Saturday, December 18, 2010

DRI & OT Victories


It was a late one, but the three opening bands allowed ST and I to take in the 3rd period and OT. Awesome game and another good DRI show (despite Mad Man not being on the set list). Matty D continues to amaze and is becoming rather clutch. Considering it was a 16 and over affair at the Bluebird, I would have bought the lad a beer for his efforts if he made it over from Pepsi after the heroics. This just in, the Avs are fun to watch.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fleischmann, cold lampin'


...with flavor, no less. Stone Cold Lampin'.
Pretty impressive hat-trick from the new Av. I am a fan of Hannan, but the points and goals scored by Tomas since coming over in that trade have been huge.
Avs have won 4 in a row, 2 in a row against the defending Cup champs, and now head home for a 5 game home-stand. The time at Pepsi could be huge...
Sort of love the animosity that the back to back games generate, if tonight is any indicator....it produces very inspired, yet chippy play.
On that front, hope Stastny is OK. He received a rather awkward cross-check that sent him into the boards head first with a fairly major head of steam. Looked uncomfortable. The Avs have enough injuries already, don't need the surging center out with the rest.

Mauldin? He got himself a goal too.
Anderson? His 5-hole is looking hella soft, don't take that the wrong way, but damn, those pucks just dribble through there. He did face a shit-ton of shots, but you've got to fear those times when letting the "easy" ones through will come back to haunt the Avs when they aren't able to score 4+ a game.

Monday, December 13, 2010

wow


I'm a little out of breath and lacking coherence after that thriller.

Shit-tonnes of goals (Cody McLeod even tallied), dicey goal tending (TURCO!), clutch late game heroics from Duchey and the newly acquired Tomas F. Great win, seeing as I was calling for Budaj in net midway through the 2nd period. I don't ever call for Budaj. Ever.

The Avs are the highest scoring team in the Western Conference. Is that surprising? Tonight's damage was wreaked without Hejduk and Stewart. Pretty much the entire season thus far has not seen the full core of the team healthy. Imagine if???
Besides the intangibles your best players bring, got to wonder what would be different if the whole roster was available and in the lineup night in and night out. The lines thrown out on the ice still manage to win games and demonstrate guts and resilience - especially when down late. Tonight was a first class example. During the Altitude post-game, Keefe and Rycroft were pretty apeshit flabbergasted, funny when they are on the air but not really able to hold any train of thought together. Is that why I'm washing lettuce and they're making the big bucks?

The Blackhawks get a chance for revenge in the ass-end of a home-and-home Wednesday in Chicago....
That is, unless the Avs can throw another Elway up on the scoreboard, then I like our chances.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Yo Coach, Now Might Be a Good Time To Put In Tebow.....


Not sure what to expect if it happened, but at this point, why not. If there wasn't already a legion of fans out there clamoring for God Boy, getting rolled by a shit-ass NFC West team (the B'cos are a combined 1-3 against that illustrious division, for those scoring at home) while Neck Beard has an even worse game than last week's stinker (the hell happened to him?) will certainly increase the volume. And while I don't like further cementing the recent culture of losing, the way the NFL is these days for those teams outside of the elite (which is every team other than the Pats, Steelers, Ravens (maybe?), and New Orleans (probably) - definitely not the Bears) you might as well roll the dice with the rookie QB and see what he has. Worst case scenario is that he proves he's not an NFL QB and the team gets a higher draft pick. Best case is that he shows he's a player and you have something positive to look to next year (and will still have a good pick). By the way, that was one of the most boring football games I've ever kind of watched. Studesville doesn't appear to be the answer.....

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

At Least We Got A Point.....again


A pretty lack luster road trip unfolding. No wins, an OTL point here and there, and a team that looks like they could use Stewie pretty badly. No TV tonite, but maybe that's a good thing (I had to work late anyway and would have missed almost the entire game). As you know, I love Greg Mauldin, and that's the only reason I chose this photo from a game I didn't see.....

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm Lovin' It!


