DB - Recognizing a Legend - Zach Eisendrath
Shannon Sharpe will become the 22nd member of the Broncos Ring of Fame today at halftime. Several Broncos greats were in attendance Friday night to honor Shannon at the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner. Accompanying video features footage from the evening's festivities and reporting by Chris Hall.
DB - Matchup: Broncos vs. Browns - Broncos TV
Chris Hall previews today's home opener with plenty of sound clips.
DB - Seven Broncos on H.O.F Preliminary List - Kyle Sonneman
Six Broncos legends, plus one guy who couldn't be bothered to get off the field fast enough during the 1996 AFC Divisional Playoff game made the list; 25 semifinalists will be chosen from the 131 names and announced on November 27th. Personally, I'm hoping to see Shannon and Little inducted; if they are, I'll be there. Three Broncos at once is surely asking too much...
DPP - Quiet anchor has Louisiana spark: NT Ronald Fields - Lindsay Jones
Fields shares plenty of insight into his life; it's hard not to become a Ronnie Fields fan after reading this. His parents were displaced by Katrina and Fields couldn't get in touch with them to assure their safety for a WEEK. He says every play as a nose tackle feels like being in a car crash, and he watches Family Guy. Plus, he says his primer on living in CO came via South Park!
DPP - Stokley's sons sink roots deep into football lifestyle - Mike Klis
Klis offers up an extensive profile on The Slot Machine. Excellent read.
DP - Drown them out with foot-stomping music - Mark Kiszla
Great idea. Folks, if you're heading to the game put on some cowboy or steel-toed boots today and make some NOISE!!!!!
DPP - Q&A: What's the scoop on QB drops? - Jeff Legwold
Kyle Orton is a sack machine. Wow.
CSG - Broncos 50th Anniversary: 10 best plays - Frank Schwab
Proud to say I witnessed both #4 and #5 in person. Which ones were you present for?
DP - Klis: Muscles may stiffen at 30, but so does resolve
Klis writes that Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens are "mellowing". He must be joking.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
CPD - Tony Grossi's game preview and PD staff picks
3 of the PD's 5 staffers are picking the Browns today
AFC West News
NFP - Sunday at the Post - Mike Lombardi
Lombardi thinks a loss for the Browns today could blow up the front office and locker room. He echoes what everyone's been discussing on MHR this week; Denver needs to play "keep away" with Josh Cribbs.
FOX - Countdown: Previewing all of Week 2's games - John Czarnecki
Again, lots on the FOX games and very little on the others. This ticks me off and I think I may omit this from future Tracks. Any objections?