Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monforts take note!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
After choking away two points Friday night at home against the 'Hawks late in the game, the Avs collect a couple of unexpected points tonight in Detroit. In a game that appeared very lopsided from a SOG and territorial standpoint in favor of the Wings, the Avs held the edge in the all-important "goals" department. Two early goals helped the Avs gain an early 2-0 edge and although the lead appeared to be in danger pretty much the entire 2nd and 3rd period, Raycrizzle turned in a very solid performance in the net to preserve the win. I'd like to think Claude was out there somewhere watching this game wearing an Avs sweater and a grin. Since this game started so damn early, I missed the entire 1st period and some of the 2nd. Thanks East Coast start times!
Not only that, but I didn't even realize the Nuggs were playing in Dallas until halfway through the 4th quarter. Another impressive win for the powder blue, with JR Smith having a big night off the bench. A good way to start a stretch of tough games that should provide a good measure of the "Chauncey Effect."
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Things were looking great for the B'cos when they took the field this afternoon. KC was comfortably ahead of the Chargers as that game was winding down and Denver marched down the field on their opening drive for a seemingly easy TD. It appeared that the AFC West was in the bag. Then everything went to complete shit. The Chiefs fell victim to a late game Phillipe Rios flurry and an onside kick to choke away the game. Meanwhile, back in Carolina, the Sex Panthers were throwing all over the field and the Broncos offense went to sleep after the 1st quarter. (I'm really surprised that screen pass didn't work on the 12th time they tried to run it).
So, the Chargers are still alive and next week's game against the Bills at home will likely be meaningful (unless SD loses its morning game in Tampa). A pretty lackluster game today all around, where everything seemed to be going wrong. There was no pass defense, inconsistent offense, and the obligatory Prater missed FG. Buffalo was eliminated from playoff contention today, so they won't be playing for anything next week. Unfortunately, it appears we probably will be. It would be a really bad time to drop an egg at home.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Probably warrants a post that Melo put up 33 points in the 3rd quarter, breaking the franchise record. Don't have too much time to elaborate, but I think it's fair to say now that the Nug-pups are now among the elite in the western coference (though might still be a tier lower than those stupid Lakers). Not that carmelo's performance in one quarter was the clincher, it just seems like the nugs are consistently winning games that they SHOULD be winning, a quality they haven't possessed since they became a playoff team. It was also nice to see the team rebound from a rather crappy 1st quarter, when Chauncey was the only player keeping them afloat.
That is all, back to end of semester stuff (jealous?).
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The eagle-eyes of TD noticed this last weekend...the Altitude Avs promo commercial has some big time Section 350 camera-time (and a lot of footage of Avs goals scored on the Wild, which seems a tad unrealistic besides the last game don't you think?)
Anyways, I'm presenting a screenshot. Wow! TD very prominent, me not quite as much since I love the aisle so damn much. Kinda funny. Move over Kyle Keefe and Julie Browman. Seriously, move over, you two fucking annoy me.
And tonight's Kings game? after 1 period, lovely. 3 zip Avs.
Wonder if my appearance check from Kroenke will show up in time for my Xmas shopping?
Sunday, December 7, 2008
That game was a little more stressful than probably necessary, but, in the end, pretty entertaining. Cutler's first quarter pick-six was ugly to say the least. I thought maybe we were witnessing another "I partied too hard down at Rise last night" performance from Cutler. But, the offense stepped up thereafter and the D played well enough to secure a much needed win against a crappy team. The magic number now stands at one with three games left. I say we just run the table and take the 2nd seed in the playoffs and a first round bye. Probably not realistic, but Shanny needs to keep the intensity high in the last few weeks, even if the division is clinched. This team is not a juggernaut and every win from here on out will only help their confidence and chances to actually make it past Round 1 of the playoffs.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
With no Avs or Nuggs in action tonight, it was a harsh night to be in front of a TV set on a cold wintry evening. Had my computer not been flipping me the bird late last night, I was going to post about how the Nugg-Pups absolutely destroyed the Raptors. So much so, that I think I saw a blurb that their coach got shit-canned today. Nice work, fellas. My Nuggets are looking pretty fierce right about now, as long as they're not playing the Lakers or I don't have money riding on them (see: Thanksgiving evening).
