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Whether it's the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche or the Denver Nuggets Nate Timmons, Jeff Morton and Ross Martin are Colorado natives who are crazy about sports in Denver Colorado. Each episode the Colorado Sports Guys Podcast breaks down the latest in local and national sports…

Nate Timmons, Ross Martin and Jeff Morton

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    CSG #563: Repeated incidence of Homophobia has made covering the NBA less fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 20:38

    The Anthony Edwards incident of homophobic comments toward gay men minding their own business in Atlanta is yet another in a series of homophobic comments in the league that dates back decades. On the latest Mortcast Jeff talks about how this is a culture that needs to be changed and the culmination of these incidents has made covering the league less fun.

    CSG #562: My thoughts on Eurobasket, Murray workouts and NBA Mideason Tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 20:16

    On the latest Mortcast on CSG Jeff tells the listeners why he doesn't cover Eurobasket. Simply put, he would be bad at it. Also Jeff goes over Jamal Murray Working out with Nuggets players in Denver and finally the potential NBA Mid-Season Tournament. Spoiler: It would be a bad idea. Enjoy the show!

    That time Tim Donaghy emailed me out of nowhere

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 38:09

    Happy Labor Day. In reference to the new Netflix Documentary series episode Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul about Tim Donaghy, Jeff decided to talk about when Donaghy emailed him out of nowhere in 2012, leading to Donaghy guesting on CSG in March 2013. Jeff gives his story and re-plays the original interview from 2013. Fascinating look back at a controversial figure. Happy Labor Day again and enjoy the show!

    CSG #561: How the Nuggets can optimize the Jokic/Porter relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 24:29

    On the latest Mortcast, Jeff talks about the Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr dynamic and how the team can actually optimize them this year.

    CSG #560: The evlolution of the small forward in the NBA since the 80's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 29:26

    In his last of the August "Evolution" series, Jeff talks about how the small forward "peak" essentially ended in the 1980s with a brief resurgence in the 00's. What happened to the position and will it come back to it's 1980's dominance? Jeff goes over the facts.Enjoy the show!

    CSG #559: The death and (hopeful) ressurection of the sweet footed center

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 31:14

    The rise and fall of the sweet footed big man. Is it because they became harder to find, or is it because the NBA changed rules in the early 00's. On the latest Mortcast Jeff talks about how it's a combination of both. However, with the emergence of Jokic and Embiid maybe we have seen it come back. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #558: The death of the "chucker"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 24:09

    In the first in a series on contrasting the old with the new, Jeff talks about why we no longer call guy's "chuckers" in the NBA (in the derogatory sense) and what the definition was before the modern era. Are bad shots now good? Jeff explores how we got from there to here.

    CSG #557: Rest in Power to the late Bill Russell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 18:22

    The Legend Bill Russell passed away today at the age of 88. On the latest Mortcast, Jeff talks about Russell's multifaceted legacy, from being the greatest winner in professional sports history to being an even greater human being. Jeff also goes into the videos that were released on twitter this last week featuring Michael Porter Junior playing pickup ball. Enjoy the show.

    CSG #556: Goran Dragic has a point about Jokic and Doncic, but not in the way you think

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 26:40

    Goran Dragic, newly of the Chicago Bulls, gave an interview this week where he spoke about how American NBA players perceive Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic. On the latest Mortcast, Jeff talks about why the NBA players have such a hard time with these players ... and it's not in the way that you may think. Enjoy the show.

    Nick Kosmider on the ever changing Nuggets and Broncos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 37:27

    Nick Kosmider, the Broncos beat reporter from The Athletic joins Jeff to talk about his perception of the Nuggets offseason (his former beat) and also Broncos ownership, quarterback, and coaching. Fun conversation with a great friend. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #555: Nuggets trade Barton and Morris for KCP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 24:24

    Jeff gives his thoughts on the Nuggets trading Will Barton and Monte Morris for Kantavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith from the Washington Wizards.

