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Well that’s not exactly true, after suffering through Sunday’s game in San Diego and watching the Broncos go from leading the AFC West by three games to losing it with only only three games left, the idea of Mike taking a hike had creeped it’s way into my head.
<font color="#00275d" Makes you wonder how long Pat Bowlin has been contemplating this move. Some speculated it would happen last year, not me. I thought Mike would retire a Bronco.
I remember listening to Mike talk a little smack during a radio interview at Broncos training camp this past summer.
Mike was feeling a little cocky and said that he would “Guarantee that the Broncos would make the postseason this year.”
I heard that and thought “oh sheet, he didn’t just say that did he?”
He did, and the Broncos didn’t.
I’m thinking (I’m sure Pat Bowlen is too), that John Elway could do this if “he” was so inclined, don’t be surprised if that idea gets tossed around into the head coach mix.
Elway as head coach of the Broncos would silence the nay-sayers, appease the fans, and bring peace to a restless Broncos country.
Plus from a fans point of view, how cool would it be to see Elways mug at Mile High again, running the show just like old times (Just please put on shirt John).
This is what Pat Bowlen had to say about canning the Shan Man: “After giving this careful consideration” (Which means, I had a nice chat with Elway), ” I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interests of the Denver Broncos.
This is certainly a difficult decision, but one that I feel must be made and which will ultimately be in the best interests of all concerned.”
Bowlen went on to say, “I appreciate the 21 years that Mike Shanahan has given to the organization as an assistant and head coach, and the two Super Bowl wins in that time. His contributions hold a special place in Broncos history.”
Shanahan’s record is 146-91 with the Broncos, including 8-5 in the postseason. His 154 victories, including eight with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988 and ’89, have got him tied with Marv Levy for 15th place on the NFL’s all-time list of coaching wins.
On a personal note, I really like Mike. He never pulled punches with anyone. He’s reserved (usually), but is articulate and well (carefully) spoken.
The day the Broncos won their first Superbowl was the day my pug Jonsie died.
That Superbowl had special meaning on a bunch of different levels for me. Mike was running the show then and for that he will always have my respect and admiration.
Mike Shanahan, thank you and good luck in your future endeavors.
Consider purchasing a cowboy hat and taking a road trip to Dallas?
I appreciate all the comments from the LaMar’s donut entry and all ideas for my F’ed up computer. We’ve got quite the creative bunch of writer/readers/eaters/marksmen/stunt drivers here in the sphere. Unfortunatly none of your ideas could be legally carried out within the city limits, but I thank you for your input anyway.
I’m starting to see a few more Rockies blogs within MLBlogs.com. All I can say is…..
I’m just not going to go searching for you if you know what I mean.
It would be inspiring to see more Rockies blogs in the top 100.
Be proud Rockies fans, I’ll keep chugging along, but I’m hurting for some real live, in front of me, damn that ball almost hit me, dude you spilled beer down the back of my shirt, hey, was that a raindrop?, can I see your ticket please?, that’ll be $15 for the hot dog and coke, why is there always a line when I have to pee?, did I just see a freggin balk?, yes you can have a cotton candy, look Hunter we’re first in the Pavilion again, kind of baseball. I need the real deal.
Props to the MLB network launching here shortly. How cool is this going to be, 24/7, whatever your schedule baseball at your fingertips. It’s been a long time coming and we’re ready, thank you MLB,..seriously.
I hope it’s a huge success.
I don’t know what’s happening in Colorado. A week back sub-zero temperatures, now this morning I wake up and take a gander out at my back yard and I couldn’t believe it.
I had to rub my eyes because I saw a tornado of trash encircling the entire backyard. I opened the sliding glass door and a massive blast of wind blew a stack of papers off of the dinner table all over the place. It was a freaky warm, early morning hurricane of some sort. The winds had to be at least 100 MPH or more.
I witnessed the funniest thing this morning, I watched a shopping cart flying across a parking lot about 90 MPH and hit a cement block used in the parking lots.
When the cart hit the slab, it did a complete 360 landing right back on it’s wheels.
That was insane, it’s too bad I was the only witness. I swear it happened.
I was glad when I finally saw someone pull up and park next to my car. Let them pay the $500 deductible for the shopping cart damage.😉
Now I know why I will never live anywhere near the ocean, or Gulf. I can’t handle extreme weather like that. I kept waiting for a schard of wood or glass or a fork to impale me as I ran to the door of my building.
Shoot, at that speed anything is a possible projectile.
I wonder if Boulder even still exists? They’re a little higher up elevation and usually get it worse. Eventually the wind died down around 9am.
