Woody Paige, the renowned sports columnist, ESPN star and Colorado institution, is coming to The Gazette starting Aug. 7.
After a 35-year run at the Denver Post, Paige will be penning 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.
Gazette Sports Editor Matt Wiley put it this way: “I tried to think of clever ways to announce that Woody Paige would be joining The Gazette. First, I thought I’d compare our three-headed monster of columnists to the Broncos three-headed quarterback situation. Then, I thought I’d label him as our Peyton Manning or Kevin Durant, and state that Paige would make our already strong Sports team a great team. As I saw Twitter fill with notes of admiration toward Paige, I realized that I don’t need a corny introduction. Woody Paige is joining The Gazette to continue his Hall of Fame career. Paige will cover Colorado with his unique sense of humor and will help The Gazette expand its reach within the state and on the national stage.”