Counting Feathers After Turkey Weekend
Posted by The Minkster on December 1, 2010
Now that the Buffs’ painful football season and Hawk era of love are officially over up in Boulder it seems like an appropriate time to take stock of where Colorado sports are as we sleigh ride into the holidays. Although the only Colorado team to show-up on the gridiron this fall was the Zoomies, it is still the most wonderful time of the year for sports fans. Let’s take a moment to rate the teams that strap’em on and sweat for our entertainment during this time of year. One Rudolph means shopping on Black Friday morning at Cherry Creek Mall would be less painful than watching a game, and five Rudolphs mean you would be forgiven if you traded your child’s sold-out-for-months hot Christmas toy for a ticket to the big game.
- Air Force Academy Football –
- Colorado Avalanche –
- Colorado Rapids –
- Denver Broncos –
- Denver Nuggets –
- University of Colorado Football –
- University of Colorado Women’s Basketball –
- University of Denver Hockey –
- CU, DU, AFA Men’s Basketball –
- DU and AFA Women’s Basketball –
EVERYBODY GIVE IT UP FOR THE RAPIDS – YOUR 2010 MLS CHAMPS!! I know soccer can be painful to watch in general, but the championship match against Dallas was a great game with the intensity you would expect in a title bout between two scrappy underdog teams. Show your love next season for the only Colorado pro team to bring home hardware since the Mammoth had a Gait on the sideline by going to the pitch at Dick’s next spring.
No need to rehash football except to congratulate the Zoomies on bringing the Commander’s Trophy back to the front range. Two wings up boys! Looks like the best basketball team in the state might be the CU women roundballers, but they have a tough Big 12 gauntlet to maneuver through including a visit from the Baylor Bears – a team that should’ve ended U Conn’s NCAA record-setting win streak a couple of weeks ago. I’m excited about the new Boyle regime up in Boulder, but it will take some time to recruit and get his system in place. The Pios are a young hockey team and keep getting better as the season progresses. Definitely catch a game at Magness this season.
Back to the pro teams, the Nuggets have been banged up but should keep the playoff streak alive with or without Melo. The Avs look like a playoff team although still very young and have had to make some trades due to injuries, but catch these guys when they are playing like Sacco says they are capable of and they’ll put one up in the W column. We should see the “A” in the playoffs again this year and hopefully into the second round. And last but not least the Rox! They’re playin’ when they’re not playin’, know what I’m sayin’? With the lifetime signing of Tulo, getting a deal done with Rosey and actively shopping for a big bat the Rockies are more exciting than McKid’s gang on Sunday afternoon.
Dear Santa, my wish list is short this year: Les Miles hired by the Buffs, Melo signs the Nuggets new contract, the Rox bring Adam Dunn to the Mile High City and Bowlen brings on Elway to help McKid with talent evaluation (see John’s success as Crush owner). What’s on your sports wish list this holiday season?