Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum shakes hands with John Elway, general manager and executive vice president of football operations of the Denver BroncosÊafter posing with his jerseyÊduring a press conference on March 16, 2018 at Dove Valley. Case Keenum agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
I can’t wait for legalized gambling on sports, and can’t understand why it’s not already legal. It seems un-American to have the government tell me if I can gamble or not.
— R.J., Greenwood Village
Kiz: Here’s your chance to prove how smart you really are, sports fans, by backing your opinion with cold, hard cash. Wanna make this wager? The over/under on wins for the Broncos in 2018 is 7½. Guess the oddsmakers aren’t too impressed with new quarterback Case Keenum. You betting the over?
Why don’t the Broncos use rookie Phillip Lindsay as a slot receiver, the way New England has with Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman or Wes Welker? Lindsay seems like he would be a great fit in the slot.
— Ron, coaching ’em up
Kiz: In addition to soft hands, Lindsay has the one attribute absolutely essential to a slot receiver. He’s fearless. Whether returning punts or catching passes from the slot, Lindsay will do whatever’s necessary to make the Broncos roster.
Well, good for Lindsay. But let me tell you: Royce Freeman is a load and he will be the No. 1 back carrying the rock for the Broncos this fall.
— Thomas, harshing Lindsay’s mellow
Kiz: The Broncos drafted Freeman in the third round. The Broncos gave Lindsay $15,000 as an undrafted free agent. Freeman better be the main man in the Denver backfield, or else John Elway made a mistake by not trading up in the second round to get Nick Chubb of Georgia.
On the topic of renaming the Broncos’ stadium, I have a suggestion. How about ‘Mile High Stadium sponsored by the Colorado cannabis industry”?
— Chuck, Boulder
Kiz: The munchies-loving staff here at Kickin’ It Headquarters would like to make a small tweak to your suggestion. How about “The Doritos Bowl sponsored by the Colorado cannabis industry,” so the Broncos can reap revenue from two title sponsors? And as long as we’re talking weed, the team in Denver that could really score big with marijuana advertising is the Nuggets. The NBA allows sponsorship patches on uniforms. Sew a cannabis leaf on those throwback rainbow skyline uniforms, and the Nuggets would lead the league in merchandise sales.
Looks like you might have been closer to correct about the Nashville Predators than I thought.
— Bill, Piney Flats, Tenn.
Kiz: Smashville got its knickers in a knot when I suggested they were Pretenders for the Stanley Cup, and fans called me a knucklehead too many times to count. But Bill of Piney Flats was the one man who was man enough to acknowledge I was correct. Faith in humanity restored.
And today’s parting shot is proof of the power in prayer.
You annoy the heck out of me, Kiz. Why do you spout stupid stuff so often? Is that your job, or is it just what you like to do? Your lack of knowledge on football shows through all the time. I hope you are religious and thank God for every penny you make, because it truly shows miracles exist.
— Doug, football savvy