In the midst of this Wed evening hellhole of a sports night (sorry, I can't get into College B-Ball in Dec, ESPN & YB), I did happen to catch a little of Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (I think). Shit, that took me way back. I was a fan of all of the first three versions. Seeing portions of that movie actually injected the same kind of fright in me normally reserved for seeing the B'cos defensive squad take the field. But, what was really alarming was seeing, I think, Johnny Depp in this movie. Now I'm no movie buff, but isn't he supposed to be some sort of premier actor? Really? He was in Nightmare on Elm St 3? And his character? Some rich teenager in a half shirt hooking up with the delusional poor chick across the street. Brilliant work. At least his role ended with him getting sucked into the mattress of his bed and Depp's blood squirting all over the room. Bravo.
TV better be better tomorrow night, or maybe it's time to schedule another Das Boot banquet.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Damn, didn't see that dominating performance coming! A shocker in the Meadowlands as Cutler turns in a much-needed brilliant performance and Hillis did a good job of protecting the ball while accumulating over 100 yards. I like that combination. It's hard to erase the memory of last week's meltdown against the Raiders at home, but this is a good start. Time to face some facts. The Broncos are a better road team than home team and the playoffs are looking almost like a lock at this point, with Phillipe Rios and the Bolts losing yet another game at home to Hotlanta.
Next up, the Chefs at Invesco. We'll find out rather quickly if the B'cos learned anything from that Raiders debacle.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Already a good night for the Denver fans, with a solid Nug wins over the T-Wolves. I must say, I didn't see much of the 2nd half of the game due to the 7:05 Avs faceoff, but when I switched back and saw that they had 15 point lead in the 3rd, I felt comfortable to switching over to Altitude to watch the rest of my Avs. I guess Melo and Billups were dishin'em...
But the Avs looking good tonight (no jinx please) as the 3rd period is about to start. 3 goals in the first! Seriously, I could get use to that. Defense is doing a solid job of not letting too many shots on Raycroft either (who also hasn't looked too bad thus far). Wolski putting together a rather huge game with 2 already in the net; I'd be getting my hat ready if I were you. Furthermore, the title of this post could have easily been replaced with Marek's name (with him having an assist on all 3 goals), but I'm assuming there will be plenty of opps for those later in the season.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Potentially a solid night for Denver sports fans as the Avs get a much needed win against the Blues, and the Nugs fight for a win here in the 2nd half. For the Avs, they looked mighty solid on the side of the puck (is that an expression?) that they normally don't... that would be defense. On top of that Budaj had looked good as well; we need to keep that kind of shit up if we're going to even think about playoffs in the spring. And on a final note, and as the title would maybe suggest, Ian Laperriere is now our best offensive player (at least until Friday).
(I'm talking about ventin'! what are you talkin about?)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Unless of course they can swing a deal for Hockey Satan, he would also be sure to energize this team, and take some "heat" off of Budaj.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Damn, I love me some Darcy Tucker. Dude came up HUGE last night with that redirect tip in tying goal and then the shoot-out winner. If there's something Champ Bailey loves, it's hockey night in Canada. 4 points so far on this current north-of-the-border roadie. Impressive to say the least. My slamming hockey analysis wouldn't be complete without saying this Budaj cat has been the shizzle as of late. You can pretty much credit the six points collected by the Avs in the past three games to his sick net minding. Props to my main man Clarky for stepping up to keep it a one goal game once Budalicious left for the bench. Hockey truly is the ultimate team sport!
Oh yeah, I was also on the sideline today for that Broncos game against the FAWLCINS. While I was barely paying attention (I was really hungover after celebrating that Avs game last night), it was a great win and a great day for the Broncos. The defense actually stepped up a bit and did a good job of stopping the run. 3rd downs are still a big problem and Dre Bly still doesn't deserve to clean my cup, but I gotta give my boys props for gutting out two road wins with me, the only notable rostered player on defense, on the sidelines. With a two game lead in the AFC "Worst" (get it?), it's looking good for a shot at the playoffs. Thanks for not totally fucking it up guys before my return!
