Category Archives: General Nonsense

A thought about the Super Bowl ads and the poor treatment of women

Some people are upset about this ad because of the violence against women.  O.K. I get it.  I wasn’t offended by it, but, well, I suppose some people could be.

But for all those who were offended by the violence of the “Tebow” ad, I have a question.

Shouldn’t you mention this ad too?  Or this one?  Or this one?  I guess those acts of violence against women don’t count.

If you’re gonna be against violence to women in ads, be against ALL violence against women in ads, not just one.  It’s almost if you have an agenda of some sort.

And that’s the problem with agendas, they end up making you look like a hypocrite.

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Answering your own questions

According to Kyle Ringo of the Daily Camera, the Big 12 conference is trying to find ways to save money.  Here’s the first paragraph of the story.  In it there might be the answer they’re looking for.

— Big 12 administrators gathered here Tuesday at the swank Broadmoor Hotel to begin discussions on reining in costs and taking a more frugal approach to doing business in a struggling economy.

I would say that having the meetings somewhere other than The Broadmoor, perhaps the ritziest hotel spa in Colorado this side of Aspen, might do a lot to save some money.

But that’s just me.

Look, I don’t care if they meet there. The place is awesome! And I certainly don’t want to see places like that go by the wayside because of groups being afraid to meet at a nice location.

I am saying that maybe it’s not such a great idea to be talking about cutting spending while staying at a place like the Broadmoor.

Just a thought.

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What hath these Nuggets wrought?

DREAD!

Long time Colorado sports fans know this feeling well, too well in fact.

It’s a feeling that is comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time, like an old wool blanket at your grandmother’s house. It’s warm and comfortable, but no matter how wonderful it feels, you know the scratchy, smoky, sneezy side will rear its ugly head.  It’s just a matter of time.

Denver sports teams are a lot like that blanket. Fans have grown up knowing that a local team is good, maybe great, but just knowing the other shoe is going to drop as heightened expectations are dashed by reality.

You need examples? Denver has plenty.

There were the hopes of the Orange Crush in ’77 and the expectations of the three Amigos in ’88, both dashed in Super Bowl blowouts. It got so bad many of us didn’t want to see the Broncos in the Super Bowl in 1998. We didn’t think we could take the pain of another trouncing.

There was the hard-court magic in 85 and 94 where Nuggets playoff wins were tempered by the knowledge that the climb to the top was too steep and that a title was never going to be in the cards.

There was even the magic of 2007 where thoughts of a World Series title were trashed by Rockies ticket agents before even one pitch was thrown.

Even when a title has landed in Denver, most have come with a bit of tarnish. The Avs in 1996 and 2001 felt bought, not earned. Colorado’s football championship was shared, thanks to the pettiness of the Little Red’s coach who, despite no rivalry, couldn’t stand to see the Buffs win a title before him.

Yes Saint John’s Super Bowls were great, but many wonder if all the years of pain that preceded them were worth it.

Now it’s the Nuggets once again, and the dread is back. In spades.

The Nuggets look strong, but…

DREAD!

Don’t get me wrong, these Nuggets are good, but even as they fought, and clawed, and defended (defended?) their way to the second seed in the West, no one believed they could win it all. Most picked them as the team that would get upset in the first round.

DREAD!

Only these Nuggets showed them.

They not only beat the Hornets, but dismantled them so thoroughly that the sheik pick for team of the future is contemplating rebuilding.

Dallas is next. Sure Denver has dominated them the last two years, but the playoffs are different. And it sure felt different for the first quarter and a half of Game 1.

DREAD!

But the tough as nails Nuggets came back and won easily. And then the Los Angeles Lakers, the elephants in the room called the West, got beat. At home.

Denver’s chances are improving daily. And more and more people are thinking if Houston can beat the Lakers, why not the Nuggets? Suddenly talk of getting to the Finals doesn’t sound so shrink worthy. Or does it?

DREAD!

There’s a long way to go, and Dallas isn’t out by a long shot. Neither is Los Angeles. But this team feels different somehow. They feel like the type of team that worries everyone else. The Nuggets are a tough, mean, athletic, composed juggernaut that finally learned to win a playoff series and realized how good they can be. But is that good, good enough?

DREAD!

Yeah, Chauncey has worked wonders, but are the ‘Melo, Kenyon, J.R., and Nene of years past gone for good, or just waiting for the worst possible moment to…to…I can’t even go down that road.

DREAD!

So what’s a gun-shy Denver fan to do? Well, one could always just turn the television of and save themselves the pain.

Not me. I’ll be following the advice of noted Denver sports fan Alfred Lord Tennyson, who after San Francisco’s 55-10 demolition of the Broncos in 1989, wrote. “’Tis better to have loved Denver teams and lost badly then to never have been to the playoffs at all.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy Denver’s latest thrill ride.  Just try not to think about the…

DREAD!

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My 5280th visitor to this site

A cool number for us Coloradans, but irrelevant everywhere else.

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Don’t fear the Panda

I went to see Kung Fu Panda last night, and well…It Rocks!!!!

This is by far the best animated film I’ve seen in a long time. I highly recommend it.

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Happy Colorado Day!

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It’s our 131th Birthday!

President Grant declared Colorado a state on August 1, 1876 and it became known as the “Centennial State.”

And on August 2nd, Californians and Texans started moving here. Bastards!

In honor of this most auspicious day, here’s the song we all had drummed into our heads from kindergarten on. If you want to hear it, ask any Colorado native, I guarantee they’ll know it.

It’s not the state song, but it’s far more catchy.

Yea Colorado!!!!!

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About those metal detectors

I was wondering where they were last time I visited the State Capitol.  They could have come in handy yesterday….

The Capitol does not have metal detectors at its entrances, and the public is able to come and go without security checks. Metal detectors that were installed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were removed in 2003.

Snyder reportedly stood at the north end of the first floor as though he was going to take a tour. One witness saw him on a knee in the corner, praying.

Then he walked into the governor’s office, where he again made the emperor pronouncement. He had a gun, extra bullets in his pocket and a set of headphones apparently designed to muffle the sound of gunfire.

State troopers rushed toward the office. One tried to coax Snyder out into the hallway. But the man would not drop his pistol, and Trooper Jay Hemphill opened fire. Several witnesses would later describe hearing four shots.

Snyder fell dead onto the marbled floor, blood pouring from his wound, just a few steps inside the Capitol’s north doors.

I’ve never understood why they took those metal detectors out.  It’s not like the politicians who work there are inaccessible.  How about a little caution.  The Guv said he still wants the Capitol to be the people’s house, but you can still have people there, just check them out before they go inside.

I also wanted to give a “shout out” to the folks that decided in 2003 that they didn’t need those metal detectors anymore.  Great work people!

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