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Hope on the horizon for Denver sports? - Longmont Times-Call
In 1997, when the Denver Broncos were on the cusp of beginning a run at consecutive Super Bowl titles and the Colorado Avalanche were fresh off claiming the Stanley Cup, The Sporting News ranked Colorado's capital as the top sports city in the nation -- No. 1.

Players updated on lockout status in talks between NFL and NFLPA - National NFL | Examiner.com
While there are a lot of players directly involved with the talks going on between the NFL owners and the NFLPA; others only have known what's going on thanks to reports. Now at least they are being kept in the know a little more directly.

Four scenarios for when the lockout is going to end - NFL - CBSSports.com Football
After NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith briefed team player representatives this past week on the latest labor developments, one of the players hung up the phone after the meeting's conclusion and had an immediate thought: "It sounds like this damn thing could be close to being over."

Optimistic NFL players hold phone updates on lockout - The Denver Post
Buffalo safety George Wilson likes what he sees and hears about the players' recent discussions with the owners to end the lockout. The Bills' player representative also cautions against getting swept away by expectations of an imminent settlement.

NFL.com news: Bills player rep Wilson 'definitely optimistic' about labor talks
Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson likes what he sees and hears about the players' recent discussions with NFL owners to end the lockout. He also cautions against being swept away by expectations of an imminent settlement.

2001-2010 All-Bears Team: Left Tackle - Windy City Gridiron
The strong rushing attack Jones provided balanced out the risk-taking and deep-ball ability of Rex "Unleash The Dragon" Grossman all the way to the Super Bowl, but the year before with Kyle Orton he was essentially the offense. After his three years as a Bear, Jones is fifth in rushing yardage behind Rick Caseres (3rd), Neal Anderson (2nd), and two guys named Payton and Sayers. He's a welcome addition to the 2001-2010 Team.