My kids cleaned up the backyard before I could take a picture. It was a freggin mess.
Football note: All I can say about my Denver Broncos is: John Elway thanks for the years man. Somehow it always seemed more exciting when you ran the show. Now,…not so much, oh well, maybe next year.
I’m a little under the weather today, so I’m not going to be hosting the blog radio program tonight at 9pm. I’m not trying to weasel out of it whatsoever (I will do it), I just have a stomach thing and lets leave it at that.
11/8/08 This Blog entry can also be viewed at: RPR Bleacher Report , check it out.
He single-handedly renewed my interest in Nuggets basketball. I respect Allen Iverson for a lot of reasons, the main two being his heart and his height.
Iverson is the same size as me. There have been a lot of great players under six foot tall, but every time I see Iverson on the court I’m reminded that anyone can get off to a bad start in their life
and turn it around. I’m also reminded that a players height is not near as much a factor as heart is.
At the time Iverson arrived in Denver he was “The Answer” to Denvers questions.
The Nuggets needed him, Denver needed him and believe it or not, Mello needed him.
At the time, I didn’t know it would be his last foul shot. I guess I just got lucky.
Chauncey is a Colorado native. He attended George Washington High School in Denver Colorado, and played College ball at the University of Colorado.
That same year Billups won the 2004 NBA Finals MVP award averaging 21 points and 5.2 assists per game.
Ok the history lesson is done. Originally I was a little unsettled with this trade. But, the more I think about it, the more I like the change up. My main complaint after watching the first game live was that nothing seemed different.
That’s not the case anymore. I kept thinking to myself, if Chauncey can pull his 12 points a game (or more), and JR Smith, Nene, Anthony Carter can step it up a few notches . This really could work.
Friday night was the test.
Dallas Mavericks vs the Denver Nuggets Pepsi Arena, Denver
Aluminum cans don’t really burn, and that’s a good thing because the crowd inside “The Can” last night were lit up. They were excited about seeing former Nugget,Chauncey Billups return to Denver and showed it by giving him a rousing ovation.
Good move Chauncey. Can’t go wrong with Elway in Denver.
There was also a video tribute to him with fans and Alumni welcoming him back at the end of the first quarter. That was a nice touch.
The Nuggets got off to a slow start, Billups missed his first three-point attempt, but made his first two pointer. Carmello Anthony seemed frazzled missing one jump shot after another.
(I’ve been there, I’ve got the T-Shirt. I didn’t do the minnow shot, that’s nasty)—–>
By halftime, the the Nuggets were down by one with a score of 49-48.
Chauncey was 1 of 7 with five points. The Nuggets had given up 14 offensive rebounds.
Nene provided 13 points and I can’t tell you how cool it was to see this big guy finally penetrating, doing his thing, and putting up some numbers.
Linus Kleiza “”the L train” (that’s a dumb nickname, he could do a lot better), was impressive with his 10 points off the bench. I sure wish the “train” was a little more predictable. Too bad nothing rhymes with Kleiza.
It seemed the Nuggets had no focus, there were a LOT of missed opportunities.
I was thinking to myself, it’s ok, the Nuggets are just learning how to adjust to their new teammate, and he to them. I was anxious and needed to see that pure point guard magic from Billlups that the Nuggets so desperately need.
Nuggets started to groove in the second half, Anthony came alive scoring 20 points, and hitting four free throws in the final seconds.
Here’s a Comment from Chauncey Billups after the game about Carmello, “Mello, of course, is pretty much unstoppable, We’ve got a lot of weapons. I think if we can lock in and get everyone on the same page we can be dangerous.’
I call it gelling. But he’s right.
Billups finished the game with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Carmello scores 28, Nene finishes with an impressive 19 points and JR Smith hits 15. Impressive numbers for all of them.
Final Score Nuggets 108, Mavericks 105.
Props to Jason Kidd (seen here chillin in the bath).
You got to love this dude’s play. He finished the game with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. He even made it interesting near the end.
Had he made his last free throw it would have tied the game and possibly went into overtime.
Sorry, better luck next time Kidd. Make sure you wash behind your ears !
The Pepsi Arena was sold out last night and I know what I saw. I was witnessing the beginnings of a new Denver Nuggets.
A team very much in its infancy, yet so packed full of talent, the big bang inevitable.
George Karl, you’ve got the pieces, now lets get this weapon assembled and aimed in the right direction as quickly as possible. You could use the career boost (it’s not like your second in command is a slouch) and Carmello could use the job security. Nobody remembers a loser.
Thank you Chauncey, all it took was some grits and determination from a good old fashioned point guard. Something Denver’s needed for a while now.