    CSG #554: The dump, the project and the exception

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 25:46

    On the latest Mortcast, Jeff talks about the Denver Nuggets 2022 Draft and how perplexing their use of the JMyke trade to get a guaranteed contract for a project player was. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #553: Prove-it time begins now for your Nuggets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 21:45

    The Booth/Malone regime has entered into a critical time. If the Nuggets end up drafting two late first round picks it will be the ultimate worst case scenario for a Nuggets team trying to win-now. Additionally it's time for Stan Kroenke to step up. Moves made the next two weeks will show exactly where the elder Kroenke wants to go. Is he willing to be uncomfortable? Or is he just looking to decrease his tax bill.The most critical Nuggets offseason in 12 years begins at the draft. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #552: Stan Kroenke needs to prove he's willing to be uncomfortable in order to win in the NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 24:39

    The NBA is NOT the NFL or NHL. Its system is set up to encourage you to spend and be "uncomfortable" in order to win in the league at a championship level. Is Enos Stanley Kroenke willing to be uncomfortable with his finances in order to win? Jeff talks about that quandary on the latest Mortcast

    Jake Shapiro on his new role at Denverfan.com and his takes from Nuggets workouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 26:51

    Denverfan.com Jake Shapiro joins Jeff to talk about his new role, teaching at CU, and what the Denver Nuggets need going through the next season. Also, is Michael Malone looking to fill in the power vacuum in the Nuggets organization? Jake talks about it all

    Ryan Greene on innovating the media game and learning to live in a changed society

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 74:27

    Ryan Green from DNVR joins Jeff to talk about his career change, life, getting older and innovating while in the media game. Great conversation as always with with Mr. Greene.

    Tim Miller on Tim Connelly, the NBA Playoffs and his new book Why We Did It

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 51:38

    Writer at Large from the Bulwark Tim Miller joins Jeff to talk about the legacy of Tim Connelly. Was it as good as we remember it to be? Additionally we talk about contracts, the godawful conference Finals in the NBA and his new book "Why We Did It". You can pre-order the book on AmazonWhy We Did It: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Did-Travelogue-Republican/dp/0063161478/ref=sr_1_1?crid=31OB5LE9AAFQ&keywords=tim+miller+book&qid=1653592527&sprefix=Tim+Miller%2Caps%2C537&sr=8-1

    CSG #551: So long to my friend Tim Connelly

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 16:59

    Tim Connelly exits the Denver Nuggets after 9 years, drafting a two time MVP and assembling a contending roster. On the latest Mortcast Jeff talks about his friendship with Tim Connelly and how that led to him giving up writing. So long Tim, it was nice having you on the podcast 20 times.

    CSG #550: Nuggets have a reputation problem and it emanates from Stan Kroenke

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 23:10

    Jeff talks about Tim Connelly's surprise talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves and how KSE's reputation preceeds it and makes things like the Twolves/Connelly talks possible. It emanates from one Enos Stanley Kroenke.

    CSG #549: Nikola Jokic is back to back MVP, now comes the hard part

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 20:01

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Nikola Jokic won his second straight MVP. Jeff talks about how the next step in the Nuggets evolution is to parlay these MVP seasons into appearances into the NBA Finals. What is the Nuggets all-in move? Do they have one. Where can the 2x MVP improve to make the Nuggets even better? Enjoy the show!

    CSG #548: Nuggets are prgressing to the next stage - expectation and actual pressure

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 20:27

    On the latest Mortcast Jeff talks about how the Nuggets are facing actual pressure and expectation for the first time in the Tim Connelly era. How do the Nuggets navigate that? Jeff says that this is a natural progression that the every team goes through.

    CSG #547 Wrapping up the Nuggets season w/ thoughts on Jamal, Mike and Connelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 35:05

    Jeff wraps up the Denver Nuggets season by giving his thoughts on Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr. and Tim Connelly's presser. Also, he explains the different planets that MPJ and Jokic live on and how finding a way to "make it work" is the most important move of this offseason.

    Andy Feinstein on Denver, home court and coming back from 0-3 down

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 31:04

    The Big Stiff Andy Feinstein joined Jeff to talk about the trouble with home court advantage in Denver, the Nuggets historical issues with winning at home in the playoffs and coming back from 0-3 down in the playoffs. Fun conversation as always.Enjoy the show!

    CSG #546: Like the 2008 Nuggets, the 2022 team needs more dog in them

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 25:22

    How do the 2022 Nuggets compare to the 2008 version. Where did the 08 team go in the offseason that took them from being swept in the first round to appearing in the Western Conference Finals a year later? Jeff talks about the differences and the parallels and concludes this Nuggets team needs more dog in them.

