Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee blog: John Elway tackles Demaryius Thomas' absence — on behalf of Peyton Manning?

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Shots fired. But which Broncos quarterback lit the cannonball fuse? John Elway stoked the fire Thursday when he said of Demaryius Thomas' absence from offseason workouts: “There is no value for him not to be here with his teammates.” It might as well have been Peyton Manning who...

  • Klee: Rockies catcher Nick Hundley a boost to pitching, but is it enough?

    Yesterday

    DENVER — His arrival here was conspicuous only in the lack of fanfare, his career numbers relatively quiet, too. Over seven seasons he's hit .240 with a .683 OPS, nothing special, nothing that explains why everyone inside the Rockies clubhouse, or the opposing manager, can't stop...

  • Klee blog: Come back to the Nuggets, Scott Brooks! (Actually, don't)

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Nuggets fan in me shouts, "Cruise on back to Colorado, Scott Brooks! Weather's great! Fishing's even better!" The humanitarian in me hollers, "Orlando is that way, Coach." Brooks is available now. The Thunder fired him. And if ever there was top-notch fit for a...

  • Klee: NFL schedules a farewell tour for Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    DENVER — Farewell tours are fun, unless they turn funky. How many can one band, or one man, have? This is the first, maybe the first of two, for Peyton Manning. But doesn't it look that way - a Broncos schedule with a set list for the ages? The lineup is striking. Play the old stuff!...

  • Klee: Doubt Peyton Manning at your own risk

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    DENVER — With $160 million in the bank, a proud golf game and two perfectly adorable kids at home, would you return to a game that caused four neck surgeries? Then why is Peyton Manning? "I honestly believe he's back for two reasons," Broncos running back C.J. Anderson told me...

  • Klee: Competitive fire burns hot with CSU football coach Mike Bobo

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    FORT COLLINS The sand gnats gnawed at Mike Bobo's skin. They gnawed at everyone's skin. It's what they do; they gnaw, they bite, they itch. Have you experienced a gnat attack in south Georgia? They must be God's revenge for bad grits, cheap bourbon or some other avoidable mistake...

  • Klee: Aaron Hernandez case latest example that winning trumps all

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - Feel bad for Robert Kraft. Poor guy just can't catch a break. This Aaron Hernandez news, that he fired several bullets through another man's chest and will be in prison for the rest of his life, must have really thrown the Patriots owner for a loop. "If this stuff is true,...

  • Klee blog: Aaron Hernandez smoked crazy amounts of marijuana, and Patriots didn't know?

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Aaron Hernandez murder trial is over — the first one, at least — and the former Patriots star is going to jail for a long time. A jury found him guilt of murdering Odin Lloyd. I thought media coverage of the Hernandez trial was outstanding. I mostly followed the work of Dan...

  • Klee: Denver Broncos huffing and puffing again, but it feels like hot air

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Maybe it's time for the Broncos to tone down the rhetoric. They sound all huffy and puffy, like they will blow your house down. But after three seasons of spectacular Septembers, notable Novembers - and then pitiful playoffs - all the huffing and puffing this time around...

  • Klee: George Karl returns for 'emotional' game against Denver Nuggets

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    DENVER — His tear ducts never had a chance. Oh, George Karl tried to fight off the emotions of returning to Colorado as a visiting coach. But at the tail end of a lonely conversation inside Denver Athletic Club, emotions eventually won, and Karl cried. "I'm sure I'll get some cheers,...

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