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The Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla gives his take on the top stories in Colorado sports and sits down with the biggest names in the landscape on the Kickin' It With Kiz podcast.

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The Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla gives his take on the top stories in Colorado sports and sits down with the biggest names in the landscape on the Kickin' It With Kiz podcast.

    The Miracle on Ice, now 40 years old, was born in a Colorado bar

    The Miracle on Ice, now 40 years old, was born in a Colorado bar

    Happy anniversary, Miracle on Ice. A bunch of American college boys staged one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history on Feb. 22, 1980, when Mike Eruzione scored the game-winning goal to beat the mighty Soviet Union hockey team. Forty years later, the Miracle might still be the best thing on ice since Scotch. Mike Moran, who served as the official voice of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1979-2003, shared behind-the-scenes stories of the Miracle in this edition of the Kickin' It Podcast. Plus: In the "Just One More Thing" segment, a Colorado football fan tells Mark Kiszla the program is better off without coach Mel Tucker, who shocked the Buffs by leaving for Michigan State.

    • 26 min
    You think Kiz is salty? You should meet his 88-year-old mother. She's feisty one in the family.

    You think Kiz is salty? You should meet his 88-year-old mother. She's feisty one in the family.

    After more than 40 years of covering sports for a living, Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla still gets questioned on his dubious choice of a profession by his mother. "I thought you wanted to be a lawyer," said Bonnie Kiszla, who recently celebrated her 88th birthday by sitting down with her son to remind him where he got his writing ability and scold him for being a bad influence on his two younger brothers. Plus: In the "Just One More Thing" segment, a Chiefs fan serves Kiz a little crow after Kansas City's first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.

    • 19 min
    Why CU Buffs coach Tad Boyle refuses to let cheaters in college basketball get him down

    Why CU Buffs coach Tad Boyle refuses to let cheaters in college basketball get him down

    Tad Boyle might well have his best team in 10 seasons as CU basketball coach. But if cheaters prosper in the college game, why does Boyle insist on playing it clean in recruiting? Listen to this edition of the Kickin' It Pod to find out. Plus: In the "Just One More Thing" segment, Mark Kiszla worries the Pro Football Hall of Fame might come up with a new excuse to snub Broncos safety Steve Atwater from the Class of 2020.

    • 25 min
    What sports agent Jack Mills could teach Rockies about making Nolan Arenado happy

    What sports agent Jack Mills could teach Rockies about making Nolan Arenado happy

    Jack Mills, based in Boulder, is a sports agent who has represented big football stars for 50 years, from Randy Gradishar to Eric Dickerson to Baker Mayfield. He has seen salaries explode and free agency change the landscape. In this edition of the Kickin' It Pod, Mills not only offers an inside look at the business of the NFL, he gives advice the Rockies would be wise to heed in dealing with disgruntled third baseman Nolan Arenado. The solution "doesn't have to be about more money," Mills said. "It could be about a little bit of appreciation." Plus: In the "Just One More Thing" segment, Mark Kiszla offers his own idea for a resolution to the tiff between Arenado and Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich.

    • 28 min
    How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

    How Avs captain Gabe Landeskog escapes from hectic NHL life and makes himself better leader

    What's one thing captain Gabe Landeskog tries to pack on every road trip with the Avalanche? A book. An old-school, hardback novel. In this edition of the Kickin' It Podcast, Mark Kiszla talks with Landy about literature rather than pucks, and why reading helps make him a better team leader. Plus, in the "Just One More Thing" segment, Kiz asks: The Broncos are getting another new offensive coordinator? Again? Where's the continuity John Elway insisted was so important to improving the Denver offense?

    • 14 min
    This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

    This time, Steve Atwater wants knock on door from Hall of Fame, not the maid.

    With all due respect to Terrell Davis, the real MVP of the Broncos' victory in Super Bowl XXXII was safety Steve Atwater. He's got a ring. Now, Atwater needs a gold jacket. He talks about his wait for that knock from the Pro Football Hall of Fame with Mark Kiszla in this edition of the Kickin' It Pod. And in the "Just One More Thing" segment, Kiz contemplates how handsome Tom Brady would look wearing a powder blue uniform as quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers.

    • 24 min

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