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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.
  • Fun Guide: Baseball tunes (Hear)

    Updated: Sun, May 18, 2014

    DENVER - The first sounds echo through the hallway. They are easily recognizable, the harmonic rhythm of violins and guitars and trumpets. They are the sounds of mariachi music. The first sounds lead to a dance party. In a far corner of the baseball clubhouse, one of the Latin...

  • Klee: Chasing shadows, TCA's Conner Wilburn wins state title

    Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    LAKEWOOD - Before he won the Class 3A state title in the 3,200 meters, he did something he's not supposed to do. He chased shadows. That's so Conner Wilburn. His track coach at The Classical Academy calls him a "free spirit." Superstitions? Conner has none, because everyone else has...

  • Klee: What is Denver Broncos' identity? Same as it ever was

    Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    DENVER — Emmanuel Sanders wasn't here last year. He was over there, in Pittsburgh, playing with the Steelers and a different Hall of Fame quarterback. "They're both winning organizations. The difference is, Pittsburgh (and Ben Roethlisberger) is more smash mouth," said Sanders, the...

  • Colorado anglers don't want to miss these 9 fly-fishing events

    Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

    CARBONDALE — Where are the bugs? Where are the fish? Maybe this is the July when the green drakes don't happen, you wonder. Maybe you've picked the wrong beat on the Roaring Fork to test its favorite hatch. Maybe the drakes are farther downstream, or upstream. Maybe they're not...

  • Klee: Broncos take leap of faith with Bradley Roby character concerns

    Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

    DENVER - Bradley Roby might develop into a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Broncos. Or he might be a first-round bust. If, as Roby suggested, he was the best cornerback in this NFL draft, folks will wonder how the Ohio State product dropped to the Broncos in the second-to-last pick of...

  • Despite some reports, Broncos' first-round pick says 'I'm not a bad guy'

    Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    CENTENNIAL - Search for "Bradley Roby" on the Internet and one of the first things that pops up? Character concerns. That didn't scare away the Denver Broncos from making Roby their first-round pick in the NFL draft on Thursday. The Broncos snagged the Ohio State cornerback at No....

  • Klee: For Super Bowl contenders like Broncos and Pats, free agency trumps draft

    Updated: Thu, May 8, 2014

    CENTENNIAL — One by one, man-child millionaires paraded across a New York stage. In their NFL careers, some will be stars; some will just be brain damaged. You just don't know. But in free agency? The Broncos knew what they were getting in Wes Welker. Louis Vasquez was a lock....

  • Klee: Ranking quarterbacks for the NFL Draft

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The hope is that Johnny Manziel lands in Oakland. That’s my humble hope, at least. That way, the Broncos would see him twice per season, meaning we would have a vested interest in watching, discussing and writing about Johnny Football. That way, we could see his Raiders jersey smash...

  • Klee: As Broncos enter draft week, boring is good

    Published: Mon, May 5, 2014

    DENVER — If we're going off what happened to the Broncos in the Super Bowl, their needs in the NFL draft are pretty obvious. They need someone to not snap the ball over Peyton Manning's head. They need someone to prevent Manning from being assaulted. They need someone - maybe...

  • Klee: Time to believe in the Rockies? Not until Tulo smiles

    Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    DENVER - On the day of a game, Troy Tulowitzki endures a pregame routine that would thrill a CrossFit coach. His formula of lifting, stretching and proper nutrition suggests the professionalism of a five-star chef grilling a $60 Filet. Smiles must wait. Here, in front of a locker...