"After the Nuggets blowout loss in game four of their first round series with the Warriors, Kenneth Faried kicked a hole in the Nuggets locker room wall. Today he kicked a hole in George Karl."
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"As wonderfully as the entire team played, it was Arenado’s night – one that he will certainly never forget. And for Rockies fans it was another reason to smile in what has so far been a magical season"
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The Avalanche have secured the first pick in the upcoming NHL draft via the lottery held tonight.
This is huge news for the club which fired its head coach yesterday.
Seth Jones, the son of Popeye Jones who was playing for the Nuggets when Seth was born, is widely considered to be the top NHL prospect available.
Drafting Jones could be the beginning of a new era in Avalanche hockey - and a new era is something Avalanche Hockey badly needs.
Today on ESPN Outside the Lines, NBA analyst Chris Broussard, in reacting to Jason Collins' coming out as gay, stated that Collins is "walking in open rebellion to God". The reaction to Broussard's comments in social media was immediate, it was damning and it was hateful. In fact, Broussard was on the receiving end of far more "discrimination" than Collins himself was.
I wish to say for the record that I vehemently disagree with Broussard. In my eyes the time has long since come for a society that is “color blind” when it comes to sexuality and that Collins’ pronouncement was as courageous as it was necessary. However, Broussard is in some ways far braver. Society’s pendulum has swung so far that an openly Christian person is in greater peril than an openly gay person is.
The types of reactions I have heard to what Broussard said on TV today are just as venomous as homophobia - and no more well deserved. The fact that Broussard continues to see sexuality as a religious issue is certainly discouraging to most people. It’s a reality, however, that he represents a large cross-section of society. We cannot simply curse these people and counter what we consider to be their hatred with hatred toward them.
Religion and sexuality combine to make a complex stew. Thankfully, our culture has reached a point where acceptance of gays is advancing. That cannot mean that abhorrence of Christians is now the norm. If it is then we have made no progress. We have only replaced one form of intolerance with another. There needs to be a coming together and that only happens when we all put forth the effort to understand each other.
Broussard is an entitled to his religious beliefs as Collins is to his sexuality. Religion and homosexuality have both been parts of America for a very long time. Allowing one out of the closet while pushing the other in accomplishes nothing.
"Washington Wizards center Jason Collins is officially and formally out of the closet, but you already knew that. Here are a few quick thoughts that are rushing through my head right now, having focused a lot of attention on the issue of gays on pro sports here at the South Stands. Forgive me if some of this comes off as just a touch jaded."
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Jets fans won't have Tim Tebow to kick around anymore. He's been released by the Jets, who had six QBs on the roster after having drafted Geno Smith.
This is a sad, sad day for sports web sites from coast to coast. Say what you will about Tebow's acumen as a quarterback, he was ratings gold.
Hopefully he will be signed somewhere - and not in Canada.
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"The Nuggets are unprepared in this series. They have no answer for Golden State's shooters, no plan offensively in the half-court, and they continue to miss free-throws. They look a lot like a poorly coached team."
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It looks like Avalanche fans won't have Joe Sacco to kick around anymore.
According to several credible accounts we follow on Twitter, the overseer of several miserable seasons of lackluster hockey in Colorado is finally the victim of his own wild lack of success. Joe Sacco has been fired.
Oh, happy day.
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I never really liked sports until I had a religious conversion when the Broncos lost to the 49ers in that one Super Bowl. Now I'm obsessed with all aspects of the Denver pro sports world. Oh yeah, I hate college football. It's crap. Talk to me on twitter @johnreidydenver