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Denver Sports Anchor Apologizes for Alzheimer’s ‘Joke’

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KUSA sports anchor Drew Soicher has apologized after opening his sportscast with a questionable reference to Alzheimer’s disease. “So much talk about Alzheimer’s at Broncos training camp that you wonder if that’s the name of a new player on the roster,” Soicher said, before turning to the news that team owner Pat Bowlen had stepped aside to receive Alzheimer’s treatment.

The “new player” line was quickly tackled as an insensitive joke, as Denver Post television critic Joanne Ostrow writes:

Soicher, the 9News sports anchor, got the jokey TV rhythm right (sounds like a vaudeville gag) — but the content uncomfortably wrong. His opener blew up as a tasteless one-liner on social media.

Soicher insists he never intended to joke “about anybody’s illness,” and posted the line–in context–on the KUSA website, along with his comments: Read more

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Broncos Used Fleet of Decoy Vehicles to Dodge Denver Media as Team Courted Peyton Manning

A key aspect of the Denver Broncos’ courtship of Peyton Manning was the ability to keep the media at a distance while he met with team officials.

Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King reports that part of the Broncos’ strategy for avoiding media attention during Manning’s free agent visit to Denver last month was deploying a fleet of decoy vehicles when the star quarterback was on the move: Read more