Avs Playoff Hopes Still Alive

The Colorado Avalanche took care of business this evening with a wonderful victory over the Vancouver Canucks riding Milan Hejduk’s hat trick to a 3-1 victory.
They then headed to the locker room and nervously watched the San Jose Sharks hold off the Calgary Flames 4-3.

This keeps their slim playoff hopes alive. With two games remaining for each team, the Avs now trail the Flames by 3 points.

The Avs next need to take care of business against Peter Forsberg and the Nashville Predators on Saturday, while the Flames host Edmonton with a game against their arch rival Oilers.

Lets hope that Sundays game versus the Flames means something and the Avs prevail sending the Flames to early tee times.

Go Avs!

New Rapids Stadium Looks Sweet

Well the new Colorado Rapids soccer stadium looks real nice and it is going to help the team the metro Denver region in the eyes of the worlds soccer elite. The Denver Post had a wonderful article and spread in todays edition.
But there is one problem in how the fans are going to experience the game. They are going to allow tailgating, but they are not going to allow alcohol in the parking lots. What is with this? Wanting to get people into the spirit of the games but not allowing alcohol.

Give me a break. Even though you don’t need alcohol to have fun, alcohol is part of tailgating.

If Colorado wants to be taken seriously, Commerce City will get with it and allow alcohol in the parking lots.  Otherwise Colorado will not become the laughing stock of the soccer world.

Four for Four in NCAA Tournament

Well I picked the eight teams in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and with the comeback of Georgetown my bracket is now perfect for the Final Four.
It will be nice to see how this comes out next weekend and see if I can be perfect.

Not that I am perfect in the tournament, I picked some upsets that didn’t happen and I was down on myself, but I picked the right teams to keep moving through.

Doing great for now, we’ll see what happens.

Avs Make It Interesting

I went to the Colorado Avalanche game this evening and they made it interesting.
Carrying a 3 – 0 lead into the 18th minute in the 3rd Period, after surviving a Blue Jacket 5 – 3 powerplay, they gave up two quick goals to Rick Nash and the Columbus Blue Jackets made it interesting down to the end. They held on to win 3-2.

It was an exciting game with some hard hits, a good fight, and Paul Stastny got a goal to extend his scoring streak to 13 games. In doing that, Stastny became the third rookie ever to have at least a 13 game scoring streak. The other two, his dad and uncle.

The only other disappointment was that Joe Sakic couldn’t continue his scoring streak, ending it at 12.

I think the best hit tonight when Ian Laperriere took out Nash along the boards. He just picked him up and put Nash on his back.

This is a good and needed win as the Avs head out on a 11 day road trip.

Go Avs!

Super Bowl XLI Gets Off to a Crazy Start

Super Bowl XLI is sure off to a crazy start.
The Bears run back the kick-off, several turnovers, Manning hits Wayne for a big touchdown, a mis-handled extra point, and a lot of rain.

It should be an exciting game.  Especially since the commercials are only so-so this year.

Let’s see what the second quarter brings us.

What is with the NBA

Why wasn’t Carmelo Anthony selected for the All Star game? Here is a person who is leading the league in scoring and is extremely important to his team.
Yes, he had a 15 game suspension because of a stupid fight in a game, but he served his time.

The NBA does not know what they have and they have never respected Carmelo. To me, the people who run the NBA have no clue what to do. They are totally incompetent.

No wonder why there is a decline in viewership of the NBA. It is not basketball. You will never see any NBA games that will match up to the Magic vs Bird era of the 1980’s. The premiere league is no more.

Come on Commissioner Stern, place Carmelo on the All Star Team. Show some class and some smarts.

Why Does 9 News Jeopardize the Safety of Witnesses?

In an article posted on the 9 News Website, Broncos mourn as investigation continues, they reported on the mourning of the Broncos and the status of the investigation into the shooting of Darrent Williams.
But one of the things that they reported was the names of the two people who were injured in the shooting.  Other news agencies have been withholding the names of those that were injured and who were in the limo because they are witnesses to the shooting and some are fearful for their safety as the people who did this might seek to quiet them.

I don’t understand why Paula Woodward did this and the web producer, Jeffrey Wolfe wrote it in the web story.  This is not good journalism.

Denver Bronco Darrent Williams Killed in Shooting

In the early morning hours on Speer Boulevard, Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was killed as he was riding in a limousine.
Many news outlets are covering this, here is the Denver Post story.

It is really sad that this has happened to anyone, but especially Darrent Williams. He was a good person who did a lot for the community.

But it shouldn’t happen to anyone. Shooting at someone as they are driving down the street is just insane, shooting at anyone is insane. People need to come up with another way to handle their differences or just walk away and ignore it.

This is not a good way to start the year in Denver.

My hearts and wishes go to Williams Mom and Grandmother and the Denver Broncos.

Denver Broncos Lay an Egg

The Denver Broncos were in perfect position to go to the playoffs and then manage to lose to the San Francisco 49ers 26-23 in overtime.
The way that the Broncos played the second half of the year they didn’t deserve to have a chance at the playoffs.  But with the perfect opportunity to win against a weaker team, they came out and laid one of the biggest eggs in the history of the franchise.

They need to address many things and one of them is the defense.  They started out the season strong and faded down the stretch.  They even faded at the end of games, todays was an example.  They need better conditioning and be ready to play 60 minutes.

They also need a running back to hold on the ball.  After putting the ball on the grass at critical moments the last three weeks, Tatum Bell was in the game again and put it on the grass.

These professionals need to look at what they want to do and come out and play next year.  If not, there might need to be a change at coach.  Shanahan did not do a good job this year and his message might be getting old in Denver and the game might be passing him by.