Opioid use and chronic pain

The July 2014 issue of Consumer Reports includes an investigation into the dangers of painkilling medication - particularly opioid use and abuse.

I’d touched on these issues in Pro Sports: Beyond Cannabis Part 2, but this article takes them to a new level.

Included was this comment:

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Goodell agrees with Goodell, Goodell, and Goodell

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Commissioner Roger Goodell finally spoke to reporters about Judge Roger Goodell's two-game suspension of Ray Rice.

Interestingly, he says he agrees with Goodell's decision, and thinks Jury Roger Goodell does as well.

It's believed that Appeals Judge Roger Goodell would have upheld the length of the ban, had Rice been foolish enough to have challenged it. 

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Brandon Lloyd is back to chase his childhood dream

Brandon Lloyd quit the NFL for good. What made him come back?
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“When I was working in the aerospace industry, people sometimes would make a comment,” Lloyd said. “They’d say, ‘You know there is a football player who has the same name.’” Lloyd laughs. He didn’t want them to know. One time, he admitted it, he said. And it helped him make a sale.

A relentless drive like Peyton Manning's or J.J. Watt's may be what it takes to be the very best, but there's always been something refreshing about Lloyd's perspective, and his acknowledgement that there's more to life than just football.

Quinn follows Tebow’s reluctant exit

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! It took nearly six months, and wide ranging criticism to get there.

But Ray Rice has finally publicly apologized to his wife, Janay, and spoken out against domestic violence.

On Thursday, Rice took questions from reporters for the first time since his two-game suspension was announced.

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Adam Gase explains why the preseason matters

Adam Gase describes philosophy of evaluating players
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“We’ve had guys in the past that go in (the stadium) and they lock up. It happens. It happens to one guy every year. Some guys eliminate themselves. Then there are some guys who act like they are out playing in the backyard like nobody is there. They just play loose and they play good and go get the ball. If they’re a lineman, they see the looks, come off the ball, and drive someone off the body. You know (right away), that’s what we’re looking for.”

Then, there are guys like Terrell Davis.

Mason: Clady still shaking off the rust

Mason's Five Thoughts from Camp Day 8
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The road back from last September’s Lisfranc injury has not been easy for left tackle Ryan Clady, Although he has practiced since taking the field for organized team activities in May, he acknowledged there is still “a little soreness here and there” in the foot.

Clady says he's aiming to get to 100% by the time Week 1 rolls around, which has us nervous about a possible recurrence during the preseason.

Orange Julius: I’ve got plenty of room for improvement

Julius Thomas stays hungry after Pro Bowl year
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“When I go into tape back in April and we’re breaking it down as a position group, you’re ducking your head during certain plays, like, ‘Oh, what was I doing there in Week 2? And what was I doing in Week 8?’” Thomas said. “Just seeing my progress throughout the year, I can’t wait to show how much I’ve grown, continue to learn more and keep getting better.”

Usually, we'd say a quote like this is just typical summertime fluff, but Julius has only been playing football for four years.

Psst: Peyton Manning is closing in on the all-time touchdown record

Shutdown Countdown: Denver Broncos hear about 43-8 all offseason
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Manning has 491 career touchdown passes, and is just 17 behind Brett Favre for the all-time career record. One of the game’s all-time greats is going to break one of the sport’s bigger records, and there has been little fanfare attached to it.

Are people really as negative about the Broncos as Frank Schwab says they are?

Cue the Brandon Marshall mental illness jokes

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Despite rainy conditions, more than 9,200 fans attended Wednesday's practice at SAF@MH.

Kayvon Webster put in a strong day's work against Wes Welker, capping it off with a pick-six against Peyton Manning.

The second-year player says he's more relaxed this year, and is still being mentored by Champ Bailey.

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With suspensions, NFL reminds us of its haphazard priorities

With their stunningly lenient suspension of domestic abuser Ray Rice, the NFL and Roger Goodell have caught plenty of heat.

And in their typical tone-deaf fashion, the No Females League doubled down on Wednesday.

The league announced a pair of drug-related suspensions on Wednesday - two games for Cincy corner Chris Lewis-Harris, and one game for Buffalo linebacker Nigel Bradham.

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