No, not McDonalds...or McDowells.
I'm talking about the flame broiled taste of a fired McDaniels. It's pretty damn tasty right about now.
I know some McD sympathizers, have been one myself, but I have no issue with the early dismissal at this point, but will listen to and welcome arguments. Bluntly, the Broncos have never been less relevant since I've been a fan. Granted that is only ~25 yrs or so. Anyone who knew the true lean years can call me out. But this has been a really BAD stretch. Unacceptable.

Call it a PR MOVE.
Bowlen is acting senile and perhaps Al Davis Batshit Insane Jr.
If he wants to waste his money on fired coaches, I'm not sure I can argue. It seems like he wants to maintain some franchise respect right about now? He can't continue that crusade without further spending and whatnot, so if his coffers are depleted but can cut losses and admit a poor coaching decision back in January 2009 (and he can afford it), then he can buy the next round...and the high draft pick next year. But then hopefully not truly become Al Davis and run the franchise completely into the ground within the decade. shit.

I'm ill prepared to offer much beyond emotion (and a Josh McD final win percentage of .393. yikes). I'm pretty surprised really that this happened mid-season...I guess things are working out for the Vikes and Cowboys after their jettisons. still doesn't really make sense to me. I'm rambling, but am pretty curious what the "fanbase" thinks.

The Broncos will probably win out and get a shitty draft pick and draft an overrated prospect that will be cut in two years.

Also, anyone know who Eric Studesville is?

Monday, November 29, 2010


Ouch, my hand.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Van Wilder Goes Wild


Van Wild....I mean Sam Bradford further adds to Broncos embarrassment by completely having his way with Broncos' defense. Familiar no pass rush, no forced turnovers, inability to cover the quick slant, etc...Meanwhile, the offense was almost a carbon copy of the SD game for the first three quarters. Great start in the first quarter and then a nose dive (which didn't help the struggling defense). Making matters worse, we coughed it up a couple of times at key times. While a furious comeback in the 4th quarter made it somewhat interesting to watch down the stretch, you never had the feeling there was a legit chance. Completely sucking for two quarters of the game has a tendency to do that. Combine this home loss with a nice game for Cutler (he's really turned into a great game manager), and chalk this up as another shitty Sunday in the NFL. At least the Raiders lost I guess. While I cannot help myself but root for the B'cos, it's clear the number one overall pick is in our sights. Can't imagine it will be the present coach making that selection though....

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Not Too Much Mauldin, Too Much Mauldin


A very nice way to bounce back from a frustrating and pointless two-game Canadian road swing with a big win against a team that could have leap-frogged the Avs in the standings. After a pretty listless looking first period, the Avs flat pucked in the next two periods and applied a hurting on the Wild. My Main Man Mauldin collects four points (2G, 2A) and the #1 Star in what could be a breakout game. Once again, a very fun game to watch, even when Boods let in a obligatory softie that made it 5-3 toward the end of the 2nd period (way too close for comfort at the time). A couple 3rd period goals ensured that this game never got too interesting down the stretch.

As great as this game was, a mystery injury to Stewie is a concern (not to mention what appeared to be a bad knee injury to Winny). Hard to say what happened, considering Stewie easily got the best of the preceding scrap. Let's hope both injuries are minor.

7 goals against the Wild? The ghost of the Jacques Lemaire-coached version of this team is rolling in its grave.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


After such a promising start, that game was plenty brutal to watch (even with the good beer specials and a comped 3 Dogs meal). I don't know if it was the fake punt that took the air out of the defense after two good series, but they never looked the same afterward. Rios will always get his points (especially against us it seems), but the defensive squad looked defeated thereafter. One thing that drives me crazy about this defense (and has been the case for the last few years) is how few turnovers we get. That Bailey INT was really just a great defensive play that saved a long pass completion. Didn't really work in the traditional turnover sense in that it would have been 4th down and the punt would have been a similar result most likely....Offensively, as Tirico so aptly put at one point, they just looked out of sync. A few good plays here and there, but nothing sustained after the first drive. The gadgetry was overdone. At a pretty crucial point while the game was still close, we had a 2nd and 3 inside Charger territory. A failed razzle dazzle bomb to the end zone followed by an INT pretty much closed the door on any realistic shot. I guess this team isn't going to win the Super Bowl afterall.....Oh, and he's still very hateable in the post-Cuntler era.....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

