David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

  • Ramsey: Andrew Luck threatens Colorado's state of happiness

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    A sense of dread hovers over Colorado each time the Broncos travel to the NFL playoffs. A victory launches approximately 98 percent of state residents into utter euphoria. A loss sends the same segment of our population crashing into a state of mass desolation. Colts quarterback...

  • Ramsey: Ravens smash Steelers, deliver big favors to Broncos

    Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    It was one of the strangest moments in Colorado sports history. On Jan. 22, 2006, the Broncos sprinted into Mile High and discovered thousands of yellow towels awaiting them. Yes, those pesky Steelers fans had invaded The Front Range with their Terrible Towels. The invaders didn't...

  • Ramsey: Randy Gradishar showed Hall of Fame-worthy wisdom

    Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Randy Gradishar chose the terms of his departure from the NFL and the Denver Broncos. He did it his way. Unfortunately for Gradishar and a legion of Bronco fans, his stubborn wisdom has kept him out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the end of the 1983 season, Gradishar took an...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun leads 2014 honor roll

    Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    The best of sports in and around Colorado Springs for 2014.

  • Ramsey: Broncos say No. 1 seed doesn’t matter, but it does

    Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    DENVER - Terrance Knighton wanted to sing the praises of his Broncos, but a distraction halted his speech. Fellow defender Derek Wolfe kept waving a peanut butter sandwich in Knighton's face. Be sure of this: It requires courage to wave a sandwich in the face of a 331-pound (at...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's football team flew to superlative season

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Hans Mueh was walking to his Air Force office when he first witnessed a transformed football team. It was 5 on a spring morning. A time of hope. He saw, on his way to an early tennis match, a large group of football players lifting weights. A little surprised, Mueh asked the players...

  • UCCS supports 'I Can't Breathe' shirts worn by players

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Three University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball players wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts in pregame warmups Dec. 12 before the Mountain Lions game against Metro-Denver. "I can't breathe," were words spoken by Eric Garner before he died in the grasp of a New York...

  • Ramsey: Air Force basketball struggles with early questions

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    College basketball games in November are tough to decipher. Are we watching a version of a team that will vastly improve as players gain confidence and a better understanding of each other? Or are we watching an early version of the truth - maybe dark, maybe bright - about a team?...

  • Ramsey: Steve Russ creates faith to lift fallen Air Force defense

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Steve Russ embarked on a search, fueled by his hope to repair a defense in ruins. He needed to teach Air Force football defenders to attack instead of retreat, but his search wasn't only about others. Russ needed to assure himself, too. In his compact office, he examined the...

  • Ramsey: Rivers latest in line of villains Broncos fans love to hate

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Philip Rivers is stupendously irritating. He shouts at Broncos and his teammates and officials and his helmet. (Yes, he really shouts at his helmet.) He whines. He pouts. He stomps. He performs a masterful imitation of a spoiled 2-year-old. Rivers, the Chargers 6-foot-5, 228-pound...

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