DENVER — Pat Bowlen was about Broncos fans. Next week, Broncos fans can be about Pat Bowlen.
Denver sports columnist for The Gazette
The sports world came together to honor the late Pat Bowlen, who died Thursday at 75.
Broncos fans lined up outside Broncos Stadium at Mile High to mourn the passing of legendary owner Pat Bowlen, who died on Friday at 75. None knew Mr. B; all felt like they did.
The Cubs and Rockies hit four batters with pitches. One was Colorado superstar Nolan Arenado, who turned around to give the Cubs dugout a piece of his mind and ticked off Joe Madden in the process. Oh, yeah, and there was a baseball game Wednesday at Coors Field.
The Rockies' 6-5 comeback victory against the Cubs should give the front office even more motivation to make a trade to improve the club's starting pitching. It's starting to look like all the other ingredients for a playoff push are in place.
Coming off a promising season in which they returned to the NBA playoffs, the Denver Nuggets are planning to hold their 2019-20 training camp in Colorado Springs. The Nuggets won 54 games and earned the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
The Denver Broncos have a different look and a more professional coach this season. They still don't have much margin for error but they can do some things to help move forward, columnist Paul Klee says.
Air Force basketball will enter the 2019-20 season with its highest expectations in a decade — and with a new 3-point line. Coach Dave Pilipovich prefers the old 3-point line but says he understands why the NCAA moved back the arc. And he's all-in the Falcons earning a top-four seed in the Mountain West tournament.
Broncos edge rusher Bradley Chubb hasn't gotten the attention that other members of the team, or the NFL's 2018 draft class has. But he's preparing for a big season after attending Von Miller's annual pass-rushing summit in Las Vegas. Sack maestro Vic Fangio has some toys to play with in his first season as Broncos coach.
Vic Fangio isn't playing favorites. The new Broncos coach has challenged everyone from rookie Noah Fant to Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller. No one's sacred when it comes to the Vic Poke.