MLS Champs


Don't really know what the level of excitement is in CO/Denver, but it's pretty much party time here in this little pocket of LA (that I like to call "nik's apartment"), all due to my Rapids. Should have been 1-0 rapids after a blatant penalty kick was not called after Conor Casey was tripped (what up South!). Whatever, he scored anyway a little later on, and so did my main Kandji. I'm sure most blokes would agree, it was a pretty entertaining game all-in-all. Pickens: more than solid (some pretty awesome saves). And boom MLS Cup. Thank you Rapids.

I would also like to thank lads who have attended 'lads night out', especially those that drank a lot of beer.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The view this evening at Pepsi Center includes very insane TAZ leather jacket sightings (and a 5-1 beatdown delivered to the Rangers)


There were sightings of TAZ-themed Rockies shirts this summer, but TD sent me this shot of someone this evening at the Avs game willing to high-roll and really spend bills like he means it...the TAZ leather jacket. You know that shit don't come cheap. Top dollar. Dude had to do some ledger work to figure out how many trips to the Arby's drive-thru he'd have to cut out of his routine to afford that stylish addition to his wardrobe. We're all better for it.

The game? Hell yeah. The kids continue to pile on the scoresheet (and old Hannan also adding to his assist numbers).
That 2nd period was an Avalanche shit storm of goals. Good stuff.
Andy back...looking sharp, but let it be said, he got some solid help in front of him, didn't have to face a ton of pucks.
Good to see Duchene get a goal finally. Porter scoring goals has become a pretty regular occurrence. yes...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Young Avs Can Light The Lamp


I know newcomer Greg Mauldin didn't score a goal in this game, but he did register his first career assist and deserves some love. A national TV audience surely ignored the MNF game and was treated to a scoring barrage from the young Avs. While the Avs defense can certainly cause some major heart burn at times, thankfully, this team can also flat score goals no matter which line is on the ice. MJL (with a pair of goals), Stastny, Yipper, The Locker, and Porter (built-in hockey nick name) all score. Not exactly a star-laden cast. And while last year's rookie sensation, Duchey, continues to struggle to find the back of the net, his play is not unnoticed. He had a sweet assist on the Yip goal and even gooned it up a bit in the 3rd. Good to see.....I need to get to a game...is that Blogger's Suite becoming available soon?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Well, I didn't expect that....


I can only imagine Chiefs Zubaz guy didn't either.
A pretty straight up shellac-ing handed to KC today. A dormant Broncos offense awakens and (gasp) runs the ball with success and Orton and Tebow both in the TD pass mix. Not likely enough to jump-start or salvage the season if you ask me...but whatever, a rare "fun" day of football viewing.

I can only imagine the revelry enjoyed by Dahmer and TD at Mile High this afternoon. I guess I chose the wrong time to pass on the chance to attend a game. Can you blame someone for being gunshy to throwdown the ducats in the wake of the Raiders debacle?

Fast starts to games are key. Let it be known. Let's work toward that in the weeks to come and see if we can win a few more games this year.

My Rapids?


Love the fact last night's San Jose - Colorado game was for the Eastern Conference championship. I got Rapids fever......

Monday, November 8, 2010

Buh-Bye, Hawk.....


