It’s official Broncos Country, the Denver Broncos announced Monday that former cornerback Champ Bailey, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August has been chosen to be the 33rd member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.
Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis had this to say, “It comes as no surprise that Champ has been voted into the Broncos’ Ring of Fame in his first year of eligibility,” “Not only did he make so many incredible plays as a Bronco, but the consistency and leadership he brought to this organization for 10 seasons as a perennial All-Pro was second-to-none.”
Bailey spent 10 seasons with the Broncos (2004-2013) after spending five years in Washington with the Redskins. Bailey is a member of the 2000’s NFL All-Decade Team chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selectors. Bailey was selected to 12 (eight with the Denver Broncos) Pro Bowls helping Denver to five post-season berths. His eighth Pro Bowl appearances as a Bronco tied the second most in team history.
Bailey started 132-of-135 games as a Bronco including 115 consecutive games from 2004-2012. Bailey was key to the Broncos appearance in two AFC Championships (2005-’13) and earning the Broncos a berth in Super Bowl XLVIII after his 100-yard interception of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC Divisional Playoff game.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies had a tough outing in Philadelphia losing all three games in their three-game series with the Phillies. The Rockies managed to split a two game series with the Boston Redsox just days before traveling to the City of Brotherly Love.
This week the Rockies are in Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Pirates before returning home to host the Baltimore Orioles. The Rockies are currently 9.5 games behind the division leading L.A. Dodgers, three and a half games behind the second place Arizona Diamondbacks, and 2 and half games behind the San Diego Padres. While the season is still early the Rockies are finding themselves in a hole that seems to be getting bigger by the day.
Next week the Rockies have a chance to gain some ground on the Diamondbacks at home when they face Arizona in a four-game series.
The Colorado Rapids have something to build on, a win! The Rapids faced the L.A. Galaxy on Sunday in L.A. winning their first game since beating the Galaxy back on February 24th. The Rapids are dead last in the Western Conference with a single win on the season and 26 points behind the leading Los Angeles FC. The Rapids are at home this Saturday to host the Columbus Crew SC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.