Horse Tracks - 6/7/10 - The Future of SBNation

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This is an exciting time around SBNation.  For those of you that don't know, SBNation is the Blog Network that MHR, and over 250 other fan sites, belongs to.  It is because of the hard work, commitment and effort of those behind the network that guys like me get to do this.  In short, I'm pretty lucky.  That's why it is so exciting to announce the next phase in the growth of SBNation - The Regional Sites.  The first six of these sites launched last night - Chicago, Boston, New York, Detroit, Arizona and Washington D.C. - and they are second to none.  Even the New York Times took notice.   Don't worry, Denver's is coming(June 28th to be exact) and yes, I'll have a hand in it.  This is great news for you, the sports fan, as it gives you another avenue to quench your thirst for everything related to your favorite team(s).  Check out the sites, take a look at the schedule, and hop on board for the next phase of citizen journalism!

 

Two-Sport Broncos " DenverBroncos.com
Sometimes when you are just sitting around thinking about players and their backgrounds, one thing leads to another and an interesting theme is developed.

Arrington, Harris and Thomas on the Field " DenverBroncos.com
Friday’s passing camp was called an "opportunity practice" for rookies and veterans new to the system. Several new faces took that opportunity to practice for the first time, including the team’s top 2010 draft pick, Demaryius Thomas.

Klis: Let Tebow lead the Broncos past the Chargers - The Denver Post
The Broncos have added a defensive line, beefed up their offensive front, subtracted locker-room distractions, received a softer schedule and zapped excitement into their fan base with their first-round selection of Tim Tebow.

Krieger: The Brandstater Watch is over for Broncos - The Denver Post
Musings for a Monday morning on the end of the Tom Brandstater era and the hit to cosmic coincidence theory . . .

Paige: Broncos' Orton, Quinn, Tebow compete in a great race - The Denver Post
Last June, during the Broncos' minicamp, Kyle Orton was named the starting quarterback for the 2009 season.

Syracuse QB has second tryout - The Denver Post
Greg Paulus is getting a second look in his second sport.

Broncos RB Moreno shows signs of improvement - The Denver Post
Wesley Woodyard shared a little secret regarding Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno.

Why T.O. continues to be a tough sell | National Football Post
Terrell Owens isn’t a high-profile free agent at this point in his career. The fact that he remains without a job in early June and has only seen real interest from the Bengals — prior to the club signing Antonio Bryant — might have T.O. waiting even longer. Perhaps until a team experiences a camp injury, a team’s WR corps isn’t producing in the preseason, etc.

Tebow’s past no longer matters | National Football Post
This is the season of NFL minicamps, and with that comes some expected moves that, while not surprising, do open up the floodgates of speculation. Take the Broncos cutting third-string QB Tom Brandstater as an example. With the move, Tim Tebow moves up to third-string QB. This is by no means a shocker, and anyone that actually didn’t see this move coming or thought it a possibility that the Broncos would carry four QBs on their roster is completely clueless.

The fight for endorsement dollars | National Football Post
Believe it or not, one of the hardest things to do as an agent is to get your player marketing and endorsement deals. If you represent Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Brett Favre, it might be as easy as fielding the offers that flood in. But what about the other 1700 players? What do they get?

Luke McCown on David Garrard: 'It's David's job' | National Football Post
Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback Luke McCown downplayed any potential quarterback controversy surrounding starter David Garrard.

Ravens rookie wide receiver David Reed impresses | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver David Reed put on a show during a rookie minicamp last week.

Rolando McClain not expecting a holdout | National Football Post
Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Rolando McClain, the eighth overall pick of the NFL draft, isn't expecting to be a holdout.

Jets saving up to pay Revis, others? | National Football Post
Following a report that the New York Jets aren't spending money to extend the contracts of young players like cornerback Darrelle Revis because of poor PSL sales for their new stadium, another report refutes that notion.

Jeff Saturday hopes egos get put aside in labor dispute | National Football Post
As far as Indianapolis Colts center and player representative Jeff Saturday is concerned, a new collective bargaining agreement can be hammered out between the players' union and the owners.

Jeff Ireland excited about Dolphins' prospects | National Football Post
"I feel great where we're at," Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland told the Miami Herald. "Tony Sparano feels good, Bill Parcells as well. Across the board offensively, we are going to be better. The acquisition of Brandon Marshall. Chad Henne and Brian Hartline have another year under their belt. Greg Camarillo's healthy. Ronnie Brown and Patrick Cobbs will be healthy, Ricky Williams is back.

Report: Saints expected to sign Patrick Ramsey | National Football Post
The Saints are expected to sign a veteran quarterback, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports it is expected to be former Tulane star Patrick Ramsey. But that doesn’t rule Chase Daniel out of having a chance to pin down the No. 2 job behind Drew Brees.

Brohm works with Bills' first-team offense | National Football Post
The Buffalo Bills' audition of quarterback Brian Brohm as their potential starter continues.

Jerryworld celebrates its first birthday | National Football Post
If there was an elaborate party, we can’t find any reports of such, but Dallas Cowboys Stadium turned one on Saturday.

Lions putting Jahvid Best in position to have the ball | National Football Post
There is no shortage of creative ways the Detroit Lions are coming up with to get the ball in the hands of running back Jahvid Best.

Raiders make it official with Joe Porter | National Football Post
The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder has played for the Las Vegas Locomotives as well as NFL stints with the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland Browns.

Steelers cut Jared Retkofsky | National Football Post
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released long snapper Jared Retkofsky, according to a league source.

Rankings: Things seem to line up for the Chargers in 2010
With rookies entrenched in offseason workouts and the majority of free-agent movement and trades finalized, it's time to recalibrate how teams stack up one through 32 -- in June.

Dolphins owner Ross hopes Henne can be franchise's greatest QB
If Chad Henne wasn't feeling any pressure before, well, he just might now.

Saints' Shockey 'happy to be healthy' after hospitalization
Jeremy Shockey declined to discuss Saturday what happened in the New Orleans Saints' weight room that led to his hospitalization on May 27.

Police investigating unnamed Packer over alleged sexual assault
Authorities in a south-central Wisconsin community say a Green Bay Packers player is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault of two women early Saturday.

Air Force grad Garland weighing chance with Broncos vs. flying
To launch his career as a pass rusher, Air Force graduate Ben Garland may have to ground his pursuit of becoming a pilot.

Hoge helping players at all levels get ahead of curve on head injuries
Few people are more aware of the signs of concussions than Merril Hoge, so when the former NFL running back saw one of the youngsters he coaches in youth football suffering from the symptoms, he immediately pulled him off the field.

Buffalo Bills rookie tackle Ed Wang out indefinitely after injuring leg in practice - ESPN
Buffalo Bills rookie left tackle Ed Wang is out indefinitely after hurting his left leg and was carted off the field near the end of the Bills morning practice.

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