David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

  • 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...

  • Ramsey: College football must banish un-American DI postseason

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    PUEBLO - Troy Calhoun is correct. The current system to determine our nation's college football champ is "un-American." Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony and Teddy Roosevelt would rebel against our current combination of trivial bowl...

  • Ramsey: Derrick White leads UCCS into national D-2 basketball spotlight

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Derrick White, the mega-star at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, was having an off night. He griped to the refs. He walked the cozy court at UCCS with a scowl and a growl. He settled for jump shots against the fearsome, handsy defenders from Metro-Denver. Ah, but that...

  • Ramsey: CSU-Pueblo's ThunderWolves speak boldly of ruling D-II football

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    PUEBLO - John Wristen is blessed with a rare talent for a football coach. He - gasp! - says what's on his mind. He's never evasive or timid. He's honest, confident and defiant. Wristen, coach of CSU-Pueblo's football team, wants to win the Division II football title. He says this to...

  • Ramsey: Peyton Manning resembles Kyle Orton and still wins handily

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    DENVER - On a day when Peyton Manning often resembled Kyle Orton, the Broncos still strolled to a convincing victory over the Bills. Yes, the Broncos' 24-17 victory lacked thrills. This was not an especially exciting afternoon of football. It was an encouraging demonstration the...