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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: How much will Broncos miss Wes Welker?

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Easy answer to the Welker question: Not much. Welker's four-game suspension ranks as one of the least costly in Broncos - or NFL - history. He was hurt, his head still questionable after a concussion. And the Broncos don't much need him anyway. Picture this: The Broncos can...

  • BYU's Max Hall, a despised Air Force opponent, on the skids in Arizona

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Former BYU quarterback Max Hall repeatedly shredded Air Force's defense, and he did this shredding with distinctive glee. He talked trash. He danced on the field. He pointed fingers at defenders. (Not the middle ones, by the way.) Air Force players despised him, largely because of...

  • Ramsey: Emmanuel Sanders travels from Texas poverty to Colorado riches

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Emmanuel Sanders, in slight trouble while sitting in a stiff office chair, did not yet know he was special. Huey Chancellor knew. The football coach at Bellville High School saw a blindingly bright future for this skinny freshman. Sanders had been sent to Chancellor's office to...

  • Ramsey: Jacobi Owens shakes gloom from Air Force football program

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Hope. That's what Jacobi Owens delivered to Air Force's football program Saturday while annihilating the Nicholls State Colonels. He rushed for 233 yards on 23 carries, a first down waiting to happen every time he touched the ball. He showed power. He showed elusiveness. He showed,...

  • McElwain's lame sales pitch to his CSU football team

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Jim McElwain has been trying to tell his CSU Rams that they are underdogs in tonight's football clash with Colorado. Maybe this pitch has worked with his players. It's not going to work with anybody else. The Rams are 3-point favorites. The Rams are coming off an 8-6 season that...

  • Ramsey: Lance Armstrong is falling, and he'll never get up

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Lance Armstrong once cycled through life as a success story that pushed the limits of believability. He invaded France and turned a venerable race into a big American party. And, or so the story went, he was the clean cyclist who defeated doping, cheating cyclists. A small circle...

  • Ramsey: My phone conversation with Lance Armstrong

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    When I went to my Twitter account on Wednesday morning, I encountered a surprise. Someone who had read my column was unhappy with what I had written. That was not a surprise. The unhappy reader was Lance Armstrong, the subject of my Wednesday column. That was a surprise....

  • Ramsey: Tejay van Garderen's mom saw cycling victory coming long ago

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    DENVER - Moms know. They just do. Janice van Garderen was standing in the VIP tent near the finish line of the USA Pro Challenge when she glanced over and saw Courtney and Heidi, two young women blessed with extremely long hair, slathering on lipstick. She knew what was ahead. She...

  • Ramsey: Peyton Manning sheds light on his true character

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Peyton Manning has sold himself to America as gentle, polite,kind, patient, classy. On Saturday night in Denver, Manning expressed himself to Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. And he was not gentle, polite, kind, patient or classy. Swearinger had just delivered a wicked hit on Wes...

  • Ramsey: Emmanuel Sanders erases memories of Eric Decker

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    DENVER - The text arrived at halftime from one of Colorado's most smitten Eric Decker fans. She is not alone. Tens of thousands of Decker devotees, mostly female, reside in our state. "Eric who?" the text asked. The text shouted an important message about the 2014 Broncos....

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