When appearing on "Around the Horn," Woody always has a chalkboard over his shoulder on which are written various comments about host Tony Reali and fellow panelist Jay Mariotti.
Woody's work has appeared in Time, The Sporting News, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated.
Woody is the Chairman of Fund-A-Cure of the Children's Diabetes Research Foundation.
Woody is a good humanitarian as well as a good sportswriter; he is involved in over 24 charitable events annually.
Woody is a regular contributor to ESPN's "SportsCentury" series.
Woody has a very impressive resume when it comes to covering sports. He was covered:
- 27 Super Bowls
- 12 Summer & Winter Olympics
- Over 18 World Championship Fights
- Several World Series, NBA Finals, and NHL Stanley Cup Finals
Woody has covered sporting events in over 22 countries.
On "Around the Horn," Woody is famous for mispronouncing names (which is done on purpose) and for his goofy jokes to open the show when he is introduced.
Woody's last appearance on ESPN's "Cold Pizza" was on November 28, 2006. He stated that he was leaving New York City to return to Denver because of declining health in his family.
Woody is diabetic.
Woody is a ESPY Awards and Baseball Hall of Fame voter.
Woody is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Woody has authored seven books about sports.
Woody and fellow panelist Jay Mariotti have won the most shows on "Around the Horn."
In addition to working for the Denver Post, Woody has written for the Knoxville Journal, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, and the Rocky Mountain News.
Woody began his career with the Whitehaven Press in 1963.
While attending the University of Tennessee, Woody joined the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Woody is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Woody: Look at the schedule!
Woody: Why do I always have to straighten you guys out?!
Woody Paige: [after Richard Justice is introduced] You know, even though Mariotti isn't here, it's still nice to have a 'Richard' around.
Jay Mariotti: [on the NFL Network] Anything with the NFL's logo on it succeeds. Have you heard of Snickers?
Woody Paige: [mockingly] Have you heard of the Arizona Cardinals?
Woody Paige: Three words, Mariotti: You are a fool!
Woody Paige: [on Jay Mariotti] How can a man be so wrong, so often?
Woody Paige: [on steroids] If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and its bill is shrinking, then it's on something!
Woody Paige: [to Jay Mariotti] I may have laryngitis but I can still talk better than you!
Woody Paige: [to Jay Mariotti] Jabronie, you just don't get it!