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October 14, 2008 9:05 PM

The Economy Hits Home


It's the Economy
Hard to believe how quickly things can unwind. With the economy in a nose dive many of us are having to make difficult choices. This cartoon depicts the worst case scenario, which I sincerely hope isn't effecting any of you.

Thank goodness there's still football
At least we have pigskin. Between the economy and the constant barrage of campaign ads football is the only refuge to keep most of us sane. Happened to see a new Broncos DVD out while shopping over the weekend. It features 3 classic Broncos games including both Super Bowl wins and the 1978 playoff game versus the Raiders. It's a perfect cure for the 401k blues.


  • October 15, 2008

    11:16 AM

    Charlie writes:

    My wife recently purchased the DVR package from the cable company. I'm not sure how I ever really lived before such a wonderful device was invented. I can stay at church a little longer without rushing home so my wife can chat with the other wives, my kids can actually get candy from the church librarian. The biggest bonus is after a Broncos loss I can watch them beat the Buccanneers again.

  • October 15, 2008

    2:28 PM

    Jeff Koz writes:

    We have NFL Sunday Ticket so my Dad can watch the Bungles lose EVERY week. If we lost that... he'd be so very very sad... and I'm not joking... win or lose my Dad loves those Bengals

  • October 15, 2008

    3:01 PM

    Ben writes:

    The prices that are attached to cable television is absurd. Yes, you get 630 channels. But really, how many channels does the average person who has that kind of plan actually watch....maybe 30? All you really get is a bunch of advertising, infomercials, and other crap. Why are we not allowed to pick exactly the channels we want and pay only for those channels? I have no interest in either spanish language programming or music channels. If I want to listen to music, I use my iPOD, not my television.
    And in this day and age, why isn't everything HD? I watched the Avs game last night on Altitude and it felt like I was watching a game from the 1980's. The quality of the feed was really obnoxious, and I have a 2 month old HD TV, so I know it's not me.
    The cable company is making out bigtime. We get the short end.

  • October 16, 2008

    7:58 AM

    Howard in Colorado Springs writes:

    Drew, I purchased that 3 disk set. While it is nice having the games to watch it honestly looks like they copied straight over from someone's VCR recording - the production quality was that bad! Given some of the other disks I have gotten from NFL Films had all the usual flourishes I don't understand why clean, and crystal clear, productions were not possible. Honestly, I think they were going for the quick buck; it would have cost 3 times what it did, otherwise.

    The 1978 "Fat Man" game was of such bad quality it was hard to pick out the various Orange Crush baddies...

    But, it WAS the first time I have ever seen SB 32 since the actual broadcast - Steve Atwater could HIT, couldn't he?

  • October 19, 2008

    12:23 PM

    Dave writes:

    While have yet to see the new 3dvd set, I would imagine a game from 1978 would look like a game from 1978

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