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Woody Paige

Sports Columnist

After a 35-year run at The Denver Post, Woody Paige is writing two columns a week for The Gazette in addition to his regular appearances on the ESPN sports talk show, Around the Horn. There’s no other sports writer quite like Woody. He’s won every award they hand out to sports columnists and has covered more than 10,000 sporting events, including all three of the Broncos Super Bowl wins, two Stanley Cup wins by the Avalanche, the World Series, the NBA Finals, Triple Crown races as well as high school wrestling tournaments. He’ll be doing the same thing for The Gazette, writing about the high and low of sports, the towering figures and the hometown heroes.

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws to the plate for the during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Broncos Bears Football
Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) scrambles during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Broncos Football
Denver Broncos defensive back Dontrell Nelson (46) during an NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Talent or not, Kaepernick won't be setting foot on any NFL field very soon. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch throws the ball in the second half of a preseason game against the 49ers in Denver on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The Broncos lost the preseason game to the 49ers 31-27. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Broncos Kubiak Football
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, then-Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Denver. A person with knowledge of the hire has told The Associated Press that Gary Kubiak, who stepped down as Denver's head coach because of health concerns seven months ago, is returning to the Broncos in a scouting capacity. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 25, 2017, because the hire hadn't been announced, said Kubiak will serve as a senior personnel adviser, scouting college and pro players. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
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The Broncos and Chiefs football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Obit Parilli Football
FILE - In this 1969 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli poses for a photo at NFL football training camp at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team's American Football League days, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was 87. New England announced the death. The cause of death wasn't disclosed. (He was the backup to Joe Namath when the Jets won the Super Bowl in 1969. (AP Photo, File)
Broncos Elway Football
John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, talks about the football team's plans in the upcoming NFL draft during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)