Author:

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.

Cowboys Eagles Football
Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Offensive tackle Ryan Clady (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Fulltime Referees Football
FILE- In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway responds to questions during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The NFL is considering making referees full-time employees and centralizing replay review at its New York headquarters as it aims for more consistent, shorter games, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The NFL is considering making referees full-time employees and centralizing replay review at its New York headquarters as it aims for more consistent, shorter games, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Elway, a member of the competition committee, said the caveat is that these referees have successful careers outside of football and they may not want to give up their day jobs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch warms up before the Broncos/Rams game Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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DENVER, CO - ARRIL 06: Assistant groundskeeper Adam Steward taking care of pitchers mound before the Colorado Rockies workout the day before their home opener at Coors Field. April 06, 2016 in Denver, CO. (Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post)
Cardinals Preview Baseball
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016, file photo, Dexter Fowler smiles during an introductory news conference announcing the free agent center fielder has signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, in St. Louis. St. Louis was second to Chicago in the Central a year ago, finishing 17 ½ games back. To help close that gap, the Cardinals signed former Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler to a five-year, $82.5-million contract in the offseason. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes, right, tries to get Utah offensive lineman Garett Bolles, center, as quarterback Troy Williams passes during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. Utah won 52-45. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Avalanche Canucks Hockey
Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon, right, falls to the ice after colliding with Vancouver Canucks' Troy Stecher during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)