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Woody Paige: Mission in Colorado Springs helped steer Garett Bolles to possible NFL career
Woody Paige: Mission in Colorado Springs helped steer Garett Bolles to possible NFL career

By: Woody Paige - 0 Yesterday

When Garett Bolles showed up on the doorstep of Colorado Springs in 2013 from Lehi, Utah, he was a lost young man on a mission. Over the next year...

Woody Paige: Dreadful Avalanche should look to the past again
Woody Paige: Dreadful Avalanche should look to the past again

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Josh Kroenke should fire his Avalanche coach, then his very own self as president. Then, as the Avs' quasi-pseudo owner, Josh should beg Pierre...

Woody Paige: Manning, Brady and 8 more reasons the past sports year was the best
Woody Paige: Manning, Brady and 8 more reasons the past sports year was the best

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

Shouldn't Feb. 7, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017 be extolled forever as the Year of the Horse, the Penguin, the King, the Cat, the Bear, the Tiger, the Fish and The...

Woody Paige: Wade Phillips rambles through his football life, as with his Super Bowl pick
Woody Paige: Wade Phillips rambles through his football life, as with his Super Bowl pick

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Feb 4, 2017

"When The Lord made me, he made a Ramblin' Man'' - Hank Williams Sr. The decent, good ol' boy from Texas - a football player and coach for 55...

Woody Paige: Quality should get Denver Bronco Terrell Davis in the Hall of Fame
Woody Paige: Quality should get Denver Bronco Terrell Davis in the Hall of Fame

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Terrell Davis produced the most dynamic career-beginning four-year run in NFL history. Emphasis on "run." T.D. was The Runner Extraordinaire. But...

Woody Paige: Atlanta Falcon Ben Garland continues Air Force's NFL legacy
Woody Paige: Atlanta Falcon Ben Garland continues Air Force's NFL legacy

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jan 30, 2017

You cannot spell Atlanta Falcons-New England Patriots Super Bowl without the letters A-I-R F-O-R-C-E F-A-L-C-O-N-S. And B-E-N G-A-R-L-A-N-D....

Woody Paige: Broncos can't flunk another offseason
Woody Paige: Broncos can't flunk another offseason

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jan 23, 2017

In retrospect, John Elway and his personnel people deserve a grade of "F'' for their last offseason decisions. Frankly, the Broncos' front office...

Woody Paige: Analyzing the 6 best Denver Broncos quarterback options
Woody Paige: Analyzing the 6 best Denver Broncos quarterback options

By: Woody Paige - 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Romo or Rivers? Siemian or Lynch? Glennon or Taylor? Which quarterback would lead the Broncos Back To The Bowl soonest? Pause and ponder...

Woody Paige: Barack Obama's tenure has covered eight Denver Broncos coaches
Woody Paige: Barack Obama's tenure has covered eight Denver Broncos coaches

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Jan 15, 2017

About the same time as Barack Obama was employed in his new job in 2009 in Washington, D.C., 11 other men were hired for leadership jobs in cities from...

Woody Paige: New coach Vance Joseph has been linked to Broncos for years
Woody Paige: New coach Vance Joseph has been linked to Broncos for years

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Vance Joseph missed opportunities to win three Super Bowls with the Broncos. Joseph's challenge is to win a fourth championship for them and,...

Woody Paige:  Broncos coaching decision nears after Vance Joseph interview
Woody Paige: Broncos coaching decision nears after Vance Joseph interview

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Denver Broncos' bated-breath backers must wait. The team doesn't have a head coach ... yet. But, perhaps by Wednesday morning. There were two...

Woody Paige: The case against Vance Joseph as the next Denver Broncos head coach
Woody Paige: The case against Vance Joseph as the next Denver Broncos head coach

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat is not so amazing. The biggest myth being disseminated during the Broncos' head-coaching search is that Vance Joseph...

Woody Paige: Kyle Shanahan is the right choice for Denver Broncos coach
Woody Paige: Kyle Shanahan is the right choice for Denver Broncos coach

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Jan 4, 2017

Kyle Shanahan is the Man. Mastermind 2.0, Son of Shan. For almost his entire life Kyle Shanahan has been trained for and training for Job No. 1 -...

12 candidates for Broncos head coach - and odds
12 candidates for Broncos head coach - and odds

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Jan 3, 2017

THE DENVER DOZEN 12 Candidates for Broncos' head coach - and odds 1. Kyle Shanahan (5-2): Offensive coordinator, Falcons, 37, has the pedigree, the...

Woody Paige: Old acquaintances, especially those who passed, should not be forgotten
Woody Paige: Old acquaintances, especially those who passed, should not be forgotten

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Old acquaintances should not be forgotten. In 2016, the world lost so many good women and men, and they must be remembered always. Loved ones and...

Woody Paige: Urgent changes for Broncos start with offensive coaches, line
Woody Paige: Urgent changes for Broncos start with offensive coaches, line

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Dec 28, 2016

The Broncos' offense is offal. And if Gary Kubiak doesn't overhaul his archaic, rubbish offense and change his philosophy and personnel, Denver and...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos need to go to hurry-up shotgun and stop beating themselves
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos need to go to hurry-up shotgun and stop beating themselves

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Dec 21, 2016

The Broncos, like Pogo the possum in the comic strip, have met the enemy, and he is themselves. The Broncos have become their own worst antagonists....

Woody Paige: Goddess of snow will help Denver Broncos top New England Patriots
Woody Paige: Goddess of snow will help Denver Broncos top New England Patriots

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Thank you, Chione. The Greek goddess of snow and cold had perfect timing this weekend for the Patriots' arrival. She has leveled the playing field...

Woody Paige: How pitiful has the Broncos' running game become?
Woody Paige: How pitiful has the Broncos' running game become?

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Run, Forsett, run. On first-and-10 at the Broncos' 27-yard line with 6:24 remaining in the third quarter Sunday, Justin Forsett went on a historic...

Woody Paige: Broncos need win as they embark on rugged final stretch
Woody Paige: Broncos need win as they embark on rugged final stretch

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Dec 10, 2016

The Broncos' final four games will be, as George W. Bush once said of the presidency, "hard work." But even if they succeed in their difficult...

Woody Paige: Rockies should swing for fences and make offer to White Sox

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Dec 7, 2016

If they are adamant about becoming contenders rather than remaining pretenders next season, the Purple Rox should make a supernova trade with the White...

Woody Paige: The Denver Broncos beating the Jacksonville Jaguars is no sure thing
Woody Paige: The Denver Broncos beating the Jacksonville Jaguars is no sure thing

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Dec 3, 2016

If he were alive Benjamin Franklin would submit that nothing is certain except death, taxes, Trump tweeting and the Broncos beating the Jaguars....

Woody Paige: Analytics reveal Broncos' field-goal attempt to be worst choice
Woody Paige: Analytics reveal Broncos' field-goal attempt to be worst choice

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Nov 30, 2016

During a timeout Sunday as 68 seconds remained in overtime with the game tied, and the Broncos were confronting fourth-and-10 at the Chiefs' 44-yard...

Woody Paige: Meeting with Fidel Castro came at historic moment
Woody Paige: Meeting with Fidel Castro came at historic moment

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

At a fishing tournament hosted by Ernest Hemingway in 1960, Fidel Castro finished first. When Hemingway presented the winner with the trophy, Castro...

Woody Paige: Tony Romo ever playing quarterback for the Broncos is nonsense
Woody Paige: Tony Romo ever playing quarterback for the Broncos is nonsense

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Romo? Oh, no! When the Broncos play the Cowboys at Mile High stadium next season, Tony Romo will not be the starting quarterback of either team....

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.