Sunday, February 12, 2006
NUGGETS BRASS THE KING OF COVER-UPS
As the city of
The latest incidents involving Kenyon Martin, first with fans at the
Of course in my own situation, Nuggets media aide Eric Sebastian watched as Martin verbally assaulted me, then stepped in only after I decided not to take the choice words from this thug lying down.
I'll admit it, it is indeed my nature to speak my mind, it's the way I have always been, love me or hate me for being this way - I apologize for nothing.
My mouth is what keeps a roof over my head and food in my mouth, and while others may not be as ready to defend themselves in a similar situation, I am not here to act upon their behalf. I am calling the plays only for me, and when someone roughs the passer as enthusiastically as Kenyon Martin tried to a few nights ago, I'm throwing a flag...and a few words of my own as well.
I apologize for nothing. Have I made this clear enough?
At the time of the Kenyon Martin incident, had my employers names been Don Crawford, or Bernie Daigle, or Foss Foster, or any one of a number of other short sighted and inferior feeling individuals, let there be no doubt that I would have been in hot water with them...simply for defending myself.
How blessed am I that I have employers at the present time who not only possess significant spine, but who also support me 1000% in this matter?
That the Nuggets and their minions have chosen to make me the instigator and Kenyon Martin the victim isn't surprising at all.
I concluded a phone conversation with a former Nuggets high ranking employee just a few moments ago.
It seems as though the Nuggets on the Kiki Vandeweghe watch, have become experts at protecting, enabling, and twisting both the truth in many instances, and the way things are reported in Nuggetland by the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.
"They own those two newspapers Dino", my source said, "they have both of those organizations and their writers and columnists in their back pockets."
The fact is that this was not hollow smoke this person was blowing.
Here are a few incidents that have developed in NuggetCity over the past couple of years, all of which were either reported with Nuggets colored glasses by the media, not reported at all, or arranged to be reported on in a fashion that gave the individuals the benefit of the doubt.
>In Carmello Anthony's rookie season, both he and then Nugget Rodney White, walked into the Chop House Restaurant in downtown, to get something to eat, and to apparently get something to drink. The Chop house staff would not serve the pair alcohol because both players were underage at the time. The players not only threw a fit, but in addition, threw several sets of forks and knives at the staff before departing. The next day after practice, the then Nuggets coaching staff ordered the players to head back to the Chop House to apologize personally to those they abused at the restaurant. Vandeweghe was incensed at the then head coach for ordering this edict.
>Carmello Anthony was found with Marijuana in his bag as the team was headed for a road trip out of
>One night when comedian Chris Rock was performing here in
>While a member of the Nuggets, the Rodney White loaded gun charges went almost completely unreported by the Denver Post & The Rocky Mountain News.
The individual I spoke with said that the Nuggets have become the most dysfunctional and most paranoid organization in the NBA - and that they are a franchise that allows the inmates to run the asylum.
This person wasn't surprised in the least at the outcome of my Kenyon Martin wild adventure - nor was he surprised to learn that Denver Post Nuggets beat writer Adam Thompson has distanced himself from me, because Thompson couldn't stand the thought of being outside the Nuggets circle of trust by aligning himself with a person who dared ask questions that weren't the everyday Fluffanutter.
And now the latest issue being tucked under the powder blue Nuggets carpet - that of a player on the team being involved with several of the Nuggets dancers - which resulted in several of the girls quitting over the last few weeks.
My source isn't surprised at all.
With the dysfunctional Nuggets, with the help of their media minions, its all about spin baby.
Kenyon Martin? Take away his dunks and you're left with a player who shoots 32% from the floor - who gets paid 14 million dollars a year in the process.
The three headed monster of Kiki Vandeweghe, assistant GM David Fredman, and assistant GM Jeff Weltman, continue to provide the city of
How do you know the two (2) former dancers at the game the other night? And if you know them, then what information can you yourself provide?
At this juncture I can't and won't comment any further about that particular issue.
Too much is still unknown to provide absolute confirmation.
However I am not the only individual to hear about these rumors... rumors that the mainstream press continues to ignore playng the role as the Nuggets lackeys...
I'll agree with one notion already posted - I am not impressed with my ability (or lack of it) to write columns effectively on a par with what a professional is able to do. I have great admiration for those who can put pencil to paper and do so very well.
In what way?
No more jaded than the press corps that surrounded White House press Secretary Scott McClellan yesterday, peppering him with questions and interrupting him on several occasions concerning the VP shooting story.
Taking on high ranking elected officials is okay - but standing up to athletes is taboo? Please!
I should have clarified more clearly about the Chop House Restaurant story - the player in question who was not served anything to drink was Carmello Anthony. However the incident did indeed happen, and this story was related to me from an impeccable source. Both players were made to go back the next day and apologize for their actions...as should have been the case.
As to the Chris Rock concert I stand by what I was told - Chris Rock appeared on more than one night, perhaps you were at a concert that was not the night in question? The Chris Rock story comes straight from the same source who told me the Chop House story.
To conclude I don't require 15 minutes of fame on this website.
I possess 10 hours of broadcast time on the radio each week, in addition to 3 hours of television if you count the initial airings of Raw Sports, and the repeats done after that.
I thank all who have contributed to this blog, thank you for your time in visiting the website, and encourage you to continue to speak your voice about the issues and items presented here.
By the way, I'll be at the CU-Oklahoma game tonight in the peoples republic of Boulder.
I'll be the guy with the Nuggets hat on...the old scholl "Maxi Miner" blue Nuggets hat.
1-The source on this story was around Carmello and the Nuggets playing personnel - virtually every day the season of this incident.
2-I spoke with the season ticket holder in question...who yes, confirmed the validity of the report I was given.