Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Friday Faceoff: Is Peyton Manning worth having back with the Broncos?

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Today's Friday Faceoff focuses on the great Peyton Manning debate. Is the veteran Denver Broncos quarterback worth having back next season? Gazette columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey weigh in. PAUL KLEE Is Peyton Manning worth $19 million next season? Here’s a better question:...

  • Klee: Fixing the Denver Nuggets means starting in the penthouse suite

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    DENVER — It starts at the top, because success or failure always starts at the top, and Josh Kroenke so far has shown nothing that proves he should be at the top of the Nuggets. Brian Shaw is the easy fall guy. The coach is forever the lowest-hanging fruit. Shaw deserves a share of...

  • Klee: CSU basketball carrying the banner for state's men's NCAA Tournament hopes

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    DENVER — The most impactful college basketball game played on the Front Range this season might be the one in Laramie on Wednesday. Colorado State vs. Wyoming. That big? That big. It's that big because Larry Eustachy's handiwork has CSU in an awesome position to make the NCAA...

  • Klee: Super Bowl is elaborate fun, but excess leaves empty feeling

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    DENVER — Walking into Super Bowl media day last year should have been a highlight. The Broncos were there, the Seahawks were there, that smokeshow sports reporter from Univision was there. Do you know who else was there, freezing his tattered beard off outside the Prudential Center in...

  • Klee: Colorado Avalanche not afraid of risks, but will they take bigger one?

    Updated: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    DENVER — Desperate times call for desperate hockey. The knowledge a playoff berth could hinge on a single point encourages a team to do things, crazy things, others might not do. For the Colorado Avalanche, desperation meant pulling the goalie three times in the last four games - and...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Aaron Hernandez could bring Kraft, Belichick to court

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Klee's 4'Clock Shadow... an afternoon blog on the day's buzz... Imagine if Pat Bowlen and Gary Kubiak were potential witnesses in a murder trial. How would that sit? That's the scenario for Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick. Both are on the list of...

  • Klee: On brink of Hall of Fame, Terrell Davis says there's no mystery with Gary Kubiak's Broncos offense

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    DENVER — Gary Kubiak is now the coach of the Broncos, and the happiest man employed in Colorado should be C.J. Anderson. How do I know? Terrell Davis told me, and there's no better source on the subject. Not John Elway, not Peyton Manning, not even Marshawn Lynch, if he would talk....

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: The case for a Super Bowl in Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The weather reports coming out of the Northeast forecast doom and gloom, Snowmaggedon, the storm of the century.  Now imagine if New York-New Jersey were the Super Bowl host this year, instead of last year. This time last year, the week of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium...

  • Klee: Ty Lawson's arrest adds to disarray of Denver Nuggets

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    DENVER - The Nuggets stink, and most of them don't seem to give a flip. Too many of them are here as hired mercenaries. (Whoops. I wrote that already, back in November. OK, let's try this again.) Ty Lawson was arrested for careless driving, speeding and suspicion of DUI around 1...

  • 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...

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