Denver Broncos Cutest Players


Is this strange, questionable and unmanly?….Yeah, maybe. Still, a huge percentage of fans of the orange and blue are women and a huge percentage of those women put huge stock into who the stud muffins are on the field.

So, like it or not, here’s my list of the top five cutest Broncos!

.5 Rahim Moore

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The guy has that sexy/cuddly look that earns him a spot on this list. Add that to a built body and the dude has got the look. Maybe a bit infamous and odd but that has nothing to do with looks!

.4 Wes Welker

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Icy blue eyes, gorgeous facial hair and a wit to match makes Welker a clear choice for our top five. The man could woo unicorns with that stare and his smile has been rumored to send shivers down the spine of blind people.

.3 Ronnie Hillman

 

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Hillman may not be the all time favorite running back in Denver but he has the look. He’s got that sleek style and grace that just screams CUTE! Ronnie may still be a boy but there’s a lot to like about this young man.

.2 Brock Osweiler

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What more do I need to say? The hair, the height the smirk. This guy has a look that almost says…Elvis. Got the arm of Zeus and the face of an angel.

.1 Emmanuel Sanders

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Uhhh need I say more? Sanders may be the newest Bronco but he is quite clearly the cutest. I’d give my left peck for that body and he’s got the face to back it up!

 

Peyton Manning did not make the list but he was a runner up along with Orlando Franklin.

Never too early to over hype the Denver Broncos


Preseason is all about practice, conditioning and seeing what five or six players will impress the coaches enough to earn their way onto the 53 man roster. The scores don’t matter, wins and losses don’t mean crap and there should be zero excitement following a blowout win against a quality NFL team.

That’s at least what most people will tell you.

I’m not one of those stupid sport’s pundits tries to suck all the fun out of anything and everything that’s not the Superbowl.

Preseason IS a glorified practice but it means something and occasionally it shows a lot about one or both teams that face off on the preseason gridiron. The Broncos against 49ers was one of those times.

Butt whooping, slaughter fest, smashing, murderation…..all words that come to mind following Sunday’s 34-0 clobbering of the San Francisco football team. The question all morning has been asking if this is a bigger deal for Denver or San Fran. I’d say it’s equally good for the Broncos and really really worrying for the Niners.

Denver:

Peyton Manning could have an even better year than he did last year. Considering he hadManning possibly the greatest season that any QB has ever had…that’s no small prediction.  It’s also not a huge stretch to think it a possibility. The O-line should be better with Ryan Clady back in the lineup at Left Tackle and big Orlando Franklin moving to guard they should be a stout group. Eric Decker left to the Jets but they brought in a faster, smaller but potentially more skilled receiver in Emmanuel Sanders who should flourish under PFM’s leadership. The Thomas boys (Demaryious and Julius) should have another huge year and Wes Welker is always that annoying little security blanket that will destroy the middle of the field week after week.

The one weakness this offense could have is at running back. The Broncos lost Moreno to free agency after a career year in 2013 and the 3rd year of Ronnie Hillman doesn’t promise to be any better than his last two. Montee Ball is the future hopeful star for the team and undrafted rookie, Juwan Thompson, has been impressive in the preseason but the position may be the team’s weakest.

Anyway….I’m getting carried away with season previews when really what I wanted to say was the game against the 49ers showed me a lot.

The Broncos are going to be great and the 49ers are hugely overrated. National media dopes keep touting San Fran as the “team to come out of the NFC” and I just see no reason to believe that. They are banged up, have a QB who is talented but erratic and have a coach that the players don’t like and who was almost traded to the Cleveland Browns in the offseason. Add that to a brutally tough NFC West division and a tough schedule and this team doesn’t even make the playoffs.

Preseason shows which teams are coached well, healthy and most importantly which teams have depth. The Broncos showed in colors that they are DEEP. They are three deep in nearly every position and there’s only one injury that would kill this team’s season and after seeing Brock Osweiler on Sunday, I think he could be a good to very good replacement for the great PFM.

Rambling over.

