Denver Broncos blog, news and rumors


FB

[hype it up!]
[Share with Yardbarker]

Published on 03/22/2013 at Fri Mar 22 08:00.
Tagged: ,,,.



“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

– That song that, ironically, never ends being stuck in your head.

I started BroncoTalk in November of 2006 — days before the Denver Broncos decided to bench Jake Plummer. So this blog has survived quarterbacks Jake Plummer, Jay Cutler, Kyle Orton, Chris Simms, and Tim Tebow.

Like many an NFL defense, it will not survive Peyton Manning.

Folks, after a lot of thought, BroncoTalk – Denver Broncos Blog and News is coming to an end. That’s the bad news. The good news?

We’re moving. To Mile High Report.

Yes, “we.” As in, most of the BT Staff.

John Bena (The Sports Guru) is stepping down, and SB Nation approached me to take over as lead blogger. I accepted.

This isn’t an early April Fools joke. (I was half-hoping the deal would get finalized March 31st… that way we could announce it on April 1st… then really trip people out April 2nd after they all assumed it was a joke.) We’re not RaiderTalk-ing people here. We’re really moving, to the Big Dog of big dogs in the Broncos blogosphere.

So why would I give up BT to run MHR? It wasn’t an easy decision, but there are reasons. I’ll be transparent and lay them out here.

  • Running BroncoTalk interfered with Writing BroncoTalk. As far as the site and business go, BT has always been a one-man shop. I pay for the domain, the web server, maintain the code that runs it, and have been responsible for layout. I deal with advertisers and contacts around sports media myself. As the blog grew, this aspect took up more time than actually writing. At MHR, there are large groups of talented people to handle all of those facets. I’ll have support. I’ll be free to write.
  • MHR is bigger. A bigger audience and bigger community.
  • And, of course. I’ve never B.S.’ed you guys. It’s a financial move for me as well.

What does this mean for BroncoTalk as it is now? The BroncoTalk domain and site will remain as long as I see fit. It will stand as an archive of Broncos content. They did not buy BroncoTalk. But they did buy my exclusivity. I will no longer be actively updating BroncoTalk.

Who’s all leaving? Among BT Staffers: Josh Temple, Mr. East, Ian Henson, Christopher D. Hart, and Big Pete have agreed to move over to MHR with me. Others are still on the fence, either by my choice or theirs. Jon Heath won’t be able to come over at this time due to his contract at Bleacher Report. Be sure to support him over there.

Could someone else run BT? That’s something being considered.

Should I go over and check things out at MHR? Damn straight.

If you like the way I run things here, come on over to MHR. I’ll be running things that way over there too. I’ll be responsible for community guidelines, staff, and content/direction just as I have been here at BroncoTalk. But I’ll have a ton of support in the form of SBNation crew and the MHR staff in place.

Thank you.

Thank you, BroncoTalk readers, commenters, and emailers for an unbelievable six and a half years. Every comment, critique, piece of feedback, tweet, and email means the world to me. None of this would have been possible without you.

Is it the end of an era? Hell no, it’s the end of one guy writing for this one site. And from this end, a new beginning.

See you on the other side!

  • MeOMy

    I miss the simplicity of Bronco talk. Can’t stand the look of Mile High report.

  • Doom92

    Hey Jon I went by and was going to comment and it doesnt have (or show any way) disqus…

  • Pete Baron

    Me too… It’s like 2nd nature.

  • Pete Baron

    But you like my 2 articles, right? hahahaha

  • Pete Baron

    I think my 3rd is scheduled for Friday morning.

  • MeOMy

    Not sure. I’ve been trying to read the articles over there but I just can’t get into that site. I’m never really sure what the new articles are.

  • http://twitter.com/jheath_DEN Jon

    Are you using Internet Explorer? For some reason Disqus isn’t working well with IE… Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox should work…

  • TD30ismvp

    Yup, here again…going to Jon Heath’s site to chat, I will use MHR for a quick read.

  • TD30ismvp

    You better find a way to get on that site Doom, I already miss you guys.

  • TD30ismvp

    Soooo…to anyone out there still alive…if you think MHR sucks balls for our type of back and forth banter I am going to hang out at Jon Heath’s site (where you can’t say the term “sucks balls”) and use MHR for articles like B/R.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonmark93 Jon Broncos Heath

    That basically made me cry…

  • BT4life!

    Need My BT!!!!! still check in everyday, hoping it was all just a nightmare….

  • MrEast

    Wait a second. You lived in DC and never told me? I could have had a Bronco buddy!

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2582236 Elway4Life

    Yeah that’s one of the problems I had too with the site. Besides it’s look/feel which I don’t like I’m not really sure what articles are new either.

  • Shane Latham

    Hello friends, nice post and nice urging commented at this place, I am in fact enjoying by these.Shane Latham

  • Jim_Jebow

    last

  • http://twitter.com/JHSMDEN Jon

    Not so fast, there, Jim.

    Ha!

  • TD30ismvp

    I can’t go to your site at work, it is blocked Jon…oh the humanity!

  • http://www.jonheath.net/ Jon

    For real?

  • Pete Baron

    Still not back I see

  • Pete Baron

    Stupid work computers… Thank goodness mine isn’t blocked….
    and last word! haha

  • http://www.jonheath.net/ Jon

    http://jonheath.net — keeping the party going.

  • http://www.jonheath.net/ Jon

    Are you on Twitter, TD?

  • http://www.jonheath.net/ Jon

    @Jim_Jebow:disqus, @twitter-228159096:disqus, @jnjharri:disqus, @bt4life:disqus, @NMBronc:disqus, @Gary_in_SD:disqus

    Hey guys, not trying to be spammy, but I’ve started up my own site (http://jonheath.net) and in addition to regularing MHR, I’d love to see you guys drop in and join the conversation.

    I miss the BT crowd!

  • TD30ismvp

    Craig Schuler

    @TD30ismvp

    Don’t tweet much, I did battle Merriman a couple years back.

  • http://www.jonheath.net/ Jon

    Oh yeah, found ya.

    Sucks big time that JHSM is blocked at work for you.

  • Jack Daniels

    I never commented on the site, but I also miss it like crazy!

  • Tom

    WARNING !!! Watch out for New England ??? 1/2 time, Have there top players checked out for performance-enhancing drugs, Doping protocols that included testosterone-loaded “gummies BEWARE ? You will be suprised!

  • Derek Terrell

    The Broncos should have Tim Tebow

  • Mark Harper

    Heeeellllllooooooo, anyone home???

  • http://www.jonheath.net/ Jon

    Hey, Mark, you should come over to MHR!

    The site is rocking and rolling.

  • Derek

    I bet you wish you had the tebow !lol