Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: Anti-Joker bias, Air Force has the next Ohtani and Helton vs. the pitch clock

Strike One: The oddsmakers in Las Vegas say Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic will win his second straight NBA Most Valuable Player award when the trophy gets handed out in the next few weeks. The voting is already completed, so no additional campaigning will factor in. But don’t be shocked if Joker finishes second. Remember, […]

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Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: It’s how the Rockies beat LA that matters, would they use the “Ohtani” rule and DU hockey takes down the Big Ten

Strike One: What does the Rockies season opening series win over the Big Bad, the Los Angeles Dodgers, really mean for the long run? That’s all TBD to be sure, but the early returns are, at the very least, hopeful. It’s the way the Rockies won two of three from the World Series favorites that […]

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Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: Ownership issues could cost the Broncos in 2022, CSU men’s hoops should win now and networks could fill baseball void with college games

Strike One: The NFL offseason has officially begun, and it’s a very big one for the Denver Broncos. The moves made this off season – including bringing in one or more new quarterbacks – will have a major impact on not just next season, but several seasons to come. And while the Broncos are in […]

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Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: Defending Elway, What “committed” now means to high school and college athletes, and how Colorado could host the Winter Olympics

Strike One: Put this at the top of the list of “Things You Never Thought You’d Have to Do in Denver.” 1. Defend John Elway Forget a Mt. Rushmore, Elway would be the No. 1, slam dunk choice as the greatest athlete in Colorado sports history. Might be a unanimous vote. You already know the […]

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Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: The triple option, fantasy baseball and changing viewing options

Strike One: Brad Roberts is better than a throwback. He’s better than the old definition of a fullback who plows up the middle for a few yards on occasion but makes his living as a lead blocker for the star tailback. Roberts, the junior fullback and lynchpin of the Air Force Falcons option attack, is […]

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