Broncos finish the season 14-2

49ers finish the season 7-9

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap3000000379329/Broncos-vs-49ers-preseason-highlights

2014 Denver Broncos – Season Predictions


By guest writer Eric “the Caveman” Kosovich

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It’s that time of year again. The Broncos aren’t even halfway through the pre-season, and already fools like me are trying to predict the season’s outcome. It’s an exercise in futility, and yet…

My prediction last year wasn’t all that horrible: I had the Broncos going 13-3, with losses to the Patriots and Chargers. Meh, that was probably just luck. Speaking of luck, here it goes:

Week 1: vs. Indiannapolis Colts

Andrew Luck is really good. Peyton Manning is better. Denver’s team is better than the Indy’s at every position. The Broncos cruise.

WIN (1-0)

Week 2: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs will not be the same team they were last year. They still may go above .500, but they will not beat the Broncos, especially at home.

WIN (2-0)reid_sad

Week 3: @ Seattle Seahawks

I thought about this game for a long time. 43-8 was the last score in a meaningful game between these two teams. Yes, the Broncos have gotten better, but they will be playing in Seattle – an extremely difficult place to play historically. On the other hand, I think Seattle’s in for a rough season. After winning the Super Bowl, the ‘Hawks talked too much, they were sore winners, and by all accounts they are not very focused on improving their game. The Broncos are the exact opposite, and  I think will deal the Seahawks their second loss in three games (Seattle will also lose their first game against the Green Bay Packers) , sending the champs reeling to a 1-2 start. The Broncos on the other hand will be:

WIN (3-0)

Week 4: Bye Week

Why have a bye week this early? I have no idea. This is the NFL being stupid.

(3-0)

Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Back-to-back bouts with the NFC West, and I think the Broncos win both. The Cardinals are a tough team with a good run game and a stout defense. But Carson Palmer at QB? Meh. Coming off a bye week, Denver should be able to outlast the Cards.

WIN (4-0)

Week 6: @ New York Jets

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Hello, Eric Decker! Yes, we kind of miss you, but really our split was your loss, not ours. It’s hard to be a good receiver when you don’t have a good QB. In fact, it’s hard to be a good team when you don’t have a good QB. Broncos win.

WIN (5-0)

Week 7: vs. San Franciso 49ers

I fully expect the Niners to take a step back this year – they have too many injuries, and haven’t improved at all from last year. They may even miss the playoffs. HOWEVER, I really don’t like this matchup. It’s a prime-time game, which historically has been known to throw the Broncos off track. Other than that? I don’t know, I just have a bad feeling about this one.

LOSS (5-1)

Week 8: vs. San Diego Chargers

The Chargers are my sleeper team. I think they will very easily make the playoffs, and maybe even go pretty deep into them. The Broncos are a better team, but it’s also a Thursday night – which means Manning will probably be so PO’ed at the NFL he may not give it his all.

LOSS (5-2)

Week 9: @ New England Patriots

The final leg of a rough 3-game stretch. And the Broncos will lose all three, causing the national and local media alike to start minor panic. Are the Broncos good enough to get back to the Super Bowl? Are they even going to make the playoffs? Etc., etc. Shut up. Incidentally, why do the Broncos ALWAYS play in New England and never face the Pats at home?

LOSS (5-3)

Week 10: @ Oakland Raiders

Haha, I remember when playing Oakland was a challenge. Denver purges their 3-game losing streak demons and destroys the baddies.

WIN (6-3)

Week 11: @ St. Louis Rams

Wow, three road games in a row. What the heck, NFL? The Rams are going to be pretty good this year, but not that good. Broncos roll again.

WIN (7-3)

Week 12: vs. Miami Dolphins

I like Miami to squeak into the playoffs with the 6th seed this year. But no surprise upset against the class of the AFC.

WIN (8-3)

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Week 13: @ Kansas City Chiefs

For years and years, the Broncos could automatically chalk up a loss when playing in Arrowhead. Then Manning came along, and the Chiefs got bad, and now a sweep of our red rivals is expected. I don’t know, call me crazy – the Arrowhead blues come back to visit the Broncos for old time’s sake.

