Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: James Irwin's Miguel Molas wins state titles the old-fashioned way

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - Team Miguel is two-deep. No, make that three. There's Elijah Shaw and Emileo Ochoa and another classmate whose name I didn't catch. That's my bad. But she's a proud member of Team Miguel. She made and lugged around the sign at the state track and field championships...

  • Klee: Coronado's Evan Kay short on time, tall on achievement

    Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Worry for Evan Kay. Not that graduating from Coronado High School and enrolling at Colorado State will be too much. Chances are, the 18-year-old will crash the dean's list, try out for a varsity sports roster and make it, or start his own business by junior year. Worry for Evan Kay...

  • Games in contested AFC West will be key

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    The most important game on the Broncos schedule? The Patriots game is a fine choice by a wise man, Mr. Ramsey. After watching John Elway go 11-0 against the Patriots as a quarterback, you can bet the Broncos boss is deflated by a 1-4 record against New England as an executive. The...

  • Klee blog: Denver Broncos' Pat Bowlen, the Ring of Fame and mixed emotions

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    I wrote this column a couple days after the Broncos lost to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, and it came to mind Wednesday, the day the Broncos elected Pat Bowlen to the Ring of Fame. Mainly, because that column starts like this: When the day comes to induct Pat...

  • Klee: Cheyenne Mountain sidesteps potholes for state girls' tennis title

    Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    PUEBLO - On a random day in August, the coach could receive a text message from the star player. She's transferring and will finish high school elsewhere. That's one way to derail a high school tennis dynasty. Or maybe that star's obvious replacement - another gifted athlete -...

  • Klee blog: What does Tom Brady's suspension mean for Broncos?

    Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

    The difficult part with Roger Goodell's new NFL is decoding which suspensions are just, and which suspensions are simply to make a point. The Tom Brady suspension looks like the latter. Brady's four-game penalty — and here's a hunch it drops to two games upon appeal...

  • Klee: Denver Broncos lose a promising 'leader' in rookie - for now

    Updated: Sun, May 10, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — When Gary Kubiak introduced Owen Daniels, who had played for him in Houston and Baltimore, the Broncos coach emphasized his leadership qualities. Strange first thing to say about a tight end. But a telling thing, too. So I thought it was striking that, when Kubiak...

  • Klee: Would shrinking Coors Field benefit the Rockies?

    Updated: Sat, May 9, 2015

    DENVER — This frustrating scenario has unfolded at Coors Field so many times, it now goes unnoticed. But this time was recent and telling and so here it is, again. During the sixth inning of a game last week, Diamondbacks cleanup hitter A.J. Pollock slapped a ball into centerfield....

  • Klee: Tom Brady and the Patriots cheated again, and it was totally worth it

    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    DENVER — Peyton Manning's glove is legal, at least. He has worn it on 80-degree training camp days in August, 13-degree kickoffs in January, and it is legal. His glove doesn't advertise pizzas or luxury vehicles, so the Broncos quarterback isn't violating league sponsorship rules....

  • Klee: With Broncos draft pick Shane Ray, mom knows best

    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - Mom deserves the best. A single mom raising a rebellious, sometimes angry boy into a man? If there's something better than the best, she deserves that. Shane Ray's mom is sweeter than Tupelo honey, the kind of lady who uses "heck" instead of the other word, "gosh" instead...

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