Tagged: Pat Bowlen

Have a Nice Nice New Years baby

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MLB TV launches tomorrow at 4pm MST.

This just in (sort of):

Tito got himself a job, and he’s going back to Cali, Cali Cali.

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No unemployment line for this super-southpaw. Rockies former reliever Brian Fuentes has just signed a two-year deal with the LA Angels.

Tito worked a deal for 17.5 million over the next two seasons with a club opiton for 9 million in 2011.

Nice job man, they’re lucky to have him. Strangest pitch in baseball right there. Good luck Brian.

mike-shanahan234.jpgI listened to most of Mike Shanahan’s press conference this morning, I skipped Pat Bowlens.

 Wow reality has set in, he’s gone. No more Phil Long or that Trice diamond place commercials on the radio. How long until those sponsors sign deals with the new coach?

 Could you imagine Bill Cowher pitching diamonds? That’s funny right there.

Anyways, that seems to be the pattern around here. The sponsors grab them quick. 

Did you know that Shanahan’s contract runs until 2011, and if he doesn’t take another job the Broncos would have to pay him close to 21 million?

Hmm, let me think about this,…7 million a year and I don’t have to work. I know what I’d do, but Mike is just crazy enough to go out and get a job right away.

Mike wants another Super Bowl ring. He’ll go with the team that has potential and that team will be fortunate to have him.  

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 I’m hearing of a few names being tossed around out there as a possible replacments. The biggest one I’ve heard so far is Bill Cowher.

Bill might fit in nicely around Denver.

It probably wouldn’t take him long to get a feel for things around here 🙂 


  Another name out there is Scott Pioli.

 In his seven seasons with the Patriots, Belichick and Pioli led the Patriots to three Super Bowl championships and five division titles.

Pretty impressive, but can he do it on his own







I have also heard mention of Jim Fassel.

This guy was wants a head coaching posiiton so bad he wrote Al Davis a letter expressing interest in the head coach position for the Raiders.

Thats hungry!


 I’d still like to see John Elway in there with the Broncos in some capacity. I’m sure with him being retired and all he doesn’t have his hands full.

It’s New Years Eve, do you have big plans?

I don’t, I work tomorrow early and we’ll probably head over to a friends house and play Rockband for a few hours and I’ll be in bed by 10pm. Sad but true.watch_for_ice.jpg



VanillaIce14.jpgOn a funny note, Vanilla Ice will be the halftime (freak) show at the Nuggets/Hornets basketball game on Jan 3, 2009.  

The first 5000 fans get 80’s sunglasses.
Ice ice baby.jpgHave a Happy New Year everyone, be safe. Don’t be out there cruising in your 5.0 with the top down so your hair can blow…Peace…D
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The Shan gets canned


Mike Sh.jpgHuh?, Mike Shanahan is Broncos freggin history.
huh What.jpgUp until I read R-Luv’s comment about it in the comment section of this blog, I hadn’t heard, or really even considered this.

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.

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Every once in a while the topic of canning the Shan would come up in conversation, but it
usually ended with, “yea, but who are you going to replace him with?”

It’s a good question, as pertinent then as it is now, “Who are the Broncos going replace him with?” The only logical answer is Mike Ditka, I’m kidding, or am I? Give it some thought.

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 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.shanahan-mike-dvb-3.jpg

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.

He was/is a class act and had a knack for spotting hidden talent, especially running backs.Mike frown.jpg


 Mike Shanahan, thank you and good luck in your future endeavors.

Consider purchasing a cowboy hat and taking a road trip to Dallas?

Remember it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile and Cowboys are usually friendly folk…D
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