Just a few thoughts..
The Rockies will hopefully nail down their first postseason berth this weekend. It will most likely be Carlos Gonzales’ farewell to Coors Field as the young depth of the Colorado outfield will force him to move on. Gonzales has handled the worst year of his career with grace and class. Let’s hope there’s a few more big hits for Cargo as the Rockies try to get back to the post-season. You can catch Saturday night and Sunday’s games on the TEAM Sports Network.
With the Broncos’ decision to stand for the national anthem, let’s hope the focus returns to football. When Denver hosts Oakland Sunday, it’s a match-up of two teams coming off disappointing efforts in week three. The Broncos offense has enjoyed the best starting field position in the NFL with an average of their own 37 yard line. Trevor Siemian can’t have another two pick game and hopefully former Raider Menelik Watson can slow down Khalil Mack. Siemian, DT and Sanders should have a productive day against an Oakland secondary that ranks 24th in the league at 266 yards per game. Denver’s top ranked run defense should shut-down Marshawn Lynch. Denver 28 Oakland 14. 96.1 KSTR and 1490 The TEAM in Rifle this Sunday with pregame at 12:05 PM.
Also, goodbye to Red Miller. The man that guided the Broncos to their first Superbowl passed away earlier this week. Always fun and feisty, Miller will be missed. It’s a shame that his induction into the team’s Ring of Fame will come to late.
Colorado State is in for a looooong road trip with their roadie to Hawaii. With their trip to Tuscaloosa and to the islands, it’s about 9, 600 miles for the Rams, who have beat the Rainbow Warriors 9 of the last 10 meetings. Take your Five Hour Energy and get the coffee pot going for kick-off at 10 PM Saturday night on 100.7 The Vault. Rams 35 Hawaii 17.
Colorado looks to bounce back after getting thumped in the second half by Washington. Steve Montez can’t have another bad night and shouldn’t against a bad UCLA defense. With Josh Rosen and the Bruins averaging about 40 points per game, it’ll be a shoot-out! Buffs 42- UCLA 38 on 1100 KNZZ with pregame at 7:30 PM Saturday night.
8th ranked Colorado Mesa heads into CSU-Pueblo with a chip on their shoulder. After a goal-line stand and a 20-19 win last year over the Thunderwolves, the Mavericks want to prove they didn’t get luck with a perceived bad call in their win at Stocker. Estyin Salum is the RMAC offensive player of the week for the second time this season as CMU is ranked 13th in total offense nationally. Catch it Saturday on the TEAM Sports Network with pregame at 1 PM.
Congrats to Fruita Monument’s Dana Thomson, who will play volleyball at South Dakota Mines next season and to her teammate Kenzie Wells. Wells set the state record for digs in a career.
Central at Montrose tonight in football. The Warriors should they have the speed on offense and an improved defense to make another playoff run after their 21-20 loss to Fruita Monument. This game could decide the playoffs for both teams. The TEAM Sports Network will have it tonight starting at 6 PM. Grand Junction is at Windsor is a game that pits the Tigers against one of the top teams in 4A. Rifle hosts Conifer as the Bears get ready to open Western Slope Conference play next week at Battle Mountain.
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