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UberBroncoMan
05-18-2010, 11:16 PM
http://maxdenver.com/blog1/about/

If anyone remembers Broncos TV in 2008 and prior he was the dude who did all the interviews and a ton of media work for the Broncos.

He was let go with 7 others after 2008 and ended up going to Carolina for a similar role with the Panthers.

I guess he's back to writing about the Broncos and he launched a site about all things related to them.

I found the site by accident and was like WTF when I saw who wrote the article.

baja
05-18-2010, 11:25 PM
good news

BlaK-Argentina
05-18-2010, 11:35 PM
Good, I liked him.

Carmelo15
05-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Never was a big fan. His interview skills are weak and he always had fake dramatical narratives. Plus he looks like Louie Anderson's little brother.

watermock
05-18-2010, 11:48 PM
Will he suck ?

Kaylore
05-19-2010, 12:34 AM
He's a good Guy. He works hard and writes well, and worked harder and knew more than half the beat writers who have no clue. I agree his on screen persona is not the best. He's like 5'1" literally, but he's nice to everyone and will talk to anybody. I hope he does well.

broncocalijohn
05-19-2010, 12:38 AM
Will he suck ?

ask blart unless you go that way now too and already know that answer.

FireFly
05-19-2010, 02:17 AM
I always thought he was a TERRIBLE reporter and his pieces were very tacky. But he seems like a really likable and nice guy... so hopefully the time in Carolina helped his reporting skills :)

McDman
05-19-2010, 07:36 AM
His voice is like running nails down a chalk board.

Dagmar
05-19-2010, 08:39 AM
His twitter is good for info.

Play2win
05-19-2010, 09:26 AM
I liked the guy and the access and excitement he brought. I also liked the article posted earlier. Seems like a breath of fresh air compared to the normal BS and tripe that seems to be circulating around so much these days. I like/love football for the FOOTBALL, not the soap opera.

baja
05-19-2010, 10:28 AM
I liked the guy and the access and excitement he brought. I also liked the article posted earlier. Seems like a breath of fresh air compared to the normal BS and tripe that seems to be circulating around so much these days. I like/love football for the FOOTBALL, not the soap opera.

Football season runs from pre season to the Super Bowl and includes the draft.

Football Soap Opera season runs from post Super Bowl to late July.

We are in football Soap Opera season now so except soap opera stuff for a few more months.

Flandcrest Enterprises
05-19-2010, 10:51 AM
Kaylore can vouch that it's really me, since I've used this screen name for PMs in the past, and also to log in and lurk. I admit to being a long-time lurker here. I always wanted to know what the chatter was, even if I couldn't chime in.

Carmelo15: Yes, my interview skills aren't the best. But when you're writing for a team site, you're also thinking, "What's an appropriate question?" More than once, I've had players say something to the effect of, "You work for us; how can you ask something like that?" Once in Carolina I got a talking-to from a PR person because of a question I asked. Interviewing is hard enough for someone like myself without having that floating in your head.

Watermock: "Will he suck?" I don't plan to.

Kaylore: My on-screen presence does suck. The best thing about being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, as I was last year, is that I learned why my on-screen presence sucks, why I was completely unaware of body language and where and how my eyes moved, etc. I got a little coaching from the Panthers' TV production staff the last couple of years but don't plan to do any on-camera work for the new site, at least not anytime soon. Not my forte. And the state of Colorado says I'm 5-6 on my license. It might be a little off, but I'm riding it because of the official documentation.

McDman444: I wasn't blessed with good pipes, and I'm not willing to become a chain smoker to make them better. Joel Buchsbaum had a worse voice, though, and he did all right for himself.

FireFly: On your claim that I'm a "TERRIBLE reporter" and wrote "tacky" pieces … you're entitled to your opinion, and I respect that. Again, back to the team site thing … obviously, when you're working for the house, you have to spin things a certain way. Sometimes, it's not always what you feel, and thus, you lean on more creative elements. For me, this led to over-dramatization, flowery prose, etc. (It's how I b.s.'ed my way through many a college course; I once got a 99 on a final exam in English Lit where the sole essay question dealt with a book I'd put down after one chapter.) Eventually, that writing style wears you down creatively, and one of the many reasons I left after eight years on team sites and 11 on NFL "official" sites (I was on NFL.com when it was considerably more PR-friendly than it is now) was because I'd said all I could in that format.

I'd been tempted many times to post on here during my Broncos days, but because the team had its own message board -- and because I knew I would representing the organization, and thus whatever I said should always reflect the organization's perspective -- I decided not to. It's the same reason why I avoided most requests for radio appearances; I knew I might say something that could put me in hot water or not reflect the team's stance.

