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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

Super Bowl Sunday Sunrise Surprises!

February 11th, 2024

  Happy Super Boulder Super Bowl Sunday!  We will witness Apex Predators at work pitching product at a million dollars a nanosecond. There’s a pretty good football game in between. <VBG> Lensworth  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 8th, 2023

Some people shy away from cameras – others jump in front of them. Peter Hurley, a world-renowned headshot photographer, has put his own spin on this. He believes that a good portrait requires that the camera doesn’t mess with the subject, but that the subject messes with the camera. Once someone loses sight of the insecurities provoked by the camera, they start to perform for it. People start to play with the camera. They stare into it as if they were playing head games. They treat it as if it were a person looking at them – a person they want to make an impression on. These two girls were... Read More

The Disastrous Football Weekend – That Could Have Been Worse

September 26th, 2023

To call the weekend football games disappointing would be an understatement. To call them disheartening wouldn’t quite be enough. To call them a disaster – now we are getting close. The Colorado Buffaloes and Deion’s boys faced off against tenth-ranked Oregon in Eugene. The Buffs showed up with their usual swagger – dancing on the opposing team’s logo and talking trash. But in the end, it would be Oregon dancing in the endzone, and letting their performance do the talking for them. Oregon coach Dan Lanning screamed in his opening speech to the team – “They’re fighting for clicks.... Read More

NFL Week One – Four Snaps, a Crackle, and a Pop

September 12th, 2023

The National Football League kicked off on Thursday, and as usual, it failed to disappoint. In Kansas City, Travis Kelce was dropped from the lineup, Kadarius Toney dropped everything in sight, and the Detroit Lions dropped the defending Super Bowl Champions. In Denver, the Broncos are kicking themselves after losing to the Raiders in Sean Payton’s coaching debut. And in New York, Aaron Rodgers will still be playing with the Jets – but that’s assuming the team’s rehab facility comes with a hot tub. A look at the wacky first week of the NFL. • Tony! Toni! Tone! Has done it again.... Read More

Denver’s Sporting History: 10 Cool Things You Didn’t Know

July 29th, 2023

When I initially started to brainstorm ideas about what my first article for About Boulder should be, my mind crafted all manner of different approaches: football analysis, social commentary, feature piece etc. etc. However, I decided that instead of delving into something multi-layered and thought provoking, to start with something light: a list of 10 things. Judging by the amount of the traffic Buzzfeed and Facebook achieve with these types of articles, if I can’t craft something where you won’t even click the link for a lists article, even if it is out of sheer curiosity to see what it is,... Read More

The Worst Season Ever?

December 13th, 2022

Historically speaking, Jack Faulkner’s 1963 Denver Broncos are considered the worst squad in franchise history as the team finished the season with a disastrous record of 2-11-1. But that was a little before our time. Recent memories may have you thinking about Vance Joseph’s 2017 Broncos (5-11) that relied on the laughable trio of Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiller, and Paxton Lynch to steer their sinking ship. Or Vic Fangio’s 2020 Broncos (5-11) and the failed Drew Lock experiment. But I always refer back to the Josh McDaniels team of 2010 as Denver’s blueprint of football futility. In... Read More

Pleading the Fifth

June 21st, 2022

Often, the significance of an event isn’t clear until after it’s passed. Everyone can recall an example in his or her own life. Sports, of course, are no exception. And since September is in full swing, that means football, which brings to mind a particularly odd example. It’s October 6, 1990. The CU Buffs had a record of three wins, one loss, and one tie; their opponent, the University of Missouri Tigers, had a record of two wins and two losses. Nearly 47,000 fans packed Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri to watch the rivals battle it out. Both teams played hard, and Missouri lead 31-27... Read More

The Importance of College Football

May 6th, 2020

  On the surface, the title seems like an ignorant tailgate cheer.  Bring college football back so fans can paint their chest, shotgun a beer, and get back to the way things were.  Over a million COVID-19 outbreaks alone in the United States, and over 70,000 deaths and we have the audacity to talk about football.  But it’s deeper than that.  The professional game will come back in due time when the billionaire owners and the millionaire players decide that things are safe.  But the college landscape is not as simple. In a perfect world, deaths and the virus disappear tomorrow.  In... Read More

CU Buffs Win Predicts a Successful Season

September 10th, 2019

The Buffs slaughtered Nebraska this past weekend in a 34-31 overtime comeback victory. First year head coach Mel Tucker said he wasn’t afraid his team wouldn’t win, even when they were behind by more than 17 points. “These are long games now. There’s no need to get nervous, you just want to play the next play.” The team has been hard at work since the summer, and Tucker expected Nebraska to have a difficult second half due to the high altitude at Folsom Field. Wide receiver K.D. Nixon said, “I don’t think nobody outside this football team could play with the... Read More

Who Would Win In A Fight?

