David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

  • Ramsey: Fisher DeBerry applauds Troy Calhoun's care of their Air Force football team

    Yesterday

    Fisher DeBerry called his former quarterback and forever friend Troy Calhoun in January 2007 to make a final handoff. The Big Fish of Air Force football was preparing to leave Colorado Springs after 27 seasons of coaching the Falcons. Calhoun had just moved into DeBerry's corner...

  • Ramsey: Air Force Academy coach Dave Pilipovich taking wrong approach with struggling team

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Here's my strong suggestion for Air Force's basketball team. I'd like to shout this message from a mountaintop, but will type it instead: Look at the scoreboard. The Falcons have endured a storm of misfortune. Kamryn Williams, the team's best rebounder and spiritual leader, is done...

  • Ramsey: How much is at risk for Gary Kubiak and John Elway?

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    John Elway's and Gary Kubiak's friendship brought them together as prime leaders of the Broncos, but friendship alone will fail to keep their business association alive. Winning is required. Losing could doom the future fun of two buddies working side by side. The men have known...

  • Ramsey blog: There's smug, and then there's Tom Brady smug

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Tom Brady wants us to know an important truth about the scandal surrounding the New England Patriots and their deflated footballs. "We're going to be fine. This isn't ISIS," Brady said. "You know, no one's dying." Um, we already knew that, Tom. One thing you can always count on...

  • Ramsey blog: Did Josh McDaniels play role in Patriots ball-deflating scandal?

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Josh McDaniels was offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots in 2007 when the team was busted for taking video of the signals of New York Jets defensive coaches. McDaniels was head coach of hte Denver Broncos when the franchise was fined by the NFL for taking video of the...

  • Ramsey: New Air Force Academy athletic director Jim Knowlton will find winning a challenge

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson sat at a podium and talked confidently about "winning the right way." This was a jarring statement. Johnson, the 19th superintendent of the Air Force Academy, was sitting at center court of the basketball arena where the Falcons have been losing. Losing...

  • Ramsey: Peyton Manning holds Gary Kubiak's future in his shaky right hand

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - Gary Kubiak had hopes. He wanted to start at quarterback for the Broncos. Then, on an afternoon in 1983, he threw footballs alongside John Elway, his fellow rookie. The Broncos had fled bad weather to practice at the Air Force Academy. "I had to throw next to him for a...

  • Ramsey blog: Gary Kubiak looks plenty healthy for Bronco challenge

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - Less than 15 months ago, Gary Kubiak collapsed on an NFL field and his days as head coach of the Houston Texans soon ended. On Tuesday, he was introduced as Broncos head coach. He answered several questions about his health. He said he's ready for the long hours and...

  • Ramsey blog: John Fox prepares to tangle with the enigma known as Jay Cutler

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Former Broncos coach John Fox was introduced Monday as head coach of the Chicago Bears. Fox soon will face the biggest challenge of his coaching career. He gets to try to figure out the enigma known as Jay Cutler, another former Bronco. Fox wisely declined to fully endorse...

  • Ramsey: Derrick White wants to deliver national title to UCCS

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    When Derrick White grows weary, doubters from his past fill him with fuel. He could place the skeptics in his past, but keeps them beside him always. They are too valuable to discard. White, the Colorado at Colorado Springs 6-foot-5 junior forward, ranks as Colorado's most...

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