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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: Why I like Seahawks star Richard Sherman - when he wins

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DENVER — It's easy to talk after a win. The locker room's a little giddier, the next game a little easier, the media a little nicer. That's when Richard Sherman is at his best. After a win, in a Seahawks locker room with more personalities than a sitcom, Sherman is a walking, talking...

  • Klee: Despite 2-0 start, Broncos must walk the talk in Seattle

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    DENVER — With a wallet thicker than a layer of sod, the Broncos built a defense that claimed it could be the second coming of the Orange Crush. For large portions of two games, though, it has been orange mush. Do you know what the Seahawks will do to the Broncos if they allow Seattle...

  • Klee: Broncos Country should crack a cold one for Chiefs fans

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    DENVER — There was a time, not that long ago, when Chiefs Kingdom had this argument over the quarterback situation in Kansas City: Damon Huard or Tyler Thigpen? There was a time, too, when blowing a 28-point lead in a playoff game was something the Raiders would do, or missing three...

  • KLEE: Broncos or Chiefs? Emmanuel Sanders this close to playing in KC

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    DENVER — So far he fits like a cold hand in a warm glove. In five months and one NFL game, Emmanuel Sanders has brought a blur of speed and a splash of personality. He fast gained a following among fans, both with his impromptu Twitter chats and deep touchdown catches in the...

  • Klee: Better than last year? Broncos need to start playing and acting like it

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    DENVER — The Star Wars numbers will return. Peyton Manning, 38, still looks more like 28-year-old Peyton Manning than about-to-retire Peyton Manning. A prideful defense looks like it can return to prominence. On opening night, the Broncos' defense built a wall near the goal line not...

  • Klee: Sabotaged interview helped Peyton Manning to Colts - and Broncos

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    DENVER — It was the 1998 NFL draft combine. One day after Ryan Leaf had blown off an interview with the Colts, the Other Quarterback sat down with Indy's brass. Peyton Manning arrived with a yellow legal pad and enough questions to fill a press conference. Sixteen years later,...

  • Klee: BMW Championship shaping into special golf tournament

    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE — This is special. The galleries, the buzz, the Spaniard in skinny pants atop the leaderboard. The golf course. Especially the golf course. All of it, special. It took, oh, about half a driving-range bucket of Pro V1s to get that way. Prior to his practice round...

  • Klee: Stop the NFL violence? Then stop the game

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD — Football, as a whole, is a bad idea. That is clearest at field level of an NFL game. The size and speed of the players is startling, the violence frightening. You have to see it to believe it, really. There's T.J. Ward smashing a wide receiver with such ferocity you...

  • Klee: The Sixth Sense — Story of a U.S. judo champion

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    On the day Myles Porter asked the president of the United States if he was a wussy, the First Lady agreed that she would like to know, too. On the day Myles hosted a judo demonstration in Times Square, he brought a tiny boy with cerebral palsy onto the stage. Myles gripped the boy's...

  • Klee: Write 'em down! It's time for NFL predictions

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    DENVER — Go ahead. Flag this column for taunting. When the NFL regular season is over, the Broncos will not own the best record and No. 1 seed in the AFC. That honor will go to Beautiful Brady and the Patriots. Consider yourself taunted, Broncos County. Peyton would be proud. The...