Kickin’ It with Kiz: Wouldn’t it be great if Peyton Manning could buy the Broncos from those bickering Bowlen kids? – The Denver Post

While the coronavirus has hit all NFL teams, the Broncos are in a state of complete disarray like I’ve never seen before. Problem No. 1: ownership/management issues of the Bowlen children and John Elway. Problem No. 2: lack of leadership from coach Vic Fangio and quarterback Drew Lock. It’s a mess. The solution? New franchise ownership. Money is of prime interest to the Bowlen heirs, so let them sell out and let’s start a new era in Broncos Country.

— Frank, lifelong fan

Kiz: Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a group led by Peyton Manning to take over ownership of the Broncos. (They call me a dreamer. But I’m not the only one.)

We need Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly to draft for the Broncos.

— Danny, Denver

Kiz: Maybe we could put Elway in charge of ordering pizza for the war room. Deal?

The Buffs and Rams not playing football this weekend is a slap in the face to Colorado.

— Greg, feeling stung

Kiz: For months now, whenever the mask-wearing staff here at Kickin’ It Headquarters has been accused of being COVID worrywarts, we’ve been told that all these healthy young men want to do is a chance to play. But when the Rams and Buffs share an open date in November, they can’t get together to play checkers, Call of Duty or charades? What gives? Is a road trip from Boulder to Fort Collins too big an undertaking on short notice? Or is somebody afraid to lose?

I truly believe the NBA should have six to eight teams and that’s it. The national media only talks about Los Angeles, Boston and teams on both coasts. They’re the only teams with a viable chance to win a title, because superstars don’t go to mid-market teams. The NBA has a problem.

— Bodacious J, truth to power

Kiz: The Nuggets draft and develop with skill that makes league rivals drool. Nevertheless, Tim Connelly is no match as a general manager for LeBron James, because King James can build a championship team with nothing more than his two thumbs and a stream of texts to future Lakers of his choosing. Because I’m a crazy optimist, there’s a stubborn belief I will attend a Nuggets victory parade during my lifetime. A team in a fly-over NBA city, however, must take risks to win it all, even if that means mortgaging the draft future for Jrue Holiday or some other high-profile veteran.

Kiz, stick to commenting on cruddy football teams. You’re out of your element with the Nuggets.

— R.M., Cypress, Calif.

Kiz: Where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah. Hall of Fame center Dan Issel used to tell me the same thing when I was a cub reporter on the Nuggets beat in 1984.

And today’s parting shot is from a beloved old foil that didn’t always appreciate my strategic advice regarding the Nuggets, but reached out to let me know he agreed with the sentiment that our local hoops team should be aggressive in the pursuit of a championship.

Excellent article, Mark.

George Karl, 1,175 NBA wins

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