If you ever get a chance, try to catch NFL Films' There Used to Be A Ballpark . It was part of their Forgotten Treasures series hosted by the late and great Steve Sabol. In the Mile High Stadium episode (shared with Foxboro), season ticket holders, former players, and sports writers (Woody Paige) walk around Mile High in a late stage of demolition and share their greatest memories of the team and where they played. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a link to it or I'd have it posted here.
Why do I bring this up?
Hollywood Park Racetrack was just imploded to make room for the future of the NFL in Los Angeles. Stan Kroenke's desire to relocate a team to Southern California just got a little more real.
While I'm sure the new stadium will a wonderful place to watch the Broncos stomp the home team (whoever they are), I was kind of sad to see Hollywood Park go. Many nights of dollar hot dogs, beers, and more than one concert by Colorado based band The Samples were spent there. It's kind of a downer.
What makes you feel better after seeing something you sort of cared about getting demolished? Watching things you cared nothing about get demolished!
Three Rivers Stadium
The man is 39 years young, people! It kind of goes without saying that this is the case... about any quarterback in the league. Although, in light of last week's injury to LT Ryan Clady, this has never been more true.
Speaking of the Clady injury, it's good to see Kubes taking precautions to keep the vets healthy.
Bolden wants to return kicks this year and he wants it bad.
I always love talk about uniforms. Mason touches on the white pants with the orange stripe and the uniform of Super Bowl XXXII. What do you think? Should the Broncos wear the throwback blues when they host Green Bay this year?
Speaking of the Packers... Did not see this coming.
Marshall deserves it. After enduring all those years with Jay Cutler, something positive should should shine upon him.