August 30th, 2019

The Rocky Mountain Showdown has notoriously brought out the worst (or best) of the rivalry between CU and CSU. Each year, the Rams and Buffs compete not only on the field but off the field, too. Students wear their schools gear, talk mad sh** to each other, and pray that their team wins. This year, the CSU mascot Cam the Ram died before making it to Sports Authority Field. Some think that his death was a bad omen, causing the Ram’s to lose the game, while others believe that Cam sacrificed himself for the sins of the CSU kicker. Either way though, the Buffs came out on top this year. The... Read More

4 Former NFL Players Announce Investing in Cannabis

February 16th, 2019

Athletes having been taking advantage of the natural healing properties of cannabis behind the sports scene for a very long time. With some sort of cannabis legalization being passed in over half of the United States, it’s no wonder athletes are starting to invest in the cannabis business. Several have saved money from time spent playing in the NFL, and they’re looking to prolong their retirement with wise investments. We’re currently in the Green Rush, and several former NFL players have announced they’re getting involved in the industry. Joe Montana Joe Montana, a Hall of Fame quarterback... Read More

Taking Hits at the Superbowl

February 2nd, 2019

Tomorrow is Super Bowl LIII. The Los Angeles Rams will be up against the New England Patriots. One team will go home with the trophy, the rings, and bragging rights as Super Bowl Champions for the year. There’s sure to be some incredible plays, a few amazing runs and receptions, and a whole lot of high contact hits. You might even be cheering for hard hitting tackles to stop your rival team short of a first down, or cause a fumble and a turnover so your team can recover the ball, but what happens to the players after the game is over and they go home? Several NFL players suffer from a variety... Read More

5 Reasons the NFL Should Allow Cannabis

May 12th, 2018

The NFL and cannabis has been a hot topic for some time now. With the recent news of the NFL denying a player’s request to use cannabis as medicine, it only seems right we look at five quick reasons the NFL should allow cannabis. The request was made by Mike James, who is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. James is the very first active player to formally ask to be exempt from the NFL’s no cannabis policy. He put in the request for exemption to treat the number one reason on our list. Chronic Pain Our number one reason cannabis should be allowed in the NFL is to treat chronic... Read More

Athletes For Care Speak at NoCo Hemp Expo

April 14th, 2018

The NoCo Hemp Expo hit Loveland, CO last weekend on April 6th and 7th. The largest hemp expo in the world, NoCo partnered with Athletes For Care (A4C) as their NFP benefactor for the incredible two day event. A4C “is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports.” They “are an organization founded by a group of pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large.” On... Read More

Who’s Playing High at The Super Bowl?

February 3rd, 2018

    It’s time for the Super Bowl! I wonder how many of the athletes playing are consuming cannabis on a regular basis. Chances are, quite a few. Cannabis and football has been a hot topic over the past few years as more former NFL pros have come out of the green closet to advocate for its use as a medicine. Highlighted in Season 2 of the Netflix show, Disjointed, the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition got to make a public service announcement calling for the use of cannabis over opioids. The Gridiron Cannabis Coalition’s “mission is committed to the evolution of the natural healing elements... Read More

Quarterback Carousel

November 21st, 2017

As Brock Osweiler failed to impress, Paxton Lynch failed to improve, and Trevor Siemian failed to make the game day roster, the Denver Broncos set their sights on next year to figure out their quarterback issues. Whether John Elway believes Denver is in a rebuilding stage or a few players away, finding a franchise quarterback for next year won’t be easy. Here is a list of the top ten options for next season, and the odds of making it happen. 1) Paxton Lynch (Odds of starting 2:1) – Over the last ten years every first-round quarterback selected has been allotted at least half a season before... Read More

Siemian or Lynch?

May 30th, 2017

It is never too early to discuss Bronco football, and the topic is a familiar one. Who should be the Broncos starting quarterback on opening day? Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch? The Siemian doubters may question his health, his 7th round pedigree, and his questionable upside. The Lynch supporters may look at the strong-armed, 6’7, first rounder Lynch as the answer to the offensive woes of last year. But here are five reasons that Trevor Siemian is the obvious choice for opening day. 1) Experience – Trevor Siemian has started in 14 games for the Denver Broncos. That generally translates... Read More

Colorado’s Top Five Sporting Events

May 7th, 2017

  It’s May, which means Rockies baseball. Mathematically, our boys are still in it, but there’s an outside chance that the game will be snowed out. Take advantage of the beautiful weather, the gorgeous stadium, the great Micro-Brews, and the Rocky Mountain oysters served in right field.  Better be quick.  We’re usually eliminated by the All-Star break. CU football. Marching with the band on Pearl Street, tailgating at Franklin Field, watching Ralphie run, and hanging with your alumni friends as you think back about the golden years of 5th downs, McCartney, and National Championships. ... Read More

Parents Weekend Activities!

September 30th, 2016

Photo credit: Lily Lemire This weekend is parents weekend and there are SO many things to do with parents, especially if they are from out of town. CU, of course, has a list of activities for parents to do but doing your own fun planned activities is how you can get the most out of parent’s weekend. Some things to consider doing: There are tons of good restaurants on pearl street to check out, my personal favorite is Hapa Sushi, they have great happy hour deals from 2-5! Also be sure to check out the Sink, which is located on the Hill. Get the sink burger, it does not disappoint. If parents... Read More