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Woody Paige: Baseball, and the Colorado Rockies, are better with resilient Chad Bettis back
Woody Paige: Baseball, and the Colorado Rockies, are better with resilient Chad Bettis back

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

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...

Woody Paige: Paxton Lynch still not rising to Broncos' challenge
Woody Paige: Paxton Lynch still not rising to Broncos' challenge

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Aug 13, 2017

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...

Woody Paige: No answers come from uninspiring Broncos 'scrimmage'
Woody Paige: No answers come from uninspiring Broncos 'scrimmage'

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Aug 7, 2017

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'...

Woody Paige: Shouldn't the Broncos consider signing Colin Kaepernick?
Woody Paige: Shouldn't the Broncos consider signing Colin Kaepernick?

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Bluntly, the Broncos' two quarterbacks have not been Superb in training camp, and neither seem capable of leading the team to the Superb Bowl this...

Woody Paige: Quarterback guru Charlie Taaffe likes what he sees in Denver Broncos' Paxton Lynch
Woody Paige: Quarterback guru Charlie Taaffe likes what he sees in Denver Broncos' Paxton Lynch

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The Beatles had Yogi; Luke Skywalker had Yoda; Socrates had Plato; Van Goh had Gaugin; and Paxton Lynch has Charlie. Throughout history and fiction...

Woody Paige: Gary Kubiak stays true to Denver and Texas roots
Woody Paige: Gary Kubiak stays true to Denver and Texas roots

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Famous author Thomas Wolfe never met football lifer Gary Kubiak. Kubiak goes home, and to his other home, over and over, again and again, and all...

Woody Paige: With rights talks stalled, Broncos saddled with no-name stadium
Woody Paige: With rights talks stalled, Broncos saddled with no-name stadium

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

"I've been through the desert on a horse with no name." - Dewey Bunnell of "America" The Broncos will play through the season in a stadium with no...

Woody Paige: You bet Babe Parilli lived a full life
Woody Paige: You bet Babe Parilli lived a full life

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

One 1977 afternoon at the end of Broncos practice the quarterbacks coach asked me if I'd ever seen a drop-kicked field goal. "Babe, I wasn't born in...

Woody Paige: John Elway will become NFL's highest-paid VP/GM shortly
Woody Paige: John Elway will become NFL's highest-paid VP/GM shortly

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Jul 16, 2017

At four junctures in his football career, John Elway signed contracts making him the NFL's highest-paid player. As owner Pat Bowlen told me in the...

Woody Paige: Yankees' Aaron Judge once ruled the field in Colorado
Woody Paige: Yankees' Aaron Judge once ruled the field in Colorado

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The most famous Judge in baseball since Kenesaw Mountain Landis was the sport's first commissioner put on a Herculean performance in the Home Run...

Woody Paige: Broncos quarterbacks set to hold passing camp in Los Angeles
Woody Paige: Broncos quarterbacks set to hold passing camp in Los Angeles

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Jul 9, 2017

With only 19 shopping days left before the Broncos begin training camp, who is the best quarterback currently in Denver? Connor Cook? Cook was the...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies can reach 3 million fans, with some help from Carlos Gonzalez
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies can reach 3 million fans, with some help from Carlos Gonzalez

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

This is a special statistic: The Rockies will surpass 1.5 million in attendance this week and could reach 3 million for the first time since 2001....

Woody Paige: From Wimbledon to the Hill Climb, a July Fourth whirl
Woody Paige: From Wimbledon to the Hill Climb, a July Fourth whirl

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Our July 4fathers declared the United States of America's independence 241 years ago. On Tuesday, considering the current state of the States, all of...

Woody Paige: To stop Roxslide, Rockies must spend money, give prospects
Woody Paige: To stop Roxslide, Rockies must spend money, give prospects

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Over the past weekend, while driving north near Raton Pass and the New Mexico-Colorado border, I abruptly became aware of a colossal mound of boulders...

Woody Paige: What were the Nuggets and Avalanche thinking on draft days?
Woody Paige: What were the Nuggets and Avalanche thinking on draft days?

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Alexandre Lacazette, who attended a Rockies-Dodgers game over the weekend, is projected to become a renowned player for KSE (which stands for Kroenke...

Woody Paige: Vote early and often for Nolan Arenado to start All-Star Game
Woody Paige: Vote early and often for Nolan Arenado to start All-Star Game

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Vote now for Nolan Arenado. Vote often. NoDo performed his Mojo in LoDo again Tuesday night, slamming a two-run triple off the right field wall in...

Woody Paige: Punishments for supposed adults not enough for CU abuse scandal
Woody Paige: Punishments for supposed adults not enough for CU abuse scandal

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

     The University of Colorado president and the Board of Regents should be ashamed.        Bruce...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies, loaded with young talent, should contend for a while
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies, loaded with young talent, should contend for a while

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The Rockies are not ? And The Mysterians, Iron Butterfly, The Knack or Spandau Ballet. The Rox won't be a-ha one-hit wonders. As a point of fact,...

Woody Paige: C'mon Colorado Springs, let's do this U.S. Olympic Museum right
Woody Paige: C'mon Colorado Springs, let's do this U.S. Olympic Museum right

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The ground-breaking for the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame on Friday past could be earth-moving. The possibilities for the branded-new...

Woody Paige: Paxton Lynch will be starter this year, like other top picks
Woody Paige: Paxton Lynch will be starter this year, like other top picks

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 2017

Paxton Lynch must start. Period. Start with this: Of the 44 college quarterbacks drafted in the top 36 from 2003-2016, 39 became full-time starters...

Woody Paige: Broncos QB situation could have been even more of a jumbled mess
Woody Paige: Broncos QB situation could have been even more of a jumbled mess

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Jun 4, 2017

WIPR or WIBR: What would be the Broncos' curious competition circumstances at quarterback now? What if Peyton returned last season? But, Manning...

Woody Paige: Tiger Woods needs help, his decline is cheerless
Woody Paige: Tiger Woods needs help, his decline is cheerless

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

The history of the decline and fall of the Tiger Empire is cheerless. English historian-writer Edward Gibbon, who comprehensively chronicled the...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies one of several surprise teams this season
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies one of several surprise teams this season

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

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...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos lead the league in tight ends, coordinators
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos lead the league in tight ends, coordinators

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

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...

Woody Paige: Broncos late-round pick may pay dividends with TE Jake Butt
Woody Paige: Broncos late-round pick may pay dividends with TE Jake Butt

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

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...

Woody Paige

    After a 35-year run at The Denver Post, Woody Paige is writing two columns a week for The Gazette in addition to his regular appearances on the ESPN sports talk show, Around the Horn. There’s no other sports writer quite like Woody. He’s won every award they hand out to sports columnists and has covered more than 10,000 sporting events, including all three of the Broncos Super Bowl wins, two Stanley Cup wins by the Avalanche, the World Series, the NBA Finals, Triple Crown races as well as high school wrestling tournaments. He’ll be doing the same thing for The Gazette, writing about the high and low of sports, the towering figures and the hometown heroes.