In 2004, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter started the season in un-Jeter-like fashion.

Looking like a rookie straight out of Greensboro, Jeter collected 16 hits in his first 95 at-bats for a .168 average, prompting everyone from fans to reporters to taxi drivers to wonder what the heck happened to the Yankee captain.

As it turned out, the slump wasn’t a sign of the apocalypse, nor was it an indication of things to come for Jeter and New York. He went on to hit .396 in June and .292 for the season as the Yankees advanced to the American League Championship Series.

Watch Party Series – Playoffs Round 1

Looking for a place to watch the Playoff games? Each “I’m A Fan” partner bar will air every Nuggets game for the entire Playoff series on their TVs. They are also the place to be for watch parties, special Nuggets prizes, and Playoff ticket giveaways!

Take a look at who is hosting our official Playoff watch parties:

Round 1 - Game 3
Friday, April 26th at 8:30pm
Celtic Tavern:

1801 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303.308.1795

The Nuggets would like to encourage all fans to vote in Tuesday’s election. Bring your “I voted” sticker with you to Opening Night vs the Pistons at 7pm and show this special “I voted” voucher at Altitude Authentics to receive $10 off any purchase of $50 or more. Just bring a printed copy, or show the voucher image above on your smart phone at the register at any Altitude Authentics location at Pepsi Center. Offer good for November 6, 2012 only.

“Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” -- Clement Clarke Moore

The plane ride home from Miami to Denver was as quiet as I’ve ever seen it. No loud music, no big laughs, no jokes, no storytelling.

Players, coaches, staff, and assorted media types were all subdued after a 0-3-road trip to start the season.

To make matters worse, the Nuggets lost a road trip ending heartbreaker to the NBA Champion Heat.

In my mind, there are two categories of close losses:

Games you COULD have won but didn’t really deserve to.