V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
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Super Bowl XLVIII Set
Broncos and Seahawks win division championship games
By Michael Sanchez [ Tue Jan 21 2014 1:11 PM ]
The final four teams in the National Football League have been whittled down to two. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will meet on Sunday, Feb. 2 in Super Bowl XLVIII.
V.22 No.50 |
The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's split, a two-headed pig and Senate battles
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 13 2013 10:52 AM ]
Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.
The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.
Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.
A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.
An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.
The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.
Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.
You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
Denver Broncos / Ben Hays
Bombs Over Bay-Bay
The Broncos’ budding wideout talks game time, overtime and Tebow time
By Adam Fox
Eleven seconds and 80 yards later, a perfectly threaded pass from Tim Tebow completed the shortest OT period in National Football League history. It also thrust 24-year-old Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas into the sporting spotlight with his swift sprint to the orange- and blue-shaded end zone.
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
Hangover Sports Roundup
Lobos rolling into conference play, Giants bury Falcons, Tebow pulls off another miracle
By Justin Goodrum [ Mon Jan 9 2012 2:00 PM ]
Before the season started, fans and critics questioned the potential of this year's Lobos. Head coach Steve Alford imposed multiple non-conference tournaments into the schedule to test his team’s mental toughness. Based on its 14-2 record, it seems this team has answered the challenge. The Lobos concluded non-conference play last Saturday at home against North Dakota. Despite having starting freshman point guard Hugh Greenwood recovering from an ankle sprain, the team didn't miss a beat, with six Lobos scoring in double figures. UNM only had a 10-point lead at half time, but turned up the pressure and blew out North Dakota 85-57. Now riding a 12-game winning streak, the Lobos have an extended break before facing the Wyoming Cowboys, Jan. 14 at Laramie. Alford has his team performing extremely well, but there's no denying some of its opponents have been subpar. Only time will tell if this could come back and haunt New Mexico when facing the top Mountain West Conference teams.
The New York Giants may be experiencing deja vu during their attempt at another Super Bowl run. An underrated Eli Manning, an average regular season, great unknown wide receivers and a furious pass rush are creating a lethal combination that could lead the Giants to the promised land. But first they had to take care of the Atlanta Falcons. The Giants defense tormented Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, enabling Giants QB Eli Manning to have good field position and throw for 277 yards and 3 touchdowns. New York only allowed a safety and dominated the Falcons, 24-2. Now the Giants must face the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers for a spot in the NFC Championship. The Packers will be the favorite, but to count out Manning and the Giants would be a mistake.
For those hoping the hype surrounding Tim Tebow would eventually disappear, they’ll have to wait at least another week. Besides Denver Broncos fans, anyone who says they picked the Donkeys to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers is probably lying. The Steelers were fighting injuries to key defensive stars and Ben Roethlisberger was hampered by a leg injury. But going into the game Denver was given little chance to pull the upset, considering they lost three in a row prior to Sunday. The unsung Broncos defense stopped the Steelers in the fourth quarter to force the first new playoff overtime. That set the stage for another Tebow miracle. It only took a coin flip and one play and Tebow delivered another miraculous victory. His 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas not only gave the Broncos the 29-23 win but also should guaranteed Tebow's job for next season. His stats aren’t always impressive, but there's no doubt when it's crunchtime, he delivers. Tebow has to prove he can put a full game together before he can be worthy of all the media attention. Keep in mind this is Tebow’s first season as a starter. If he can improve, it wouldn't be surprising if he rises to be an elite quarterback in the NFL.
V.21 No.1 |
The Daily Word in Tebow and his Broncos, flea market busts, faulty bungee cords.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Jan 9 2012 9:25 AM ]
UK Netflix launch may trigger TV bidding war.
Texas drought may wipe out the world's last remaining whooping crane population.
Albuquerque police and federal agents bust vendors at weekend flea market.
UK police identify remains found in Queen Elizabeth II's front yard.
Man found dead outside of Graham Central Station.
Bungee cord snaps and sends girl plummeting into crocodile-infested waters.
Horse abandoned at Amish-area Walmart up for adoption.
New study suggests that dogs can read our facial expressions.
Tourists in Pisa, Italy think they're super original.
Thanks to Uncles Carl and Tom for sending me amusing content!
V.20 No.49 |
The Daily Word in rabid skunks, hidden treasure, missing moon rocks
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Dec 12 2011 11:16 AM ]
Southern New Mexico counties on warning for rabid skunks.
Janitor in German library finds hidden treasure.
Has the God particle been found?
Lobos men's basketball team achieves a low-scoring, but encouraging 44-41 road victory over USC.
Dan "Bee" Spears, bassist for Willie Nelson, slipped on ice and died over the weekend.
Ex-occupier now holds Wall Street job.
Photos of Saturday's lunar eclipse taken from around the world.
Tebow leads Broncos to another "miracle win."
Also, some dude got a centaur/Tim Tebow tattoo.
Russian billionaire and Nets owner to challenge Putin for presidency.
The Oatmeal on why 3D movies need to die.
Hundreds of NASA's moon rocks have gone missing.
Universities purchase rights to triple-x domain names.
This Shweppes commercial features sophisticated cannibals.
Thanks to Tom, Geoff, Aryan and Constance for the helpful links!
V.19 No.17 | 4/29/2010
The Daily Word 4.27.10: Jan Brewer, Hugo Chavez, Goldman Sachs
By Adam Fox [ Tue Apr 27 2010 10:16 AM ]
Noah’s Ark may have been discovered in Turkey ... or was it a turkey found in Noah’s Ark?
A man robs a Nebraska convenience store with his head wrapped in toilet paper.
Protests against Arizona’s new immigration law SB 1070 get crazy.
Arizona gov. Jan Brewer dismisses the threat of possible boycotts over the new immigration law.
Newspaper circulation across the nation dropped 9% over the last six months.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow and expand.
Playboy founder Hugh “Hef” Hefner donates $900,000 to save the iconic “Hollywood” sign.
Former Florida QB and Denver Broncos draftee Tim Tebow sets a new record for jerseys sold.
Venezuelan prez Hugo Chavez is apparently starting a Twitter account.
A possible ban on the sale of violent video games to children heads to the Supreme Court for review.
“R” rated movies and early alcohol abuse are linked, apparently. Thanks for letting me watch Relic at age 12, mom.
Albuquerque police evict squatters in the bosque in an effort to prevent forest fires. Smokey can stay.
Blue Cross customers in New Mexico will be taking on a 21 percent rate hike.
The wonders of the internet: Watch the Goldman Sachs congressional hearings here!
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