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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 2 hr ago

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: Will Trevor Siemian last with the Denver Broncos?
Woody Paige: Will Trevor Siemian last with the Denver Broncos?

By: Woody Paige - 0 Thu, Aug 24, 2017

SUPERMIAN! Or Clark Kent? Will Trevor Siemian be the best seventh-round pick ever to start for the Broncos, and only the second to start a playoff...

Woody Paige: World needs convergence; I found some at Memphis home
Woody Paige: World needs convergence; I found some at Memphis home

By: Woody Paige - 0 Sun, Aug 20, 2017

"All that he knew was that the years flow by like water, and that one day men come home again." - Thomas Wolfe MEMPHIS, Tenn. - On the blanketed...

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

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

    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.