Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: As Broncos begin another Super Bowl push, their biggest challenger is..

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    DENVER — This is teeing off on No. 18 as the sun vanishes below the clubhouse. This is a final bench-press rep when your triceps are trembling. This is one more cast when the Roaring Fork is a pitch-black, rolling escalator of darkness. This is a race against time. That's why...

  • Klee: Colorado State basketball rides second chances into Mountain West renaissance

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    FORT COLLINS — Puff, puff. Larry Eustachy inhales from the vapor pen he proudly claims is his biggest purchase of the past six months. He exhales. An odorless cloud blows forward, with it a stream of consciousness. In a team meeting room inside Moby Arena, the Colorado State men's...

  • Klee: Peyton Manning vs. Colts is the story, but No. 18 won't determine if Broncos win

    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — The Broncos locker room is different now. There is less small talk, fewer games of Connect Four. Media interviews are more direct, concise and Aqib Talib isn't humming love ballads over the soft jams playing through a teammate's iPhone. The reason is simple. The Broncos...

  • Klee: With NFL playoffs underway, Broncos kicking around a Super Bowl idea

    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    DENVER - The fate of the Broncos' Super Bowl dreams probably will come down to a man who has a dessert named after him. He even designed the dessert. The sweet treat is sold at a restaurant in Wilmington, N.C., and made with acai berries, peanut butter and granola. He swears his...

  • Klee: On New Year's Day, Colorado Springs woman Christel Donley celebrates by defying calendar

    Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    My favorite track star in Colorado thinks 38-year-old Peyton Manning is "a toddler." She's had four shoulder surgeries. After the last one, the surgeon asked: Do you still want to compete after this? She looked at the doctor as if he had 13 eyeballs. Absolutely! she said. The...

  • Klee: 50 things to help rather than obsess after a Broncos' defeat

    Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    Hey, the Broncos are important business. We get it. That's why The Gazette travels to all Broncos road games and sends multiple writers and photographers on Sundays at Sports Authority Field. We also know Broncos Country went into a funk after the loss at Cincinnati. So instead of...

  • Klee: With playoffs up next, defense must carry Broncos to Super Bowl

    Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    DENVER — You can bend your mind and twist your football-loving soul trying to justify how and why the Broncos will win Super Bowl XLIX in four weeks. There are numbers to support your conclusion, because there are numbers to support just about anything. All I know for certain is why...

  • Klee with three things to look for with the Broncos hosting the Raiders on Sunday

    Updated: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Playoff picture 1 The Broncos won a Super Bowl as a Wild Card, the No. 4 seed after the 1997 season. They won a Super Bowl as a division champion, the No. 1 seed after the 1998 season. The best they can do this season is win the Super Bowl as the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs....

  • Klee: On imperfect Monday night, Broncos again show imperfections

    Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    CINCINNATI — Maybe I'm missing something. Did you expect the Broncos to go 19-0 and become the first team to host a Super Bowl parade on the moon? Because the Broncos losing 37-28 to the Bengals is not a bad loss. Not even close. Losing on the road, in the final four minutes, on the...

  • Klee with 3 things to watch Monday night in Broncos-Bengals game

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Tables turning? 1 On the long, winding road that is the NFL season, something strange has happened: The Broncos are soaring under the radar. That's what I gather, anyway. Denver has gone from Super Bowl favorite to trailing the Patriots, Packers and Seahawks as the team most likely...