Lookie here, my Nuggets also appear to be heading to a win against the hapless T-Wolves after 3 and half listless periods of ball. All is well in KTH land.....
Saturday, November 15, 2008
What do Wayne Gretzky, Tony Granato, Rick Tocchet and Barry Melrose have in common? Answer: They were all associated with the LA Kings. What else do they have in common? Answer: Rick Tocchet jacking up their lives and careers.
Hmmm. Return to the scene of the crime. Rick Tocchet signs with the LA Kings. A few seasons later Barry Melrose is fired and does not coach again for more than a decade. Fast forward several years. Tony Granato is hired to replace Bob Hartley as head coach. Rick Tocchet is hired to be an assistant coach on his staff. What happens? Tony Granato is demoted to assistant coach in favor of Joel Quennville. Then good old Ricky moves on to the Phoenix Coyotes to be an assistant with the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. He brings shame to the Great One's house by involving Wayne's wife and super hot former actress in a multi-state illegal gambling ring. (Let it also be known that she is the reason why the Edmonton Oilers were dismantled. That is another story) Rick then takes a few years off from his path of career destruction. Next after an eternity away from the bench Barry Melrose is plucked from the ESPN studios and named head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who does he pick to be an assistant coach? Yep, you guessed it; Rick Tocchet. A handful of games into the 2008 season and Melrose is fired. Who is named interim head coach? Rick Tocchet.
November 29th would have matched former coach against former player. Granato vs Melrose. Instead we get Granato vs. Tocchet. I think that the mulleted one will be in the house. Here's hoping that Tony climbs over the glass and kicks Tocchet's ass. Let's do it for Barry!
Friday, November 14, 2008
A solid win tonight for the Nug-Pups. Nah, a more than solid win for the Nug-pups as they knock off one of the, if not thee, best team in the NBA. Pretty impressive considering it was on the road (first home loss for the Celtics), and it was a back-to-back night game for the Nugs, blowing one down the stretch to the Cavs last night.
I must admit I didn't watch much of last night's game, due to a combination of the Das Banquet and watching my Jets (wha?) get a nice little overtime W over Boston's beloved Pats. [Hence the title of the post... face boston! and face hoody! (OK maybe I'm still a little bitter about the world series and maybe the Broncos loss)]. But anyways, it's nice to see the N-Pups bounce back after a loss to a team that we normally kind of own.
After watching/ listening to most of tonight's game on FSN, I kind of put 2 and 2 together with the timing of this East Coast Friday night game and figured it was likely on ESPN, and switched over (I like biased announcers, but Barlowe...). Even the ESPN guys were given props to the Nuggets D; kind of weird. I must agree though, the D looked good tonight; I have no problem with Nene getting 5 steals during the course of a game. YB proves to be correct in his 09 Nene assessment (just as long as he stays healthy and out of foul trouble in my opinion).
Good W. Post-Billups trade Nug Pups are looking mighty nice thus far.
On a slight side note, the Taco Bell feed your Nugget fever deal sucks. A) with this more defensive oriented team, I don't see the Nuggets scoring over 120 points a whole lot this season, and B) paying over 2 bucks for 3 tacos and a drink ain't anything to write home about. (4 tacos for a dollar on the on the other hand, now that's a steal)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
After about a month of taking in Avalanche hockey on altitude, I have to make a remark, and to be honest I'm surprised no-one on KTH has mentioned it yet. But I think we all agree that the new GMC ads suck (nothing against Foote), so our attention should shift to another local commercial that has gotten a chuckle out of me just about everytime I see it. I'm talking about those weird and awkward Lasek commercials that Stastny has been doing. His emotionless face during the locker room interview strikes me as somewhat commical.
It might be time to hop on that one for this season (seeing how GMC has something against coach G).
Sunday, November 9, 2008
The Avs offense still seems to be sputtering, but last night a single Darcy Tucker tally was enough to lead the Avs over the Preds. Budaj had probably his best game of the season that I've seen and was deserving of the "#1 Star of the Game." But, the selecting committee didn't pick Darcy (TuckDog?) as one of the three stars? C'mon!! Props to the young "4 Pack Thief" in attendance for his first pro hockey event and displaying exemplary behavior. Give that kid some beer foam next time!!
