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$0.02: Broncos’ dominating win nothing new

So the Broncos won by three touchdowns. Over the vaunted Chiefs. On Monday Night Football. Would you like to know why the win didn’t matter all that much?

Because it really hasn’t changed anything. In the post-John Elway era, Denver has always been able to look like a world-beater. Just not on a consistent basis. And that’s the problem: One game the Broncos look untouchable (Monday night), others they look like a starving bottom-feeder (Week 1 at Miami).

is in jeopardy. Not because his team loses to then-lowly Miami, but because it beats one of the NFL’s best two weeks later, on football’s biggest stage. I am in the minority here, because I think it falls as much on the shoulders of Denver’s players as it does Shanahan himself …

pending 14th consecutive NL East division title because they have only won the World Series once over that span. Winning is harder than anything else in professional sports ” where the goal, lest we forget, is to make money.

What the Braves have done since 1991 is a lesson in success, no matter the forum. From players to coaches to executives, their turnover has been remarkably low, relative to the rest of baseball; their payroll is rarely near the top of their league (heck, it’s rarely even the highest in their division); and their ability to overcome injuries and other unpredictable setbacks has been second to none …

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to be as bad as any team in history, the NL West turned one-eyed toad ugly. Remind me why that group is still a division? …

And while we’re at it, how on earth does Tiki Barber advance to the next round of Fox Sports’ sexiest NFL players countdown, while his brother Ronde can’t even make the opening bracket? They’re identical twins! …

put together by Colorado first baseman Todd Helton. The guy was the talk of the league early this summer because he was mired in such a funk. Then he found his swing, and he’s been hot ever since. To wit: He ranks third in the NL with a .323 batting average and 44 doubles …

against Tennessee in the Tigers’ much-anticipated home opener Monday night. Hard to believe only because the game meant everything to so many on the bayou, and LSU had electrified the Death Valley crowd in that first half. You had the feeling only a miracle would save the Vols from further humiliation. And maybe that’s what it was ” which makes even less sense considering the tragic events leading up to the game …

I was 8 years old when Vinny Testaverde broke into the NFL. The veteran (read: really, really old) QB was signed by the Jets Tuesday to replace shelved starter Chad Pennington. … The way he’s run in his three NFL starts, “Cadillac” Williams looks more like a Porsche. … The Avs open the regular season a week from today, at Edmonton …

American League this week. Yankees-Red Sox, Indians-White Sox. Seven games, seven days, two division champs. The best part: Both divisions will be decided by season-ending head-to-head series, which is how it should be, but so rarely is.

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