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  • Klee: Competitive fire burns hot with CSU football coach Mike Bobo

    FORT COLLINS The sand gnats gnawed at Mike Bobo's skin. They gnawed at everyone's skin. It's what they do; they gnaw, they bite, they itch. Have you experienced a gnat attack in south Georgia? They must be God's revenge for bad grits, cheap bourbon or some other avoidable mistake we've made. "There's a gnat line in Georgia. You want to be...

  • Klee: Aaron Hernandez case latest example that winning trumps all

    DENVER - Feel bad for Robert Kraft. Poor guy just can't catch a break. This Aaron Hernandez news, that he fired several bullets through another man's chest and will be in prison for the rest of his life, must have really thrown the Patriots owner for a loop. "If this stuff is true, then I've been duped and our whole organization has been...

  • Klee blog: Aaron Hernandez smoked crazy amounts of marijuana, and Patriots didn't know?

    The Aaron Hernandez murder trial is over — the first one, at least — and the former Patriots star is going to jail for a long time. A jury found him guilt of murdering Odin Lloyd. I thought media coverage of the Hernandez trial was outstanding. I mostly followed the work of Dan Wetzel, the Yahoo! columnist, who offered extraordinary...

  • Klee: Denver Broncos huffing and puffing again, but it feels like hot air

    ENGLEWOOD — Maybe it's time for the Broncos to tone down the rhetoric. They sound all huffy and puffy, like they will blow your house down. But after three seasons of spectacular Septembers, notable Novembers - and then pitiful playoffs - all the huffing and puffing this time around just feels like hot air. Here they were again Monday, the...

  • Klee: George Karl returns for 'emotional' game against Denver Nuggets

    DENVER — His tear ducts never had a chance. Oh, George Karl tried to fight off the emotions of returning to Colorado as a visiting coach. But at the tail end of a lonely conversation inside Denver Athletic Club, emotions eventually won, and Karl cried. "I'm sure I'll get some cheers, and I'm sure I'll get some boos. It's emotional. I can't...

  • Klee: On Rockies Opening Day, Corey Dickerson motivated by big brother

    DENVER — Their baseball roots trace back to a wheelbarrow. Craig was 9, Corey maybe 6, and the red clay, the kind of red clay you can shape and shovel and mold into a pitcher's mound, was way back in the woods behind their Mississippi home. "The neighbors would get mad," Corey says. "We'd get it when they weren't there." The Dickerson...

  • Klee: Aside from Colorado Avalanche, Kroenke operations appear lost

    DENVER — On a faraway pitch, several parking lots removed from Dick's Sporting Goods Park, three members of the Colorado Rapids engaged in a shooting game. A pug goal, maybe 3x2, was placed inside the regulation goal, and they thumped shot after shot until someone kicked one through the mini goal. Then, "Goaaaal!" The irony, of course, was...

  • Fly Fishing Rendezvous showcases Colorado-based companies

    DENVER - More than half the time Juan Ramirez fishes the Arkansas River, he could be in shorts, no waders. "Hopper Juan," as his nickname goes, ties on the dry fly pattern he designed, trailed by a dropper intended to fool fish under the surface. He can carry nippers, forceps, weights, a few spools of tippet and - voila! - Ramirez is geared...

  • Klee blog: Rockies sweep Brewers, Jeff Bridich digs Metallica

    After watching 28 innings of (winning!) Rockies baseball, only one request: Rob Deer bobblehead Sunday at Miller Park better be big.  Other than that, the first series of this Rockies season was just this side of perfect. They swept the Brewers, thanks to a 5-4 extra-inning win tonight. They hit, they pitched, they closed (aside...

  • Klee: Dallas investigation or not, Denver Broncos should cut Aqib Talib

    DENVER — Oh, he can ball. The anticipatory reflexes Aqib Talib flashed when he Pick Six'ed the Jets in Week 6? Like a tutorial on how to play cornerback in the NFL. Playing football is never the question with Talib. Wasn't then, isn't now. Whether he ranks as the fourth-best cornerback in the NFL, the 10th-best, the 18th-best, doesn't matter...

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