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Where is the Loyalty?

By Dave Bruning To paraphrase Chris Isaak, he did a bad, bad thing.  Yes, Ryan Lochte, you did a bad, bad thing. Lochte is a world class swimmer who has won the second most swimming medals for the United States, behind some guy named Michael Phelps.  He sabotaged his reputation and his future with a… read more

The Charm of a Foul Ball

By Dave Bruning The unabashed joy and giddiness of a child is a wonder to behold.  Too often we lose sight of this as adults, or even worse, fail to ever experience it again.  I am blessed and fortunate to have those moments on a daily basis with my daughter.  The great game of baseball… read more

Here Come the Chicago Cubs

By Dave Bruning You’ll have to forgive the unabashed giddiness of Chicago Cubs’ fans.  Christmas has come early for a beleaguered fan base famous for their “Wait til next year!” motto.  #1 prospect Kris Bryant has been promoted to the major leagues.  The Cubs are for real and baseball better get used to it. The… read more

An Open Letter from Pete Rose

By Dave Bruning Pete Rose is the all-time leading hitter in baseball.  He was banished from baseball in 1989 for gambling.  I whole heartedly agreed with the ban.  Gambling and baseball have been taboo going back to the 1919 Black Sox scandal in the World Series. I believe the time has come welcome Rose back… read more

Time to Expand Hockey’s Winter Classic

By Dave Bruning The Winter Classic outdoor hockey games have been a smashing success.  Ringing in the New Year with an outdoor hockey game is a truly unique way to light the lamp, hockey pun intended!  The games have been so successful it’s hard to believe NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has anything to do with… read more

Time to Shake Up the Little 10

By Dave Bruning Things have gotten pretty bad in the Big 10, or as I like to call it, the Little 10.  This proud football conference has rapidly become the forgotten step child of college football.  The SEC, the Big 12 and the Pac 12 have all surpassed the Big 10 in terms of college… read more

The Champ Retires in Style

By Dave Bruning It is very rare for a professional athlete to retire on their own terms.  Too often the athlete is holding on for a paycheck while nursing a broken down body.  John Elway and Rocky Marciano are notable exceptions to the rule.  Champ Bailey of the Denver Broncos is coming home to retire,… read more

The Return of the Big Horn

By Dave Bruning Nothing tests the patience and loyalty of a fan base more than continual losing.  The promise of a new season quickly turns to angst and frustration amid cries of “wait till next year!”  How the hell do Cubs’ fans do it?  The answer:  Beer. Colorado State football fans are no strangers to… read more

A Lonely Ride into a Bronco Orange Sunset

By Dave Bruning I was terribly saddened by the news of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen relinquishing all control of his football team.  Bowlen has been battling Alzheimer’s disease and can no longer effectively manage the Broncos.  Bowlen now begins a lonely journey into what should be a beautiful Bronco orange sunset.  Even worse, he… read more