• Ramsey blog: Manning's 2015 contract not about yesterday. It's about right now

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Peyton Manning is scheduled to earn $21.5 million (with bonuses included) in 2015. Some would argue it's ridiculous for the Broncos to ask Manning to take a pay cut. (This is, by the way, not one of those straw man arguments. I've heard these someones defend Manning's huge 2015...

  • Ramsey blog: BYU went independent, became irrelevant

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    BYU considers itself the western equivalent of Notre Dame. Unfortunately for BYU, nobody else considers the school the western equivalent of Notre Dame. When the Cougars declared independence from the Mountain West, they didn't realize they were also making another declaration:...

  • Ramsey: Lewis-Palmer's Charlie Hovasse conquers opponents with an exotic knee

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    As Charlie Hovasse kneeled at the scorer's table, he realized he had triumphed. He had not yet entered the game Feb. 4 against Vista Ridge. He had yet to score a point, grab a rebound or help his Lewis-Palmer Rangers to a victory this season. He still knew. "That was the happiest...

  • Ramsey blog: Nuggets are down, but that's kind of normal

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    I've been watching the Denver Nuggets play in downtown Denver, or on the edge of downtown Denver, since 1971. We go back a long way. When I first started watching the Nuggets, they weren't the Nuggets. They were called the Rockets and played with a red, white and blue ball in the...

  • Ramsey: Nuggets should take caring lessons from Tom Brady

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER - A long time ago, before Tom Brady became Tom Brady, he was standing in a long line with his parents at Angelo's, a mega-popular restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mich. Workers at Angelo's made sure the best Michigan athletes didn't wait in line. Those workers walked right past Brady,...

  • Ramsey: Fallen CC must emulate steady, mighty DU Pioneers

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Over in a corner of the ice at The Broadmoor World Arena, a gang of Pioneers were hugging and shouting and celebrating yet another goal. Everyone else in the building was mute, stunned by the realization the Gold Pan would soon be returning to Denver. Yes, the Evil Empire of the...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College Tigers face tough battle to retain their Gold Pan

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    A year ago, a late light brightened Colorado College's historically awful season. The Tigers struggled to do anything right during 2013-2014, and a mountain of failure cost Scott Owens his job. But the Tigers did one big thing right. They conquered The Evil Empire of the North....

  • Ramsey blog: Palmer's Reggie Jackson wanted his chance to shine

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    On the night of June 22, 2011, Reggie Jackson was thrilled to be a part of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had just been drafted as the Thunder's first-round pick. He was joining Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. He told me in a phone call he believed he could win an NBA title with...

  • Ramsey: Air Academy unexpectedly cruises past Lewis-Palmer boys

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Air Academy coach Barry Clark expected a big dose of drama. He knew Lewis-Palmer had won 12 of its past 13. He knew the Rangers had defeated his Kadets earlier this season. He knew about the big stakes of Wednesday's game. "I was expecting a knock-down game, a physical game, a game...

  • Ramsey: 'The brother thing' inspires and irritates Lewis-Palmer basketball team

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Brothers. It's so much fun to dwell among a collection of brothers. And such a pain. Brothers lift you and limit you. You're so proud of them, and so weary of hearing about them. It's all so complicated. Kyle Owens understands. He's an expert on the brother thing and how it relates...

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