As I said after I hosted an on-line chat with the Panthers and I had to tip-toe around a myriad of tough questions right before the team cut five guys, "I've never tap-danced so much in my life." It's a nice change of pace to launch a new media outlet, focus on analysis and not too much b.s., write what I truly perceive (and can prove with facts and data, not gut feelings) and see if it can fly.

Dagmar
05-19-2010, 11:01 AM
Sweet lord you have the greatest log in name ever.

If you are answering questions I have one, I follow MaxBroncos on twitter, and you and it seems they are the duplicate tweets. If I just follow you I won't miss anything right?

crush17
05-19-2010, 11:22 AM
oh ho ho!!

look what the cat drug in...

thanks for posting Andrew ;)

broncocalijohn
05-19-2010, 12:09 PM
Now that is a major lurker. 5 years and one post. You win.

baja
05-19-2010, 12:17 PM
Kaylore can vouch that it's really me, since I've used this screen name for PMs in the past, and also to log in and lurk. I admit to being a long-time lurker here. I always wanted to know what the chatter was, even if I couldn't chime in.

Carmelo15: Yes, my interview skills aren't the best. But when you're writing for a team site, you're also thinking, "What's an appropriate question?" More than once, I've had players say something to the effect of, "You work for us; how can you ask something like that?" Once in Carolina I got a talking-to from a PR person because of a question I asked. Interviewing is hard enough for someone like myself without having that floating in your head.

Watermock: "Will he suck?" I don't plan to.

Kaylore: My on-screen presence does suck. The best thing about being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, as I was last year, is that I learned why my on-screen presence sucks, why I was completely unaware of body language and where and how my eyes moved, etc. I got a little coaching from the Panthers' TV production staff the last couple of years but don't plan to do any on-camera work for the new site, at least not anytime soon. Not my forte. And the state of Colorado says I'm 5-6 on my license. It might be a little off, but I'm riding it because of the official documentation.

McDman444: I wasn't blessed with good pipes, and I'm not willing to become a chain smoker to make them better. Joel Buchsbaum had a worse voice, though, and he did all right for himself.

FireFly: On your claim that I'm a "TERRIBLE reporter" and wrote "tacky" pieces you're entitled to your opinion, and I respect that. Again, back to the team site thing obviously, when you're working for the house, you have to spin things a certain way. Sometimes, it's not always what you feel, and thus, you lean on more creative elements. For me, this led to over-dramatization, flowery prose, etc. (It's how I b.s.'ed my way through many a college course; I once got a 99 on a final exam in English Lit where the sole essay question dealt with a book I'd put down after one chapter.) Eventually, that writing style wears you down creatively, and one of the many reasons I left after eight years on team sites and 11 on NFL "official" sites (I was on NFL.com when it was considerably more PR-friendly than it is now) was because I'd said all I could in that format.

I'd been tempted many times to post on here during my Broncos days, but because the team had its own message board -- and because I knew I would representing the organization, and thus whatever I said should always reflect the organization's perspective -- I decided not to. It's the same reason why I avoided most requests for radio appearances; I knew I might say something that could put me in hot water or not reflect the team's stance.

As I said after I hosted an on-line chat with the Panthers and I had to tip-toe around a myriad of tough questions right before the team cut five guys, "I've never tap-danced so much in my life." It's a nice change of pace to launch a new media outlet, focus on analysis and not too much b.s., write what I truly perceive (and can prove with facts and data, not gut feelings) and see if it can fly.


Thanks for posting this informative post Andrew I am glad you are back I always liked your stuff.

You know from your lurking posters here can be cruel, it's easy when you aren't standing in front of the person you are insulting so give no worry to what they say. The only one you should heed is me. ;D

broncosteven
05-19-2010, 12:22 PM
...
As I said after I hosted an on-line chat with the Panthers and I had to tip-toe around a myriad of tough questions right before the team cut five guys, "I've never tap-danced so much in my life." It's a nice change of pace to launch a new media outlet, focus on analysis and not too much b.s., write what I truly perceive (and can prove with facts and data, not gut feelings) and see if it can fly.

So does this mean you will be the new Wabbit and drop us an inside morsel everynow and then.

SoDak Bronco
05-19-2010, 12:23 PM
Andrew are you 5'1 the legend grows each day.

Flandcrest Enterprises
05-19-2010, 12:33 PM
Well, the plan is for the @MaxBroncos feed to be everything Broncos-related. Practice tweets, press-conference updates, in-game thoughts, etc.

I'll post some links and notes on the @Andrew_Mason feed, since for now it has more followers, but I won't emphasize the Broncos there, since quite a few of the followers are friends I've made in college, at workplaces, etc. and don't give much of a damn about the Broncos. That's also where I post the personal stuff (dog pictures, meals, etc.) that people who follow the @MaxBroncos feed might not care about.

