Peter McNab died. Please, noooo! I turned on Avalanche games as much to take heed to it as to look at the motion on the ice. What a beautiful life he has lived. His love for the sport and the players showed in all the things he did.
Kizi: I sat three seats away from McNab the night Colorado won the Tampa Cup, and I’ll always remember the enjoyment in his eyes because the last seconds of the third period passed. He wouldn’t have missed it for the world, despite the challenge of traveling after an extended battle against cancer. As McNab told me before boarding the plane to Florida, “To hell with it. I will the Stanley Cup Final in Tampa and I will be having fun with every minute. Why not? This may very well be my last kick.
Hey, Kiz. Great column on the upcoming Broncos free agent Dre’Mont Jones. It was paying homage to a saying by a high-tech engineering colleague from years ago: I look after them as much as they look after me.
Roy, Fort Fun
Kizi: Yes, skilled footballers are paid to play for youngsters. Cool. Nonetheless, NFL teams wish to speak about being family until top considerations make football managers look as warm and comfortable as Elon Musk.
It is smart for Michael Porter Jr. he was the 2nd unit’s highlighted shooter, and Bruce Brown was fiddling with the Nuggets’ starters. This is able to give the starting unit’s defense and the second unit’s scoring. The MPJ spends too many things standing within the corner when he’s on the pitch with Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic.
Mike, the straight shooter
Kizi: Not everyone liked my crazy concept that Porter needs to be the sixth man for the Nuggets. There is no such thing as a surprise. But among the NBA’s biggest players, from John Havlick to Kevin McHale to Manu Ginobili, have served as an enormous off-bench dog. We hope the MPJ may have the identical success within the championship because the Hall of Famers. Having top-of-the-line players answerable for the second unit was a tried and tested recipe for achievement.
Does Nikola Jokic must play Hollywood basketball to realize recognition because the NBA version of Shohei Ohtani? A unicorn may exist in a mountainous region. I checked it out. Is his nickname an issue? Should we blame the alternate city uniform? Or is inappropriate writing about sports the rationale for the dearth of proper recognition for the Joker?
Lonnie, unicorn cowboy
Kizi: Is not the issue obvious? Mismatched sports writing is chargeable for all the things from all of the losses the Broncos have ever suffered within the Super Bowl to heartbreak on account of psoriasis. Or so I used to be told. Repeatedly.
And today’s farewell shot is from a reader sufficiently old to recollect the 12 months John Elway and I moved to this dusty old town.
I appreciate you, Kiz. You write well and inform us well. I have been reading you because you joined The Denver Post. Proceed job and revel in your journey.