Leaked! 2011 Denver #WebAwards winners
OK, it's not really a leak if the source publishes the info -- more like a sneak-peek of Denver #WebAwards winners, we're publishing ten award winners this morning, in advance of tonight's party at Casselman's. It's open to anyone age 21 and up at 8 p.m.. (although anyone on our list of finalists can show up at 7 p.m. for a VIP reception with music, free food and drink). Read on to see if you're a winner in this year's Tournament of Interwebs Champions.
@matt9duchene is Denver's Best Local Athlete on Twitter
Tim Tebow may get all the attention, but the Denver athlete with the most entertaining Twitter account is Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche -- if for no other reason than this: He doesn't just use Twitter as a PR tool, nor does he use it for self-aggrandizing or shit talk. Instead, he uses it like the rest of us do. Case in point: His live tweets of the Country Music Awards. Duchene's updates on the CMAs probably annoyed some of his followers, but that just makes him all the more one of us. "Sorry if I annoyed anyone else as much as @TJGaliardi, the CMAs are just a big tv night for me haha." It's okay, Matt. We're still following you. -- Nick Lucchesi
Boulder's Best Twitter User is @downtownboulder
Group-run public city accounts don't have to be boring. There's a reason Downtown Boulder boasts more than 7,000 followers: Its short, straight-to-the-point updates cover both the basics and the deep cuts of events, openings, concerts, restaurant news and the mildly awe-inspiring span of goings-on near the city's Pearl Street Mall. But pay careful attention to the hashtags here: They often betray the real opinion (read: sarcasm) of an otherwise perfectly polite account. -- Kelsey Whipple
@JohnElway is Denver's Best Sports Team on Twitter
Now, before you cry foul because John Elway isn't technically a team, but a person (albeit a larger-than-life one around these parts), know that tweets from @JohnElway provide front-office insight about the Broncos in a way we wish all pro-sports team Twitter accounts did. While @Denver_Broncos may shill merch sales or its own @BroncosTV brand, Elway tweets about what's going on out there on the field. For casual and obsessive Broncos fans alike, he's a must-follow. -- Nick Lucchesi
Ski & Snow Report is Denver's Best Sports Phone App
This app is our winner for one reason: the "Powder Alerts" function, which allows a user to set up an alert that will notify him when snowfall in his favorite ski area has increased. Want to know when the high country's gotten more than four inches? You'll be alerted ― hopefully with enough time to call in sick to work that day. -- Nick Lucchesi
Phish Show Parking Lot Fight is Denver's Most Viral Local Video of the Year
This video is gruesome. A skinny, shirtless man covered in blood faces off against a clearly upset (and much bigger) guy with a graying ponytail while onlookers in the parking lot of a September Phish show at Dick's Sporting Goods Park shout things like "You're gonna go to fucking jail, dumbass!" The video spread like wildfire, inspiring hundreds of comments, dueling Facebook pages and a Westword cover story. -- Melanie Asmar
- CSU's Ram's Pointe pool party videos
- Phish show parking lot fight
- Greeley's Josh Mullin unknowingly proposes to girlfriend on live TV
- Southwest pilot's rant about "homosexuals" and "grannies"
- Moose vs. snowmobiler
- Anus testimony before the Colorado State Senate
- Bro narrates snow storm
Page down for more winners -- including some sexy ones!