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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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 15th, 2017

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

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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 16th, 2016

After a long work week, Gabe spends his Friday evening out at Murphy’s Taphouse in Louisville with some of his co-workers. What better way to kick off the weekend? Gabe is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Longmont, and he doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon. He is currently a project manager at a Logistics company in Louisville but in his free time, you can find him at a local sport event or hanging out with his friends and family. Growing up, Gabe spend a lot of time with his dad, brother, and grandparents going to the local CU games. “So my favorite thing about... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 7th, 2016

These pint sized Broncos fans are ready for the big game! Meet Connor & Laila! I found these siblings making snowballs in their front yard waiting to ambush their party guests! Ten year old Connor has QB aspirations and throws a mean spiral already. When he isn’t tossing a football around he spends time at the numerous Boulder County skate parks on his trick scooter or BMX bike. He likes hanging out with his friends and playing video games as well. Laila is seven and loves arts and crafts! She is super creative and recently made a life-sized, 3-D dog out of paper! When she’s not making... Read More

The Amazing Life of Byron White

February 5th, 2016

On this Super Bowl Sunday, with Peyton Manning facing his (potentially) last game, it’s appropriate to look at someone who achieved on and beyond football. Someone who, with his connections to Boulder and Colorado more broadly, affected our entire country. Born in Fort Collins in 1917, Byron White was raised in nearby Wellington. Being a devoted student, he graduated from high school at the top of his class in 1930, which earned him a scholarship to the University of Colorado-Boulder. His years at CU, time would tell, were pivotal to say the least. Byron met his eventual wife, Marion Sterns (daughter... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

November 14th, 2015

Football is here! This is Richard, and he is a fulltime student. He spent the day tailgating in the park, throwing around the old pig skin and enjoying a refreshing beverage. How do you celebrate college football on Saturday?  Read More

Who Would Win In A Fight?

September 26th, 2015

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

Pleading the Fifth

September 20th, 2015

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

Tailgating 101

September 11th, 2015

Tailgate like a Buff! – or like a buff should, that is. I’ve always wished that CU had more of a tailgating culture, but as time goes on, I’ve realized that tailgating is what we make it. CU alumni seem to be the tailgating pros, other than the fact that they usually don’t get as rowdy as I would like to see CU students get. Tailgating means school pride, and although our football team isn’t #1, whatever. Football is a great excuse to wear black&gold, listen to good music, drink Bloody Mary’s and play beer pong in the parking lot. Necessities: Games –... Read More

Campus, Construction, and Curiosity

June 19th, 2015

The word construction immediately makes me cringe when it is spoken. The construction on highway 36, a highway that I drive every single day, seems to only inch towards completion. My freshman year I lived in Smith Hall in Kittredge which underwent an entire year of construction, which forced me and all other Smith kids to reroute and take the long way to campus (an additional 10 minutes). The construction on campus was the basis for many stories though. My freshman year roommate snuck into one of the half-completed buildings in Kittredge and turned the inside into a dance floor. Construction that... Read More

John Fox Isn’t the Answer, He’s the Problem

November 17th, 2014

If Denver Broncos fans wanted any indicator of how their team would perform in big games under head coach John Fox and new NFL legend QB Peyton Manning, five games into the 2012 season they got their answer. When the Broncos went 0-3 against the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, and New England Patriots, teams whose records would go on to be 14-2, 12-4, and 12-4 respectively, Fox and Manning were just continuing the trend they had become known for in Carolina and Indianapolis: losing the games that mattered. In 2003, in only his second year, Fox led the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance against... Read More

It’s like a Fantasy Football…Fantasy

September 29th, 2014

  It’s a phenomenon that’s generating nearly four billion in revenue a year and conversely, is also projected to cost employers an estimated six and a half billion dollars over a 17-week period. When you calculate the amount of time spent by those involved with it into dollars, along with the advertisements, and other money generated as a result of its existence, Forbes calculated its potential worth at 70 billion. It has hundreds of websites, businesses, and sports networks dedicated to it. There’s even an entire popular TV series about it. I’m talking, of course, about fantasy football.     Top... Read More

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

September 23rd, 2014

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

Boulder Gets Set for the Super Bowl

February 1st, 2014

After a bye week that’s felt more like a bye month, the big game is now only a day away. Waiting for this game has been like waiting for Christmas all over again, only this time instead of watching our relatives stuff themselves with food, we’ll get to watch burly men tackle the stuffing out of each other. Here in Boulder, the energy and excitement is palpable; orange and blue flags have been unfurled in homes and storefronts all over town, folks are proudly sporting their Broncos jerseys (under their winter coats, of course) and talk of Sunday’s game can be heard everywhere. Even Governor... Read More

Colorado Football and the Spirit of CU

September 6th, 2013

With the beginning of a new football season underway, it’s hard not to notice the change in disposition among CU students and the city of Boulder. You can feel it on campus, on the Hill, downtown, and in living rooms across the city; finally, we’ve got a football team worth talking about (instead of sighing about). Students, their families, alumni and Boulderites everywhere are unraveling their dusty CU flags and waving them with pride, adorning themselves with Colorado T-Shirts and other CU paraphernalia before stepping out the door to greet their neighbors with, “How ’bout... Read More

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