<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> woody-paige]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/woody-paige Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:18:45 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos unconcerned strong starting tight end hasn't emerged yet]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-unconcerned-strong-starting-tight-end-hasnt-emerged-yet/article/1624510?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-unconcerned-strong-starting-tight-end-hasnt-emerged-yet/article/1624510?custom_click=rss

The Broncos' starting tight end for the opening game reported for offseason strength and conditioning training Monday, was with the team last season, is 24 and 6-foot-5, weighs 256 pounds, played in the Big Ten and has a close connection to Columbus, Ohio.

The starting tight end will be ... I don't know.

The Broncos have five on their roster.

With just 12 combined NFL starts, the quintet is lacking in meaningful business experience. Yet, the Broncos' brass doesn't seem anxious, afraid and alarmed about the valuable offensive position.

New starting quarterback Case Keenum should be. Tight ends coach Geep Chryst must be.

Frankly, for four seasons, tight end has been a dud wrapped into a debacle stuck in a

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:28:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: If Saquon Barkley is available at No. 5, Denver Broncos must draft him]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-if-saquon-barkley-is-available-at-no.-5-denver-broncos-must-draft-him/article/1624361?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-if-saquon-barkley-is-available-at-no.-5-denver-broncos-must-draft-him/article/1624361?custom_click=rss

Saquon is the One.

If Saquon Barkley remains available at the fifth pick, the Broncos must eschew the quarterbacks and choose The Running Back.

In 12 days, draft No. 8 will be the most vital for Ol' No. 7 since his first. The Broncos possess their highest pick since 2011 when John Elway made his wisest selection ever - Von Miller.

Fifty-one years ago, in the inaugural combined AFL-NFL draft, the Broncos chose a running back in the sixth spot. Floyd Little is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Elway didn't win a Super Bowl until he was accompanied by another incoming Hall of Fame running back - Terrell Davis (drafted in the sixth round).

The Broncos should say yes to "Say Say'' Saquon. He is the best

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Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:04:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Rare showdown among top 3 critical games in Denver Nuggets history]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-rare-showdown-among-top-3-critical-games-in-denver-nuggets-history/article/1624134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-rare-showdown-among-top-3-critical-games-in-denver-nuggets-history/article/1624134?custom_click=rss

The Wall was built in 1931.

Wall Drug Store, which became a popular touring stop by providing "free ice water,'' is northeast of Badlands National Park in South Dakota and just about halfway, the long way, between Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

I called the Wall Tuesday afternoon to find out which team - the Nuggets or the Timberwolves - employees and customers are pulling for in The Big Game Wednesday night.

"Let me ask around,'' the woman who answered the phone said. "Check back.''

I called again a half-hour later.

Make it unanimous.

"There's an old couple in here drinking milkshakes who said they are fans of the Denver team. Nobody else knows anything.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:29:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies starting pitchers need to be like Rolling Stones]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-starting-pitchers-need-to-be-like-rolling-stones/article/1623754?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-starting-pitchers-need-to-be-like-rolling-stones/article/1623754?custom_click=rss

If the Rockies aspire to reach the postseason again, their young pitching rotation must be The Stones.

"Start Me Up,'' "Let It Loose'' and "Paint It Black'' should become the Rockies' exhortations.

Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, German Marquez, Chad Bettis, Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela aren't Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, (the late) Brian Jones and Ron Wood, but it's only rock & roll, and they like it.

They realistically need to win more than 50 games. Last season Marquez was 11-7, Freeland 11-11, Gray 10-4, Senzatela 10-5 and Bettis, in nine starts after returning from his second cancer recovery, 2-4.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:55:22 -0600