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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: Kicking and yelling, Peyton Manning and Broncos embarrass Raiders

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Those were seagulls floating above O.co Coliseum, tentative home of the Raiders. They were not buzzards, but the Raiders are barely bird bait. For the record, Peyton Manning did not yell at the seagulls. On the NFL's Salute to Service Day, he did not throw his...

  • Broncos vs. Raiders: Quarter by quarter

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    First quarter The Broncos are still in Foxborough mode. Despite quadrupling the Raiders in total yards (127 to 31) and first downs (eight to two), the Broncos were tied, 3-3. What’s the issue? The new-look offensive line suffered a pair of penalties in the red zone, and, out of...

  • Klee: Bring back the old Raiders, not the helpless Raiders

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. - The Raiders once were a party, a wedding bash with live music and a top-shelf open bar. Now they are the hangover. There is a certain curiosity to watching the misery of a hangover, as long as it's from a distance. Someday it will end; hopefully, at least, since the...

  • Report card and Klee with three for Broncos at Raiders

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Klee with Three Scoreboard watching One thing was learned for certain when the Broncos lost, again, at New England: Denver wants no part of returning to Foxborough in January. So which other teams stand a shot at the coveted No. 1 seed? Surprise! It might be the Steelers. Based on...

  • 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."...

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