Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: Super Bowl is elaborate fun, but excess leaves empty feeling

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    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: 16 hr ago

    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


    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...

  • Klee: Broncos move from Fox to Kubiak, and John Elway invites the unthinkable

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    DENVER — You can tell someone is not from Colorado if they test Interstate 70 traffic on Friday afternoon, their ski trip scheduled for a weekend. Likewise, you know someone is not from here if they value neckties over Nalgene bottles, if they collect baseball cards but not lift...

  • KLEE: For Broncos after John Fox, are George Karl's Nuggets a cautionary tale?

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    DENVER — I wonder if the Broncos just made the same mistake the Nuggets did. Yes, it's fair to wonder. I wonder if front-office arrogance trumped on-field competence. I wonder if Twitter muscle pushed a good man and a better coach out of town too soon. I wonder if the Broncos...

  • Klee: 'Kicking and Screaming' must be Denver Broncos new slogan

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Sunday night as most of Colorado was barfing up its dinner, the door swung open to the Broncos locker room at Sports Authority Field. John Elway, the GQ-styled general manager, was first to emerge from the losers' abyss. He wore a snazzy orange tie, of course, and the...