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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: Ubaldo 2.0? Rockies wunderkind Antonio Senzatela is certainly looking like it
Woody Paige: Ubaldo 2.0? Rockies wunderkind Antonio Senzatela is certainly looking like it

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, May 10, 2017

Kid Senzation won his fifth game, beat the World Champions and outdueled a Cy Young Award recipient Tuesday afternoon. "That's special," he said and...

Woody Paige: John Elway tries to find quarterback to get Broncos back to Super Bowl
Woody Paige: John Elway tries to find quarterback to get Broncos back to Super Bowl

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, May 9, 2017

Is John Elway the Horse Whisperer or the Quarterback Collector? In six years at the wheel, Duke has picked five quarterbacks, and just added another...

Woody Paige: Broncos will figure out which kind of Rebel hot-tempered QB Chad Kelly is
Woody Paige: Broncos will figure out which kind of Rebel hot-tempered QB Chad Kelly is

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, May 2, 2017

If I had one day when I didn't have to be all confused, and I didn't have to feel that I was ashamed of everything. If I felt that I belonged some...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos draft speed, attitude, toughness
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos draft speed, attitude, toughness

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The Broncos' Braintrust believes it nailed The SAT Draft Test. Ol' No. 7 John Elway, commander-'n-boss of the Broncos' draft, declared Saturday...

Woody Paige: Broncos get what they need, and they happen to be total opposites
Woody Paige: Broncos get what they need, and they happen to be total opposites

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Garett Bolles is a Teddy Bear off the field, The Grizzly at offensive tackle. "I cried when I learned the Broncos drafted me," he said Friday...

Woody Paige: 2017 Denver Broncos schedule backloaded with tough foes
Woody Paige: 2017 Denver Broncos schedule backloaded with tough foes

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Is it unfathomable to believe that the Broncos could finish the season with the franchise's worst record at 3-13? Outside of Colorado, the Broncos,...

Woody Paige: The problem with air travel is the passengers
Woody Paige: The problem with air travel is the passengers

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Apr 19, 2017

I've traveled more than 1.6 million miles on commercial airlines over the past 47 years. That's not bragging, but, rather, a pitiful confession....

Woody Paige: Who's No. 3? Broncos could pick another Tennessee QB
Woody Paige: Who's No. 3? Broncos could pick another Tennessee QB

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Word association. Quarterback. Orange. University of Tennessee. Denver Broncos. And you immediately think: Peyton Manning. Think again:...

Woody Paige: Rockies' Monforts may come around to being appreciated
Woody Paige: Rockies' Monforts may come around to being appreciated

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

Frequently, during the telecast a week ago of the Rockies-Brewers game at Milwaukee's Miller Park, the camera that focused on the batter also revealed,...

Woody Paige: Christian McCaffrey makes sense for Denver Broncos
Woody Paige: Christian McCaffrey makes sense for Denver Broncos

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Dave Logan, Broncos' play-by-play announcer: "Oh, my goodness. Christian McCaffrey has just scored on an amazing 67-yard run to win the game. What an...

Woody Paige: Hometown hero Freeland delivers for Rockies
Woody Paige: Hometown hero Freeland delivers for Rockies

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sat, Apr 8, 2017

Grape expectations were realized Friday. On an April afternoon in Denver that was as impeccable as a Raphael painting, the Colorado Rockies were as...

Woody Paige: John Elway prepares for another draft after learning from his father, Jack
Woody Paige: John Elway prepares for another draft after learning from his father, Jack

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

On Dec. 6, 2010, at 7:45 p.m., John and Paige Elway greeted Pat and Annabel Bowlen at a back table in Elway's namesake restaurant for a dinner that had...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos one of five teams without set starting QB
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos one of five teams without set starting QB

By: Woody Paige - 0 Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Despite all the clutter, prattle and commotion surrounding Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler (three names that have been linked with the...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies need rotation replacement for Chad Bettis and a fifth starter
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies need rotation replacement for Chad Bettis and a fifth starter

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The Rockies have been a star-crossed team in spring training. The Rox have lost 13 Cactus League games, which doesn't matter. But they have lost four...

Woody Paige: Denver Broncos are saving salary cap space for a certain QB, er, Tony Romo
Woody Paige: Denver Broncos are saving salary cap space for a certain QB, er, Tony Romo

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

The 2017 Broncos Salute To Fans Tour will be appearing at Woodland Park on May 6, from 10 a.m. until noon. Only 11 Colorado locales - including the...

Woody Paige: A Mystery Mammoth must emerge for the Denver Broncos
Woody Paige: A Mystery Mammoth must emerge for the Denver Broncos

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

During a span of a quarter of a century, the Broncos had Four Horsemen at left tackle. Now, they don't even have a steed to start there. Thus far, 19...

Woody Paige: Tony Romo remains a Cowboy, and there's one person to blame
Woody Paige: Tony Romo remains a Cowboy, and there's one person to blame

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Dudley Do Wrong of the Dallas Cowboys has backed himself into an isolated corner of his own Jerry World, and he can't escape until he's utterly...

Woody Paige: Tony Romo, John Elway have a closer relationship than many realize
Woody Paige: Tony Romo, John Elway have a closer relationship than many realize

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

All's quiet on the AFC western front. On the first day of "legal tampering" (oxymoron?) the Broncos, the Raiders, the Chiefs and the Carson...

Woody Paige: The moves John Elway will make to go all in in 2017
Woody Paige: The moves John Elway will make to go all in in 2017

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Mar 5, 2017

Like James Bond in "Casino Royale,'' John Elway is going all in. His teams - and they are undeniably Elway's Broncos - reached the Super Bowl in the...

Woody Paige: Go Powerball instead of betting on Broncos' quarterback or Super Bowl chances
Woody Paige: Go Powerball instead of betting on Broncos' quarterback or Super Bowl chances

By: Woody Paige - 0 Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Feeling lucky? Powerball is $53 million. As I write this, the Bulls are favored by two points over the Nuggets on Tuesday. I would bet on...

Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies' 25th anniversary season could be special
Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies' 25th anniversary season could be special

By: Woody Paige - 0 Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Could the Rockies' Silver Anniversary be the Year of the Purple Reign? It's about time, in the franchise's 25th season, for the Rox to win their...

Woody Paige: 'Stick to sports', or feel public's wrath
Woody Paige: 'Stick to sports', or feel public's wrath

By: Woody Paige - 0 Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Dexter Fowler, Gregg Popovich and I are human beings with thoughts, opinions and feelings. But we're supposed to shut up, keep our beliefs to...

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.