<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> woody-paige]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/woody-paige Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:46:37 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woody Paige: World needs convergence; I found some at Memphis home]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-world-needs-convergence-i-found-some-at-memphis-home/article/1609501?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-world-needs-convergence-i-found-some-at-memphis-home/article/1609501?custom_click=rss

"All that he knew was that the years flow by like water, and that one day men come home again."

- Thomas Wolfe

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - On the blanketed bluffs alongside the mighty Mississippi stands the once great Cotton Capital, the convergence of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, of the old South and the new South, and of Elvis Aaron Presley, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, remains so evident and prevalent.

Without prompting, a prominent stock broker tells me: "Truthfully, since April 4, 1968, and Aug. 16, 1977, it's never been quite the same in Memphis."

The assassination of Dr. King a year short of a half century ago and the death of The King 40 years ago.



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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:40:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Baseball, and the Colorado Rockies, are better with resilient Chad Bettis back]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-baseball-and-the-colorado-rockies-are-better-with-resilient-chad-bettis-back/article/1609200?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-baseball-and-the-colorado-rockies-are-better-with-resilient-chad-bettis-back/article/1609200?custom_click=rss

Never give up, always get up.

Chad Bettis is an inspiration to the Rockies - and to all.

Wondrously, Chad had a rousing, triumphant return to the Rox and Major League Baseball on Monday night, pitching seven innings and allowing only six hits and no runs.

It was his best - and only - appearance for the Rockies since Sept. 30 of last year.

"Welcome back @cbettis,'' the Braves' organization tweeted earlier in the day, before being shut down and out by Bettis and the Rockies. This was a defeat Atlanta would accept graciously.

Bettis has recovered from cancer - again.



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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:30:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Paxton Lynch still not rising to Broncos' challenge]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-paxton-lynch-still-not-rising-to-broncos-challenge/article/1609026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-paxton-lynch-still-not-rising-to-broncos-challenge/article/1609026?custom_click=rss

On Aug. 2, 2018, in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, the next Broncos Battle Royale begins.

Paxton Lynch, Chad Kelly, Trevor Siemian and Kyle Sloter?

Or will the duel just be between 2K - Kyle and Kelly?

In QB Quandary II, Clever Trevor, for the second straight year, is winning by default, and it's Passive Paxton's fault he's losing.

Lynch has been provided with an opportunity to displace Siemian as the Broncos' starting quarterback "for now and now on" - John Elway's preferred phrase. But instead of seizing the job by the throat, Elway's preferred quarterback has "grabbed the bottom," to borrow testimony from a celebrity trial in Denver. Taylor Swift's delivery last week was stronger than Lynch's.



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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:15:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: No answers come from uninspiring Broncos 'scrimmage']]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-no-answers-come-from-uninspiring-broncos-scrimmage/article/1608603?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-no-answers-come-from-uninspiring-broncos-scrimmage/article/1608603?custom_click=rss

Englewood - If you're keeping score at home, Trevor Siemian is leading Paxton Lynch 5-2, with two ties, and Kyle Sloter is 1.

Late in the Broncos' official "scrimmage" Saturday morning before a record crowd of 7,035 loyalists at Dove Valley - which, with temperatures in the 70s and a Club Med all-inclusive atmosphere, wouldn't be confused with Death Valley - Sloter, in the No. 1 jersey, ran onto the field.

"What - they're putting a punter under center?" one of two dozen Broncos alumni, invited to the session, asked, and I explained that Sloter is an undrafted free agent from Northern Colorado who will be the practice squad-scout team QB. In Broncos history, only punters and kickers have worn the first natural number.



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