And now as we continue with the Mile High Report Hall of Fame Class of 2015, we choose a former staff writer.
Every name listed below has been an integral part of this site. In fact, these former MHR writers are among the main reason this site even exists, and their contributions to the Broncos and the blogosphere are immeasurable.
Still, we'd like to honor the best of the best in the Hall of Fame, so pick your top two of the following nominees to find out who will join Kaptain Kirk in the HOF!
If you're unfamiliar with Doc Bear, take some time to read his stuff. There is an easy writing style packed full of information that make his posts enjoyable but also useful. As anyone who has tried to write knows, that's no easy combo to achieve.
Enjoy this gem on Eddie Royal if you have not yet had the pleasure to read Doc Bear.
"He wrote many informative articles before moving on to IAOFM" - bradley
From his bio page, Bena writes about MHR: "My goal has always been and always will be to create the best community-driven, independent site dedicated to the Denver Broncos on the web. A site that would do the team we all love proud. Because of the many fine members and contributors here at MileHighReport.com, we are well on our way to doing that."
Which means the following nomination is spot on:
"...because without him there would bena MHR." - OrangeAndBluesBros
"Without him I never would never have been anything close to an educated fan, let alone a sports writer." - Topher Doll
As evidence of such, consider Bolander's post last year on Brock Osweiler. If you have not read it, read it now. If you have, read it again. It's perhaps even more pertinent this season. And keep in mind, it's not just a piece of writing; it's a work of art.
BroncoMike's last post for MHR came on June 17 when he published Horse Tracks and asked readers their favorites heading into Training Camp. No doubt Mike's favorites this year - Ben Garland and Jordan Norwood - would have appreciated the nod from BroncoMike and will miss him giving them some extra love during training camp.
Mike passed away unexpectedly on June 27, but the outpouring of adoration and admiration from the Mile High Report family - and the wider Broncos and NFL community - for Mike showed just how appreciated he was as a blogger, football mind and friend.
Neal Coolong, former editor of SBNation's Steelers blog, "Behind the Steel Curtain," said this of BroncoMike:
"He personified SB Nation. An avid fan who knew the game and his team inside and out. We could always count on his contributions in "Know Your Opponent" columns, and through that, he really contributed to SB Nation's brand - one that isn't duplicated elsewhere."
"He did a great job with Horse Tracks for a long time before moving on to IAOFM" - bradley
Miguel Suarez added that Doug's Horse Tracks were indeed the best.
"No disrespect to anyone else who's filled that role in the interim, because that's got to be the toughest job on the site, but IMO Doug's were by far the most thorough and informative. His Horse Tracks links accounted for probably 90% of my football reading; you could literally follow the entire league from one page - which is absolutely awesome." - Miguel Suarez
hoosierteacher (aka Steve Nichols)
"He wrote many great, in-depth articles from a coach's viewpoint. Often over my head but always well written." - bradley
One of Nichols big contributions to MHR were his "MHR University" posts, such as this one in 2010 on the offensive line. Given the issues with the O-line this season, his five-year-old post still proves its relevance as he explains the individual roles of each lineman. Sounds like something that would be good to understand again, doesn't it?
And as always, let us know your choices if you'd like!