    CSG #545: Nuggets just aren't good enough these playoffs, and my defense of my Nuggets fandom

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 21:57

    The Nuggets succumb in embarrassing fashion in game 2 against the Golden State Warriors. Jeff talks about how the shorthanded Nuggets don't have any measure that match up right now. Simply Put.Also, Jeff wrote a monologue defending his Nuggets fandom. Don't wanna miss this one. Enjoy the show

    CSG #544: Same old story in Nuggets game one, they need a new way

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 23:06

    The Nuggets lost Game one of their first round series versus the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets fell back into their usual old habits of being slow, methodical and trying to induce missed shots from Steph Curry. In the latest Mortcast Jeff argues that the team needs a wake up call. They don't have good shooters. Time to stop playing as if they do. Make their lives a bit easier.

    Trey Mitchell on the Nuggets road so far and playoff preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 51:41

    Trey Mitchell joins Jeff to talk about the Denver Nuggets season gone by, the Play-In Games from the night before and what the Nuggets vs Warriors playoff matchup might look like.Enjoy the show!

    Ryan Blackburn on the MVP debate and Nugget playoff chances

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 42:56

    Ryan Blackburn from Denver Stiffs joins Jeff to talk about the contentious MVP debate surrounding Jokic, Embiid and Giannis. Why does the whole thing feel so nasty? Also, Jeff and Ryan talk about the Nuggets first round matchup to get their initial thoughts on what may or may not happen. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #543: Saturday Morning Coffee - Nuggets learning to play fast again

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 21:54

    On the latest Saturday Morning Coffee, Jeff talks about how the Nuggets are learning they can out run teams in Denver and how they should use that to their advantage. In the second half Jeff talks about how the Nuggets need to stay at the 6th spot to avoid the Dallas Mavericks (hopefully) Enjoy the show!

    CSG #542: George Karl's mostly great time as coach of the Nuggets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 24:01

    Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was elected to the Nasmith Hall of Fame. Well deserved. Jeff talks about his time as Nuggets coach, the challenges, the complications and the triumphs in his time as Nuggets head coach. Congratulations coach.

    CSG #541: On the Nuggets lack of home court advantage and general malaise

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 22:00

    What has happened to the Nuggets home court advantage? What has happened the last 9 years to limit one of the greatest home courts in basketball history in Denver? On the latest Mortcast, Jeff talks about what has happened. Also, Nuggets fans, team and more seem to be in a bit of an Eeyore like funk with playing the game of basketball. Jeff talks about why. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #540: Explaining the city of Denver to Nuggets fans

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 25:22

    Jeff, a long time Nuggets fan and lifelong Denver resident, explains how the Nuggets suffered more acutely than their counterparts during the late 90's and how that has put the team behind the 8 ball in terms of fan support.

    CSG #539: Various Acts of coaching desperation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 20:59

    On the latest Mortcast Jeff talks about Michael Malone's decision to bench the starters coming out of halftime against the Boston Celtics. It showed a disturbing amount of desperation. Will that translate to wins down the stretch? Also Jeff registers his disgust at taking shots at Nuggets fans when they haven't been able to watch the team for three years.

    CSG #538: The Barton complex and a coach's tunnel vision

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 21:42

    On this morning's Saturday Morning Coffee Jeff talks about how the discourse surround Will Barton is ridiculous considering he is just a role player. Also, Jeff goes into how Michael Malone's end of game tunnel vision did Barton and Aaron Gordon no favors.

    Wrapping up the Nuggets victory over the Sixers with Trey Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 47:24

    Trey Mitchell is back for his regular spot to talk about the Denver Nuggets victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. How did the game go and what does it say about Jokic, Bones Hyland and JaMychal Green? Also the guys discuss the future of the NBA ... it looks great.