Shaping up to be a pretty great sports weekend in these parts (finally!), especially if my Chiefs can pull out the big upset this afternoon at Jack Murphy Stadium.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Pretty decent seats last night for ST and myself at the DU game. The Pios cruised in this entertaining game that was spearheaded by the electrifying Tyler Bozak. Dude was a post away from getting the hat trick.
This is going to be a hockey weekend, as I'm heading down to the Can this evening with the 30PT. The Avs haven't won a game since my last visit two weeks ago. Hope I can serve as the good luck charm..
Friday, November 7, 2008
Holy shit. I'm not the authority on this Association bizness that's for sure. For fuck's sake, I just got back from Magness and a compelling DU Hockey win 5-1 vs. the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bozak-mania...catch it!), and I'm listening to the Jesus Lizard while typing this screed. That doesn't sound like someone who knows anything about roundball...
That said and admitted and whatnot, TD & I got to catch the 4th quarter and see the Nug Pups give up a lead and get it back and see a hometown hero overcome a shaky start to contribute to an all important win. 2-3 beats 1-4 any old day.
#7 Jersey? Love it. Lil' Chauncey in the old Orange Crush T? Love it. Champ at Pepsi Center representing and supporting the homecoming? (please get well soon Champ) Love it.
Simple Fact: Then Comes Dudley is a killer song that leads off the "Goat" album by Jesus Lizard I wholeheartedly recommend it. If that isn't for you, perhaps you'd enjoy the Little River Band "Greatest Hits"?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
It's definitely a little difficult to say goodbye to one of the more liked members of the Nuggets, Answer. However, it didn't really seem fair to see Chauncey Billups's career take-off right after we got rid of him, especially since he's a D-town product (WHAT UP G-DUB!!!). Plus, the current cast of nug-pups haven't exactly been getting it donw the past couple of years, so mixing it up a bit isn't a terrible idear. As stated above, I do like AI and appreciate his desire to win, but I must admit I'm definitely looking forward to a nug squad that runs an offense that doesn't consist of dribbling around for 20 seconds just to throw up a contested 15 ft. fade shot. Best of luck answer, I for one would like to see you retire a few years from now with a ring (do you guys know Jerome Bettis is from Detroit?).
I'm still don't totally understand this whole Mac-Deez thing though.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Um, not sure why I'm talking any sort of shit about an opposing team's offense considering the porous body of work that the B'cos "D" has exhibited up to now, but if we can't stop some high school scheme run by the Miami Dolphins (weren't they almost winless last season?), this might even be a bigger disgrace than I had imagined. No Champ? Could be big trouble, but I'm rolling the dice and saying 30-10 B'cos.
Maybe this confidence can be chalked up to my impending trip to Invesco with ST. Great weather, beer, Shannon Sharpe jerseys? What more do you want?!?!?
Thursday, October 30, 2008
As a 3rd period post, I'm hoping this is an anti-jinx. But, the offense seems to be sputtering heavily after the early-season rampage. This is a total of 2 goals now through the last 8 periods. That ain't cutting it, dudes. Raycroft is also cementing his position on the bench. Home loss to the B-Jacks? Glad that wasn't part of my 14-game plan.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Scene: A patio at a bar in north Denver. It is around 4:45pm as the two men are seated.
Waiter: What would you like to drink?
Man 1: I think I'll have a Fat Tire.
Waiter: Great, and you?
Man 2: I'll have a Pabst.
Waiter: A what?
Man 2: A Pabst?
Waiter: What is that?
Man 2: A Pabst Blue Ribbon. It's a beer.
Waiter: We don't have that.
Man 2: What are those guys drinking over there? (Points at a table full of people drinking cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon) Did they bring those in themselves?
Waiter: Oh... that's a PBR. Would you like one of those?
Man 2: Uh... yeah.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
You sons of bitches better believe someone is going to die for that disgrace last night! The Rat will not rest. Believe me, I have access to Andre Hall's home address.
I know where the defense goes for their "bonding dinners". I'm not quite sure who our wretched D-coordinator is, but can likely find out with a few phone calls. You've been warned.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This post might belong on BSB, as I believe my grievance has origins in watching baseball playoffs, but KTH is where where it's at these days.