I know they don't get a lot of love around these parts, but as an alum, I feel I must acknowledge the passing of what turned out to be a shitty coaching tenure at CU. Hawk was a likeable dude (especially when compared to Barnett) who seemed to have a ton of potential to make the Buffs something worth paying attention to when he was hired. But, for whatever reason, it did not pan out. Blame the decision to bring in his son as a QB transfer, the recruiting restrictions, the chore of righting a ship gone totally wrong, the intramurals meltdown, etc. At the end of the day, the dude hardly won any games. And when it seemed like games were in the bag, KU scores 35 4th quarter points. Poof...you're done.........Good thing, because there's load of work to do before the move to the mighty PAC 10. Lots of talk about bringing back Mac. I say it's Eric Bieniemy time. The dude has pro credentials. Give him a shot....

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Boods & the 4th Line


Well, the title of this post sounds like some shitty mid-70s pub rock band, but I assure you if you saw them this evening they were anything but shitty. A 5 - zip shellacking administered to the Stars. Who are these Avs?? Porter? Dupuis? The guy with the Dutch name?

Old Raycroft actually stood fairly tall at the end of the game...the Avs were still peppering him, it was 5-0 and he hadn't been pulled. Pretty solid play to end a game where he really stood no chance, if I may be so bold (thank you aggressive Avalanche offense). Kind of liked the guy when he was on the Avs, not a ton. But admittedly I preferred him over Budaj.
Duchene gets a couple assists, Hejduk with a tally, Stewie doesn't even need to muster a point - (honestly, his skill is nuts. just watch) and Budaj gets a shutout against a team that has just been straight-up offensive as of late. Makes for some rather entertaining Saturday night hockey. Pretty sure that was the most shots the Avs have thrown at the opposing goal this year. It looked good. A fairly diametric opposite of that shit-ass Canucks game the other night where they looked sluggish and uninspired. Build on it.
Don't forget the Nugs....they completed the Dallas shutdown tonight. Had to come from behind to do it too.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Few Words From Patron Saint Chickin


Tyrone here....just want to say this site can't feature a silly little pirate when you pull it up. Understood, this a low point for those who bleed orange. Apparently, this might be a time where we separate a little wheat from the chaff. Chickin ain't standing for that shit. I still live in Denver and go to Broncos' games. You actually might see me or Alfred walking through the Invesco (true, it can't compare to Mile High) parking lot. We bummed right now? Hell yeah! Should we put up with this level of Broncos performance. Hell no! But, now is the time to search deep for your Broncos soul. Blame the coach all you want. But remember, we haven't gone to the playoffs since the Mastermind decided to Not Put In Plummer during a winning season. These are rough times, but either you're with the Chickin, or you're not. Frankly, I don't care.....more seats at the game for me....

Monday, November 1, 2010

Oakland in the House


I’m considering a life altering change. This is something so sudden, so impulsive that my family and I will never be the same. I would have never thought that this would have ever, EVER occurred in my life. What can I say? I’m human. This may be the biggest mistake that I make in my entire life but I can’t deny this. I must satisfy this urge. Want to know what I’m thinking?

I’m thinking of becoming an Oakland Raiders fan.

Truth is I don’t much care for the Denver Broncos anymore. I just don’t identify with them. We have a coach with a philosophy towards football that I just don’t get. Our Quarterback of the future has an extreme right wing viewpoint, we have absolutely no running game and our defense is not really worthy of words to describe it. When I really put some effort into thinking about it I have to say that I like Kyle Orton, I like DJ Williams and Brian Dawkins but that’s about it.

The Denver Broncos have become strikingly un-DenverBroncoish. I never really liked the “predominantly orange” home uniforms. I don’t like the orange Nike Swoosh stripe that runs from the pants to the jersey. I don’t like the revamped 3-4 defense and I don’t like the pass happy offense. I don’t like Invesco Field and I don’t like that ridiculous mascot Miles.

So whom should I root for if it isn’t the Broncos? I relate more to the West Coast than either the East Coast or the Midwest. This limits my choices to either the Arizona Cardinals, the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders, the San Francisco 49er’s or the Seattle Seahawks.

With all respect to the Cardinals, the Seahawks and the 49er’s I cannot choose them. I hate Phillip Rivers so the Chargers are an emphatic HELL NO. This leaves me with the Oakland Raiders.

