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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: 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...

  • KLEE: CSU gets W, but state is the winner

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    DENVER — With just a subtle twist in their football fortunes, Mike MacIntyre would be the head coach at Colorado State. Yes, CSU. Not Colorado. Strange, right? When it started to become as clear as the St. Vrain that Steve Fairchild was not the right man for the job in Fort...

  • Klee: Will CSU's Kapri Bibbs represent Mountain West on Broncos roster?

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DENVER - This should be where Kapri Bibbs is most comfortable. This should be where he sees things others don't see, gaps of freedom in a swarm of 21 bodies, the easiest path to a touchdown. This is the goal line. Instead, this is where his mind goes blank. The adrenaline leads to...

  • Broncos blog: Allow Wes Welker to make his own decision

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Concussions are serious business. Thankfully, we're exiting the dark ages when it comes to their effects on the brain and what a concussion can mean for an athlete who sustains several, or just one. So let's allow Wes Welker make his own choice on what to do with his brain, and his...

  • Blog: Golf: Primer for the BMW Championship

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Am I looking forward to the Broncos' season opener against the Colts? Well, yeah. But not as much as I'm looking forward to the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club. Sounds like Rory McIlroy, the world's best golfer, is combining the two. McIlroy told the Golf Channel...