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Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: Another loss at Patriots, another stark reminder for Broncos

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - This is where ManningFace was made. This is where chants of "Bra-dy's bet-ter!" cut through the frigid, bitter air like the wind through your bones. This is where an out-of-touch owner compares his football Patriots to the "patriots of 9/11" and the crowd cheers...

  • Klee with Three: Broncos, Patriots loaded at tight end

    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Tight comparison at tight end 1 Here's a comparison for the ages: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski vs. Broncos tight end Julius Thomas. Who do you take? On spring break in Cancun, it's Gronk. But on a Sunday afternoon in Foxboro? Enter, objectivism. By the numbers, Gronk and Orange...

  • Klee: Want to hear the Patriots' secret? It's the AFC East

    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The greatest trick Bill Belichick ever pulled was convincing the world the Patriots are still a dynasty. They were. They are not anymore. The Patriots, who host the Broncos again, are a good team with a historically great quarterback. Playing at Gillette...

  • Klee: 13 Halloween frights for Colorado sports fans

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    DENVER — Ghouls and goblins and goalies. Oh, my! What's scarier than Tom Brady at the 2-minute warning? On Halloween, here are 13 hypotheticals that would frighten every Colorado sports fan: 1 Fear! In Foxboro: Two days before the Broncos traveled to New England to face the...

  • Klee: As Nuggets open season, Jusuf Nurkic deserves an introduction

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    DENVER — Jusuf Nurkic is learning, quickly and surely, how it works over here. Taylor Swift is not Balkan music, and "I cannot dance to American music," said the Nuggets' rookie center. The NBA is played at light speed compared to the European division where he last played. "So much...

  • Small town to big time: Fountain's Cockroft enters Hall of Fame

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    It was the early 1960s. On school days at Fountain-Fort Carson, Don Pedrie often saw Don Cockroft, a student, in the hallway. "Donnie had a good, strong gait," said Pedrie, who was the football coach. "But then he'd get out on the field and he'd run funny. I couldn't figure it out."...

  • Air Force hockey outplayed but escapes RIT

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Have you heard the one about the hockey team that never held a lead but won the game? Introducing, Air Force. The Falcons were thoroughly outplayed again Saturday night at Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force coach Frank Serratore even described RIT as "the better team." So how exactly did...

  • Klee: Broncos shaping into juggernaut, but path to title is fragile

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER — The fragility of victory is in the little things: A bounce there, an official's review here, a Wes Welker fumble recovery over there. It is easy to forget - nay, convenient to forget - the Patriots were a 2-point conversion away from potentially sending the last AFC...

  • Klee: Under the radar, Chris Harris Jr. and Broncos defense becoming elite

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER - This, under the Sony flat screen, is the confidence zone of the Broncos locker room. This is where the defensive backs hang out. It reeks of swag. Aqib Talib texts here. T.J. Ward chills here. Chris Harris Jr. is building a home here, in the confidence zone, complete with...

  • Klee: After record night, Peyton Manning, 38, is just warming up

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    DENVER — The first one went to No. 88. The 509th went to No. 88, too. Nos. 87, 44, 81, 83, 17, 32, 85, 29, 84, 11, 10, 86, 15, 28, 33, 86, 12, 27, 23, 35, 36, 61, 45, 47, 96 and 21 caught touchdown passes in between. The names on the jerseys sometimes changed, such as Marvin Harrison...