So how can I choose the team that I’ve despised for all of my conscious life? I’m kind of drawn to the Raiders’ persona. I identify with the silver and black way of life. The Raiders are like Johnny Cash, Motorhead and Public Enemy rolled into one. The Broncos have become the boy band of the NFL. There is nothing mean or intimidating about the Denver Broncos.

Am I a sellout or a bandwagon jumper? Maybe, but as a season ticket holder for the Denver Broncos I see fans wearing other NFL team garb. The Broncos could be playing the Green Bay Packers and I will see Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and/or Minnesota Vikings jerseys. WTF? You don’t see anyone wearing any other team’s stuff in Oakland. The way I see it, most Broncos fans are sellouts. Only half the people in the stadium are really Broncos fans. The rest of them sold their tickets.

OK. So if not the Raiders, I’m thinking the Saints. Maybe I’ll just give up on the NFL and stick to hockey. It's not helping that my fantasy team is 0-7-1. We’ll see what happens.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Reigning Sound and Women

Sorry for my inactivity, but no TV and no Internet makes DT something something... We finally got our comcast-equivalent setup last weekend, and the Buffs and the Nugs are going to be on. The inspector can't wait.

Anywho, I did manage to get to a couple of shows already out here; have a look.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Can Allow 5 Goals & Collect a Win



Apparently, this team is old-fashioned 'run-n-gun' style. We allow a lot goals, because we score a lot of goals. I guess I'm fine with that. A couple of those Flames goals were pretty damn soft. That can't continue. But, Stewie with a hattie, TJinsly coming up big, and then you have the Asian Persuasion Yipyipyipyipyipyipyip. How much Winnik can you handle? You gotta know Matty Dueche is going to heat up soon. The kid is working hard. And hopefully we get some defense/goal-tending at some point.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Indefinite Budaj-time


Well, Andy's bum knee will provide some sustained indefinite Budaj action. (though it looks like he has an updated Ned Flanders backplate now) Got to say neither of them have looked very good this year so far, the league GAA rankings would fully back up that statement. Thankfully the Avs seem to know how to score. Pretty exciting games in general this year from what I've watched.
Scrappy OT loss last night.
I like the shaggier look that Liles is sporting. Has to be the reason for his assist rampage.

What's Worse? 59 Points Against or 4 Interceptions Thrown?



This takes some of the sting out of the beatdown we received from the Raiders. We miss you Jay! (lie) Photo courtesy of Mr. Christian VandeVelde.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pretty Pathetic....



Like foam Bronco heads and fleece Bronco dreads.

Not too common to decide to post something before halftime, but this game is nothing short of a disaster that I can barely stand to watch. I'd like to personally thank TD and 30PT for NOT finding me a spare ticket down on the outskirts of Mile High pregame. I think I might have bolted this game sooner than that fateful drubbing 41-3 the Chargers handed us at home back in 2007.
Just ugly on every level so far as we enter the half with the Broncos (finally) getting on the board to pull within 31 pts....at halftime. 38-7....at halftime. Down by 31 points at halftime....to the Raiders....at home.
Terrible turnovers, shitty tackling, still no running game.

The one great takeaway here is that I'm safely on the couch and not present for the 3rd straight year of the Broncos losing to the Raiders at home....oh, and Cutler threw 4 picks today which is a slight consolation as well.

UPDATE: We're just halfway through the 3rd quarter and the Raiders have already tied their franchise record for points in a game.

