James Merilatt

James Merilatt

James Merilatt has been covering Denver sports for more than 20 years. As the founder of Mile High Sports, he's worked in print, radio and online. He also spent time working for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Mammoth during his career.

It’s a shame that the Nuggets aren’t defending their title right now

Watching the Celtics and Mavericks in the NBA Finals provides a painful reminder that Denver blew a chance at back-to-back titles
4 days ago

“In Sean We Trust” is a misguided mantra in Broncos Country

Despite a sketchy resume and recebnt miscues, plenty believe that Sean Payton can turn around the Broncos; but blind faith can be deadly
11 days ago

It’s time to start asking hard questions about Michael Malone

After another Game 7 loss at home, the Nuggets need to question whether or not they have the right head coach to maximize an MVP
25 days ago

Broncos schedule provides a perfect place for Bo Nix’s first start

Putting a young quarterback in a position to succeed is important, which is why the Broncos need to be calculated when it comes to Bo Nix
28 days ago

Five road trips that every Broncos fan should consider in 2024

Year two of the Sean Payton era features a lot of notable road games, as Denver travels to some great destinations, making for prime roadies
29 days ago

Two wins in Minnesota answer all of the doubts about the Nuggets

With their backs against the wall, Denver answered the bell, winning Games 3 and 4 on the road to get back into the second-round series
1 month ago

Bo Nix becomes the first of the six first-round QBs to agree to contract

With rookie minicamp looming, the Broncos quarterback reached an agreement with the team, coming to terms on a four-year deal
1 month ago

Michael Malone can finally answer his critics in pivotal Game 2

Facing what feels like a must-win game, the Nuggets head coach is going to have to find some answers, which would show his value
1 month ago

Payton is betting his legacy on being smarter than everyone else

The sixth quarterback off the board typically doesn't amount to much in the NFL, but the Broncos are betting that Bo Nix bucks the trend
2 months ago

CU spring game attendance plummets a year after sellout

On a rainy day in Boulder, the attendance looked a lot like the pre-Prime years, as the stands were mostly empty at Folsom Field
2 months ago

Broncos add a running back with a nose for the end zone at No. 147

Looking to bolster their backfield, Denver drafted a player who set the single-season record for rushing touchdowns at Notre Dame in 2023
2 months ago

Broncos add depth at cornerback with their first pick in the fifth round

Looking to provide competition opposite of Patrick Surtain, the Broncos selected an All-SEC cornerback with the No. 145 overall pick
2 months ago

Broncos trade up to land Bo Nix’s favorite target at Oregon

Denver made a move with Seattle, swapping three picks for two, in order to move up and land their rookie quarterback's college teammate
2 months ago

Another McCaffrey is headed to the NFL, but not Broncos bound

The son of former Broncos wideout Ed McCaffrey, and the brother of one of the NFL's most-versatile players, was drafted on Friday
2 months ago

Bo Nix’s first phone call with Broncos will have fans excited

Right after being picked by the Broncos, the quarterback had a conversation with Sean Payton and the team's brass; it went very well
2 months ago

Broncos stay at No. 12 and select their quarterback of the future

With five quarterback already off the board, the Broncos didn't make a move up or down in the draft, settling for Bo Nix out of Oregon
2 months ago

Coach Prime loses another blue-chip recruit to the transfer portal

As an Ohio State running back heads to Boulder, one of Deion Sanders' prime recruits decides to leave Colorado for greener pastures
2 months ago

Malone’s high-wire act with bench will determine Nuggets fate

Game 1 against the Lakers provided a prime example of how Michael Malone is going to have to walk a tightrope throughout the postseason
2 months ago

Broncos are getting calls from teams interested in Courtland Sutton

The wide receiver is skipping voluntary workouts in an attempt to get a new deal, which has prompted other teams to inquire about a trade
2 months ago

Bednar and Malone are facing tipping points in the postseason

If the Avalanche and Nuggets don't make deep playoff runs, it'll be a sign that they've squandered the prime years of generational players
2 months ago

The Pioneers stand atop the college hockey mountaintop

With a 2-0 win in the national title game, the University of Denver became the most-storied program in the history of college hockey
2 months ago

The Broncos reign atop the Denver sports landscape could end

For more than six decades, the Broncos have been like a religion in Colorado; but their status atop the local sports scene isn't set in stone
2 months ago

The Fan hosts weight in on what the Broncos should do at No. 12

What will the Broncos do with their first first-round pick since taking Patrick Surtain in 2021? What should they do at No. 12 overall?
2 months ago

Nikola Jokic’s shoes are now for sale online

As the Nuggets center closes in on his third MVP award, he continues to become more and more of a mainstream star, as today proves
2 months ago