Kickin’ It with Kiz: Is it cooler for Colorado sports fan to rock a Russell Wilson or Cale Makar jersey?
In addition to being purveyors of fine sports snark, the staffers here at Kickin’ It Headquarters are unapologetic fashionistas. So we have to ask, Denver fans: If you could own only one replica jersey, would you purchase the No. 3 worn by Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, or a No. 8 sweater in honor of Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar?
Makar. By far. Russ is just an attention-seeker. Cale is humble. Enough said. Plus: As a player, Makar is way above Wilson’s ceiling.
Kiz: From rubbing shoulders at dinner with Paul McCartney on St. Bart’s to hanging with the beautiful people at Wimbledon, Wilson and Ciara seem to have as much fun as Instagram will allow. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. More power to them. But might Denver’s new power couple be a little too boujee for this dusty old cowtown? Well, if Wilson can lead the Broncos back to the playoffs, nobody would care if he enjoys caviar as a pre-game meal.
Wilson. The Broncos are still king in my book. That being said, I do need a Makar sweater.
T.R., always in style
Kiz: This is a Broncos town. Always has been. Always will be. But on one fashion point can we all agree? A hockey sweater is way cooler than any football jersey.
Makar is homegrown, with his best years yet to come. Wilson is still the quarterback of the Seahawks that beat Denver 43-8 until we win the Super Bowl with him.
Kiz: Here’s a sneaking suspicion Seahawks fans will regard DangeRuss as more ours than theirs when he takes the field wearing orange and blue for the season-opener in Seattle.
The CU Buffs need to call and see if they can get an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference. Or go back to the Big 12 and take Colorado State, their best rival, with them.
Kiz: Hey, it was a bad week for the Buffs. USC and UCLA shocked us all, by announcing a decision to bolt the Pac-12 for the Big 10, ruining Ralphie’s regular trips to the beach. Adding insult to injury, why did you have to go and suggest the Rams are the Buffs’ No. 1 football rival? CU alums hate that kind of talk. Know why? My guess: vanity. But the truth hurts, especially in this time of seismic change in college sports, when the CU football program needs CSU to play on a regular basis way more than the Big 10 needs the Buffs to deliver the Denver television market. The Buffs never should’ve left the Big 12. Let’s hope the conference takes them back.
So do we know if Patrick Roy has called Joe Sakic to apologize and maybe admit that Joe’s vision for the Avalanche wasn’t too bad after all?
Kiz: Why on earth would Sakic need an apology? He already has something better: the Stanley Cup.
And today’s parting shot is a reminder that no sports opinion is worth getting shot.
Mr. Kiszla, I really enjoy your perspectives. And how you push buttons. But so did late Denver radio personality Alan Berg. Be safe.
Donald, guardian angel