View Full Version : Why are the Donks strapped for cash?

03-19-2008, 09:31 PM
Too much money being diverted to Shanarat's cheese-wheel fund?



Money tight, Broncos make staff cuts

<!--subtitle--><!--byline-->By Mike Klis
The Denver Post
<!--date-->Article Last Updated: 03/19/2008 05:22:28 PM MDT

Let there be no doubt money is tight at Dove Valley.

The latest hint occurred Wednesday when budget cuts led the Broncos to dismiss eight employees not directly involved in football operations, including Paul Kirk, the Broncos' director of media relations and Andrew Mason, managing editor of DenverBroncos.com (http://denverbroncos.com/).

"It's a very, very difficult day when you have to eliminate jobs," said Joe Ellis, the Broncos" chief operating officer. "Especially when loyal, hardworking employees are involved. But our industry is like many others where downsizing and layoffs are required to make the business more effective."

The first hint the Broncos were cash-strapped this year was after three of coach Mike Shanahan's top assistants departed defensive head coach Jim Bates, offensive head coach Mike Heimerdinger and general manager Ted Sundquist and were replaced in-house.

Then there was Broncos' judicious spending both in the free-agent market and while re-signing their own players. And now the organization has been forced to cut people who worked behind-the-scenes.

Under Mason's leadership, the Broncos" website ranked among the league's top 10 in terms of number of hits. Kirk had worked in the Broncos" media relations department for 13 years.

"I've been proud to be part of such a fine organization," Kirk said. "I feel I've given everything I could during my time there. There are outstanding people there who are good friends and I wish them well."

In a memo issued to each department Wednesday, Ellis notified employees of the cutbacks with the message, "It is important to note these decisions come at the expense of personal pain to individuals whose jobs were eliminated for reasons of business efficiency not on the basis of performance."

03-19-2008, 09:35 PM
Maybe their cutbacks should be coming from the players who have underperformed instead of the people who were/are actually doing their jobs....

03-19-2008, 09:36 PM
all those years of paying off the refs finally caught up..

03-19-2008, 09:38 PM
To save money, maybe Bolen's furs are actually made of rat skin now. (That's a Seinfeld joke, not a Shanny joke.)

03-20-2008, 12:17 AM
Posting bail once a week becomes expensive...

03-20-2008, 12:44 AM
I think his gay pron collection has really come a long way, but has really put downward pressure on his budget.

03-20-2008, 01:49 AM
Broncos always did have a really good website. Carl and company should give them a call. Chiefs need some updating in the old website department.

03-20-2008, 07:29 AM
The good work is being handed off to maintainers of the system.

Welcome to how Info Tech employees are treated.

03-20-2008, 07:34 AM
I'm figuring they're helping pay for all of Travis Henry's kids' expenses....