will pay homage to the man and his courageous achievement in a special way. All players, managers and coaches in both leagues …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Rockies starting 2022 with a more positive vibe

“Spring training is for getting to know your teammates and forming a chemistry.”  —Torii Hunter “Just kind of finding it—that’s what spring training is for, to work on stuff and get ready.” —J.D. Martinez Opening Day is here, at last!  So, it’s time to assess the Rockies and their abbreviated preparation in Arizona. The quotes …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Casper’s back, turning ghostly into ghastly 

Growing up, I regularly watched a very popular weekly half-hour sitcom called Topper on our black-and-white television. It featured the antics of a couple and their martini-swigging St. Bernard named Neil. All three had perished in an avalanche and could be communicated with only by a very proper banker named Cosmo Topper.  Everyone around Topper …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW -Broncos need the next Manning, not another Hadl

Denver’s acquisition of Russell Wilson became official with the start of the 2022-23 National Football League season at 2 p.m. Mountain Time, March 16.   This means Broncos fans can begin planning their Super Bowl LVII parties or their trips to Arizona for the big game next February. Or does it? Contrary to the rampant …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – The Avalanche lead the NHL. Where’s the Buzz?

Imagine that you work for the Colorado Avalanche. Even more frustrating, you’re a player on Denver’s National Hockey League team. The National Football League Scouting Combine in Indianapolis just ended, and the NFL Draft is coming up. Talk radio is buzzing.  There are multiple stories daily, speculating on which “can’t miss” collegian should be taken …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Star athletes, coaches are a lot like us, after all

Have you been following the sports news lately?  Not the updates on baseball negotiations or speculation about the March Madness bracket and which teams are “on the bubble,” as they say; I’m talking stories about some of the biggest names in their respective sports—headlines like these: “Phil Mickelson offers apology for Super Golf League comments …

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