Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 19, 2011 - Flyers at Avalanche

For the second time in a week, the Avalanche blew a one-goal lead with less than 30 seconds on the clock, and for the second time in a week, they won in the shootout.

It was sweet to shoot legendary player Jaromir Jagr as he continues to rack up points. He now has well over 1600 points.

Duchene snuck this one past popular goaltender Ilya Bryzgolov.

Ryan O'Reilly celebrates the game winner in the shootout win.

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 4, 2011 - Red Wings at Avalanche

3rd home win in a row for the Avalanche, against a typically tough Red Wings team that looked sloppy this particular Sunday night.

Ryan O'Reilly had this excellent shot amidst a crowd of Red Wings players and a well-positioned Ty Conklin. GOAL to add to his night where he already had an assist.

O'Reilly celebrates his first point of the night.

Semyon Varlamov wasn't bad either, holding the Red Wings to two goals. Here he stuffs a point-blank shot.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

November 30, 2011 - Devils at Avalanche

Easy 6-1 win for the Avalanche on a Wednesday night.

Ilya Kovalchuck.

Ryan Wilson dodges a high speed check attempt by Devils winger Cam Janssen.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

November 23, 2011 - Canucks at Avalanche

Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (35) makes a save on his way to shutting out the hapless Avalanche.

Henrik and brother Daniel were stopped during this game, but it didn't matter; the Canucks were way to good for the Avalanche.

November 20, 2011 - Sharks at Avalanche

Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss (1) makes a save.

Patrick Marleau (12) would complete a hat-trick with an empty-net goal in the third period. The Av's should really keep their goalie in the net the whole game.

November 19, 2011 - Adams Family

Had fun shooting pictures of Amanda and her awesome family.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 12, 2011 - Arizona at Colorado

Running back Tony Jones celebrates a nice TD catch & run. The Buffs would never trail the Wildcats. The final score was 48-29 for the home team.

Jon Major crushes an Arizona running back for a loss of yards.

Tyler Hansen with a TD reception from fellow senior running back Rodney Stewart for what would end up being the "winning touchdown."

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 2-13, 2011 - Dawson's stay at Denver Health NICU

On Wednesday morning, November 2, some mix of barometric pressure, Carolyn's body, and her little passenger's, led to the birth of Dawson. He came early but he came strong, 4 lbs, 12 oz, and 18.25 inches of pure Bradford boy. Because of his gestational age of 34 weeks, and despite his clean bill of health, a fairly lengthy NICU stay was required by the Pediatric doctors at Denver Health. It was a joyful time, despite the barrage of personnel and equipment we all had to deal with for his first several days. We were able to spend as much as 24 hours a day with him, and we did very nearly that (relying on the NICU nurses as Denver's most expensive and skilled babysitters for an hour or two, here and there).

The little man tried a few different feeding techniques to avoid "nipple confusion" but in the end, a mix of bottle and breastfeeding allowed him to go home. Here, he's fed through a tiny tube as he sucks on mom's finger.

The monitoring and other equipment. Most of it went unused for his stay but it made for a Gilliam-esque setting for our stay.

Each limb had a monitor of some sort in use for the first few hours of his life. Over the days, these would come off one by one to reveal our son.

Bubbles indicated that he was producing a needed substance to help his premature little lungs do their job.

Mom checking out his stats. He never produced a troubling rate or level during our stay.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

October 30, 2011 - Kings at Avalanche

Nice win for a team having a hard time winning, especially at home.





Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 22, 2011 - Oregon at Colorado

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei (80) is inches short of a touchdown. The play was initially ruled a touchdown but was then overturned. The photographer thought that Tuinei broke the plane before being down.

The Ducks barely needed any kind of team solidarity between halves of the game. The team "put the brakes on" in the second half and ended up with a 45-2 win over the Buffaloes.

A Colorado running back is swarmed.

Oregon cheerleaders didn't feel the urge to cheer during the fourth quarter.


Monday, October 24, 2011

October 20, 2011 - Blackhawks at Avalanche

New starting goalie Semyon Varlamov was awesome in this home start for the Avalanche, but the Blackhawks got to him twice.

Marion Hossa moves the puck up the ice.

Duchene the third year centerman shows some youthful enthusiasm for an Avalanche goal.

Warped view of the action. Something different.

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 15, 2011 - Boise State at Colorado State

I made the quick trip up to Fort Collins to catch fifth ranked Boise State Broncos do their thing at Sonny Lubick Field.

Doug Martin basically willed the defenders to fall onto their faces on the artificial turf.

Kellen Moore had 330+ yards passing in just over two quarters, and came off the field happy after connecting for one of four touchdown passes.

Defender Billy Winn with some sort of "Bronco" signal.

The sunset was blue and orange, and not for the NFL Broncos...

Cam the Ram "thought my camera was food" according to the handlers.

Coach Chris Peterson has a word with his Heisman-candidate quarterback.