Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: Broncos and Gary Kubiak emphasize family, and this hire is for the patriarch

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — The preparation was over, the hype in full buzz. But first things come first, you know. Here, two days before the Broncos would host the Colts in an AFC playoff game, three of the men at the core of the Broncos operation had one more stop to make. John Elway, Peyton...

  • Klee: Broncos move from Fox to Kubiak, and John Elway invites the unthinkable

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    DENVER — You can tell someone is not from Colorado if they test Interstate 70 traffic on Friday afternoon, their ski trip scheduled for a weekend. Likewise, you know someone is not from here if they value neckties over Nalgene bottles, if they collect baseball cards but not lift...

  • KLEE: For Broncos after John Fox, are George Karl's Nuggets a cautionary tale?

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    DENVER — I wonder if the Broncos just made the same mistake the Nuggets did. Yes, it's fair to wonder. I wonder if front-office arrogance trumped on-field competence. I wonder if Twitter muscle pushed a good man and a better coach out of town too soon. I wonder if the Broncos...

  • Klee: 'Kicking and Screaming' must be Denver Broncos new slogan

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Sunday night as most of Colorado was barfing up its dinner, the door swung open to the Broncos locker room at Sports Authority Field. John Elway, the GQ-styled general manager, was first to emerge from the losers' abyss. He wore a snazzy orange tie, of course, and the...

  • Klee: Next coach of the Broncos? Chances are, John Elway will go big

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Put the 3-iron away, Danny. John Elway hits a driver off the first tee box at Cherry Hills. Elway's stack of poker chips is only small because he's forever all in. Each time Elway pulls into his designated parking space at Dove Valley, I'm surprised it's not a tank. Or a...

  • KLEE: Denver Nuggets just treading water, must continue making moves

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    DENVER - Mark Cuban was there. If we're lucky, he'll buy the Colorado Rockies, too. The family of Jusuf Nurkic was there, all the way from Bosnia, five layovers later. Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler were there, in sweats. None of the trio played for the Mavericks in a...

  • Blog: John Elway — the Don, not the Duke — will go big for Broncos

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    When media suggested Jared Allen and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, John Elway pushed a stack of chips to the table's center and snagged DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib. Tim Tebow? Nah. What's Peyton Manning up to? The Duke is a Don. When he replaces John Fox with the next coach of the...

  • Klee: After Broncos season closes with a thud, a parade of changes is coming

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    DENVER — The kid was crying, and he isn't the only one. He wore a No. 18 Broncos jersey appropriately sized for a 3-year-old. The tears fit any age. One day Marshall Manning will see the bigger picture, the vast, brilliant masterpiece his father drew in 17 seasons as an NFL...

  • Klee with three things to look for in Broncos vs. Colts

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Bye, bye to the bye week 1 I don't like the bye week. I don't think it's an advantage. Sounds crazy, right? Well, not if you document Peyton Manning's experience with a bye week. His teams are 2-3 in the divisional round following a bye. It's not just Manning's teams, either, that...

  • 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...