LOSS (8-4)

Week 14: vs. Buffalo Bills

Sammy Watkins is going to have a spectacular season, and win rookie of the year. This will be the first game he goes under 3 receptions due to tough and nasty coverage from Aqib Talib. Roasted.

WIN (9-4)

Week 15: @ San Diego Chargers

Broncos learn from their earlier loss to the Chargers, and get this one in San Diego. This will be the biggest win of the season, as the Chargers are right on the heels of the Broncos. This gives our boys a little breathing room in the division.

WIN (10-4)

Week 16: @ Cincinnati Bengals

The Broncos’ defense will be going into playoff mode at this point, and choke the life out of the Ginger Ninja. The Bengals don’t score a single touchdown, and the Broncos are feeling good.

WIN (11-4)

Week 17: vs. Oakland Raiders

brockAt the point, the Broncos will have just barely clinched the AFC West division, and the Chargers are accepting the 5th-seed Wild Card. The Raiders have done okay for themselves, but are squarely out of contention. Both Oakland and Denver play mostly backups, and the Broncos’ backups are better. Of note: Brock Osweiler starts the second half, and shines brightly.

WIN (12-4)

A 12-4 record in this AFC should be enough for a first seed, but at the very least will give the Broncos a first-round bye in the playoffs. Disagree with any predictions? Spout off!

Watching the Soccer Worldcup in Australia – As a German


Kevin Gillikin:

Great perspective from a German soccer fan suffering to watch her beloved team from so far from home.

Originally posted on LanIna`s world:

How to get the channels for the Pay TV to watch the rugby game on Foxsports 2. One of the things I explain as I am handing over the motel keys for room 7 to the friendly guy in his 60ies – one of the late check-ins for the day.

Queensland Reds players (from left) Rod Davies, Quade Cooper, Radike Samo, Saia Faingaa and Will Genia celebrate their win over the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final in 2011.

Australia loves sports. But it has its priorities in a different order than Germany. Its Reds v Warathas, Queensland v New South Wales tonight. But its also two days before the world cup soccer final (AEST time). There are four big sports in Australia; Rugby Union (referred to above), Rugby League, cricket (certainly) and – yes – soccer. Introduced in the late 19th century by British immigrants it has become a popular sport with high…

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I Love Rugby but Gosh I Miss the Rockies!


Just because one is in New Zealand doesn’t mean he can’t follow his beloved sports as closely as possible! Though I haven’t gotten to watch a single U.S sports game in the last month and a half (a fact that breaks my heart), I have been able to follow the Rockies, Avs and Nuggs from a distance while I try to pick up the more international sports of Rugby, Soccer and…..Cricket…Okay scratch that, Cricket is impossible, stupid and boring!

Rubgy, on the other hands is awesome! I used to think that the NFL was a real MAN’S sport and in many regards it is. At least that’s what I thought until I sat down and watched a few Rugby games.

Wow.

These guys hit each other with the same ferocity as an NFL linebacker but without the helmet or half the pads. They do tend to TRY and avoid hitting above the neck but when you see the faces (and most especially the ears) of these brutes….youch….the head isn’t left out of the fun! These guys hit each other like they want to just squish and mesh together like playdough. Watch a game and you will understand…

Then there’s the “scrum”…if there’s stoppage in play (in some instances) a group of the players (I think ten of them) group together in this huge mass of arms legs and sweaty manliness…they link together and face off against the other team who has linked together in the same way with the biggest monsters up front. They then proceed to crack together (heads, necks, shoulders etc,..) with a sound that makes even the toughest dude flinch. How these guys still can even put together one thought after another or even stay on their feet after these games is beyond me!

Anyway, I would highly recommend watching a Rugby game and I’m sure they are very easily found on youtube or Google or wherever your keyboard may first take you. It’s HUGE down here (not as big as the NFL though) and I already went to one game (the Ackland Blues at Eden Park) and hopefully I will make it to at least one more before I leave the country.

My neck hurts just thinking about it.

