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Pueblo East High School entered the fourth quarter of its first ever football state title game tied at 14 with Rifle. Had the Eagles failed to soar, many would have understood; making it to state and playing at Dutch Clark was historical. The journey to the 3A state championship game put the Eagles through a gauntlet chock-full of adversity, struggl…

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Pueblo East High School entered the fourth quarter of its first ever football state title game tied at 14 with Rifle. Had the Eagles failed to soar, many would have understood; making it to state and playing at Dutch Clark was historical.
The journey to the 3A state championship game put the Eagles through a gauntlet chock-full of adversity, struggle and doubt.
East started the season 2-0 but stumbled, losing three of four bring its record to 3-3. The 34-20 loss in the Cannon game against South left players and coaches disappointed. But to end the season, East recovered the pieces of its broken the state title game.
In that final 15 minutes of the 2014 season, Eagles coach David Ramirez and his boys made it look easy, dismantling their opponent with ease and taking a well-deserved spot in Pueblo football history.
Smiles graced the faces of coaches and players and a collective sigh of relief was let out by many. It was over. They were champs. All the hours and practices for the distinction as best in the state came true.
The accounts of the road traveled show the triumph and struggles of the 3A championship team.
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A special Mostly Sheep on the impact of the Colorado State University – Pueblo’s National Championship and its effect on the community.

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Eight years ago, Colorado State University-Pueblo football was dormant; alive in only the memories of alumni and former players. Football, among many programs at the then University of Southern Colorado, were cut to save money. Football would have a resurgence in the city that no one could have predicted. An empty lot filled with dirt, cacti and wildlife occupied th…

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Eight years ago, Colorado State University-Pueblo football was dormant; alive in only the memories of alumni and former players. Football, among many programs at the then University of Southern Colorado, were cut to save money.
Football would have a resurgence in the city that no one could have predicted.
An empty lot filled with dirt, cacti and wildlife occupied the area where the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl currently sits. John Wristen, a coach at the University of California-Los Angeles, desired the head coaching spot for the revamped football program at his alma mater.
A to-the-point phone call confirmed Wristen would trade the UCLA blue and gold to take the reins of the red, white and blue of the ThunderWolves. The former USC quarterback had an opportunity to lead his team and adopted city of Pueblo to a place it had never been—a collegiate football championship game.
That goal was obtained. And then some.
Thirty years after USC’s final game, CSU-Pueblo played in the final game of the Division-II …
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Charities of the Athletes

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Smiles plaster the faces of parents walking out of stores as they grabbed that final item on their children’s wish list, various holiday decorations brighten the skies and egg nog (possibly spiked) fill our mugs and stomachs. It’s the holiday cheer; an inescapable feeling that consumes so many during the month of December. Generosity graces the hearts of shoppers an…

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Smiles plaster the faces of parents walking out of stores as they grabbed that final item on their children’s wish list, various holiday decorations brighten the skies and egg nog (possibly spiked) fill our mugs and stomachs.
It’s the holiday cheer; an inescapable feeling that consumes so many during the month of December. Generosity graces the hearts of shoppers and as a result, charities see a rise in donations during the final month of the year. More than 40 percent of donations come during December, according to slate.com.
‘Tis a wonderful time to open wallets and hearts and give to the less fortunate. The Grinch, however, is always lurking in the shadows. Sometimes the Grinch takes the form of famous athletes.
John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie wrote these lyrics 70 years ago, “He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.” He, referring to Santa Clause, is not coming to town, but if he were, Kris Kringle would check his naughty list more than twice in disbelief at the pro athletes on the list.
For decades professional athletes have established charities for all th…
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How not to own a baseball team

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There is a certain musk in the air that has pro sports’ owners misbehaving as of late. We’ve seen a rise in billionaire owners showing poor intellect over the past year, unfortunately the list could be far worse than this. However, here are the few that jump to mind: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with his televised slander o…

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There is a certain musk in the air that has pro sports’ owners misbehaving as of late. We’ve seen a rise in billionaire owners showing poor intellect over the past year, unfortunately the list could be far worse than this. However, here are the few that jump to mind:
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with his televised slander of Magic Johnson and the NBA (among other obvious things). Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay riding around like an off-duty street pharmacist.
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was fortunate enough to get his franchise back on the map after LeBron James “came home” after Gilbert wrote his ill-famed letter to James when he took his talents to the Miami Heat four years ago. Gilbert and James making amends is what Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort hopes to accomplish after his recent e-mail shenanigans. Joining that infamous list of blunders is just a slap in the face to Rockies fans.
In an e-mail to a season-…
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