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Peaks & Valleys - August 4 - This Is Not About Brett Favre (Outside Of A Couple Of Lines)

Lost in yesterday's constant coverage of Brett Favre's "Did he really retire or is he just yanking our chain" hullabaloo is that there were actual stories and live sporting events taking place. And Rockies fans were hoping for the meteor yesterday during last night's game against the Giants.

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Peaks

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-The NBA announced its national broadcast schedule for Opening Week and holidays this coming season. The Nuggets will open the season in Houston at 6:30 p.m. MT on 10/30. The Nuggets also nabbed a Christmas Night game in Oklahoma City at 6 p.m. MT on ESPN.

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Level Ground

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-Be sure to check out the StoryStream on Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman's dismissal: Nuggets' Executives Mark Warkentien & Rex Chapman Won't Return. Is this a beneficial move or did Kroenke hamstring the team by letting them go after they conducted the Nuggets' offseason moves?

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Valleys

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-How much longer is Aaron Cook going to be in the rotation? After last night's performance (3 IP, 5 ER) the answer may come soon. Jhoulys Chacin is waiting in the wings.

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-Rockies offense, where did you go? Three hits, and one of them is by Taylor Buchholz the reliever?

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-According to basketball sources, our latest update in the Carmelo Anthony Extension saga is, "Uh Oh, Report Says Carmelo May Not Sign Extension."

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On Tap For Today

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-Broncos training camp continues. We're only 11 days away from their first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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-The Rockies finish their short home series against the Giants this afternoon. Ubaldo Jimenez takes the mound at 1:10 pm. MT and opposes Madison Bumgarner.

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