"They were a laughing stock and every player knew it. Not this year. The Rox have some serious swagger."
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"To the “fire George Karl” crowd, elimination and the hands of Golden State would be a definite final straw. A decent percentage of Nuggets fans fall into that camp already. If Karl can’t motivate his team to take down the six seed many, many more will join the lynch mob."
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"Don’t look now but our Denver sports chariot is morphing back into a pumpkin. On one frigid April day the teams we cheer for collectively nosedived. Terrible Tuesday did all it could to snuff out our fantasies"
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He was drafted by the Cavaliers. He has played for the Clippers, the Trail Blazers, Cleveland, Portland and Philadelphia but somehow Andre Miller has established himself as “Mr. Nugget”. It seems like he wants every season to be shipped out of town, yet no current Denver player can be as closely associated with the success of the Blue and Yellow as Andre Miller.
The Nuggets have been in a constant state of flux for an entire decade. The closest thing to stability they have enjoyed was the period between 2004 and 2010 when Carmelo Anthony reluctantly called Denver home. Andre Miller was a part of three of those seasons before he was swapped away for Allen Iverson – who was swapped away for Chauncey Billups – who was swapped away along with Carmelo – which ultimately caused the Nuggets to bring back Andre Miller. He’s been something of a constant in a city where the basketball team is always changing.
On a team mostly constructed of young up-and-comers, Miller is far and away the most veteran player. He’s played more games in a Nuggets uniform than anybody else even though he’s bounced around the NBA. Miller’s been to the playoffs nine times, five times with the Nuggets. Not only is Miller the current player most identified as a Nugget, the Nuggets are the team most identified with Andre Miller.
It’s pretty crazy, really. Andre Miller truly is “Mr. Nugget”. His only real rival for the distinction is George Karl.
Has there ever been an early Rockies season that involved as many delays, reschedulings and double headers as this one? It’s doubtful. Right now Coors Field is like one giant $9 dish of Dippin’ Dots and yet it’s supposed to host not one but two baseball games today.
Mother Nature must hate baseball.
The sun is beginning to try peeking out so who knows? Maybe the grounds crew will be able to get the field prepped for hardball today. Even if they do it’ll be cold, though. Really cold. The temperature should be around 35 degrees for the 1:10 game but it’ll be really chilly for the night game.
The truly ironic thing is that it took the Broncos until the playoffs to host a football game in weather conditions like the Braves and Rockies will face today … assuming they play. Colorado fans are ready for those May flowers.
In the Denver Nuggets round one, game one 97-95 victory over Golden State two players who might not have been Nuggets made significant impacts. Wilson Chandler played 39 minutes, snatched 13 rebounds and scored eleven points. The Nuggets were plus ten with Chandler on the floor. Andre Miller nailed the game winning shot and contributed 28 points in just over 27 minutes of play. Both Chandler and Miller expressed their desires to be traded prior to the NBA deadline.
Thank goodness they're still here. With Danilo Gallinari sidelined for the post-season and Ty Lawson still recovering from an ouchy foot, both Chandler and Miller are critical pieces of Denver's puzzle. It wasn't very long ago, however, that many fans wanted to see both of them gone.
Denver fans get tired of hearing athletes gripe. Maybe we're conditioned to have little patience for groaners because Carmelo Anthony cried his way out of town. The idea that our town, our market and our teams aren't good enough for various players grows tiresome. Fact is, guys make noise about being traded pretty frequently. It's easy for fans to take a "don't let the door hit you in ass" mentality.
In this cases of Neck Baby and Old Ass Andre it's a good thing that neither they nor the scorned fans got what they wanted. The Nuggets truly need both players now if they are to have a snowball's chance in hell of proceeding beyond the second round of the playoffs.
Truth is stranger than reality.
Just two weeks after learning that Denver's bumbling center, JaVale McGee has designs on starring in the world of reality television (along with his smothering mother Pam), we discover that Broncos wide out Eric Decker has a deal to appear in a program of his own, along with his lovely wife Yoko.
Actually, her name is Jessica James and she's reportedly some kind of musician. Although, like the original Yoko, she's more well known for her man than she is for her compositions.
According to Big Lead Sports, this car wreck of a disaster of a television show is going to be part of the "Love and Other Contact Sports" franchise on the E! Network.
John Elway must be thrilled. The Broncos have a two-year window during which to cash in on the "Manning Era" and one of the key cogs in the success of the offense is going to be distracted by the filming of this televised abortion. It's not as though Decker has extra IQ points banging around in his head that he can spare, either. Decker's barely got the bandwidth to pay attention.
As thrilling as it is that Denver's become the center of the sports themed reality TV universe, our teams would doubtlessly be better off without all this. Isn't that why Tim Tebow is gone?
Brandon Spano is Denver's undisputed rant king and he's pretty high on the Denver Nuggets.
Not feeling terribly optimistic about their chances in the playoffs? Let King Spano set you straight. Just click play.
Brace yourselves for a whole lot more Soicher, Broncos fans. Mr. Bobblehead and his cohorts at 9 News have reportedly signed a “multi-year” extension to be the “official” TV home of the Orange and Blue.
This means that Denver’s NBC affiliate will continue to broadcast Broncos pre-season games and will have the most immediate locker room access after regular season tilts.
Channel 4’s duo of Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller will remain the most respected coverers of the team regardless of Channel 9’s “official” designation. Drew Soicher will remain a huge tool who buys Twitter followers.
According to NFL Network, the Broncos have the easiest schedule among all 32 teams heading into next season. The Carolina Panthers reportedly have the most difficult. Excuse me for doubting the league’s very own television network, but isn’t it a bit early to make such assertions?
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