If you’re looking for a Colorado team to hoist a championship trophy this year, the choices are clear. With the Rockies expected to be in the cellar, and the Broncos wandering the desert, it’s the Avalanche, Nuggets or bust. The Avalanche (13-8) stand third in the West heading into their outdoor game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday at Lake Tahoe. The Nuggets (15-13) are holding down the No. 8 slot in the Western Conference, with a trip to Cleveland on Friday coming up next. Both still have decent odds to win a title, although the Avalanche at +600 (bet $100 to win $600) have the best odds in the NHL, according to co.superbook.com . Only their Lake Tahoe opponent, the Golden Knights, can match the 6-to-1 odds. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins are both currently listed at +700. In this week’s edition of Pick 6, we needed to throw Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic into the mix as a potential MVP award winner. Will the oddsmakers hold being in Denver against him? Or … [Read more...] about Pick 6: Looking for championship odds? Here’s a look at where Colorado sports teams stand.
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Mike Pence, the sycophant exiled from his hero’s kingdom. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images For very nearly four years, Mike Pence managed to become the all-time exemplar of obsequiousness in a job inherently characterized by that quality. As the toadiest toady in vice-presidential history, the white-domed Hoosier was like the loudest barker in the kennel, the quietest bookworm in the library, or the silliest clown in the circus. He didn’t just slavishly submit to the Big Boss’s every erratic whim; Pence sang cringingly frequent hymns of praise to Trump’s “broad shoulders” and other manly leadership virtues. Then January 6, 2021, happened, when the veep notoriously refused to overturn the Biden-Harris ticket’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. Trump repeatedly warned Pence against the “betrayal” involved in refusing POTUS’s demand that he exceed the purely clerical vice-presidential powers laid out in the Electoral Count Act of 1887 . And when Pence made it … [Read more...] about Is Mike Pence Finished in MAGA-Land?
The value of Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy has grown to $62.5 billion, almost double what it was just five years ago, and now supports about 511,000 jobs across the state, says a state report released Friday. Gov. John Hickelooper joined staffers from several different state and federal agencies, outdoor businesses and conservation groups along the South Platte River in Lower Downtown to unveil the latest survey of the state’s outdoor recreation economy. Hickenlooper noted the big increase in the overall economic contribution — to $62.5 billion from $34 billion in 2013. “This puts it as one of the top economic drivers of our economy,” Hickenlooper said. “That’s a $35 billion contribution to our GDP (Gross Domestic Product). That’s more than 10 percent. “And this is the one that is really staggering. This is up about 60 percent from the last number I saw — 511,000 jobs. That is a monster of commitment to our economy,” Hickenlooper said. Those jobs, up from roughly … [Read more...] about Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy grows to $62.5 billion, new report says
By Michael Hurley , CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The new sports radio station in town, 98.5 The Sports Hub, opened for business in the summer of 2009. By Boston sports standards, this was roughly five million years ago. READ MORE: Give Teachers The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine First, Lawmakers Urge Baker I’ll always remember that the station was born in 2009, because I’ll never forget hearing one of the first callers suggest that the Patriots had made a grave mistake by trading away Matt Cassel. The Patriots, this caller argued, would have been wise to get rid of Tom Brady, who was on the wrong side of 30 and was coming off a major knee surgery that had some complications. This caller was … misguided. This story is not to dunk on a sports radio caller from more than a decade ago, no. ( I do hope he feels very badly about this take, though .) It is merely to show just how long the region has been considering a world where the Patriots exist without Tom Brady as their … [Read more...] about Hurley: Patriots’ Quarterback Situation Is Entering Unacceptable Territory
International students continue to feel a chill from political shifts in the U.S. that have made emigration and study more difficult here, says an association of international educators who have called on Congress to respond. “International students create jobs, drive research, enrich our classrooms, strengthen national security, and become America’s greatest foreign policy assets. Yet new international student enrollment is down dramatically across the United States,” NAFSA: Association of International Educators said in a report released this week. The U.S. has long been a leader in attracting foreign students to its colleges and universities. There are more than 1 million international students in the U.S., with half coming from China or India, according to yearly statistics compiled by the Institute for International Education (IIE) . $39 billion industry International education is a $39 billion industry and is significant revenue from some cities and states. One out of … [Read more...] about Educators Ask Congress to Act as Foreign Students Seek Study Elsewhere