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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Rockies aren’t alone as Spring Training begins

Another baseball season is upon us—the Rockies’ first spring game is Friday. And while nothing in this column is intended to excuse Rockies ownership for decades of relative mediocrity, a little perspective seems appropriate. Specifically: The Rockies aren’t the only team that’s never won the World Series. This may come as a surprise to those …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Recalling R. Gradishar for all who missed him

Approximately 3.7 million of Colorado’s nearly six million current residents are under age 45, i.e. born in 1978 or after. That means about two-thirds of today’s Coloradans were either too young to appreciate Randy Gradishar’s play for the Broncos or weren’t born yet when his 10-year career ended in 1983. In addition, an undetermined number …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – 5 possible Swift wagers for Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl annually attracts the most wagering of any American sporting event—second internationally to the FIFA World Cup championship game. If Taylor Swift shows up in Las Vegas this Sunday to root for Travis Kelce and the Chiefs in SB LVIII, this Super Bowl could offer a whole new dimension of betting for a …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Black History Month’s unsung star: ‘Coach Rob’

Black History Month begins today, so I want to take a few minutes to acquaint you with someone who should be among the great Americans recognized for their achievements despite racial prejudice but, in his case, will otherwise be overlooked (yet again). I’m referring to Eddie Robinson, who coached the Grambling Tigers football team for …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Helton Q&A serves up unknown and forgotten

What does one write when seemingly everything there is to say about a subject has already been said? That’s my dilemma with the Rockies’ newly minted Hall-of-Famer, Todd Helton, whose exploits that earned him a place in Cooperstown have been reported over and over.  My answer is trivia. See how much of the following is …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – To play, or not to play—that is the question

Heisman winner Jayden Daniels of LSU latest draft prospect to skip his bowl game Trojans coach: QB Caleb Williams to sit out USC’s Holiday Bowl game Headlines from the bowl season currently in progress raise some interesting questions: If you were either of the past two Heisman Trophy winners, would you do what they’ve both …

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