Trivia Trough: New quiz, others updated

Just a quick programming note - we posted a new Sporcle quiz last night, covering the Broncos' 1,000-yard receivers.

Also, we've updated all of our previous quizzes to reflect results through the 2013 season.

Foursome may be headed to PUP list

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The dead season is just about over, as players will report to Dove Valley for physicals on Wednesday.

According to Mike Klis, several players are expected to be on the preseason PUP list when camp begins on Thursday.

Von Miller, Chris Harris, Kevin Vickerson, and Joel Dreessen are all coming back from offseason surgeries.

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Scouting the 2014 Broncos: Tight Ends

A commenter recently slammed me for having a continuing interest in the tight end position. Properly used, I’d said, it’s a major way to improve your offense. The commenter responded that the position is nearly useless and will be phased out over the next decade.

In return, I noted Sid Gillman’s point that having two good TEs can let a team control the middle of the field. No shots were fired, but no agreement was reached, either.

The New England Patriots recently had two very good tight ends who did a lot of damage to opposing defenses, prompting teams to start looking at the position in earnest. The demand for good tight ends went up like a helium balloon. Rumors of the position’s demise were exaggerated. Having multiple effective tight ends is strongly back in vogue.

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NFL could build, own stadium in Los Angeles

Good Morning, Broncos fans! That Los Angeles might host the 2015 Draft seemed silly, given that no NFL team calls the city home.

At points this offseason, it's been suggested that the league was abandoning the idea of putting a team back in LA.

But according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times, there's now talk of the NFL building and owning a stadium there.

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Vikings release biased summary of report; Kluwe to sue

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The battle between the Minnesota Vikings and Chris Kluwe, their former punter, escalated on Friday night, and quickly.

Minnesota announced that special teams coach Mike Priefer would be suspended three games over a homophobic remark, and the team is donating $100K to LGBT groups.

At the deadest point of the weekly news cycle, the Vikings released a 29-page summary of their investigation into Kluwe's explosive allegations.

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The NFL says blackouts are for our own good

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! With teams set to start training camp in the coming days, Roger Goodell addressed several big topics on Thursday:

  • NYC is out for next year's draft, which will take place in either Chicago or Los Angeles
  • The Raiders could someday play their home games at the Niners' Levi's Stadium
  • Of course, the Commish doesn't think there's anything hazardous about making teams play on three days' rest

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Pro Sports and Cannabis, Part 2

Recently, I wrote about the potential for the usage of cannabidiol (CBD) in professional sports. While I'm trying to keep the jargon to a minimum, there’s a lot more information on CBD that can go a long way to helping understand it.

I’ll also cover some relevant pending legislation and add some fuel to the fire by talking about medical cannabis.

To recap, hemp, from which CBD is extracted, comes from fertilized hemp/cannabis plants. Cannabis, in turn, is created by eliminating all the male plants so that the females produce a sticky resin to attract pollination. That resin contains more of the THC that cannabis users are looking for.

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Big city dwellers can finally get Sunday NFL Ticket

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! There's some great news for those of you who live in NYC, Chicago, or San Francisco.

Sunday NFL Ticket will finally be available online to residents of those cities, to others who live in apartment buildings with no DirecTV, and to students at a few big universities.

It's beyond me why this didn't happen years ago, back when I considered putting a dish inside my NYC apartment and pointing it out the window.

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Elway: Broncos willing to negotiate with Thomases into preseason

With training camp a week away, John Elway has already backed off his self-imposed deadline for extending the contracts of Demaryius and Julius Thomas.

Following a Tahoe practice round with John Fox and Joe Sakic, Elway told Lindsay Jones that he's willing to negotiate with the pending 2015 free agents through the first couple weeks of the preseason, suggesting a new deadline of mid-August.

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They looked scared, and it was embarrassing

Good Morning, Broncos fans! 2014 training camp may be just a week away, but until then, 2013 is still fair game.

On Tuesday, ESPN loudmouth Stephen A. Smith asked Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner if the Broncos appeared intimidated during SB 48.

Predictably, Wagner responded in the affirmative:

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