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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – After March Mayhem comes March Madness

Based on what happened last week, the prelude to March Madness ’24 merits a catchy name of its own. Let’s call it March Mayhem. Those 32 post-season conference tournaments didn’t come close to following regular-season form. Instead, they offered a precursor of what’s likely to come. More mayhem. Consider these upsets: Of the five teams …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – So, Wilson’s gone; can Paton be far behind?

My first boss at the Rocky Mountain News was managing editor E. B. Blackburn, an irascible, cantankerous Southerner given to folksy pronouncements that were piercingly apt, thought-provoking and not easily forgotten. He was the prototypical crusty old newsman. He once called me into his office to express his displeasure with the newsroom’s failure to act …

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St. Mary’s Academy is proud to announce that its Swim & Dive Team is the 2024 Colorado 3A Girls Swimming & Diving State Champions

The Wildcats clinched the victory with a total score of 384 points, surpassing the five-time defending champions. SMA dominated in seven out of 11 events, taking first place in the 400 Yard Freestyle, 200 Yard IM, 200 Yard Medley, 50 Yard Freestyle, 100 Yard Butterfly, 100 Yard Freestyle, and 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. SMA athletes …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – NFL, NHL, NBA losing All-Star Game battles

What do the National Football League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association have in common? Their respective All-Star Games have become mockeries of those sports. All three entities staged their showcases during this same month, which Leap Year has extended to today. They asked (or expected) fans to watch players deemed the cream of …

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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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