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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.

BRONCOS
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)
Home Run Derby Baseball
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge smiles after his last at bat after winning the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Denver Broncos quarterbacks Paxton Lynch (12) and Trevor Siemian during drills at the team's mandatory minicamp session Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Giants Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez connects for a soft line-out on a pitch from San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Dodgers Rockies Baseball
Fireworks explode over Coors Field to cap off the Independence Day celebration after the Los Angeles Dodgers' 9-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game in Denver on Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu argues a call with home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Friday, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Cale Makar puts on a Colorado Avalanche jersey after being selected by the team in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Diamondbacks Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado yells after hitting a two-run triple off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 4-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)