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Lighting Up The Scoreboard: 2009 Game 3; Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Hello and happy Saturday, friends.  I'm getting excited for the Broncos chances to start the season 3-0 on Sunday, and I hope all of you are as well.  Once again, here's Lighting Up The Scoreboard.  I got the production time down to about 4 hours (from 9 and then 6 1/2,) so that's moving in the right direction.  I also figured out and corrected the color problem, which was due to a bad S-Video cable.  I hope you enjoy the video, and I'll see you on the other side of the jump.

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An ST&NO addendum: Between the lines

As promised, here is Between The Lines, featuring two games, as promised.

Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos

a.  The first thing that jumped out in re-watching the game was how excellent the Broncos line was in pass protection.  I only saw two missed assignments the whole game in protection.  Ryan Harris whiffed on David Bowens on 3rd-and-goal, with Tony Scheffler wide open for  TD.  Orton was hit as he threw, and the ball was short.  Later, a blitz got to Orton from right up the middle, and Casey Wiegmann and Chris Kuper missed it, and left the hole wide open.  Orton was again hit as he threw, and the ball fell incomplete.  Other than that, the play of the Broncos line in protection was superb.  Kamerion Wimbley had absolutely nothing for Ryan Clady, but that wasn't too surprising.

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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

Happy Tuesday, friends.  We're back with another edition of ST&NO, because this train can't be stopped.  Fresh off a weekend full of football, we have a lot to discuss; so read it, ponder it, and share your thoughts.

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Lighting Up The Scoreboard: Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos

Happy Saturday, Broncos fans, and other distinguished guests.  I said I would have something up this weekend, and I do.  Since Hoosierteacher runs Chalk Talk on Fridays, I think I am going to regularly run this feature on Saturdays.  Please look for it if you like it.  I mentioned in ST&NO that I have been having technical difficulties with this project.  Unfortunately, my Madden footage came through in black and white for some reason this week, and I didn't realize it until last night.  Last week, the Pinnacle rendering software was freezing up; so, I guess this is better.  At least I got SOME video.  I will work on figuring out the problem for next week.

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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

Happy Tuesday, friends.  It's a happy week in Broncoland, hopefully one of many to come this season.   There was some good, some bad, some lucky, and some spectacular on Sunday.  We'll discuss it all, like we always do, and we won't apologize for winning, because a win is a win.  Ready.... BEGIN!!!

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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

It's a regular season Football Tuesday, friends.  What could be better?  Welcome to another edition of ST&NO.  I didn't watch a lot of Week 4 preseason football this week, because, let's face it, most of those games feature very little play by regulars.  I did get into college football though, and I did put together some thoughts toward a season preview.  Without further ado, let's jump right into it.  Ready......... BEGIN!!!

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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

Happy Tuesday, friends.  Welcome to the creative process for ST&NO, which I now intend to lend some insight into.  If you didn't know, I am told exactly what to write by messengers of the Supreme Commander of La-La Land.  It happens subliminally, in the middle of the night, by visits from Fairies, because it almost feels to me like these are my own independent thoughts.  Once the season gets going, I generally wake up on Saturday, and watch some college football, and write for a while, then I watch a bunch of NFL football on Sunday (after another, longer, more intensive Fairy visit) and write a lot more.  Then, on Monday, I put the finishing touches on it, and it runs Tuesday morning.  Voila!  From the mind of the Supreme Commander, to the voices of the Fairies, to my ears, and then my fingers, to your eyes. It's like magic.

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A mixed bag in the third preseason game

The Broncos fell to 0-3 in the preseason, losing to the Chicago Bears 27-17.  The starters played until midway through the third quarter, which is about what was expected.  Chris Kuper left the game with a "lower extremity injury" and didn't return, and he was eventually joined in the locker room by Kyle Orton ("upper extremity injury" AKA a cut right index finger).

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Lighting Up The Scoreboard: Broncos vs Bears - Preseason Week 3

So this is the first pass at the video edition of Lighting Up The Scoreboard, as promised.  I've been working on it every night since ST&NO went in the can on Monday evening, and I hope you like it.  If I hit the Mega tonight, I will hire voice talent, but for now, you're stuck with me and my nasal, born-and-raised-in-Connecticut sound.

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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

Happy Tuesday, friends.  As I write this, I have to tell you that I feel a little strange, because I was pretty disengaged from football this weekend, much more so than I virtually ever am, between July and February. 

I mentioned last week that I'd be traveling to a pretty out-of-the-way part of New Hampshire, but it's 20 miles outside the capitol city of Concord, so it's not THAT out-of-the-way, right?  Turns out, you can't get decent cell signal even on the outskirts of Concord, so in Warner, where I was, there is literally No Service.  There's no cable or DirecTV where I was staying either, so by the time I got back to Cleveland around noon on Sunday, I had missed a lot of football that I normally would have seen.  I did see the game, up until Tony Scheffler's unfortunate fumble, live, Saturday night, and watched the whole game on Sunday afternoon, so there will be some thoughts forthcoming.    ST&NO will be a little lighter on other games than normal, but we'll have fun anyway.  Ready.... BEGIN!

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