Schon: Rumors, Rants & Raves 6/10/10

It's the offseason, I've got more on my plate than Joey Chestnut at Nathans and my 90-year old mother decided to visit for a few weeks and explain the proper ways of cleaning my apartment, so she wouldn't be embarrassed to invite the relatives over.

It's the offseason, I've got more on my plate than Joey Chestnut at Nathans and my 90-year old mother decided to come out for a few weeks and explain the proper ways of cleaning my apartment, so she wouldn't be embarrassed to invite the relatives over.

Needless to say this week's edition of RR&R is about as scattered as the European Money Market…

Ok, so the National Football League has dropped to its knees and surrendered to the idea of a cold weather platinum stage, awarding New York / New Jersey the Grandest of all sporting events- Super Bowl XLVIII which will be held in 2014. Memo to myself – bring extra ones's and hire a bodyguard…

The battle at QB for the Broncos narrowed slightly with the release of Tom Brandstater – who was sub sequentially signed by the Indianapolis Colts – holding the clipboard for Kyle Orton or holding the clipboard for Peyton Manning…. kind of a no brainer.

Speaking of the Broncos – still no ink on the dotted line for Elvis Dumervil. Both sides say a deal is in progress, which leads me to believe they're probably within about $10 – 15 million of striking a deal. So much for progress…

Rookie cornerback Parrish Cox inked his deal – and as usual the team issued it's standard "terms of the deal were not disclosed" mantra, which generally means the media is on a need to know basis, and in Cox's case – we really don't need to know. Chances are the Broncos got a bargain.

Tim Tebow jerseys continue to fly off the shelves at a record setting pace. The kid hasn't thrown a single pass during so much as an exhibition game, but everyone from newborns to grandmothers are sporting the gear like he's the second coming of Elway, minus the teeth.

Celtics ace Ray Allen followed up his record setting performance of Game Two with an 0 for 12 outing on his own homecourt in Game Three – Just for the record – Allen hit as many three point shots against the Lakers as my buddy Big Ben Maller, host of FOX Radio's overnight show… Funny thing is Ben was able to do it in less than half the time.

Props to the Chicago Blackhawks for pulling it off in Game Six – 4-3 win in overtime courtesy of Patrick Kane. Gotta love the fact that in 2010 the NHL Stanley Cup is decided by a dude with a mullet known as Captain Serious. Stranger yet was the fact that no one besides Kane even saw the puck cross the line. No red light – no horn – no officials announcement - nothing….except Kane throwing his gloves and dancing down the ice like he just bagged the homecoming queen…

Working out the final details on a live weekly show at BenchWarmers Tavern and Grill which, from what I understand, is ready to become the Strarbucks of Sports Bars, complete with a waitress staff that makes Hooters look like a Northern Iowa Dairy Queen... Stay tuned for all the madness – live video, comedy and rock and roll you've come to expect from SchonLive.

Somehow I feel another paternity suite coming on…



Michael John Schon has covered the National Football League and the Denver Broncos for the past twelve-years. As a member of the Pro Football Writers Association he has published and syndicated columns to both newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Canada. His syndicated radio broadcast: "Schon Live" airs weekly on various radio and Internet stations around the country. You can follow all of Schon's updates on Twitter - Facebook or drop him an email at Michael John Schon



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