<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> paul-klee]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/paul-klee Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:10:48 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Klee: Broncos' Super Bowl parade a big slice of 'Colfax and Heaven']]> http://gazette.com/klee-broncos-super-bowl-parade-a-big-slice-of-colfax-and-heaven/article/1569689?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-broncos-super-bowl-parade-a-big-slice-of-colfax-and-heaven/article/1569689?custom_click=rss

DENVER - We are standing on the corner of Colfax and Heaven.

To the right is a man in a vintage Orange Crush T-shirt. You should sell it on eBay for $1,000, his wife says. It's worth more to me, he says. To the left are three generations of Coloradans - grandma Kathy, daughter Laurie and granddaughter Abbey, in a Broncos cheerleader uniform, her eyes wider than the sidewalk. Cutest kid ever, I say. "She loves Peyton," grandma says.

They climbed on trees and statues and each other. They wore the jerseys of Elway, Atwater, Manning, Miller, Gold, Dawkins, Little, Zimmerman, Davis, Jackson (Tom), Jackson (Mark), Elam, McManus, Bailey, Gradishar, Sharpe. One wore "Bibbs" under a Colorado State ball cap.



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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:47:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Super Bowl champion Broncos embody the best in sports]]> http://gazette.com/klee-super-bowl-champion-broncos-embody-the-best-in-sports/article/1569557?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-super-bowl-champion-broncos-embody-the-best-in-sports/article/1569557?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO - The question always was whether they would come back.

Not just Peyton Manning, though No. 18 lives at the forefront, at least for another few days. All of them. Would the quarterback return, from shots at his reputation, a paycut and, finally, from a gnarly foot injury? Would the Broncos as a whole, embarrassed in a playoff defeat to the Colts, come back with a ready spirit?

Gary Kubiak. When he was hired, the question wasn't if he could do the job, but if he even wanted another head-coaching job. Coaching NFL teams is not a gig you take with half a heart, even if the franchise has your heart.

"It was a stressful decision, just because of how it ended (in Houston with his health). We weren't sure," his



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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:26:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Behold your horses, Colorado! Broncos' Super Bowl title a reflection of state]]> http://gazette.com/klee-behold-your-horses-colorado-broncos-super-bowl-title-a-reflection-of-state/article/1569529?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-behold-your-horses-colorado-broncos-super-bowl-title-a-reflection-of-state/article/1569529?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Super Crush!

"I know everyone bet against us," said Brandon Marshall.

Super D!

"I think we are the best ever," said Chris Harris Jr.

Super Man.

"I thanked them for letting me be a part of this journey," Peyton Manning said.

What's orange, blue and leaves a golden bruise? The Broncos won the golden game, Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium.

Final and fantastic: Denver 24, Carolina 10.

"This one's for Pat!" John Elway shouted late Sunday.

Colorado, too. This one's for you. After the Broncos defense poured pain on NFL MVP Cam Newton in a show for the ages, the California sunshine rained gold confetti. Cam's Coronation became Peyton's Party. <p

want to go kiss



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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:04:15 -0700
<![CDATA[Denver Broncos' key plays arrived early and often]]> http://gazette.com/denver-broncos-key-plays-arrived-early-and-often/article/1569530?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-broncos-key-plays-arrived-early-and-often/article/1569530?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The key play from Super Bowl 50 could have been Malik Jackson's defensive touchdown, one of the defense's seven sacks, even C.J. Anderson's scoring plunge.

It wasn't, though. It was way back in Week 2 on a sweaty night in Kansas City. What if Brandon Marshall doesn't strip Jamaal Charles and Bradley Roby doesn't score a touchdown to beat the Chiefs? The Broncos probably go on the road in the playoffs, to New England, ensuring a more difficult road to Levi's Stadium.

Instead: Denver 24, Carolina 10.

For Sunday's sake, Jackson's touchdown in the first quarter certainly qualifies as the play of the game. It came after Miller beat his blocker (again) and smacked Cam Newton, jarring the ball loose.



