While the coronavirus has affected all NFL teams, the Broncos are in a state of complete disarray like I’ve never seen before. Problem # 1: Ownership / management issues of the Bowling kids and John Elway. Problem # 2: Coach Vic Fangio and quarterback Drew Lock’s lack of leadership. It is a mess. The solution? New Franchise Property. Money is of the utmost importance to Bowling’s heirs, so let them sell out and let’s start a new era in Broncos Country.
– Frank, lifelong fan
Girl: Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a group led by Peyton Manning to take over ownership of the Broncos. (They call me a dreamer. But I’m not alone.)
We need Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly to enlist with the Broncos.
Girl: Maybe we can put Elway in charge of ordering pizza for the war room. Deal?
The Buffs and Rams not playing football this weekend is a slap in the face of Colorado.
Greg, I feel stung
Girl: For months, whenever the mask-wearing staff here at Kickin ‘It Headquarters are accused of being COVID concerns, we’re told that all these healthy young men want a chance to play. But if the Rams and Buffs share an open date in November, can’t they get together to play checkers, Call of Duty or charades? What gives? Is a short term road trip from Boulder to Fort Collins too big of an undertaking? Or is someone afraid of losing?
I really believe the NBA should have six to eight teams and that’s it. The national media only talks about Los Angeles, Boston and teams on both coasts. They are the only teams with a viable chance of winning a title, as superstars don’t go to mid-range teams. The NBA has a problem.
– Bodacious J, the truth in power
Girl: The Nuggets design and develop with skill that makes rivals drool in the competition. Nonetheless, Tim Connelly is no match as LeBron James general manager, as King James can build a championship team with nothing more than his two thumbs and a stream of lyrics to future Lakers of his choice. Being a crazy optimist, there is a stubborn belief that I will attend a Nuggets victory parade in my lifetime. However, a team in a flyover NBA city has to take risks to win everything, even if that means the future of Jrue Holiday or another high-profile veteran is being mortgaged.
Kiz, stay tuned for cruddy football teams. You’re out of your element with the Nuggets.
– RM, Cypress, Calif.
Girl: Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah. Hall of Fame center Dan Issel told me the same thing when I was a cub reporter on the Nuggets beat in 1984.
And today’s farewell shot is from a beloved old foil who didn’t always appreciate my strategic advice regarding the Nuggets, but reached out to let me know he agreed with the feeling our local hoops team would be aggressive must be in the pursuit of a championship.
Excellent article, Mark.
George Karl, 1,175 NBA wins