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Ari Shapiro
Ari Shapiro still lists Super Bowl XXXII as the greatest moment of his life. When he’s not watching sports, talking sports, or writing about sports, Ari works as an attorney in Atlanta. You can reach him at

Entries by Ari Shapiro

Peyton Manning, The Denver Broncos, And Me

(28) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 12:09 PM

There are so many reasons to be excited about the state of Bronco Nation today that I don't even know where to start. Oh wait, yes I do:


That's right folks, Peyton Manning is coming to Denver. And in case you haven't...

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Albert Pujols -- A Steal At Twice the Price?

(13) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 10:02 AM

Yes Angels fans, there is a Santa Claus. His name is Arte Moreno and he just delivered THE present of the baseball offseason. This is bigger than the iPad, bigger than those flying/hovering things they sell at Brookstone that never seem to work as well at home as they do...

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The 2011 Denver Broncos: Let the Optimism Begin

(10) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 6:57 AM

I am not an optimist.

Try as I might to hope for the best, I continually expect the worst. In fact, I am genuinely stunned when something good happens.

As you can imagine, I am a blast at parties.

When it comes to the Denver Broncos, however, I am as...

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The Biggest All-Star Snub of 2010

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2010 | 7:13 AM

When the MLB All-Star Game gets underway tonight in Anaheim, or Los Angeles of Anaheim, or whatever Arte Moreno is calling his city these days, it will do so without a man who may go down as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Hopefully you already know...

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Dear St. John's: Enjoy Steve Lavin. Love, UCLA

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 7:36 AM

Steve Lavin is not a good basketball coach. No seriously, he sucks.

And since St. John's recently hired "Coach" Lavin to lead their men's basketball team after every other viable candidate (hey, is Lane Kiffin available?) turned them down, I feel the need to set the record straight.

There are...

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Jim Caldwell Was Right: A Lesson From the 2007 New England Patriots

(24) Comments | Posted December 29, 2009 | 10:05 AM

On Sunday afternoon, up 15-10 over the Jets in the third quarter, Jim Caldwell decided that it was time to pull Peyton Manning and the rest of the Colts' starters because he didn't want to risk injury before the playoffs. This decision angered Peyton Manning, it angered the Colts' hometown...

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I Had Sex With Tiger Woods

(18) Comments | Posted December 22, 2009 | 7:12 AM

Editor's Note: The following blog post is satire.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession to make. It's not going to be easy, it's not something I'm proud of, and it may ruin my dream of one day becoming Commissioner of the PGA Tour, but I have to get this...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your 2009 NL Manager of the Year, Mr. Jim Tracy

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 12:15 PM

Major League Baseball will announce its 2009 National League Manager of the Year on Wednesday, and the way I see it, the only way Jim Tracy doesn't walk away with the award is if Clint Hurdle gets to cast all 32 votes. Of course, after Tracy is presented with the...

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The Unlikely Quartet

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 5:35 AM

What do Barack Obama, Mark Cuban, Chad Ochocinco, and LeGarrette Blount all have in common?

Give up? Ok, I'll tell you: not much. But since this is the Huffington Post, I thought I'd use Barack Obama to get your attention. And since you're here, I have some things I'd like...

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Thoughts From the Bye Week

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2009 | 10:13 AM

With the Broncos enjoying a much-deserved bye last week, I had a chance to reflect on the Broncos' season. You know, where we've been, where we're going, and how it is that anyone ever allowed a professional football team to wear those uniforms in public. And as a bonus, I...

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The October Doubleheader

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 10:26 AM

If you woke up in Denver, Colorado last Sunday morning, you had the opportunity of the sports year. Actually, it was bigger than that -- it was the opportunity of a sports lifetime. It was an opportunity so rare that it only occurs once, maybe twice each year, if at...

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Back in Orange and Blue

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2009 | 7:16 AM

Yep, it's official -- I'm back. Ask anyone standing within a 3-block radius of my apartment Sunday afternoon -- they all heard the screams. Either I'm back on the Broncos bandwagon or there was a triple homicide in my apartment.

I know, I know, I never should have left. I...

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Coming Soon: Rocktober

(3) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 11:45 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the greatest show on Earth. Barnum & Bailey ain't got nothin' on us. Coming to a (Houston) Street or (Rafael Betan) Court near you, we've got a show guaranteed to delight (Eric) Young and Jason Giambi alike. We've got fireworks, we've got HD screens,...

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Will the Real Jim Tracy Please Stand Up?

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Denver, I need your help. I know, I know -- we've only just met and I'm already asking for a favor. But this is serious. I need someone -- anyone -- to explain to me how Jim Tracy has the Colorado Rockies on the verge of the MLB playoffs. I...

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