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Woody Paige: Rockies are in contention thanks to pitching, no really
Woody Paige: Rockies are in contention thanks to pitching, no really

By: Woody Paige - 0 Yesterday

On a Saturday afternoon 45 miles from Wine Country, when the Rockies could have grabbed first place in the National League West, at least for a few...

Woody Paige: Want to bet on sports in Colorado? It could happen in 2020
Woody Paige: Want to bet on sports in Colorado? It could happen in 2020

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, May 15, 2018

Wanna bet legally in Colorado casinos on the Broncos, the Rockies, the Nuggets and the Avalanche? Wanna walk into a Sports Book at Ameristar in Black...

Woody Paige: Chad 'Mr. Irrelevant' Kelly working on becoming a revelation
Woody Paige: Chad 'Mr. Irrelevant' Kelly working on becoming a revelation

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, May 13, 2018

Chad Kelly is done with being irrelevant. ‘’I haven’t played a game in a year and a half. I’m approaching this as ‘now or never’ time,’’ the Broncos’...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies roll over Angels, Shohei Ohtani as they rock May
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies roll over Angels, Shohei Ohtani as they rock May

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

Rockmay. It doesn't quite have the same ring as Rocktober, but the Rockies embrace the means and the way. With the 4-2 victory Tuesday night over...

Woody Paige: Vance Joseph needs to coach better, and beat the 49ers, if he wants to stay with Denver Broncos
Woody Paige: Vance Joseph needs to coach better, and beat the 49ers, if he wants to stay with Denver Broncos

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, May 7, 2018

Vance Joseph is not the worst NFL head coach. However, he's next to last among 25 survivors from 2017 after leading the Broncos to disintegration....

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos need more exclamation marks on roster than checks and question marks
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos need more exclamation marks on roster than checks and question marks

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

!'s, √'s, ?'s Now what, Broncos? Although the veteran and collegiate free agent signing period is over and the NFL draft done, the roster and the...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos' draft best since John Elway's first, and could pass that
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos' draft best since John Elway's first, and could pass that

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Apr 30, 2018

The Edge for the Broncos could be the most exceptional since the U2 guitarist played Red Rocks in 1983 when John Elway was a rookie quarterback. And...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos shouldn't draft a quarterback, even if it means a trade
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos shouldn't draft a quarterback, even if it means a trade

By: Woody Paige - 0 Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Despite the overwhelming advocacy in BroncosRealm, the franchise must not draft a quarterback. If the Broncos do, Case Keenum and the rest of us...

Woody Paige: Ailing Pat Bowlen deserves to be voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame, this year
Woody Paige: Ailing Pat Bowlen deserves to be voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame, this year

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Apr 23, 2018

As a 16-year-old senior at Campion Jesuit Catholic High School in Prairie du Chien, Wis., Pat Bowlen dreamed of playing college football. He never...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos unconcerned strong starting tight end hasn't emerged yet
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos unconcerned strong starting tight end hasn't emerged yet

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The Broncos' starting tight end for the opening game reported for offseason strength and conditioning training Monday, was with the team last season,...

Woody Paige: If Saquon Barkley is available at No. 5, Denver Broncos must draft him
Woody Paige: If Saquon Barkley is available at No. 5, Denver Broncos must draft him

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Saquon is the One. If Saquon Barkley remains available at the fifth pick, the Broncos must eschew the quarterbacks and choose The Running Back. In...

Woody Paige: Rare showdown among top 3 critical games in Denver Nuggets history
Woody Paige: Rare showdown among top 3 critical games in Denver Nuggets history

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

The Wall was built in 1931. Wall Drug Store, which became a popular touring stop by providing "free ice water,'' is northeast of Badlands National...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies starting pitchers need to be like Rolling Stones
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies starting pitchers need to be like Rolling Stones

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

If the Rockies aspire to reach the postseason again, their young pitching rotation must be The Stones. "Start Me Up,'' "Let It Loose'' and "Paint It...

Woody Paige: Avs, Nuggets have only themselves to rely on in playoff chase
Woody Paige: Avs, Nuggets have only themselves to rely on in playoff chase

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Apr 1, 2018

Unlike Blanche DuBois, the Avalanche and the Nuggets would rather not depend on the kindness of strangers. If so, then the Avalanche of Ice and Kid...

Woody Paige: Chris Iannetta could be last man standing from Colorado Rockies playoff teams
Woody Paige: Chris Iannetta could be last man standing from Colorado Rockies playoff teams

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Scottsdale, Ariz. - For six years Chris Iannetta assumed that the next time he'd wear a Rockies' jersey would be at an old-timers reunion. "Once you...

Woody Paige: Broncos quarterback Case Keenum draws strength from support of his wife
Woody Paige: Broncos quarterback Case Keenum draws strength from support of his wife

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Case Keenum and Kimberly Caddell fell for each other while slurping snow cones in Abilene, “the prettiest town you’ve ever seen,” Waylon Jennings sang....

Woody Paige: Denver Nuggets need to hire Chauncey Billups, Mr. Big Shot
Woody Paige: Denver Nuggets need to hire Chauncey Billups, Mr. Big Shot

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Mar 21, 2018

The distraught Nuggets are in need of a big shot to reach the postseason. And Mr. Big Shot. After another devastating defeat in double overtime on...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos got their guy, who's next?

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Mar 19, 2018

The Broncos, Boss John Elway said, "got our guy.'' Nevertheless, the Broncos need more guys to become relevant again. Casey Austin Keenum is the...

Woody Paige: Gary Kubiak connection helps bring Case Keenum to Denver Broncos
Woody Paige: Gary Kubiak connection helps bring Case Keenum to Denver Broncos

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Case Keenum, The Little Engine That Could, is about to become the Broncos' new quarterback. The Keenum-Kubiak connection continues. But the...

Woody Paige: John Elway might go with vet and draft pick at QB, among other strategies

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Mar 12, 2018

In poker parlance, John Elway provided an important "tell.'' The Broncos' Boss tried to trade for Tyrod Taylor. If the Broncos had been successful...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies have assembled a team to contend in present, future
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies have assembled a team to contend in present, future

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Memo to Rockies manager Bud Black: If you really want to make co-owner Richard Monfort ecstatic this spring, start this lineup in a...

Woody Paige: No luck for Irishman Shawn O'Malley at Rockies' spring training
Woody Paige: No luck for Irishman Shawn O'Malley at Rockies' spring training

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Shawn O'Malley deserves a break. This is not the one he wanted. At 30, O'Malley is the personification of a career...

Woody Paige: All eyes on Shohei Ohtani at spring training
Woody Paige: All eyes on Shohei Ohtani at spring training

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Mar 4, 2018

Tempe, Ariz. - Oh!tani? Is he greatest two-way Major League player in 100 years, an All-Star pitcher, a Designated Hitter with a .325 average and 100...

Woody Paige: Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis enjoying the little things spring training offers
Woody Paige: Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis enjoying the little things spring training offers

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Mar 3, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The sensations of sight, sound, smell seem so stirring at The Stick in the spring. See a baseball game; hear the pop of the mitt,...

Woody Paige: USOC CEO Scott Blackmun made right choice by resigning

By: Woody Paige - 0 Thu, Mar 1, 2018

Scott Blackmun ultimately made the most appropriate decision for himself, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the organization's future and, most important,...

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.