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David Ramsey

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  • John Elway wants Pat Bowlen to join him in Hall of Fame

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    John Elway wants Pat Bowlen to join him as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Absolutely," Elway said Wednesday as he talked with three dozen members of the media. "I mean I'd love (Bowlen's bust] to be right next to mine." There are 12 owners who have busts at the Hall of...

  • Ramsey: Colorado Springs senior, Bob Coutts, sprints happily through life

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Bob Coutts, a babyish 85, has dived into one of those active, healthy lifestyles. Dived in deluxe, you might say. He plays or practices golf five times, lifts weights three times, stretches for an hour two times and sprints one time a week. He takes 24 different vitamins and...

  • Ramsey: Homeward-bound LeBron no longer our Goliath

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    LeBron James took a giant step in a surprising direction. Our modern Goliath became lovable. By announcing his return to Cleveland, which never will be known as the Paris of America, James escaped his past as one of America's most-reviled athletes. He escaped his image as a...

  • Ramsey: Gold medalist Billy Mills opposes racist Redskins moniker

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    After writing about the need for Washington’s NFL franchise to drop its racist nickname, I heard from dozens of readers who said they had never met a Native American who opposed the Redskins moniker. Meet Billy Mills, who delivered an inspiring, shocking upset in the 1964 Olympic...

  • Ramsey: Everyone - well, almost everyone - loves U.S. soccer

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    For several million of us, this ride by the U.S. soccer team has delivered surprising, baffling, uplifting and, best of all, unifying thrills. These are weird, happy times for soccer fans. For decades, our sport was considered a vile invading force from foreign shores. Sort of like...

  • What a great idea: The Luis Saurez - the bite king - bottle opener

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    A Chinese company has a fantastic idea. The company is selling Luis Suarez bottle openers. Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere outside Canon City, you know the Uruguay star was busted for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini last week. This inspired FIFA to suspend him...

  • Ramsey: Dark cloud of death invades Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    A few minutes before Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima began his attack of Pikes Peak, he stepped away from his electric car and gazed at America's Mountain. It was a bright morning, not a cloud in the sky. This is how race day began at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This...

  • Colorado great Chauncey Billups looks ready to exit NBA

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Chauncey Billups, once one of the greatest high school players in Colorado history, appears to be done as an NBA player. The Detroit Pistons have declined to picks up his $2.5 million option for next season. Billups averaged 15.2 points and 5.4 assists during his 16-year career. He led...

  • Ramsey: Drivers miss untamed, unpaved wild west era of The Hill Climb

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    They miss the dirt. They really do. For decades, The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb boasted this bold, cool Wild West quality. Unique. Untamed. And unpaved. Then the pavement arrived. Or maybe it's better to say invaded. "I miss the dirt," said longtime racer...

  • Ramsey: Robby Unser talks about Hill Climb and his family's mountain

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Robby Unser was only 7, but his family had no use for spectators. His first memory of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is of working in 1975 alongside his racing family, and we're talking diligent labor. "Clean this, move that tire here," he said of his work as...