Monthly Archives: January 2008

It’s about time these Broncos get their due

I hope Gradishar and Zimmerman get the nod for the NFL Hall of Fame…

I know it’s a great honor, and slots in the Hall of Fame are, and should be rare, but I find I’m like a lot of Bronco fans who wonder why a team that has been to six Super Bowls, winning two, and having one of the best teams over the years only have one person in the Hall.

But don’t ask me, ask ESPN’s Mike Sando….

The Broncos are one of 10 NFL teams with between 300 and 399 victories. The other nine average 355 victories. Denver has 371.

The other nine have won between 45 and 59 percent of games. Denver has won 53 percent.

The other nine average 2.1 league championships (AFL or NFL). The Broncos own two.

The other nine average 17.6 playoff appearances. Denver has 17.

Here’s the kicker: The other nine have placed 62 people into the Hall of Fame, about seven apiece on average. Elway is the only Bronco, giving Denver as many inductees as New Orleans, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati.

See what I mean? Now I’m not asking for all the Broncos to be inducted, but Gradishar and Zimmerman, two greats at their positions really should get in.

Come on voters, do the right thing.

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Best wishes

To Nene and Tim, both of whom I’ve had the opportunity to meet.

The first thought that came to my mind was how glad I was that they got this in this age.  Twenty years ago, this diagnosis would have been far, far more grim.

Here’s to a speedy recovery you two.

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Let’s compare

Think this person will get treated like this one?

Naw, I didn’t think so either.

I don’t want to hear any of those “but she was crazy” crud.  He sounds like he’s pretty crazy too.

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Why nannies aren’t better than parents

They’ve got to be kidding

An armed law enforcement team broke down the door of a family home with a battering ram and took an 11-year-old to a hospital after authorities feared he was not getting proper medical care for what turned out to be a minor head injury.

Garfield County’s All Hazards Response Team raided the home Friday night, a day after Jon Shiflett fell after grabbing the handle of a moving car. Someone — possibly a neighbor — called paramedics.

Jon’s father, Tom Shiflett, 62, told paramedics he didn’t want them to treat Jon and asked them to leave. He told them he had served as a medic in Vietnam and he had the skill to treat his son.

So a neighbor calls an ambulance and because the family doesn’t want the help they go to a judge…get a court order for the kid ordering him to a doctor…drive to the house….and break down the door?  The best part is what the doctor prescribed as the treatment.

Following the raid, a doctor recommended Jon be given fluids, Tylenol and ice to treat the bruises, according to a copy of the child’s patient aftercare instructions.

So the family was right all along.  Incredible.  If this was my family I would be suing the neighbor, the judge, the paramedics, the town, the county, and everyone else I could think of.   This is a classic example of people needing a lesson in minding their own business.

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