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Escaping into the world of sports

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It’s been a tough few months in the news business, what with the Aurora shooting, the Jessica Ridgeway kidnapping and murder, the Liggett dismemberment, the campaign, the election, and Hurricane Sandy.

Nonstop late-breaking news bulletins. Live news feeds from one disaster or another, or from this campaign office or that debate. Then there’s been “holding the front page until an update comes in.”

We’ve all been barraged with information overload. But there’s some information to share that’s lighter, and most welcome these days. Denver’s sports teams have provided an outlet — an escape from the heavier news of the day.

How ‘bout them Broncos? Who would have thought a year ago that Tim Tebow would be ancient Broncos history and that the Broncos’ QB would be none other than four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning?  And that he’d be living up to all the off-season speculation and hopes as he looks to direct the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos to a fourth straight win when they visit  the Carolina Panthers on Sunday?

Last year, Tim Tebow devotees were dissing John Elway for not being a fan of Tebow, but Elway needs be be given credit for wanting Peyton Manning for the Broncos, and making it happen.

Then there’s the Denver Nuggets. They opened in Denver Tuesday night with an impressive 109-97 victory over Detroit, wearing their new canary yellow uniforms emblazoned with the classic skyline-against-the-mountains.

Coach George Karl said the new uniforms gave him a good vibe, and the positive energy they generated in the Pepsi Center perhaps contributed to the home opener win.

While the Colorado Rockies weren’t exactly the source of good news this summer, they, too, are working on a new beginning. The search  for a new manager is narrowed down to a short list.

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Colorado Rockies. Through these two decades they had their ups and downs, but who could ever forget the absolute giddiness that prevailed when Denver finally got its major league baseball team? Good or lousy, the Rockies have been a dream come true.

Life needs its dreams, too.

Copyright © 2012 by the Intermountain Jewish News

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 November 2012 03:04 )  

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