<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> woody-paige]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/woody-paige Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:02:34 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos hope to do flips over some players at Senior Bowl, maybe even a quarterback]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-hope-to-do-flips-over-some-players-at-senior-bowl-maybe-even-a-quarterback/article/1619165?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-hope-to-do-flips-over-some-players-at-senior-bowl-maybe-even-a-quarterback/article/1619165?custom_click=rss

When the Broncos were designated to coach the North in next week's Senior Bowl, John Elway and Vance Joseph could be excused for doing somersaults, back flips and tequila shots at Dove Valley.

It was the best occasion for the Bad News Broncos since the September 42-17 blowout against the Cowboys.

"We jumped at the opportunity,'' Elway said. And, literally, they did.

As a result of the "honor,'' which now is given to two of the lousiest franchises in the league that didn't change head coaches immediately after the season, the team's somewhat revised coaching staff and personnel department will have the opportunity "to meet these prospects and get to know them on and off the field,'' the Broncos Boss said.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:56 -0700
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Incredible Journey continues for Olympic skaters Alexa and Chris Knierim, who live permanently and train in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-incredible-journey-continues-for-olympic-skaters-alexa-and-chris-knierim-who-live-permanently-and-train-in-colorado-springs/article/1618988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-incredible-journey-continues-for-olympic-skaters-alexa-and-chris-knierim-who-live-permanently-and-train-in-colorado-springs/article/1618988?custom_click=rss

Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place, suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace, suddenly my life doesn't seem such a waste, it all revolves around you ... Sing out this song I'll be there by your side, storm clouds may gather, and stars may collide, but I love you until the end of time. - "Come What May''

They'll always have Pairs.

And Colorado Springs, Greensboro, San Jose and Pyeongchang. And each other.

When Alexa Paige Scimeca and Christopher Knierim met for the first time, at Colorado Springs Airport, six years ago, the young pair of ice skaters felt an instant connection, but they would have no perception of what may come.

"He was cute,'' Alexa says.

"She was outgoing,'' Chris

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:44:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Getting Kirk Cousins must be Denver Broncos' New Year's resolution]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-getting-kirk-cousins-must-be-denver-broncos-new-years-resolution/article/1618710?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-getting-kirk-cousins-must-be-denver-broncos-new-years-resolution/article/1618710?custom_click=rss

John Elway unequivocally must go boldly for Captain Kirk.

The Broncos have a problem at quarterback. Kirk Cousins is The Solution.

If the Broncos desire to become relevant in the NFL and the postseason again quickly, the prerequisite is a quantum quarterback leap.

Drafting a quarterback at No. 5 will not accomplish that feat any season soon. Even in the case of The Great Showman Elway, the Broncos didn't win a playoff game, and reach the Super Bowl, until his fourth season in the league.

Based on my research, of the 50 quarterbacks picked in the top five of the draft since the merger, 14 have started in the Super Bowl, and seven have become world champions, six multiple times.

Objectively, 18 of those 50

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:35:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Next quarterback could be Elway's last question to answer]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-next-quarterback-could-be-elways-last-question-to-answer/article/1618541?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-next-quarterback-could-be-elways-last-question-to-answer/article/1618541?custom_click=rss

John Elway confronts the second most, and perhaps last, significant challenge of his career as a football executive.

He must procure a Mile High-quality quarterback.

“For us to have a chance to get better, we’ve got to get better at that position,’’ the Broncos’ president of football operations said the past week.

Better get after it, John.

Elway’s first major gamble was persuading Peyton Manning to come to Denver. He succeeded, and the Broncos won 55 of 72 games, captured four division titles, advanced to two Super Bowls, and were ultimately world champions.

Related:5 Best and Worst Broncos games of the 2017 season

In two seasons since, the Broncos are 14-18 with no playoff appearances.

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:16:41 -0700