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Woody Paige: Wild weekend benefits Badgers, Hurricanes
Woody Paige: Wild weekend benefits Badgers, Hurricanes

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

The gold hats of the College Football Playoff committee seemed to suggest last week: “Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin’ Badgers. “And no Hurricanes,...

Woody Paige: Brady, Patriots won't bring presents when they come to Colorado Springs
Woody Paige: Brady, Patriots won't bring presents when they come to Colorado Springs

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

You better watch out! You better not cry. You better not pout. I’m telling you why. Guess who’s coming to town. Nope. The rich and the famous, the...

Woody Paige: Broncos' lack of discipline is despicable
Woody Paige: Broncos' lack of discipline is despicable

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Nov 6, 2017

The Super Bowl 50 champion has morphed into a non-conference directional team, a homecoming opponent, a Hostess CupCake on the schedule. Eastern...

Woody Paige: Osweiler's odd road back to Broncos
Woody Paige: Osweiler's odd road back to Broncos

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

How long for the Wiz of Os this time? Brock’s back. Do the Broncos have Brock’s back? Can they support it? Brock Osweiler will be the Broncos’...

Woody Paige: Here's how history could repeat for the Broncos, and who's to blame
Woody Paige: Here's how history could repeat for the Broncos, and who's to blame

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

The Broncos don’t have an awareness of urgency, resolution and desperation in regard to Monday night’s game. “Whatever’’ seems to be the team...

Woody Paige: Buffaloes respond in big way to being blanked last week
Woody Paige: Buffaloes respond in big way to being blanked last week

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Oct 28, 2017

BOULDER • Never in 582 weekends before had both the Broncos and the Buffaloes been shut out. The Buffs were blanked 28-0 on Oct. 21 by Washington...

Woody Paige: With unexceptional coaching and QB, Broncos go from bad to worse
Woody Paige: With unexceptional coaching and QB, Broncos go from bad to worse

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Oct 24, 2017

CARSON, Calif. – The Broncos were busted brutally, and the head coach and his three chosen coordinators must be blamed. In a despicable, deplorable...

Woody Paige: Broncos fans will be out in force in L.A. vs. Chargers
Woody Paige: Broncos fans will be out in force in L.A. vs. Chargers

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Venice Beach, Calif. - The On The Waterfront Cafe will be without its rowdy orange-and-blue-clad folks Sunday afternoon. "They'll be gone down the...

Woody Paige: Colorado goes 3-0 in weird weekend of college football
Woody Paige: Colorado goes 3-0 in weird weekend of college football

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

Heavens to Knute Rockne, that was a wild, weird, wacky, winning weekend for the Falcons, the Buffaloes and the Rams. Good for them. All three teams...

Woody Paige: Brock Osweiler could find himself in spotlight vs. Giants
Woody Paige: Brock Osweiler could find himself in spotlight vs. Giants

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Only three current NFL quarterbacks reached the postseason every year from 2012-16 as their teams won division titles and playoff games, played in the...

Woody Paige: Ownership uncertainty swirls for Broncos after Pat Bowlen
Woody Paige: Ownership uncertainty swirls for Broncos after Pat Bowlen

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

The Denver Broncos are more synonymous with Colorado than Buffalo Bill, Molly Brown and Zebulon Pike. Bill, Brown and Pike found riches and fame, but...

Coming Sunday: Will the Bowlens keep the Broncos?
Coming Sunday: Will the Bowlens keep the Broncos?

By: Woody Paige - 0 Fri, Oct 6, 2017

The Bowlen family has owned the Broncos for 33 years, turning the franchise into a $2.6 billion juggernaut with the highest winning percentage of any...

Woody Paige: Broncos become Run AC/DB
Woody Paige: Broncos become Run AC/DB

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Oct 2, 2017

For the lines, they are a changin’. The Broncos’ 3-4 defensive linemen and linebackers have morphed into The Magnificent 7 bulwark. And the offense...

Woody Paige: Mike McCoy should best Jack Del Rio, this time
Woody Paige: Mike McCoy should best Jack Del Rio, this time

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

In regard to life and football, some people don't know Jack. Mike does. The paths of Mike McCoy and Jack Del Rio have intersected frequently over 16...

Woody Paige: Broncos first Super Bowl coach 'Red' Miller was a tough son of a gun
Woody Paige: Broncos first Super Bowl coach 'Red' Miller was a tough son of a gun

By: Woody Paige - 0 Thu, Sep 28, 2017

The toughest man in Colorado, a Leatherneck and a Broncos believer until the very end, died Wednesday morning. One morning in the Broncos' 1977...

Woody Paige: A brief history of President Trump's convoluted NFL involvement
Woody Paige: A brief history of President Trump's convoluted NFL involvement

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Sep 25, 2017

The Denver Broncos, the NFL, the president, the people and the country were trapped in a travesty Sunday. It would have been a good day to stay in...

Woody Paige: History could repeat itself with Broncos, Raiders wins
Woody Paige: History could repeat itself with Broncos, Raiders wins

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Sep 23, 2017

If the Broncos and the Raiders take care of business on Sunday, their universes will collide with identical untarnished records, beyond opening games,...

Woody Paige: Broncos blast Cowboys for Red Miller
Woody Paige: Broncos blast Cowboys for Red Miller

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

The Orange crushed the Cowboys. And this one’s for Red. The Broncos’ 42-17 pulverizing of the Cowboys concluded with an exclamation mark in the...

Woody Paige: Denver isn't 'Little d' in Cowboys rivalry
Woody Paige: Denver isn't 'Little d' in Cowboys rivalry

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Sep 16, 2017

It's been a quarter century since the last great Western ("Unforgiven'') and the last Cowboys victory in Colorado (31-27). Must be very difficult for...

Woody Paige: Mapping out a winning, but ultimately disappointing, Broncos season
Woody Paige: Mapping out a winning, but ultimately disappointing, Broncos season

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

DENVER - To get right to it, the Broncos will have a winning record this season. The Broncos will get off to an inspiring 4-1 record. The Broncos...

Woody Paige: How the next 9 games could make or break the Colorado Rockies' playoff chances
Woody Paige: How the next 9 games could make or break the Colorado Rockies' playoff chances

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Historically, an anguished soul would be forced, as corporal punishment, to pass through parallel rows of soldiers who would strike out with switches...

Woody Paige: Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos have reluctant reunion
Woody Paige: Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos have reluctant reunion

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Sep 5, 2017

"We've stayed true to our philosophy of building a team with players who want to be Denver Broncos and want to be here." - John Elway on the departure...

Broncos magazine: Last line of defense is a strength for Denver
Broncos magazine: Last line of defense is a strength for Denver

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Fall and Winter are coming. Beware. Let The Game Of Thorns begin. Four kingdoms vie in the AFCWesteros — Oak Land, where the Dreaded Raider...

Woody Paige: Should the Broncos trade T.J. Ward or trade for Brock Osweiler?
Woody Paige: Should the Broncos trade T.J. Ward or trade for Brock Osweiler?

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Note to His Own Self: Do not trade away T.J. Ward or trade for Brock Osweiler. John Elway (H.O.S.) surely is shrewd and sensible enough not to do...

Woody Paige: Jamaal Charles showed explosiveness in preseason debut with Broncos
Woody Paige: Jamaal Charles showed explosiveness in preseason debut with Broncos

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Aug 27, 2017

DENVER - Jamaal Charles looked like The Solution again. Then, he looked like The Big Hurt again. Then, like that, he was back. Just as 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.