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: 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: A better vibe in FoCo; Rockies retread and is Chubb a draft bust?

Strike One: Roughly a month ago, even while the sun was shining, the skies around the Colorado State athletic department remained gloomy. The men’s basketball team had started their season with a couple of lopsided home wins, which offered some hope, but no guarantees. The highly successful women’s volleyball team wasn’t having their typical NCAA-tourney […]

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3 Strikes: CSU’s coaching hire, can Medved stay in FoCo and the Avs best player

Strike One: The firing of Steve Addazio isn’t and wasn’t controversial. Aside from some of the Rams players – and that’s always going to be the case with every coach that’s let go – no one connected in any way to Colorado State football will miss him. Addazio was a poor choice as the replacement […]

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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: 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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3 Strikes: The Rockies and the MLB lockout, Nuggets need to make a trade and kicking tail at CU and CSU

Strike One: With the end of the World Series, we’ve reached the season all sports fan dread: Collective Bargaining season. It’s here and it’s not going to be pretty. While the other major sports have each had to deal with a player strike’s and/or owner’s lockouts during this new millennium, Major League Baseball has gone […]

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What can we take away from the Broncos trading Von Miller to Rams for picks?

Broncos Country is understandably a little heart-broken today following the news that the team is moving on from an all-time legend in Von Miller. The Broncos traded Miller to the Rams in exchange for a second-round pick and a third round pick, both in the 2022 NFL Draft. What does this mean for both sides […]

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