Sweet lord you have the greatest log in name ever.

If you are answering questions I have one, I follow MaxBroncos on twitter, and you and it seems they are the duplicate tweets. If I just follow you I won't miss anything right?

Flandcrest Enterprises
05-19-2010, 12:36 PM
It took some serious discipline to hold back. Sometimes I wanted to deflect the insults with a wise-ass reply. Others I wanted to clear up a misconception or create dialogue about a story.

Now that is a major lurker. 5 years and one post. You win.

Flandcrest Enterprises
05-19-2010, 12:39 PM
How do you know I wasn't the old Wabbit? I notice he didn't post as much after I left for Carolina.

(Seriously, though, I wasn't him.)

So does this mean you will be the new Wabbit and drop us an inside morsel everynow and then.

Flandcrest Enterprises
05-19-2010, 12:44 PM
I'm 5-foot-1+3.

And yes, I'm seriously post padding here. Apologies.

Andrew are you 5'1 the legend grows each day.

24champ
05-19-2010, 12:45 PM
Hey Andrew, I assume you are going to cover training camp for your MaxDenver site?

Kaylore
05-19-2010, 12:49 PM
FYI, this is him, guys. He's one of many media guys who lurked (and continue to lurk) the Mane.

SoDak Bronco
05-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Welcome Mr. Mason,that was a sweet gig you had with the Broncos. What are your thoughts on the direction of the Broncos?

Ray Finkle
05-19-2010, 01:04 PM
How do you know I wasn't the old Wabbit? I notice he didn't post as much after I left for Carolina.

(Seriously, though, I wasn't him.)

I always thought you may be Wabbit (along with another person)....I miss him.

BroncoBuff
05-19-2010, 01:09 PM
He's not hugely talented, but his content is good. The more the better.

Broncofan_H
05-19-2010, 01:11 PM
Glad to have you here, Andrew. I never had any issue with what you did for db.com, but I was listening to the info instead of worrying about the person delivering it.

So, thanks for your years of service to us Broncos fans.

Flandcrest Enterprises
05-19-2010, 02:35 PM
Hey Andrew, I assume you are going to cover training camp for your MaxDenver site?

Training camp and the full season, yes. Our first-year budget calls for coverage of every game, home and away.

Welcome Mr. Mason,that was a sweet gig you had with the Broncos. What are your thoughts on the direction of the Broncos?

I'll write a piece on that during one of the slow days of the next two-plus months. Short answer: the team needed an attitude transfusion, and in the last 16 months, it's received it they could have kept being competitive (between 7-9 and 10-6) forever under the old regime and old ways, but never would have gone further. I respect the boldness McDaniels has showed, even if there have been missteps. I've often heard coaches speak of wanting guys to make mistakes full speed, and the same holds true for young coaches.

He's not hugely talented, but his content is good. The more the better.

I'll take half compliments. If I don't have huge talent but create good content, I reckon that means I'm maximizing my abilities.

Glad to have you here, Andrew. I never had any issue with what you did for db.com, but I was listening to the info instead of worrying about the person delivering it.

So, thanks for your years of service to us Broncos fans.

Thank you for reading, listening, etc. I hope the new site will be interesting enough for you and everyone to stop by, read, send questions or tell me I'm insane or a "dork" or that I'm a "fruity lispn'n dork" or a "waste of online space." (And those quotes were from one poster. It's probably a good thing I didn't include those in my clip packet when I interviewed with the Panthers.)

broncosteven
05-19-2010, 02:38 PM
...

Thank you for reading, listening, etc. I hope the new site will be interesting enough for you and everyone to stop by, read, send questions or tell me I'm insane or a "dork" or that I'm a "fruity lispn'n dork" or a "waste of online space." (And those quotes were from one poster. It's probably a good thing I didn't include those in my clip packet when I interviewed with the Panthers.)


Will there be any coverage of the great Gene Kranz?

BroncoBuff
05-19-2010, 02:47 PM
I'll take half compliments. If I don't have huge talent but create good content, I reckon that means I'm maximizing my abilities.

ANDREW!!!

No offense intended ... because of the form of your reports, we naturally compare you to ESPN guys and NFLN guys. That's unfair, but it's only natural.

Plus I was a sports reporter on TV for six years, so I naturally think I'm some kind of ultimate authority on the topic, which I'm not.

Your content is and was always excellent, and I'll be there to read it every day, sir.

BlaK-Argentina
05-19-2010, 02:51 PM
ANDREW!!!

No offense intended ... because of the form of your reports, we naturally compare you to ESPN guys and NFLN guys. That's unfair, but it's only natural.

Plus I was a sports reporter on TV for six years, so I naturally think I'm some kind of ultimate authority on the topic, which I'm not.

