<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> woody-paige]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/woody-paige Wed, 24 May 2017 05:42:19 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies one of several surprise teams this season]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-one-of-several-surprise-teams-this-season/article/1603565?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-one-of-several-surprise-teams-this-season/article/1603565?custom_click=rss

Get serious - World Seriesous!

The Rockies own the best road and overall record in the National League after winning three of the first four on their longest trip of the season.

They are not The Rolling Stones, but The Rolling Rox no longer are one-hit wonders.

"Not Fade Away'' was The Stones' first record (a cover of the Buddy Holly single from 60 years ago) released in America.

"Not Fade Away'' should be the Rockies' theme song.

Unlike other Rox, Scissors, Paper teams of Denver, this one doesn't seem headed for the usual June Swoon.

Are the Rockies the Cubs of '17?

Or could the successors to the world champions be the Nationals or, ye gads, the Astros, the Twins and the Brewers.


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Sun, 21 May 2017 13:32:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos lead the league in tight ends, coordinators]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-lead-the-league-in-tight-ends-coordinators/article/1603297?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-lead-the-league-in-tight-ends-coordinators/article/1603297?custom_click=rss

The Broncos lead the league in former and/or current coordinators (10) and tight ends (8).

There should be enough of both in Denver.

In fact, Mike McCoy, recently the coach of the Chargers, is the Broncos' former and current offensive coordinator. He is being assisted on the offense by quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, who was the Raiders' offensive coordinator last season, and tight ends coach Geep (George Patrick) Chryst, the coordinator with the 49ers two years ago, and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, an ex-Panthers and Browns offensive coordinator. And newly promoted assistant head coach/running backs coach Eric Studesville was the Broncos' interim coach in 2010.

And people wondered last year who was calling the

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Wed, 17 May 2017 12:58:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Broncos late-round pick may pay dividends with TE Jake Butt]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-late-round-pick-may-pay-dividends-with-te-jake-butt/article/1603102?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-late-round-pick-may-pay-dividends-with-te-jake-butt/article/1603102?custom_click=rss

As two dozen rookies concluded their first workout at sun-high noon Saturday, only one new Broncos player remained on the field at Dove Valley.

The tall (6-foot-53/8), chiseled (246 pounds) young man in orange jersey No. 80 — worn in the franchise’s proud past by Broncos Super Bowl wide receivers Rod Smith, Rick Upchurch and Mark Jackson — lined up at the tight end position while assistant coach Bill Musgrave stood at quarterback.

Jake Butt hobbled 5 yards, turned 180 degrees and caught an imaginary ball.
“I want to practice with everybody else.

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Tue, 16 May 2017 06:13:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Ubaldo 2.0? Rockies wunderkind Antonio Senzatela is certainly looking like it]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-ubaldo-2.0-rockies-wunderkind-antonio-senzatela-is-certainly-looking-like-it/article/1602807?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-ubaldo-2.0-rockies-wunderkind-antonio-senzatela-is-certainly-looking-like-it/article/1602807?custom_click=rss

Kid Senzation won his fifth game, beat the World Champions and outdueled a Cy Young Award recipient Tuesday afternoon.

"That's special," he said and smiled.

Antonio Senzatela has been very especial for the Rockies this season. The rookie right-hander with the right stuff has permitted 0, 1, 2 or 3 earned runs in six of his seven starts. In four starts at Coors Field, Tony Terrific has a 3-1 record and a 3.12 ERA.

Through May 9 of a season in Rockies' history, only Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010 got off to a stronger stretch at 6-1. And he ended up with 19 victories.

I'm not suggesting the 22-year-old can duplicate that, but manager Bud Black said his wunderkind managed to survive with a weak strike-to-ball ratio in 99

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Wed, 10 May 2017 16:43:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: John Elway tries to find quarterback to get Broncos back to Super Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-john-elway-tries-to-find-quarterback-to-get-broncos-back-to-super-bowl/article/1602607?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-john-elway-tries-to-find-quarterback-to-get-broncos-back-to-super-bowl/article/1602607?custom_click=rss

Is John Elway the Horse Whisperer or the Quarterback Collector?

In six years at the wheel, Duke has picked five quarterbacks, and just added another rookie QB as an undrafted free agent.

During the era of Red Miller (just selected, appropriately, to the Broncos Ring of Fame - only 27 years after I, as a member of the committee then, nominated him), the team drafted just one quarterback (Rick Leach, who chose baseball instead).

In his 12 seasons, Dan Reeves only drafted four quarterbacks - Mark Hermann, Gary Kubiak, Buddy Funck and Tommy Maddox.

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Tue, 09 May 2017 06:21:00 -0600