Video: ESPN's Skip Bayless Says Kobe Bryant's Colorado Rape Charge Gave Him "Sizzle"

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"First Take" host Cari Champion seen trying to decide if killing Skip Bayless live on the air would be a good or bad career move. Video below.
Plenty of Colorado sports fans know ESPN's Skip Bayless as an idiot if only for his advocacy of Tim Tebow as an NFL quarterback even when he wasn't guiding the Broncos to still-inexplicable victories. But Bayless took his usual meatheadedness to heretofore unforeseen levels when he recently suggested during an episode of ESPN's First Take, as seen in a clip on view below, that the reputation of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant had actually been enhanced by the sexual-assault allegation made against him in Eagle County, Colorado back in 2003. Really.

See also: Welcome to Kobeville, our August 2003 coverage of a Kobe Bryant appearance in Eagle County

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Video: Watch Seattle TV Station Eat Sh*t After Mistaking Gary Payton for Peyton Manning

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No, this isn't Peyton Manning. Another image and a video below.
On Sunday, the Broncos' Peyton Manning set the all-time NFL record for most touchdown passes in a career -- news so big that even TV stations like KOMO in Seattle, whose Seahawks clobbered the Broncos in the Super Bowl earlier this year, had to cover it. Problem is, KOMO swapped out a Payton for a Peyton -- after which the station had to spend a hilariously humiliating ninety seconds or so eating shit over the mistake. Get details and see the video below.

See also: Top 20 Tweets About Whether Broncos' Win Over 49ers Makes Them Super Bowl Favorites

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Denver Post Editor Salutes FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher Amid Jameis Winston Controversy

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Florida State University coach Jimbo Fisher at a press conference earlier this year. More images below.
Florida State University and its head coach, Jimbo Fisher, have been criticized in many quarters for overlooking off-the-field misdeeds by its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, in a bid to win another national championship. But over the weekend, when FSU bested Notre Dame in one of the most watched college football games of the year, Fisher received support from an unusual source: Denver Post editor Greg Moore. Details below.

See also: Adrian Dater, Denver Post Hockey Writer, Suspended After Tweeting "P*ssy"

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Deadspin Piece Accusing Cory Gardner of Lying About Playing Football Fails Spectacularly

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A cropped version of the art used in Deadspin's Cory Gardner piece. More images below.
Most people don't associate Deadspin with incisive political coverage, and there's a reason for that. The enjoyably snarky sports website published a piece accusing Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner of lying about having played high school football, only to have this dubious scoop explode when Gardner was able to prove he'd actually done so and the original source backed away from his comments. Details and hilarious Twitter response below.

See also: Video: Nugget JaVale McGee's Awful Play Turns Him Into a Deadspin Star

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Photos: Our People Magazine-Ready Picks for the Sexiest Male Denver TV Anchors

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Once upon a time, TV anchors would reject any attempt to portray them as sexy, seeing such a designation as undermining the seriousness of their profession. But it's the 21st century, bitches, and 7News is actively campaigning on behalf of its staffers to triumph in a People search to find the sexiest local TV anchor alive. (Yes, the magazine has limited the contest to dudes, in an echo of its annual "Sexiest Man Alive" staple.) But who should really represent Denver? We rank eighteen anchors from all five local news stations on their sexiness quotient. Check out our picks below, from least to most sexy -- and for the full rules about how to participate in the People survey, which runs through October 22, click here.

See also: Channel 31 Stars Go From Anchors to Skank-ers

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Adrian Dater, Denver Post Hockey Writer, Suspended After Tweeting "P*ssy"

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Adrian Dater in a 2010 interview. Additional photos and more below.
Update below: The Colorado Avalanche season is gearing up after a resurgence under coach Patrick Roy -- but Adrian Dater, who covers the beat for the Denver Post, won't be doing so until later this month. He's been suspended for two weeks without pay for sending a tweet that included the word "pussy." Continue for photos and details about this controversy and a previous one in which the outspoken Dater was embroiled.

See also: Adrian Dater's Anti-ESPN Rant

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Michael Floorwax Announces He Won't Return to 103.5 The Fox Due to Health Reasons

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Michael Floorwax and Rick Lewis.
For the majority of 2014, Michael Floorwax, veteran morning-show host on 103.5 The Fox, has been off the air for reasons that were never specified. Now, Floorwax has released a statement that was read to listeners by longtime partner Rick Lewis moments ago. In it, he reveals that he's fighting medical problems that will prevent him from returning to the show. Details and the complete statement below.

See also: Michael Floorwax: Why Has the Longtime 103.5 The Fox Jock Been Off the Air?

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Hear Slacker's Return to 105.9 Alice After Passing Out on Air, Series of Tests

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A photo of Slacker and Steve at the 105.9 Alice studio yesterday as shared on their Facebook page.
Last week, we told you about 105.9 Alice afternoon-drive personality Slacker passing out on the air during a September 25 broadcast. The incident was serious enough to keep him away from the Slacker & Steve show Friday and Monday. But he returned to the fold yesterday, seemingly no worse for the wear, as an audio clip below demonstrates.

See also: Slacker, 105.9 Alice Host, Passes Out on the Air

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Slacker, 105.9 Alice Host, Passes Out on the Air

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A 105.9 Alice promotional photo of Slacker and Steve.

UPDATE: Slacker is back. Hear his return to the air on Latest Word.

Original post: Slacker and Steve, the co-hosts of the popular afternoon-drive show on 105.9 Alice, are well-known for their sense of humor.

But it was no laughing matter yesterday, when Slacker passed out during a live broadcast.

See also: Michael Floorwax: Why Has the Longtime 103.5 The Fox Jock Been Off the Air?

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Denver Post Ramping Up TV Production Amid Sale Speculation

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Molly Hughes. A video and more below.
The announcement that the Denver Post is for sale hasn't brought every new initiative at the paper to a grinding halt. In a memo to staffers yesterday, Post editor Greg Moore and news director Kevin Dale revealed the hiring of former CBS4 anchor Molly Hughes as director of Denver Post TV -- a move signaling the ambition to significantly ramp up video production. But that won't quiet speculation about possible suitors for the Post, with those mentioned thus far qualifying as the usual suspects.

See also: Denver Post Officially for Sale

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