ANOTHER UPDATE: 3rd quarter still not over and the Raiders have now set their franchise record for points in a game. (59) They look to be enjoying piling on too.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back in the Day



Many of you probably don't remember Chris Stewart's first glimpse of fame prior to his NHL days with the Colorado Avalanche (pictured far left). I would like to remind all of you that he was an Actor first. Some of you may remember that he was in the movie Roll Bounce. Roll Bounce was the story of a roller dance team from the south side of Chicago. This group of roller skaters is led by Xavier (played by Mr. Wow) into competition against the Sweetwater Rollers and the superstar of Chicago roller skating, Sweetness (played by Mr. Nick Cannon).
Every Avs fan should take a minute and watch this feel good film set in 1978 Chicago while we are waiting for the Sharks.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Take A Knee Mr. Stewbag


The NHL Stewbag is really maturing and becoming a force much sooner than the MLB Stewbag. In addition to the scrappiness mentioned a couple of posts ago by ST, Stewbag is displaying a deft scoring touch. With two more goals tonight (both PP goals I believe), he's leading the team in that category. Sure it's very early in the year, but Stewie was doing this much of last year. He looks like the real deal and is very fun to watch.

The tough five-game roadie ends at 3-2. Very respectable. Nice little start to the Avs season actually....now for some home cooking...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This post could have been much different....


However, stupid mistakes, miscues, and penalties help send the Broncos to another defeat. A game they could have won. A game they probably should have won.
Snapping the ball? I thought that was Centering 101. I guess our guys are still working out the kinks on that shit.
4th down, game on the line, the opposing team throws up a dying duck pass all you got to do as the defending back is turn around and merely watch the ball hit the ground. Best not to stick your hand behind you and on the receiver...much less his facemask. Damn you Renaldo Hill. Poor decision there.

I guess some good can be taken away. The running game wasn't quite as abysmal as it has been the previous 5 games. Still, that is an issue in general. Weird after all those years of running prowess to see your team dead-last in that category.
Tebow? Not sure I'm ready to buy this, but I like the "let's try something" attitude that the coaching staff is putting out there. Tebow gadget plays look to be safe diversions.
A successful mid-game onside kick? Sure, love it. (Broncos don't capitalize though)
His stats were pedestrian I believe, but Orton worked some nice passes to his corps while they were well covered by the vaunted Jets Revis/Cromartie combo that resulted in catches.
At least we're tied with the Chargers and Raiders for last place in the West...things could get nuts with some well played divisional games.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stewie don't mind a fight....


...seconds into the 1st period. Strange way to start a game that ultimately was pretty disappointing. Don't know much about these Gorton's Fishermen, but I would have assumed this would have been the "easy" game on this lengthy roadtrip. Not so.
Avs wait until the 3rd to get anything on the board. Too little too late.
2nd youngest team in the league looks to be enigmatic I'd think throughout the season. Still look forward to watching Stewart, Yip, McLeod, Duchene etc. Excitement tempered with some frustration is sure to prevail. MSG and Rangers remain before returning home.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

That Hole Looks Big Enough


Been a while since I rapped at y'all. Broncos continue their futility against the Ravens. Why do we seem to play them on the road ever year? Why can't we every beat them (and no, not even when Shanny was coach)? Why does their middle field emblem cover the entire field? Why must our rushing offense and defense suck so bad? Why do we have zillions of penalties and they seemingly open up huge holes and give Flaco all day to throw without a holding penalty?

Orton continues to compile numbers and look good, but without a running game to speak of, it makes it mighty tough to sustain drives. Especially with all of the ill-timed penalties. I guess realistically speaking, winning one of these last two road games is an acceptable road swing. Would be nice to see some semblance of a running game taking shape though. The schedule will ease somewhat in the coming weeks, and winning against the Jets and Raiders at home seems doable and probably kind of necessary to get this season heading in the right direction.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Somebody Might Want to Block This Guy


Bummer of an opening game for the B'cos. Definitely looked like a winnable game, but the B'cos made too many mistakes against a Jagoffs team that made enough plays and had no turnovers (wow, how is that for cliche analysis?). There were some positive signs, but several things are concerning if they continue over the next few games.

1) Offensive line looks vulnerable. The youth of the line showed and Orton seemed to be under heavy pressure every pass play. The Jags barely had any sacks all of last season and had 3 midway through today's game.

2) Run defense wasn't impressive. Even when they had to know the run was coming, the Jags consistently busted pretty sizable runs for a good stretch of the game.

