Is there a chance that Peyton Manning will become general manager of the Broncos? This decision would certainly put an end to the advantages of the private office and the entourage of Mr. Entitled. And Manning would hire someone great to train him! Maybe the Walton family could give him a 25% stake in the team. Well, I must be dreaming.
Polly, wishing for a star
Kiz: While I dream of Peyton Manning rescuing the Broncos, I think he’s too busy building a media empire in an effort to get rich enough to buy his own NFL franchise. Joining forces with the Walton family now, when his first task might be to drive Russell Wilson out of Denver, seems like a dirty job that Manning would be wise to avoid.
I predict nine or 10 wins for the Buffs in 2022. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders is a Heisman Trophy finalist! Deion Sanders is National Coach of the Year!
Matt McChesney, Buff For Life
Kiz: Did that Prime thing get us all high at Rocky Mountain? I don’t know if Sanders can fulfill all of the Buffs’ dreams. But I wouldn’t be surprised if CU is the first 1-11 team in history to earn the top 25 votes in the Associated Press preseason poll.
If Sanders’ first public appearance at a CU basketball game is any indication, when he showed up in sunglasses, a hat and a hoodie for an indoor event, his tenure will be full of double standards. Do not mistake yourself. It is an excellent rental. But there are main rules. And then there are rules for everyone.
David, room monitor
Kiz: Alabama coach Nick Saban is the king of college football. But when CU athletic director Rick George gave Sanders a big stage, Coach Prime instantly became the loudest, glitziest brand in the game. A shadow football program jumped straight into the spotlight . Buffs will glow or be exposed. Pass the popcorn.
Your Wisdom, I’m sorry to report that this isn’t the first time CU and their fanbase have gone crazy over a football coach. Perhaps most idol worshipers today are too young to remember Chuck Fairbanks. Perhaps you can write a brief history of the “Fairbanks era” to deflate the gushing.
Rodney, keep rockin’
Kiz: As a skinny young reporter, I had the distinct displeasure of hearing Mr. Fairbanks growl at me in an office he had spent the then eccentric price tag of $50,000 to redecorate. Fairbanks arrived on the CU campus as a football god in 1979, and after losing to Drake, along with 25 other opponents, left after three seasons, his name having been taken in vain.
And today’s parting shot asks me to lead by example before asking Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson to return part of his $245 million contract extension to the team.
Kiz, before your employer demands a bribe from writing stupid columns, I expect you to find it in your heart, based on your love for your readers, to speak up and renegotiate your own salary down. It only takes one special person to start a movement.
Geoff, chair umpire