Bill’s Colorado Sports Blog is Now on Facebook.

There is now a continuation of this blog on Facebook.com and smaller posts will be posted on Facebook. Longer Articles will continue to be posted here on WordPress.com .

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Super Bowl Weekend 2015.

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Here is wishing that everyone has a Great Super Bowl Weekend (January 31 to February 2nd), and that we will have an Early Spring this year.

Denver Broncos Homecoming–Gary Kubiak Returns as Head Coach.

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Gary Kubiak was the Offensive Coordinator for the Denver Broncos from 1995 through to 2005. From 2006 through to 2013, he was Head Coach for the Houston Texans. In 2014, Gary Kubiak served as the Offensive Coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. On Sunday, January 11, 2015; The Denver Broncos lost to the Indianapolis Colts 24 to 13, eliminating the Bronco’ quest for the 2015 Super Bowl. It was shortly after the upsetting loss to The Colts, that the Denver Broncos fired Head Coach, John Fox.  A week later, John Elway, the Denver Broncos former quarterback, and current General Manager, hired Gary Kubiak to be the Denver Broncos new Head Coach starting in the Fall of 2015.

Merry Christmas 2014!

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Brett Farve’s All Time Record Broken–Oct. 19, 2014.

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On October 19th, as the Denver Broncos were preparing to play the San Francisco 49er’s, The Bronco’s Quarterback, Peyton Manning , was three touchdown passes away from breaking Brett Farve’s record of 508 Career Touchdown Passes. Manning was able to connect with the three touchdown passes he heeded to set a new record before halftime.  Peyton Manning’s 509 completed Touchdown pass was completed to Demaryius Thomas.

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Air Force Football 2014 Summary–Winning Season!

The 2014 Air Force Academy Falcons Football Team played 12 Games.

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  • 9 Wins:  Nicholls State, Georgia State, Boise State, Navy, New Mexico, Army, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, University of Nevada, and Colorado State University.
  • 3 Losses: University of Wyoming, Utah State, and San Diego State.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chad Hennings, the All American Defensive Tackle of the Air Force, was awarded the 2014 Walter Camp Alumni Award.
  • The Air Force came out on top against both of the other Branches of the Military by defeating The Navy Football Team by a score of 30-21, and defeating The Army Football Team by a score of 23-6.

CAROL TOWNE BEACON 2014 (Christmas Greetings from Bill Baxter, DTM).

 

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Hello Again, and Happy Holidays!

Since my last annual Christmas Letter, the year has had ups and downs. Mountain View Presbyterian Church closed its doors in May of 2014. My brother Jeff, who was the Pastor of MVP, was able to land another position at the Union Presbyterian Church in Downtown Powell WY. My best friend in Colorado, Dan Brown, and I got to go up to Powell Wyoming to celebrate my 60th Birthday which was on October 11th. We spent a day in Cody, Wyoming; and another day at Yellowstone National Park. On Sunday, October 12, we got to attend the Adult Sunday School Class at Union Pres. followed by the Sunday Morning Worship Service and a church potluck. I got to sing in the choir during the service. My brother Jeff, Dan and I then spent an afternoon in Billings, Montana.

A week after coming back from the visit Powell, Wyoming, Dan and I became Members of Gateway Presbyterian Church in West Colorado Springs. My friend and I really enjoy that church, its Pastor, and the people who attend there. We had also tried out Trinity Presbyterian Church a few Sundays, but we decided to make Gateway our new church home.

September 11, 2014; was my second year anniversary with Service Source Inc. I really look forward to going to work every morning when I get up. I like serving our troops out at Fort Carson. I do this job more for the troops than I do for the money. I sang the National Anthem for the Service Source Awards Banquet in July which was quite an honor.

Since I work Sunday Mornings 50% of the time, I am not yet involved in music at my new church. Dan and I attend an evening worship service at the Cheyenne Place Retirement Community whenever I have to work out at Fort Carson on Sunday Mornings. I do Folk Song Concerts at Cheyenne Place a few times a year now (Valentine’s Day, Easter/Spring, Fourth of July, Oktoberfest/Halloween, and Christmas). I will be doing my Christmas Concert this year on Dec. 30th. I got to sing the National Anthem at two Toastmasters Speech Contests, so I have been able to stay active in singing. November 4th, 2014; marked my 24th Anniversary with Toastmasters International. I have been with the Colorado Springs Toastmaster Club now for 4 years. Also in 2014, I earned my 14th Competent Communicator Award.

Well, that is about it for this year. I hope everyone has a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year in2015….

Bill Baxter.

Nolan Arenado’s Hitting Streak Continues.

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On Sunday, April 27, 2014; The Colorado Rockies’ Third Baseman, Nolan Arenado finished out a 17-game hitting streak. So far in the 2014 Season, Arenado has gotten 31 hits out of 104 at bats, 4 home runs, and a Batting Average of .298. Currently, the Colorado Rockies are in Second Place in the National League West Division.

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Dave Elmore.

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Dave Elmore, who has been the respected owner of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, is to be inducted into the Pacific Coast League (PCL) Hall of Fame this season. Elmore bought the Hawaii Islanders based in Honolulu, HI; back in 1981, and moved the team to Colorado in 1988, where the team was renamed the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Elmore has been a Triple AAA Team owner now for 33 years.

 

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The 2014 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Home Opener.

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On Opening Day, as the Sky Sox faced the Round Rock Express, Colorado Springs trailed by a score of 8 to 1, when they mounted a monstrous come back, particularly with five runs scored in the Bottom of the 7th.  Tim Wheeler sent the opening day game into extra innings with a two-run homer. Then Drew Garcia parked a Roy Hobbs Homer over the center-field wall to win the game.  The Colorado Springs Sky Sox came back to defeat the Round Rock Express by a score of 11 to 10.

 

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