In other news, the Rockies (my primary focus in sports at the moment and one of my actual true loves) are 5-5 and have been hitting the bloody craziness out of the baseball! The lineup is proving to be as deep as I had hoped before the year and if they can stay healthy they will be a force to recon with in the National League for the whole year. Pitching is another issue but if they get Chacin and Chatwood back and healthy….this team could be…decent! I’m not saying great or even good but they could make it a slightly better than miserable year for watching my boys in purple!

I imagine most of you have more insight and knowledge about the Rockies and the MLB right now so I will leave it at that and just re-assure everyone that though I am across an ocean, I am still as die hard a fan as was ever born!

For anyone interested, follow my travel blog and my adventures in New Zealand (Middle Earth) at ExploringMiddleEarth.com! 

As they say here::

Cheers!

Ruining pictures, one plastic bag at a time


“Unable to install Silverlight” …….

“Young, American man thrown in prison after going postal at the Library.”

Ahhh first world issues but big ones for a “blogger”. Of the 20 minutes of computer time allowed about 10 of them are spent waiting for the computer to start up.

Brilliant.

But whining isn’t what today’s post is all about. This is meant to be more of a gallery of my trip with Ina to Auckland’s Mount Eden. With a 360 view of the city and a strange crater in the middle of it, it’s an absolute MUST see (and it’s free).

The title is fairly self explanatory…but the reason I’m carrying my stuff around in a plastic bag is because I have had the HARDEST time trying to find a simple sports bag to carry around my day trip type needs. My pack is too heavy and bothersome to carry for a normal quick trip and since I haven’t been able to find a small travel bag I’ve been stuck carrying the very……sticks out like a sore thumb…….plastic bag. Usually it doesn’t bother me more than a few broken bags or sore fingers but when there are pictures involved it has a tendency to make me look like a vagrant on his way back from the grocery store. ( I guess it could be a brown paper bag and that’d be worse)

Anyway, as Ina and I made our trip and took our pictures I continually ruined a potentially awesome picture with my not so potentially awesome plastic bag.

If this computer ever lets me, I’ll post a gallery of our day trip to Mount Eden and of course the ever gorgeous Ina Lang steals the show.

Also, once I get pictures from a wwoofing friend of mine (from England) I’ll have a post about my wwoofing experience at Turanga Creek Vineyard which I left this morning. Great people, great wine and a very nice sunburn has left me with friends and memories that I will never forget from my first week in New Zealand. Stay tuned for that!

Oh and my knowledge of Mount Eden is pretty scarce….something about volcanos and it’s named after George Eden the 1st and it’s the second highest natural point in all of the Auckland region.

As for the Auckland volcanos….I’ll write about that another day.

Have patience.

And Enjoy the pictures

Oh

Advice #1: Try not to miss Walmart too much….but it’s hard..really hard.

Advice #2: No matter how bad the library computers are, don’t break anything. Or cuss out the computer (which seems to be fairly common here)…

Advice #3: Bring a laptop/tablet and camera that are RELIABLE! Curse my stupid electronics.

Update from Ina in Dubai!


By – Ina Lang

7:30 am Local time Dubai airport – Layover

Im sitting inbetween a view of the huge amount of duty-free shops of the richest and most exclusive brands – having the best coffee I had for quite a while, right now at the main airport in Dubai.

My 16 hour flight to Auckland will leave at 10 am, therefore giving me some time to explore the airport area as well as make use of the free wifi.

My flight with Emirates, who have their main traffic point in Dubai was awesome. The airplanes are quite greatly equipped (mine was a Boeing 777-300) and offer – next their own star sky in the plane (yes I quite loved that detail) front and side cameras to get the view of the pilot! You can choose from over a thousand TV shows and Music and other media or play games, so there is definitely no boredom.

If you show your boarding pass at one of the emirates counters in the airport you get a voucher for free food at the nearby McDonalds, Shushi- or thai restaurant as well as a couple others!

As you can see, you can make quite a good use of your layover ;)

(Original pictures are on their way!)