    CSG #537: Saturday Morning Coffee - Nuggets/Nikola's big week and what does MPJ return look like

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 20:21

    Jeff wraps up the Nuggets 3-1 week (with one game left to play against the Raptors) and looks at Nikola Jokic's great season. Also, Jeff talks about how easy it would be to incorporate MPJ into the Nuggets if/when he returns. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #536: NBA Players need to log off Twitter like ... right now

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 18:41

    On the latest CSG Podcast Jeff talks about Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and players needing to log off of twitter to save themselves from trolls. It's not worth it and you can take control of your careers in other ways. Also Jeff talks about Russel Wilson being traded to the Denver Broncos. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #535: We need to appreciate these moments from Nikola Jokic

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 15:29

    On the Latest Mortcast Jeff talks about how we need to appreciate Nikola Jokic who is setting himself apart as maybe the best player in Nuggets franchise history.

    CSG #534 Saturday Morning Coffee - The Nuggets up and down week

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 19:36

    New series called Saturday Morning Coffee where Jeff breaks down the week that was. On this debut edition:Mike and Jamal aren't going to Grand RapidsThe Houston victory says more than the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

    Trey Mitchell on The Nuggets, The NBA and The Batman

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 73:26

    Trey Mitchell comes back to CSG to talk about all things Nuggets and the NBA. Who are his favorite players to watch? What about the greatness of Nikola Jokic? We wrap up proceedings talking about movies and The Batman. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #533: MPJ may make it back to the Nuggets before Jamal

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 19:05

    On the Latest Mortcast, Jeff talks about MPJ, his recovery and the report from Adrian Wojnarowski that he might begin contact drills soon

    CSG #532: NBA Media access is shrinking by the year

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 18:29

    On the latest Mortcast Jeff talks about NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's clumsy comments about media access going forward and how it is troubling. Also Jeff talks about Zion Williamson in New Orleans and how he may be the new canary in the coal mine for players on rookie deals.

    Tim Miller on watching the Nuggets beat the Dubs and Florida's potential Don't Say Gay law

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 56:18

    Tim Miller from The Bulwark joins Jeff again to talk about the Nuggets big win over the Warriors that he watched in person at Chase Center. What were his take aways? How great is Jokic? We talk about where the team stands as we hit the break. Also, Tim talks about Florida's absurd Don't Say Gay bill that is making its way through the Florida Legislature. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #531: A telling evening as the Nuggets lose to the Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 27:24

    As the Nuggets drop a 108-102 game to the Boston Celtics there were telling quotes to emerge from the game afterword. What that means for Jokic, Malone and this team going forward.

    Sandy Clough on the state of the Nuggets, Broncos ownership and MLB Lockout

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 82:13

    On the Latest CSG Podcast Jeff welcomes in Sandy Clough from 1043 The Fan in Denver to talk about your Denver Nuggets and their prospects for this season...the Denver Broncos ownership situation and the state of the franchise and finally the depressing state of MLB and it's lockout. Enjoy the show!

    CSG #530: Have we evolved in our analysis of new GM's since 2014?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 22:33

    Jeff goes introspective as he talks about a famous article that came out in 2014 about Tim Connelly. Have we learned to give our analysis time?

    CSG #529: it's time to appreciate BOTH Jokic and Embiid

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 23:38

    Jokic or Embiid? Why make a choice? Jeff talks about how we should appreciate what both are doing!

    CSG #528: Nuggets go streaking and Boogie ability

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 27:54

    News and Notes edition of the Mortcast. On the Nuggets record, their winning streak and how Boogie fits in. Also Jeff talks about the lunacy of the Sixers maybe keeping Ben Simmons post deadline

    My friend Les Shapiro

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 29:06

    Jeff talks about his relationship with Denver Media Legend Les Shapiro who entered into hospice care. Les was a great mentor and podcast guest and will be missed by many people. Love you Les

    Nick Kosmider on the greatness of Jokic and the Broncos offseason dilemas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 51:35

    Nick Kosmider, the Broncos beat writer from The Athletic (and former Nuggets beat writer) talks to Jeff about the utter brilliance of Nikola Jokic, the Broncos coaching, ownership and QB quandry and so much more. Great episode with a great guy.

    Brendan Vogt on the Bol trade and the potential of Boogie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 50:19

    Brendan Vogt from DNVR drops by the Mortcast to talk about the Bol/Forbes trade, Boogie Cousins and bringing a perspective from outside of Denver. It was a pleasure to have Brendan on. Go follow him at DNVR!

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