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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 23:51:29 -0700
<![CDATA[Super Bowl 50: Quarter by Quarter]]> http://gazette.com/super-bowl-50-quarter-by-quarter/article/1569514?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/super-bowl-50-quarter-by-quarter/article/1569514?custom_click=rss

CJ Anderson runs for a 1-yard TD, the first Broncos offensive touchdown with 3:08 left. A 2-point pass play to Bennie Fowler makes it 24-10.

A Ware sack and another hit in end zone by Wolfe forces a give-up punt.

Denver wins its third Super Bowl title 24-10.



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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:11:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: The Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl 50]]> http://gazette.com/klee-the-denver-broncos-will-win-super-bowl-50/article/1569428?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-the-denver-broncos-will-win-super-bowl-50/article/1569428?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO - To answer the big question - Will the Broncos beat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50? - I found the smartest person in the City.

"I'm Freya."

Freya is 8. Someday she will run Google or Facebook or Apple and end up on a Forbes list as one of the world's richest people. Like I was saying, her business acumen is second to no one: Freya traveled across California, to a city hosting a Super Bowl, to sell Girl Scout cookies. Sunday she'll do the same near Levi's Stadium.

"Business is good," she offered.



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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:12:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Three with Klee: Super Bowl edition]]> http://gazette.com/three-with-klee-super-bowl-edition/article/1569422?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/three-with-klee-super-bowl-edition/article/1569422?custom_click=rss

Three things to watch for during the Super Bowl from The Gazette's Paul Klee.



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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:26:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Broncos vs. Panthers report card and Paul Klee's prediction for the Super Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-vs.-panthers-report-card-and-paul-klees-prediction-for-the-super-bowl/article/1569423?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-vs.-panthers-report-card-and-paul-klees-prediction-for-the-super-bowl/article/1569423?custom_click=rss

Gazette columnist Paul Klee gives his Broncos report card and his prediction for Super Bowl 50.



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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 16:26:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Wade Phillips steers Broncos toward Super Bowl parade]]> http://gazette.com/klee-wade-phillips-steers-broncos-toward-super-bowl-parade/article/1569314?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-wade-phillips-steers-broncos-toward-super-bowl-parade/article/1569314?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Thursday morning under a white tent, Broncos defensive mastermind Wade Phillips jumped suddenly from a folding chair. The chilled-out Texan slammed his right fist on the table, threatening to spill a coffee cup like it was Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game.

Does ol' Wade ever raise his voice?

"Sometimes I do, dammit!" he shouted.

The kind of laughter that makes your stomach hurt filled the makeshift media room, lightening a mood that's grown noticeably more serious as Super Bowl week inches closer to Sunday.

"My lifetime's getting shorter," Phillips joked. "That's for sure."

Super Bowl 50 feels like a turf war. The meek will not inherit the Lombardi trophy.



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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:22:19 -0700
<![CDATA[The Gazette's Paul Klee is talking Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/the-gazettes-paul-klee-is-talking-broncos/article/1569278?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-gazettes-paul-klee-is-talking-broncos/article/1569278?custom_click=rss

The Gazette's Paul Klee is in demand in Santa Clara, Calif., to talk Broncos and Super Bowl 50.

If you want to hear Paul on the radio this afternoon, here is his schedule so far:  

* 2:30 pm Montreal TSN Radio 690 ... http://www.tsn.ca/radio/montreal-690

* 3:30 pm ESPN-CU 93.5 FM http://espncu.com/

 If you don't want to wait check out this Podcast from Charlotte radio: https://twitter.



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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:13:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Panthers' Mile High Cats roaring behind enemy lines in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/klee-panthers-mile-high-cats-roaring-behind-enemy-lines-in-colorado/article/1569234?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-panthers-mile-high-cats-roaring-behind-enemy-lines-in-colorado/article/1569234?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO - It started when Holly, Joey and Josh just wanted to watch the game. Deep in Broncos Country, wouldn't someone cater to Panther Nation?

The bar, their favorite bar, wasn't even open on NFL Sundays. So they promised the owner at Shelby's, a fine neighborhood establishment in downtown Denver:

Show the Panthers game, we will come.

