I don’t usually get this angry, Kiz. But you are mad at your assessment of Aaron Rodgers. He’s not old Prime Donna: He has few goals, no defenses and has had a shaky running game for most of his career. You clearly missed a comeback when Rodgers jumped on one leg to beat the Bears in 2018. He’s got any teammates wishing to join the Kentucky Derby on his tab. It could not be better.
Kies: call me picky But I want Rodgers in Denver on his own terms, not when Green Bay is nice and ready to let him go. If the Broncos can get him in trouble this season, I’m up for it. But if Rodgers’ next step in his performance with Green Bay is retirement and the Packers refuse to trade him until 2022, I’d be hesitant to send many draft picks to the QB who turns 38 in December.
Peyton Manning doesn’t need a job with the Broncos. But we need him. Manning has a lot of business options. The Broncos don’t need Manning’s half-hearted, part-time effort. He’s either all set for Denver, or that’s not an option.
— Frank, Arvada
Kies: I’m not sure whether Manning wants to be president of the football franchise. But if he took an ownership stake in the Broncos, I would guarantee that PFM would be fully involved in his commitment to winning.
If Texas and Oklahoma move to the SEC, why isn’t the state of Colorado on the list of potential new members to the Big 12 convention? Ram has a new football stadium.
– Jerry, proud of it…
Kies: While the new stadium on campus is fine and dandy, I tried to warn the CSU loyalist that spending $220 million on it is no guarantee that the football program in the Power 5 Conference will cost heavily. Houston and Central Florida have more appeal as potential members of the Big 12 because the Cougars represent a larger TV market than Fort Collins and the new CSU Stadium attracted only half the fans as the UCF Knights did last season. For home games in 2019. before the pandemic.
Your line in the column about the Olympic spirit is all about bending the rules, winning a gold medal already for the truth, despite thousands of barrels of ink spilled into coverage of the Games so far. To avoid trouble with authorities cracking down on visitors who violate social distancing protocols, don’t do anything we would do in Tokyo, Kiz. And whatever you do, don’t post three sheet in the wind karaoke videos until you’re back home in Colorado.
— Mike, Always Pitch Perfect
Kies: I can assure you that I never sing karaoke… well, not until the DJ beats me up and sets my soul free by playing “Drift Away” by Dobie Gray. Then I can’t help myself.
And today’s parting shot goes downhill with me mentioning the issues affecting the Bad Luck games in Japan.
You’re an idiot, Kiz. Not sure why you’re even in the Olympics. Sad.
— Tom, a real cracker