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The NFL Draft – 4/20 May Have Passed, But There’s Still Plenty of Smoke

April 23rd, 2024

On paper, this year’s NFL Draft seems immensely predictable. The three teams at the top of the draft board are all in desperate need of a quarterback, and there are three projected prospects just waiting to hear their name called. After the quarterbacks have fallen, the board is left with three dynamic wide receivers, all thought to be true difference makers. While the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers, and New York Giants all have a specific need for their rosters – a dynamic, difference making, wide receiver. The assumption is that the rest of the top half of the draft is filled with... Read More

A Rockie Start to the Season

April 9th, 2024

With the baseball season upon us, I must admit that I struggled to find the positives when it came to writing about the Colorado Rockies. The team had gotten off to another slow start, the pitchers were getting shelled, and Kris Bryant was again, a virtual no-show. So, I cheated. I sat down at my computer, then asked ChatGPT to write me an 800-word article about the Colorado Rockies and all that was good. Within minutes, there it was. The words Cold Beer repeated 400 times. So, here it is. My annual story about the Colorado Rockies, written before they become too irrelevant, which is roughly... Read More

The Sweet Sixteen Winners – It’s a Coin Flip

March 26th, 2024

Entering the Sweet Sixteen, I have to say that my bracket is looking pretty good. It helps that I had Kentucky going out a little early, picked Clemson over Baylor, and primarily went with the favorites up until this point. And I would like to think that my current success was due to the countless hours of work I have put in preparing for this tournament. Researching rosters to identify upperclassmen, checking player minutes to establish team depth, and scouting free throw percentages as games get tight at the end of March. I prefer strong guard play, note a team’s pace of play, always check... Read More

Spring Skiing: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying the Slopes in Warmer Weather

March 15th, 2024

As the Boulder temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, many ski enthusiasts look forward to hitting the slopes for some spring skiing. Spring skiing offers a unique experience with its longer days, softer snow, and enjoyable après-ski activities. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a beginner, there are several tips and tricks to make the most of your spring skiing adventure. Choosing the Right Gear When gearing up for spring skiing, it’s essential to consider the changing weather conditions. As the day progresses, the snow can transition from icy in the morning to slushy in... Read More

The Broncos Without a Starting Quarterback? – Inconceivable!

March 12th, 2024

Like many Bronco fans, I was struggling to figure out Sean Payton’s quarterback plans after letting go of Russell Wilson, despite still owing him $40 million. The Denver Broncos lacked the cap space for any high-priced free agent, were absent of the draft capital needed to move up for a top-three pick, and obviously, Jarrett Stidham could never be the answer. But it all became clear the other morning as I sat in bed watching the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride. Remember the scene in The Princess Bride, when the man in black (Westley) challenges Vizzini in a Battle of Wits to try and save Princess... Read More

Boulderites LOVE Spring Skiing: Mud, Mayhem, and Mountains!

March 10th, 2024

Boulder is nestled in the Rockies, and is surrounded by our neighboring ski areas. Within 2 hours lie some of the finest skiing in the world. And, the good news!  Spring Skiing in Colorado is Spring Magic! While the snow can be getting rather sparse, and the rocks and mud can make an appearance, the high mountain blue skies and sun make up for it. “Rock Skies” are called for, as is sunscreen. Spring Skiing Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think! One of my brother’s coping methods for the first big snows or big chills is to remind us that Spring Skiing is almost upon us. My personal... Read More

Boulder’s Skyline to Success: Ultra-Marathon Running Lessons for Life

March 10th, 2024

The “Boulder Skyline Traverse” is one of Boulder’s iconic mountain running trails that summits each of the 5 mountain peaks that etch the Boulder skyline. At 35 miles and 10,500 ft vertical gain, the out-and-back traverse provides a long day of physical and emotional ups and downs — not unlike life itself. As a health coach, I find my tools for achieving success on ultra-marathon mountain runs like the Boulder Skyline Traverse apply equally well to life’s often challenging and trying ups and downs. AboutBoulder ultra-marathon mountain runner and health... Read More

Swifties, a Strip Show, and the Las Vegas Super Bowl

February 13th, 2024

In a Super Bowl that featured celebrities in the stands, clever commercials, and of course, Taylor Swift, it would be easy to lose focus as a sportswriter and simply put together 1100 words that avoided the game – and just focused on the Swifties, and their clicks. But Super Bowl LVIII wasn’t just about Taylor. It was about heroes like Andy Reid, Travis Kelce, and Pat Mahomes. Not the Anti-Hero. The game deserves an article that treats the play on the field with respect. Not a Blank Space. All that attention on Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ice Spice, and Usher. I’m just going to Shake it... Read More

Future Legends: Skating Through the Pee Wee Hockey League

February 9th, 2024

  Traveling from Boulder to Florida can be very confusing. For example in Florida, people drive on the “wrong” side of the road, like in England. Florida clocks are different by hours, and for 4 hours a day the dates are different! My confusion was exacerbated when my Florida family said, on a 71 degree F, 22 degrees C day “let’s go to a hockey game! Our great friends gave us four tickets for tonight’s game, Panthers vs Washington!  12th Row, Section 120, at the home team’s twice defended goal!” Of course we said “yes,” and went to a... Read More

Rink Rivalry: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche

February 7th, 2024
Rink Rivalry Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche - AboutBoulder.com

This article delves into the exhilarating game between the Arizona Coyotes and the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on February 18. We’re breaking down key players, pivotal moments, and the strategies that defined this game. Get ready to explore every angle of this epic clash. Balanced Offense of the Coyotes: Impact Players Stepping Up The Arizona Coyotes showcase a formidable offense against the Avalanche. Key players like Clayton Keller, Matias Maccelli, and Dylan Guenther have demonstrated the depth and versatility of the Coyotes’ attacking line-up. Keller’s agility on the ice, combined... Read More