Good Friday to you all! The weather is great here in Denver and it is a beautiful day. I hope you are in one of those places with nice weather too. This past week has been pretty nice here. However, it isn’t going to last long. After this weekend of nice weather, we are looking at snowfall for the middle of next week in Denver. Yes, it has already snowed in Colorado, but that is in the mountains. In Denver, that makes for a nice view. There hasn’t been any snow in Denver yet. A lot of folks who have never been here have a mistaken idea of where Denver actually is. Denver is actually on the plains about ten miles from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. However, because the plains are mostly flat and the mountains are pretty big, when you look at them it appears closer than they really are. So, the good thing about Denver is that we have pretty nice weather most of the time and if you want to go skiing, depending on where you want to play you can be there in 30 minutes to an hour and a half! What a deal!
So, besides all the road construction and repair going on, that is pretty much what is going on here. No, the Colorado Rockies baseball team didn’t make the playoffs because in the summer where they were supposed to be one of the teams to beat, they seemed to perfect the art of losing. Not that other teams were any better talent wise, but because all our talent resorted to a level of very poor mediocrity. It may be time to clean house. A few players having a bad season or a bad day is to be expected, but when it becomes the whole team that is that way, there is just no excuse. Honestly, I know he wasn’t the greatest hitter in baseball, but I feel like the team lost its heart and soul when they traded Clint Barmes. He brought leadership and a positive outlook to the clubhouse that just was not there this year. Good luck getting it back.
Finally, Tim Tebow gets to show his worth. The Broncos have decided to replace Kyle Orton as the starting quarterback. Don’t get me wrong, I think Orton is a very good quarterback and probably the best on the team. What has been wrong with the Broncos is not his fault. With an impotent offensive line and running backs that run the ball like they are playing flag football, that is doing all this jumping around laterally and getting nowhere rather than taking the ball north and south and getting first downs. But then again, we have an offensive line that has no balls and can’t open a hole in a paper sack, much less a good defense. Football is won in the trenches, guys. Your team can have the best quarterback, runningbacks and recievers in the league, but if you don’t give them a chance to do their thing in the first place, the game is lost before you ever gear up.
So, what is Tebow bringing to the table that is missing? Hopefully, leadership. Give me somebody that is capable, like Tebow or Orton, it doesn ‘t matter, who is going to demand professionalism from his line. The line we have is a mistake. It was put together by a coach who was on the job training and had too much power. He just couldn’t handle it. Yes, he had good ideas for an offense but had no idea how to put in the people that would get it done, the O line.
If the Denver Broncos want to get back to the good ole days where they were respected and feared throughout the league then they will have to start winning the battles at the front line. Over the past eight to ten years, yes even in the Shanahan era, the Broncos have played like they were afraid to take the ball into the end zone. They have moved the ball well enough in the open field, but when they get to the red zone they seem to be unable to find their way to the end zone. Correct that and they will be on their way to getting back to the team they used to be. Good Luck Tim! I hope he can be the take charge guy they need.
The Nuggets? I just don’t care this year.
The Avalanche is something I am trying to get my head around. Coming from Arkansas, hockey wasn’t a sport that we grew up with and played, so I don’t really understand the game that much. I do, however have an opinion. I think the game at the professional level can be upgraded to make it more interesting to folks like me. For instance, the net is too small. If I’m not mistaken they use the same size net for kids to play on. If I’m right, then I think the pro’s should have to defend a bigger net or maybe even put one in each corner, add another goalie and another normal player. It would bring more action to the game and more excitement. Like I said, I could be all wrong.
Well, I didn’t mean to go on about sports, but it appears I did. I think I just needed to vent. The fact is right now the only team that means anything to me is not even pro. It is the Arkansas Razorbacks! WOOOOOOOO PIG!!! SOOIE!!! GO HOGS!!!