The Denver Broncos now have two more members of the organization in the Hall of Fame. Over the weekend both Champ Bailey and owner Pat Bowlen were accepted into the NFL Hall of Fame. The Bowlen family was notified first and then Bailey and his family got the knock.
Though Bowlen’s induction is well overdue, Bailey’s came at an expected time, and the inductions of two members of the Denver Broncos organization at the same time is a first. Several Broncos are still hoping to sway the Hall of Fame committee, for future classes as John Lynch who was in his 6th year of eligibility missed the call while Steve Atwater missed yet another class.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets were on the road for three of their last four games in Memphis, New Orleans and in Minnesota, while hosting the Rockets at home. Last Monday the Nuggets beat the Grizzlies at home 95-92, then headed south into Louisiana to face the Pelicans. The Nuggets played well enough in the third to hold on to a 105-99 win over the Pelicans.
The Nuggets returned home last Friday to host a team that has beaten Denver in every game since the 2015 season, and the Nuggets were out to make a statement. Though out -scored in the first quarter 43-35, they came back in the second and scored a 48 on the Rockets to give them a 12-point lead heading into the half. Denver remained consistent through the second half giving them their first win over the Rockets since 2015.
The Nuggets didn’t stop there, and flew out to Minnesota to face division rivals, the Timberwolves in a hard fought match that the Nuggets prevailed in the end, 107-106. The Nuggets now hold the top spot in the National Western Conference with the tiebreaker over the Golden State Warriors.
This week Denver remains on the road in Detroit, Brooklyn, and in Philadelphia before returning to Pepsi Center to host the Miami Heat next Monday. The Nuggets will be in Brooklyn to face the Nets on Wednesday, and in Philadelphia to face the 76ers this Friday.
The Colorado Rockies and third baseman Noland Arenado have agreed to a one-year deal, which would pay the perennial golden glove recipient a whopping $24 million and some change in the upcoming season. Arenado and the Rockies avoided arbitration with the signing of his one-year contract just before the deadline.
The New England Patriots are once again, World Champs after beating the L.A. Rams in the lowest scoring Super Bowl game ever played. On Super Sunday the Patriots and the Rams met at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia. The Rams held the Patriots to 3 points in the first half; however, the Patriots didn’t allow a score until the third when L.A. tied the game at 3 a piece.
New England would add another field goal and touchdown in the fourth quarter for the win of Super Bowl LIII. Sunday’s win marks the Patriots 6th Super Bowl win.