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.

As ridiculous as that sounds, that is not a joke.

But, I'm happy for the rest of you!

Broncos

Andrew Mason discusses Denver's receivers, while Jeff Legwold hints that, yes, the team might cut Joel Dreessen.

Cecil Lammey takes an educated guess on the Broncos' 53-man roster, handicaps camp battles, and predicts surprise performances.

In their latest made-up franchise valuations, Forbes has estimated that the Broncos are worth $1.161B.

John Elway, John Fox, and Britton Colquitt will play in this year's American Century golf tourney this weekend; Wes Welker will fly in an F-16 up in Cheyenne on Sunday; David Bruton spoke to kids in Texas about health and nutrition.

News

According to Mike Freeman, the DEA investigating the NFL's painkiller problem is nothing new.

New England DE Armond Armstead, who signed with the team last year after having starred in the CFL, has announced his retirement. Armstead suffered a heart attack during his time at USC and was hampered by other health problems with the Pats.

Detroit made a trio of moves on Wednesday; Dallas added TE Dallas Walker.

RG3 says "a lot of players" are concerned by the physical toll of playing on Thursday nights.

SB 32 loser Mike Holmgren claims he's retired, even while admitting he's jealous of Pete Carroll's popularity in Seattle.

#RacistPride

A federal judge in Maryland has chosen not to use the blatantly racist name of the Washington team in his courtroom.

Since they don't approve of the team's name, a Native American tribe in Arizona has refused Dan Snyder's money to help build a skate park.

CBS Sports will apparently allow its announcers to decide whether to say the name on air.

Analysis

KSK celebrates the lackluster career of Kyle Orton.

Bucky Brooks ranks Julius Thomas fifth among the league's best pass-catching tight ends.

Chase Stuart examines backup running backs who posted better YPC averages than the players ahead of them on the depth chart. Yes, that includes Montee Ball/Knowshon Moreno, but don't tell FOX Sports.

Adam Teicher says Kansas City needs to do right by Justin Houston and pay the star linebacker.

Greg Gabriel discusses Houston's prospects; Frank Schwab checks in on Baltimore and Detroit; Gil Brandt could see Jacksonville surprising folks this year.

His awful column on Brett Favre, daughters, theoretical daughters, and football display why Mike Florio is a perfect flack for the No Females League.

ESPYS

Peyton Manning won two ESPYs: Best NFL Player, and Best Record-Breaking Performance.

As much as we tend to mock ESPN, these two powerful speeches from Wednesday night's ceremony are worth sharing:

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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