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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: An Air Force caregiver and the greatest love story never told

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    It has been almost 10 years since Axel Gaud-Torres put a pistol in his mouth and his right index finger on the trigger. Ten years. Ten years of popping pills, sometimes 24 in a single day, to quiet the pain of two fused vertebrae, spinal arthritis and nightmares that make a good...

  • Blog: Broncos release Matt Prater, but he's a ...

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Here’s an important item to consider now that Matt Prater is done as a Denver Bronco: It’s a kicker. I know, I know. Media is programmed to be outraged/angered at every issue. Righteous indignation! But... it’s a kicker. Thirty-two of them will start in the NFL on Sunday. They are...

  • Klee: Underrated linebacker has Broncos defense buzzing

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD — There was a bee in Terrance Knighton's helmet. Pot Roast wasn't just seeing things; the li'l black-and-yellow bugger buzzed right into the earhole. "Got any bug spray?" Knighton asked Thursday during practice. Mercifully, for the bee and for Knighton, bug and beast...

  • KLEE: Year 2 of Brian Shaw era must be smoother for Nuggets

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    DENVER — With each slam dunk Kenneth Faried threw down as the unofficial MVP of Team USA's star-studded roster, I didn't hear the Manimal roar. I heard another sound, one that already has the attention of the Denver Nuggets. Cha-ching. "He's in line for a substantial raise,"...

  • Klee: The Tim Tebow-to-Thomas Touchdown, in the words of Demaryius Thomas

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth in a weeklong series covering six of the most memorable moments in Denver Broncos history. DENVER - Demaryius Thomas takes the Samsung smartphone into his left hand. He taps the YouTube video with his right. The familiar radio voice of Dave Logan...

  • KLEE: Broncos first Super Bowl champions as underdogs? In hindsight, it's true

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a weeklong series covering six of the most memorable moments in Denver Broncos history. DENVER - There are times when hindsight lies. It tells grand ol' tales of dominance and dynasties in the favorable, flattering light of revisionist history....

  • Klee: Despite loss to Seahawks, Broncos answer the burning question

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    SEATTLE — Wearing a business suit that costs more than a teenager's first car, John Elway found Demaryius Thomas leaning against a wall. The Broncos' boss dealt DT a fist bump. Over on the defensive side of the too-small locker room at CenturyLink Field, John Fox first stopped at...

  • Klee: In Super Bowl rematch, odds favor Seahawks, not Broncos

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    SEATTLE - The Broncos were favored in the Super Bowl. Well, not initially. But eventually. Soon after songstress Renee Fleming graced the national anthem with a voice that would put angels to sleep, the Seahawks kicked off as three-point underdogs. They left MetLife Stadium as...

  • Klee with three for the Broncos-Seahawks matchup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Bring the noise Here's the lowdown on Seattle's CenturyLink Field. It seats 67,000. A gorgeous facility, CenturyLink also features the best playlist in the NFL, ranging from favorite sons Mudhoney to Alice in Chains to Chris Cornell, and the best home advantage in the league. The...

  • Broncos: The Line of Scrimmage, Broncos at Seahawks

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    You might remember the Line of Scrimmage from last week. Here's the second edition. The Line: Seattle -4.5. Going back to their AFC West days, the Broncos have owned this series. Denver is 34-18 against Seattle. The Broncos' longest win streak — a six-gamer — occurred right around...