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Peaks & Valleys - August 8 - Hall Of Famer Floyd Little

And there were some more injuries yesterday. However, more than anything else it was Floyd Little's day as he received enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Peaks

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-Floyd Little became only the third Bronco to enter the halls of Canton, the other two being John Elway and Gary Zimmerman. The Franchise is now a football immortal and forever one of the NFL greats. StoryStream: Floyd Little Pro Football Hall Of Fame Inductee

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-The Broncos held a practice at Invesco last night and then watched with their fans Little's induction speech.

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- The Rapids finally broke their seven game losing streak, winning 1-0 at home to get their first win since June 5th.

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-Ultimately, the Rockies lost, but give credit where credit is due. Ian Stewart's three-run blast in the ninth inning demonstrated that this team wasn't going to say yes to losing (well, until they did).

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-Todd Helton's home run in the top of the 10th was sorely needed for both the team and him. It's just, well....

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Level Ground

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-Jorge De La Rosa pitched five scoreless innings with some difficulty and then gave up a homer to Chris Snyder in the sixth. Not terrible but not great.

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Valleys

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-Pedro Alvarez's three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th. It completed Huston Street's collapse that night and sent the Rockies into Sunday on the heels of a loss.

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-Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker left practice yesterday with injuries to their left ankles (possibly foot for Decker). No word yet on their conditions, but players are dropping like flies.

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On Tap For Today

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-Esmil Rogers takes Aaron Cook's spot in the rotation and opposes Paul Maholm at 11:35 a.m. MT.