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  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: The case for a Super Bowl in Colorado

    The weather reports coming out of the Northeast forecast doom and gloom, Snowmaggedon, the storm of the century.  Now imagine if New York-New Jersey were the Super Bowl host this year, instead of last year. This time last year, the week of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium promised a shiver bowl. Super Bowl media day is on the...

  • Klee: Ty Lawson's arrest adds to disarray of Denver Nuggets

    DENVER - The Nuggets stink, and most of them don't seem to give a flip. Too many of them are here as hired mercenaries. (Whoops. I wrote that already, back in November. OK, let's try this again.) Ty Lawson was arrested for careless driving, speeding and suspicion of DUI around 1 a.m. Friday morning. Lawson reportedly told a police officer...

  • Klee: Broncos and Gary Kubiak emphasize family, and this hire is for the patriarch

    ENGLEWOOD — The preparation was over, the hype in full buzz. But first things come first, you know. Here, two days before the Broncos would host the Colts in an AFC playoff game, three of the men at the core of the Broncos operation had one more stop to make. John Elway, Peyton Manning and longtime athletic trainer Steve "Greek" Antonopulos...

  • Klee: Broncos move from Fox to Kubiak, and John Elway invites the unthinkable

    DENVER — You can tell someone is not from Colorado if they test Interstate 70 traffic on Friday afternoon, their ski trip scheduled for a weekend. Likewise, you know someone is not from here if they value neckties over Nalgene bottles, if they collect baseball cards but not lift tickets, if they swear St. Louis is great but choose to live...

  • KLEE: For Broncos after John Fox, are George Karl's Nuggets a cautionary tale?

    DENVER — I wonder if the Broncos just made the same mistake the Nuggets did. Yes, it's fair to wonder. I wonder if front-office arrogance trumped on-field competence. I wonder if Twitter muscle pushed a good man and a better coach out of town too soon. I wonder if the Broncos focused on the playoff losses when John Fox's wins were taken for...

  • Klee: 'Kicking and Screaming' must be Denver Broncos new slogan

    ENGLEWOOD — Sunday night as most of Colorado was barfing up its dinner, the door swung open to the Broncos locker room at Sports Authority Field. John Elway, the GQ-styled general manager, was first to emerge from the losers' abyss. He wore a snazzy orange tie, of course, and the look of a father figure who wasn't angry, just disappointed....

  • Klee: Next coach of the Broncos? Chances are, John Elway will go big

    ENGLEWOOD — Put the 3-iron away, Danny. John Elway hits a driver off the first tee box at Cherry Hills. Elway's stack of poker chips is only small because he's forever all in. Each time Elway pulls into his designated parking space at Dove Valley, I'm surprised it's not a tank. Or a chopper. Who's the next coach of the Broncos? Think big, and...

  • KLEE: Denver Nuggets just treading water, must continue making moves

    DENVER - Mark Cuban was there. If we're lucky, he'll buy the Colorado Rockies, too. The family of Jusuf Nurkic was there, all the way from Bosnia, five layovers later. Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler were there, in sweats. None of the trio played for the Mavericks in a 114-107 loss to the Nuggets. They took the night off. But...

  • Blog: John Elway — the Don, not the Duke — will go big for Broncos

    When media suggested Jared Allen and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, John Elway pushed a stack of chips to the table's center and snagged DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib. Tim Tebow? Nah. What's Peyton Manning up to? The Duke is a Don. When he replaces John Fox with the next coach of the Broncos, I expect Elway will go big. This won't be a graceful...

  • Klee: After Broncos season closes with a thud, a parade of changes is coming

    DENVER — The kid was crying, and he isn't the only one. He wore a No. 18 Broncos jersey appropriately sized for a 3-year-old. The tears fit any age. One day Marshall Manning will see the bigger picture, the vast, brilliant masterpiece his father drew in 17 seasons as an NFL quarterback. But at the moment, alongside the entire Manning clan on...

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