Your content is and was always excellent, and I'll be there to read it every day, sir.

Kiss ass! :rofl:

tsiguy96
05-19-2010, 02:53 PM
I'll write a piece on that during one of the slow days of the next two-plus months. Short answer: the team needed an attitude transfusion, and in the last 16 months, it's received it they could have kept being competitive (between 7-9 and 10-6) forever under the old regime and old ways, but never would have gone further. I respect the boldness McDaniels has showed, even if there have been missteps. I've often heard coaches speak of wanting guys to make mistakes full speed, and the same holds true for young coaches.


great post from someone who was working for the team.

The Joker
05-19-2010, 02:56 PM
Yeah, I was reading Buff's original post thinking "He blatantly doesn't know Mason has been posting on page one of the thread." :~ohyah!:

Anyway, on topic it's good to have you back reporting on the Broncos Andrew, I look forward to seeing what you can do without any restrictions or need to tow the company line. I know how annoying that can be.

baja
05-19-2010, 02:59 PM
A M - I'll write a piece on that during one of the slow days of the next two-plus months. Short answer: the team needed an attitude transfusion, and in the last 16 months, it's received it … they could have kept being competitive (between 7-9 and 10-6) forever under the old regime and old ways, but never would have gone further. I respect the boldness McDaniels has showed, even if there have been missteps. I've often heard coaches speak of wanting guys to make mistakes full speed, and the same holds true for young coaches.


What do you consider to be some of McD's missteps?

Houshyamama
05-19-2010, 03:03 PM
Yeah, I was reading Buff's original post thinking "He blatantly doesn't know Mason has been posting on page one of the thread." :~ohyah!:

Anyway, on topic it's good to have you back reporting on the Broncos Andrew, I look forward to seeing what you can do without any restrictions or need to tow the company line. I know how annoying that can be.

Yeah, that was hilarious.

>Buff's original post

*scroll down*

*wait for it*

*wait for it*

*waaaiiit for it*

>ANDREW!!! I've always LOVED you!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

BroncoBuff
05-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Yeah, that was hilarious.

>Buff's original post

*scroll down*

*wait for it*

*wait for it*

*waaaiiit for it*

>ANDREW!!! I've always LOVED you!! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

LOL

That's what I get for jumping page one ... :~ohyah!:

broncocalijohn
05-19-2010, 03:20 PM
Reading BroncoBuff's post knowing that he had no clue Andrew showed up until after his post was sweet. Then he comes for the kiss ass comment when he realized it. I was like , "EPIC!" Pie to face for BB.

BroncoBuff
05-19-2010, 03:27 PM
ANDREW!!!

No offense intended ... because of the form of your reports, we naturally compare you to ESPN guys and NFLN guys. That's unfair, but it's only natural.

Plus I was a sports reporter on TV for six years, so I naturally think I'm some kind of ultimate authority on the topic, which I'm not.

Your content is and was always excellent, and I'll be there to read it every day, sir.

What a kiss-ass.

UberBroncoMan
05-19-2010, 03:28 PM
Well I'll be damned.

baja
05-19-2010, 03:33 PM
LOL

That's what I get for jumping page one ... :~ohyah!:

What was funny was that when you realized Andrew was posting you changed your tune and started to suck up to him just a few posts after you dismissed him as a hack.;D

crush17
05-19-2010, 03:41 PM
Thread is awesome...

sutoazul
05-19-2010, 04:02 PM
Well, the plan is for the @MaxBroncos feed to be everything Broncos-related. Practice tweets, press-conference updates, in-game thoughts, etc.

I'll post some links and notes on the @Andrew_Mason feed, since for now it has more followers, but I won't emphasize the Broncos there, since quite a few of the followers are friends I've made in college, at workplaces, etc. and don't give much of a damn about the Broncos. That's also where I post the personal stuff (dog pictures, meals, etc.) that people who follow the @MaxBroncos feed might not care about.

I've been following for a couple days now and have gotten pretty good info on the Broncos. Good stuff. keep it up Max.

Can't wait for TC to start!!

Dr.5280
05-20-2010, 01:59 AM
Time for bed. Lurking for a nice tommorow.

NASurfer
05-20-2010, 02:38 AM
I liked Andrew's stuff from denverbroncos.com. Plus too it was a bonus that he reminded me of Jon Favreau. :militia:

Orangeflack
05-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Love the format of the new site/blog Andrew, good to have you back!

broncosteven
05-20-2010, 10:05 AM
Love the format of the new site/blog Andrew, good to have you back!

Wow this thread is pulling all the Lurkers out of the wood work!

LOL

You guys should post more often, it doesn't hurt...well sometimes it does but usually one gets over it.