Day 64 of the NFL Lockout, but who’s counting, right?
Same story. Â Same long, agonizing story. Â I’m ready to move on. Â If there’s any consolation to this dog and pony show, it’s knowing many sportswriters – even the folks at ESPN – are grasping at straws these days.
C’mon, ranking NFL helmets!?! Â Has it really come to this?
Yes, yes it has.
You can read ESPN’s power rankings here. Â The Broncos didn’t crack the Top 10, though with judging criteria weak at best, what does that even mean? Â Perhaps worse than the vacuous poll is the “Another Perspective” sidebar, penned by no other than – get this Â a “Project Runway” contestant.
Are you flippin’ kidding me? Â I. Â Don’t. Â Care. Â Yet I write about it, so what does that make me?
I need to move on. Â I just dedicated 125 words to critiquing a non-story, thus making it a story.
We begin our Denver headlines tour with a double dose of Bleacher Report, including this piece about why Tim Tebow should be named Broncos starting quarterback. Â Plus, can Brandon Lloyd duplicate his 2010 success in 2011?
Bolt Beat is out with its Hate List. Â Being a Chargers’ fan site, you know there are some Denver ties making the cut. Â Read more on #10.
In a sure sign it’s sweeps,Â KOAA in Colorado Springs is holding a “Sports Celebrity Apprentice.” Â The contenders, including former Broncos assistant Troy Calhoun and player Justin Armour, will anchor a sportscast. Â Winner will be announced next Monday. Â I’m not sure what the prize entails…maybe just bragging rights and some mad teleprompter reading skills. Â **Personal editorial: It’s harder than it looks.**
Football News Now reports Kyle Orton could return to the NFC North – as quarterback on the Minnesota Vikings.
Tim Tebow will never live down his friar haircut. The Stir ranks it among the worst in sports history.
The Sporting News profiles veteran Brian Dawkins.