<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> woody-paige]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/woody-paige Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:52:10 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woody Paige: Vote early and often for Nolan Arenado to start All-Star Game]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-vote-early-and-often-for-nolan-arenado-to-start-all-star-game/article/1605571?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-vote-early-and-often-for-nolan-arenado-to-start-all-star-game/article/1605571?custom_click=rss

Vote now for Nolan Arenado. Vote often.

NoDo performed his Mojo in LoDo again Tuesday night, slamming a two-run triple off the right field wall in the eighth inning to give the Rockies a 4-3 comeback victory over the Diamondbacks. On Sunday afternoon all Nolan did was crush a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to propel the Rox over the Giants, 7-5. Move over, Roy Hobbs and Joe Hardy. Except they are fictional baseball heroes, and Nolan Arenado is as real as it gets, and the Rockies have won six straight.

Nolan for All-Star starter, MVP and Colorado governor.

A buffoon for some silly sports website claims that the Rockies' third baseman trails the Cubs' Kris Bryant by "3 million votes'' in the All-Star



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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:46:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Punishments for supposed adults not enough for CU abuse scandal]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-punishments-for-supposed-adults-not-enough-for-cu-abuse-scandal/article/1605392?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-punishments-for-supposed-adults-not-enough-for-cu-abuse-scandal/article/1605392?custom_click=rss

     The University of Colorado president and the Board of Regents should be ashamed.

       Bruce Benson has been the school’s president since 2008 and is appointed by the regents. The regents, serving staggered six-year elected terms, are Irene Griego (chairwoman), Glen Gallegos (vice chairman), John Carson, Heidi Ganahi, Kyle Hybl, John Kroll, Steve Ludwig, Sue Sharkey and Linda Shoemaker.

       Twice this past week they erred.



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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:35:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies, loaded with young talent, should contend for a while]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-loaded-with-young-talent-should-contend-for-a-while/article/1605091?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-loaded-with-young-talent-should-contend-for-a-while/article/1605091?custom_click=rss

The Rockies are not ? And The Mysterians, Iron Butterfly, The Knack or Spandau Ballet.

The Rox won't be a-ha one-hit wonders.

As a point of fact, including the Rockies' active roster, the disabled list, the 40-man protected roster and the top 30 prospects in the minor-league organization (and many of those players overlap), the franchise has a minimum of 55 quality current or future Rox under the age of 30.



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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:39:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: C'mon Colorado Springs, let's do this U.S. Olympic Museum right]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-cmon-colorado-springs-lets-do-this-u.s.-olympic-museum-right/article/1604921?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-cmon-colorado-springs-lets-do-this-u.s.-olympic-museum-right/article/1604921?custom_click=rss

The ground-breaking for the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame on Friday past could be earth-moving.

The possibilities for the branded-new Southwest Downtown, SoDo, are mind-boggling.

As Unofficial Cheerleader for Colorado Springs, my position on the economic effects and developmental dreams is midway between the governor, the mayor, the CFC types and The Gazette editorial board, and those persnickety, persistent pessimists.

Annual attendance at sports museums throughout the country generally has declined, and revenue projections on major sports-related events always are blimp-inflated.



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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:06:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Paxton Lynch will be starter this year, like other top picks]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-paxton-lynch-will-be-starter-this-year-like-other-top-picks/article/1604629?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-paxton-lynch-will-be-starter-this-year-like-other-top-picks/article/1604629?custom_click=rss

Paxton Lynch must start. Period.

Start with this:

Of the 44 college quarterbacks drafted in the top 36 from 2003-2016, 39 became full-time starters in their first or second seasons.

Four who didn't were Philip Rivers, who sat behind Drew Brees two seasons in San Diego before Brees was traded; Rex Grossman, who started only seven times in his first three years with the Bears; J.P. Losman, who didn't start until his third season in Buffalo after breaking his leg as a rookie; and Aaron Rodgers, who didn't start until his fourth season because he played behind a guy named Brett Favre.

Could Lynch be No. 5?

Not happening.

I've seen Trevor Siemian again this week, and he is no Favre.

He's a nice NFL



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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:55:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Broncos QB situation could have been even more of a jumbled mess]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-qb-situation-could-have-been-even-more-of-a-jumbled-mess/article/1604465?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-qb-situation-could-have-been-even-more-of-a-jumbled-mess/article/1604465?custom_click=rss

WIPR or WIBR: What would be the Broncos' curious competition circumstances at quarterback now?

What if Peyton returned last season?

But, Manning wasn't coming back for five reasons: (1) He appropriately had finished his career as Super Bowl champion; (2) He crossed the threshold of 40; (3) The recovery from injuries he suffered in 2014 and 2015 took longer and were more difficult; (4) The Broncos had no desire to pay or play Peyton for another season and intended to shift his salary to Brock Osweiler; (5) He didn't want to play one more year in another city, and planned to keep his family in Denver.

What if Peyton returned, would the Broncos have reached the postseason and challenged for another Super Bowl? Yes and no.



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Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:18:56 -0600