For most of the 11 years I've been in Denver the Broncos have been the important team and the most successful. There were some years where the Avalanche were very popular, and the Rockies made it to the World Series a couple years ago, but for the most part they haven't been successful.
The Nuggets have been interesting. They've been up and down, and it seems that people want them succeed, but they've been disappointing. However this year, they're successful. As of today, they're actually in 2nd place in the West, ahead of San Antonio! They have a 3.5 game lead on Portland, and Carmelo has actually been out for a number of games with injury.
Kind of amazing, though to be fair, the talk the last couple days outside of A-Rod has been on the Broncos cutting people. Most of them I agree with them, but I was a bit sorry to see Dre Bly let go. He might have been a bit expensive, but I liked his aggresive style. He was a good run tackler, a good complement to Bailey, and he played well. Took chances and got burned at times, but I think if they'd had better linemen and linebackers, it would have been different.