Kickin’ It with Kiz: Would Broncos be better served with Jeff Bezos or Thurston Howell III as owner? – The Denver Post

How about Jeff Bezos as owner of the Broncos? You know that guy would want to bring a Super Bowl to Denver. He wouldn’t stop at owning the team. The man thinks big picture.
— Michael, Windsor

Kiz: Hosting a Super Bowl in this dusty old cowtown would be sweet. But here’s what I really want to know: You think Bezos could deliver us Aaron Rodgers in two days on Amazon Prime?

Phil Anschutz is 81 years old, so he would feel like a short-term solution as owner of the Broncos (pardon my gloomy outlook).
— C.J., Denver

Kiz: More than 20 years ago, Anschutz would call my house at breakfast to talk soccer. If he would like to hang out in my kitchen every morning and talk about football, I’d pour him a bottomless glass of Metamucil.

I’d like to see Thurston Howell III and Lovey as Broncos owners. Deep pockets. Never around.
— Rob, boating enthusiast

Kiz: Don’t the Broncos already have the Skipper as their coach?

I don’t know who should own the Broncos, but this endless conservatorship needs to end. The Broncos have become the Britney Spears of the NFL.
— Lauren, watching from Spain

Kiz: Now that the Bowlen kids have stopped bickering in court, maybe the focus can get back to winning on the field.

The single most important thing Major League Baseball could do to promote action would be to limit the defensive shifts. I would suggest a rule that prohibits more than two infielders from being stationed on either side of second base. That wouldn’t completely eliminate defensive shifts, but it would eliminate the worst manifestations. If the NBA can institute a 24-second clock in order to promote more action, MLB can do comparable things.
— J.C., progressive thinker

Kiz: The only thing that could stop the MLB from implementing serious restrictions on defensive shifts prior to next season would be mutual distrust between players and owners that it prevents them from doing what’s best for the game.

Everything about the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby was great, until it came to the uniforms. Why use bush-league uniforms a high school team wouldn’t wear?
— Kal, sharp-dressed man

Kiz: The staff here at Kickin’ It Headquarters has never been accused of being fashionistas. We wear the first wrinkled T-shirt found on the bedroom floor. But a player proudly representing his team at the All-Star Game in Dodger blue or Yankees pinstripes is a tradition so cool that MLB should never mess with it again.

Hey Kiz: If you didn’t complain so much, would they pay you less?
— Steve, just sayin’

Kiz: Nah, but if I had a nickel for every sports fan that griped about my columns, I’d be the next owner of the Broncos.

And today’s parting shot puts the Rockies in their place.

Denver is a football town with a hockey problem. Until baseball in Denver is treated more seriously than an excuse to sell overpriced beer in a bar dressed up as a baseball diamond, the Rockies will continue to be irrelevant. Dick Montfort needs to sell.
— Erik, honest fan

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