Schon: Rumors, Rants and Raves 7/1/10

What are the chances that anyone in their right mind, would turn down $65 million to play a game they've loved their entire life? Probably about the same as me hitting the lotto, waking up next to Halle Berry in nothing but an Avalanche jersey and sinking a thirty-footer to win at Augusta, all within the same week.

In other words, impossible – unless of course you happen to be Denver Nuggets superstar Carmello Anthony, who's dancing around the team's current contract extension offer with all the style and grace of Mikhail Baryshnikov on a bad day.

Dude's already got as much money as god (before taxes) is a step away from locking down the incredibly hot LaLa Vasquez in a new reality series (See Photos) and is looking to step it up to the next level, cause you see - "It's all about the bling". Sixty-five mill to be locked for the next three-years - knowing you'll be another runner-up to the Lakers, Celtics or whichever team is willing to play the big cards, is not gonna cut it in today's craziness of Free Agency.

The ball's in Kroenke's court – bring in somebody big – and I mean big – big like Bosh, Nowitzki or Chris Paul, that kind of big, or the chances of Mello hanging past next year are non-existent. Not ready to make the commitment? Bail now – cut the cord and get ready for the fallout… It's your choice.

Broncos Camp is set to take center stage and the possibilities of John Elway joining the fold is like an IV to a starving nation. This could be the greatest PR move in franchise history and if everyone plays their cards just right – could actually give the team a fighting chance to make it to the next level, ie. the first playoff berth of the Josh McEgo regime.

Here we go Rockies, here we go (clap-clap)… here we go Rockies… ok, nevermind… Just when I got comfortable with the progression heading into the All Star break they throw down an "everybody out of the pool, someone left a surprise" performance against the Padres, wiping out a possible sweep. Jeff Francis gets shell-shocked, the bull pen implodes and the offense shows a serious lack of Viagra.

I'm almost buying all the "it's a long season and we haven't even hit the break yet" minutia flooding my inbox, but right now the bullpen is producing about as much as the bulls are leaving behind. And in the NL West, that isn't gonna cut it come playoff time.

Those of you in the 5280 – don't miss out on this weekend's HUGE UFC bout – Lesnar vs. Carwin, live from the MGM Grand… Best spot in Denver to check it out – BenchWarmers... No cover, melting- hot chicks and crazy specials throughout the night. First 20 people through the door get to buy me a beer... Somebody's going home bloody.... What more could you ask for?

Ok, maybe Halle Berry…



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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