So, I used to kind of like the song, "Saved by Zero" by the Fixx. It's a pretty catchy tune with a solid guitar riff that wasn't too "80's Top 40" sounding. That opinion of the song has been completely reversed in the last couple of weeks by the onslaught of commercials feature said song/jingle. While I still couldn't tell you what the ad was for (I'm pretty good at tuning that information out while having the tv on), I involuntarily taught myself the guitar part to the song.
Also, I'm beginning to detest "Space Oddity" (Major Tom) by David Bowie . I think it's a Lincoln ad and it is also being played to death right now. (A little internet research has informed me that the song in the ad is Cat Power doing the cover.) I thought the song was fairly unique and deserving of its timeless place in the classic rock cannon. Now I consider it about as 'classic' as "Like A Rock" by Bob Seger.
Update about 5 minutes after I posted this: Not surprisingly, I just saw the Saved by Zero ad and it's for Toyota.
If I'm Dave Tippett, I'm yanking Marty Turco and demoting him to benchwarmer. Performance based demotion? Hell no (although I'm actually glad we have Raycroft and Budaj in comparison). It's those awful gold pads, glove and blocker. They are fucking hideous. He looks like he is the missing member of Sha-Na-Na. Texas hockey fans... lower your heads in shame.
Goodnight Sweethearts... it's time to go.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Not my normal post fodder...but I've got to say tonight's DU victory over Wisconsin was some pretty prime hockey viewing.
On a night with rather bleak professional sports action, the Pios/Badgers did not disappoint when I settled into the easychair this evening, complete with a major DU comeback in the 3rd - which seemed mighty improbable; very compelling stuff. Hopefully DU will treat me to more of the same this year. They sure do like to throw the puck on net. (~50 shots on goal tonight!?!?!) That shit makes for some fun hockey to watch.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I don't know how the logistics go when it comes to hiring a regional spokesman for your commercials, but it seems a little odd that coach G gets denied again after both of his predecessors got the gig. And both coach q and h have been immoratalized in local commercial history around these parts. I mean how many times do you walk down the 16th street mall and hear some Mom yelling at her 3-year kid, 'And you just QUIT on me!!!!'. Or some suave bro-brah at 3-dog tell some drunk chick: It's time for a line change. I think coach G is up for the task of taking on these trendy one-liners.
So I guess what the title of this post is getting at, and what I'm getting at is ... is maybe it's GMC's fault. I mean they obviously have it out for coach G, and I'd kind of like to see the guy succeed. Nothing against Footer. I saw the commercial prolly like 4 times tonight, and I'll always be a fan of the feisty defenseman (although that delay of game penalty tongiht was quite costly), but GMC commercials are something he should do like 7 years from now when he's coaching in Hershey or wherever the farm teams are these days. In other words (i.e.), leave the GMC commercials to coaches. I direct that comment towards GMC only.
I know what all of you are thinking:
'Hey DT, give GMC a break! They lost their beloved radio show"
and to that I say: fair enough. I and other Av fans have also lost that radio show. Oh how I'll miss the hockey mom's who call in with their minor league sons ready to be called up by coach Q himself (by the way, I heard this delightful joke from some broad about a hockey mom and like... I think it was like alabradoodle or something). But I'm suggesting that maybe there is a correlation between the suckiness of these first 3 games, and Coach G not getting any GMC airtime. Huh? Whammy?
And I hearby declare KTH to be the first site to coin the phrse: "The Two Codys".
And I think we all can agree that Budaj kind of blows. Great 2nd period I guess, but can you put together 3 good periods?
I'm sorry for the rant, but the last 3 games have flat out sucked (Mudhoney would have put it a different way).
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Two late-game choke jobs by the Avs. I'm not saying this is all Pete-B's fault, but that was a pretty weak winning goal tonight. Otherwise, he and the rest of the team had a pretty good night and looked like the better team. Still, zero points in two game thus far and a tough road game coming up against the Flames Tuesday night.
That said, I did enjoy watching my first hockey game of the season tonight, as I was quickly reminded that there are many likable players on this team. Just play a complete 60 minutes on Tuesday, fellas.