3) Special teams coverage continues to suck. Why is that the B'cos haven't been able to cover a kickoff or a punt for what seems like a decade?

4) Cutler actually won today (although the Bears got pretty damn lucky). How does one rack up almost 400 yards passing, have great field position all game, and only manage to score 19 points (7 points on a 90-yard screen pass) at home against the Lions?

Will be curious to see how the Broncs play next week at home against Seattle (a classic AFC West showdown). Should and needs to be a victory, or it could be a very long season.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

No Shame in that Game


Thoroughly outplayed, injured, no help from the refs, 8 seed vs 1 seed, what do you expect? Would've been a nice story to advance, but this team has a future. Go Avs....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Would You Stop Getting Bitch-Slapped by the Sharks?


Brutal game last night. After a fairly close 1st period, this looked like the 1-8 seed matchup one would expect. Lack of offensive weapons is really hurting. One regulation goal the last three games ain't gonna get it done. The lack of offensive pressure also reeking havoc on our defense, as we are in our own zone 90% of the game. Andy can't save 50 shots every night. Oh, not that its' why we're down in the series, but the lopsided penalty calls aren't helping. The Avs have by far the least amount of power plays in the playoffs. Just saying....

I'm predicting a big game for Yip in Game 6.....

Tim Tebow? Never heard of him...


I know I'm not that "up" on college football, but you'd think that the Broncos would have chosen someone in the first round I've at least heard of. Maybe I might have heard mention of him while I was whizzing past College Gameday some Saturday this past fall wishing NHL was a televised sport?

OK. All kidding aside, I HONESTLY have never heard of the WR from GaTech that the Broncos took a few spots before Tebow. But that's not too surprising.

Josh McDaniels just basically hitched his entire NFL coaching career, one would have to assume on some level, to Tim Tebow. He wheeled and dealed and traded down and then up to get him at a spot that though totally intriguing, most Kiper McShay's would call a reach. Very curious...and a tad bit exciting. Because I have heard of him.
We'll see. Got to give it to the Broncos, they often have a way of making the draft interesting. Anyone got a spare Maurice Clarett #20 jersey?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

God Bless Stewbag


Stunning, stunning finish. Playoff hockey is kind of fun to watch. A tip of the hat to Rob Blake for deflecting that Stewbag shot in for the game winner (for the Avs).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

You Will Score The Goal That Puts The Avs Into The Playoffs


And just like that, the Avs are in.....the Sharks or Hawks? Doesn't matter much to me. Besides the late season slide, this team was fun to watch throughout the vast majority of the season, exceeded expectations, and has given Avs fans a lot to be excited about going into the future. Bravo fellas...now it's time to pull a '94 Nuggets and upset a number 1 seed....

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What is "2 points"? I'm confused by this concept.


Rare clutch win. I'm still thinking it's time for a line change.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Let's not get ahead of ourselves...


Pretty much everyone in Avs-land was making playoff plans a couple weeks ago. Popping the champagne and shit. Basically, in awe of what this team did with little, or no expectations.
Wow. You can pretty much put those plans on a permanent hold.
This slide has been precipitous. Sorry Avalanche....you can't play the Blues every night.
Tonight was a bit different than the lamp-burning affairs that have characterized this fall in the Western standings. Anderson played a decent game but the Avs couldn't put goals on the board. That said, Anderson and the defense have played like shit for about 7-8 straight games. Stretch run or no...this season was/is heading toward the trash bin, I would've liked to have seen Budaj spell Anderson at some point during this bed-shitting. I'm no Budaj fan but Andy was as far from "standing on his head" as a goalie could be, trying to hold a playoff spot as the season closes. The season is closing much faster than most thought...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Not liking the similarities.




That game last night was rather hard to watch/listen to. I had to stop once it hit 5-1 mark.

That 2-point lead over the Flames is starting to worry me a bit; winning games wouldn't be bad thing to start doing. The fall in the standings is especially tough to take when you consider the Red Wings are now in the 6 spot. Time to clean some sheets.

Saturday, March 27, 2010