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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

Happy Tuesday, friends, and welcome to another edition of Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations.  Is anybody else feeling like they could get used to feeling like this on a Tuesday?  It's great to be 5-0, isn't it?  Maybe Mark Kiszla is right, and we should all join him in welcoming Kyle Orton to Denver, since MHR is clearly bringing up the rear, there.  Y'all know how skeptical I have been. Despite our ongoing skepticism, and community-wide propensity for all things negative, we press on.  Ready..... BEGIN!!!!

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Lighting Up The Scoreboard: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (Week 5, ‘09)

Hello again, friends.  Welcome to Lighting Up The Scoreboard.  I hope you enjoy it, and your feedback, as always, is appreciated.  I finally remembered to turn up the volume on the voice track, and found time to put together some music that I like okay, for the beginning.

Have a great weekend, and Go Broncos!!

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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

Happy Tuesday, friends.  Welcome to what will probably be a somewhat shorter-than-usual version of ST&NO.  The first week of every month, accountants get to close the books for the recently ended prior month.  As I start writing this opening section, it is 7:17 PM on Monday night, so my day job has unfortunately gotten in the way of my primary goal on a Monday, which is to write this column.  (A today-specific secondary goal is to correctly punctuate all text in parentheses, because I am all about continuous performance improvement).  I'll be switching back and forth between this and that, probably for the next 5 hours or so.  So, the moral of the story is that there's no time to waste.  Ready.... BEGIN!!!!

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Lighting Up The Scoreboard: Week 4 - Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos

There's not really a lot to add today in the way of text.  I'll be tweeting on Sunday (@TedBartlett905,) and my column Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations will appear her Tuesday morning, for those who aren't as familiar with MHR.  Thanks for visiting us;  I hope you enjoy the video, and I appreciate your feedback, as always.  Go Broncos!!

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Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations

Happy Tuesday, friends and welcome to another edition of Shallow Thoughts & Nearsighted Observations, where we're always aiming to deliver the best thing since Starks in Clark's Wallabees.  It's a feel-good Tuesday, right?  Our Broncos are 3-0, but it's a much more legitimate-feeling 3-0 than last season's version.  The respect is still slow in coming, but it's coming bit by bit.

The most important thing I've witnessed happening is a growing confidence and self-respect among our fan base.  MHR is mostly known as a positive-thinking community, so maybe a lot of us were on the feel-good train earlier than others, but I can feel it really starting to take hold.  Contrast that to Cleveland (where most are aware that I reside).  The feeling around here is just awful, and we can all be glad not to be feeling that way.  It's on to the Cowboys game, but first let's do this thing here.  Ready.... BEGIN!!!!

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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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