Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: Broncos success tied to Ellis’ departure, tough lesson for CSU and Jeremy Bloom’s irony

Strike One: It’s all been one big grift. And as long as Joe Ellis is giving himself a paycheck from the Denver Broncos, it’s being allowed to continue and only the names will change around Dove Valley. The “acting,” or more accurately, the pretend owner/operator of the Denver Broncos – for at least another three […]

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Mark Knudson’s 3 strikes: Broncos new coach in 2023, healing through hoops and Helton’s hall of fame progress

Strike One: It would be a mistake for the Denver Broncos to fire head coach Vic Fangio after this season. Sure, it’s been frustrating. Sure, it’s become clear that Fangio is pretty much Wade Phillips 2.0. A defensive wiz, Fangio is a coach who can stymie pretty much any offense in the NFL, including his […]

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Mark Knudson’s 3 Strikes: The Broncos Pro Bowl status, Buffs and Rams handling the COVID break and Joker’s MVP odds

Strike One: Whenever a postseason or post-career honor is left in the hands of “voters” it’s subject to a lot of influences that shouldn’t be any part of the process. Like when an overly self-important baseball writer decides to send back a blank Hall of Fame ballot in order to make a statement about how […]

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Mark Kundson’s 3 Strikes: Defense key to the Nuggets playoff hopes, Buffs and Rams should turn in-state and CU’s new OC

Strike One: There’s still a lot of truth to the old adage, “Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships.” Of course, really good teams do both. Are the Denver Nuggets a really good team? Despite a recent swoon that has seen their overall record flatten out around the .500 mark, Nuggets faithful are quick to point […]

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3 Strikes: Certain Nuggets need to step up, Broncos need a Strong arm and there’s a new age of college football recruiting

Strike One: Nothing can really prepare any team in any sport for the loss of its three best players. It’s even more true in the basketball, where only five guys play at a time. The Denver Nuggets under head coach Michael Malone have made a nice habit of beating adversity – including injuries. But even […]

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3 Strikes: CU and CSU coaching carousel, time un unlock Drew and Joker’s one flaw

Strike One: University of Colorado head football coach Karl Dorrell is the reigning Pac 12 Coach of the Year, and while Saturday’s win over Washington in the Buffs home finale has quieted things for now, calls for Dorrell’s mid-season firing were coming in fast and furious early in the month. CU will finish outside the […]

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Mark Knudson’s 3 strikes: Trevor Story, CU vs USC and a Rockies Walk of Fame

Strike One: All that was missing was a microphone stand at home plate and a postgame speech where the player called himself “the luckiest man in the world.” You’d have thought Trevor Story was retiring and facing the fight of his life. Dude is simply eligible for free agency. That’s all, that’s it. So why […]

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Tad’s Track: On a rainy day at Colorado National, Coach Boyle reflects on his time at CU

After the intense basketball season that he’d just been through, Tad Boyle was looking forward to a day on the golf course. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas. What was supposed to be a fun 18-hole chat about basketball and life at CU turned into a tabletop conversation in the clubhouse. “I’m bummed,” Tad says. […]

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