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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

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

The Free Agency Savvy of John Elway

By Dave Bruning John Elway is quickly developing a reputation as football’s version of EF Hutton.  When he talks to NFL free agents, they listen.  Not only that they quickly sign their names on the dotted line of a lucrative NFL contract. Elway’s latest free agent haul includes DeMarcus Ware, Aquib Talib and TJ Ward. … read more

The Beauty of Rivalries

By Dave Bruning Sports are defined by rivalries.  Ali vs. Frazier, Borg vs. McEnroe, Boston vs. New York and Ohio St. vs. Michigan come to mind.  The opportunity to match greatness at the highest level of sports is rare.  Great rivalries raise the level of athletic performance.  In turn, athletic moments are created that live… read more

Peyton Manning earns high praise

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was ranked the No. 2 player in the league by the NFL Network. Minnesota running back Adrian Petersonwas the No. 1 player in the league, as voted by current players. Peterson beat out Manning for the league MVP after the season.Our annual AFC West top players rankings — complied by… read more