"Now we run out of Jell-O shots by the end of the first quarter," says Holly Earls, a member of the Denver chapter of the Roaring Riot, the Mile High Cats, one of the biggest Panthers support groups outside of North Carolina.

Holly's a brain scientist. She's smarter than you. Joey's a nurse. Josh is a retail manager. Derek's a managing director at a financial firm.



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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:11:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Are Carolina Panthers ready for Super Bowl stage?]]> http://gazette.com/klee-are-carolina-panthers-ready-for-super-bowl-stage/article/1569162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-are-carolina-panthers-ready-for-super-bowl-stage/article/1569162?custom_click=rss

SAN JOSE - The genesis of Carolina's dabbing, in a football sense, in a Panthers sense, traces back to a member of the team's practice squad. That figures, doesn't it? This rowdy, rambunctious crew will dance and dab no matter if it's superstar quarterback Cam Newton or a guy, well, on the practice squad.

Carolina cornerback Lou Young was the dabbing pioneer, wide receiver Corey Brown told me. "Lou, he was the first guy who was doing it," Brown said, and that might be news in Carolina, or it might be old news in Carolina, but who knows?

We don't know Carolina all that well.

The Panthers are way over there, dabbing and dancing, winning 22 of their past 24 games entering Super Bowl 50 against the Broncos on Sunday.



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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:19:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Peyton Williams Manning vs. Cameron Jerell Newton]]> http://gazette.com/klee-peyton-williams-manning-vs.-cameron-jerell-newton/article/1569095?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-peyton-williams-manning-vs.-cameron-jerell-newton/article/1569095?custom_click=rss

SAN JOSE, CALIF. - One is (probably) going; one is (definitely) arriving.

Peyton Williams Manning.

"Greatness," Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan said.

Cameron Jerell Newton.

"Changing the game," Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman said.

They are quarterbacks cut from different molds. The Dapper Dabber vs. The Perfect Pitchman. Versace vs. Brooks Brothers. Awesome vs. Awshucks.

Superman vs.?

"If Peyton was a superhero?" Denver lineman Malik Jackson said inside the SAP Center. "He'd be Wolverine."

Come again?

"He rejuvenates quickly."

Super Bowl 50 media night was Monday. The NFL figured the old version wasn't kooky enough, so they shoved it into the evening. Brighter lights, I



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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:11:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Super Bowl 50 is Von Miller vs. Cam Newton]]> http://gazette.com/klee-super-bowl-50-is-von-miller-vs.-cam-newton/article/1568932?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-super-bowl-50-is-von-miller-vs.-cam-newton/article/1568932?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The best player in Super Bowl 50 is African-American, constantly dancing, some people don’t like him, and no one is making a big deal out of it.

'Sup, Von.

“Howdy,” Miller says often.

The biggest stage in American sports was made for a man who once referred to himself as Vonnie Football. Have you noticed the Broncos’ eccentric linebacker relishes the spotlight? Oh, just a little.

The dress shoes studded with gold spikes. The fur-trimmed Elmer Fudd hat. Wrapping up his media obligations last week by taking a quick Snapchat.

“Sunday,” he said of his self-imposed social media hiatus. “I’m back on Sunday.”

For the Broncos to upset



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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:46:31 -0700
<![CDATA[Klee: Super Bowl week the next test for Denver Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/klee-super-bowl-week-the-next-test-for-denver-broncos/article/1568587?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-super-bowl-week-the-next-test-for-denver-broncos/article/1568587?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD - There are boats in the Bay. Big, beautiful boats. Some with sails, some with outboards, some with oars. First suggestion, Broncos: Treat the boats in the Bay like a stranger with candy. Holler for help and run.

And the crowd noise. Don't forget the crowd noise. Super Bowl 50 will be played at a neutral site in Santa Clara, Calif., so it figures crowd noise won't be a factor. It can be. So blast music in practice until the players swear they'll never listen to Metallica and Katy Perry and Peyton Manning's country music lineup again.

"We're going to stay committed to our routine that we've used throughout the course of the year," coach Gary Kubiak said Monday.

That's a good thing. No, that's a relief.



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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:53:37 -0700