David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

  • Ramsey blog: Here's a scary fact for Broncos fans

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    The New England Patriots have firm control of home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs. The Patriots have a tiebreaker advantage over the Broncos, and the Patriots face only one more stiff test - a road game this weekend against the Chargers - in the rest of their regular-season...

  • Ramsey blog: CSU drama ends. McElwain departs. Calhoun?

    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Jim McElwain is headed off to Florida to coach the Gators, according to various reports. This is the same McElwain who just lost to Air Force, the same McElwain who never won a Mountain West title in a weak era in the Mountain West, the same McElwain who has yet to prove he can win...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College's Mike Haviland remains bold believer in clawless Tigers

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Mike Haviland is staring at a photo of a happy man standing next to Barack Obama. "Obama was a regular guy," Haviland says, shaking his head in admiration. "He was laughing with us and hugging us. Just a regular guy." Haviland, the happy man in the photo, is remembering when he...

  • Ramsey blog: CSU's Jim McElwain's not worth a $7.5 million buyout

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Jim McElwain has done superb work as football coach at CSU. But he's not worth a $7.5 million buyout. According to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel, McElwain's negotiations with Florida have hit a snag. It appears CSU will not budge on that $7.5 buyout. Good for CSU....

  • Ramsey: Will Air Force's Troy Calhoun exit his alma mater?

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Troy Calhoun proved this season he belongs at Air Force for the next decade. We will soon find out how much he wants to remain at his alma mater. From 2007-10, it was an annual ritual for Calhoun's name to be dangled as a candidate for vacant coaching jobs. The ritual took a...

  • Ramsey: Will Pine Creek rule 4A football in 2015? (probably)

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    DENVER - When this football season began, Pine Creek's march to a second straight Class 4A title was the safest sports bet in our state. I'm sorry to share this news with the rest of 4A. Pine Creek will again be the favorites in 2015. A Pine Creek party started immediately after...

  • Ramsey: CSU loses to Air Force's transformed football team

    Updated: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Colorado State needed to move the football 60 inches against Air Force's defense. Remember, this is a Falcons defense that surrendered 58 points to CSU a year ago, almost to the day. But this is a defense and a team that has undergone a stunning, uplifting, entertaining...

  • Ramsey: Four reasons why Air Force can conquer CSU

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    The Falcons believe, despite a mountain of contradictory evidence, they can defeat Colorado State. Yes, the Rams just dropped 58 points on New Mexico. And, yes, these Rams have won 10 of 11. Air Force players fail to care. They cling to a steely belief in their ability to bend...

  • Ramsey blog: Join me in rooting against Valor Christian

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Valor Christian's football team has won five straight state titles, starting at 3A and moving up to 5A. The Eagles are 26-0 in playoff games. Valor belongs in its own class, 6A, where it could - and should - play all by itself. So, please, join me in rooting for Dave Logan's Cherry...

  • Ramsey blog: Broncos center reveals secret to surviving long NFL season

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Broncos center Will Montgomery and the rest of his brethren on the offensive line emerged from the shadows last week, and it was not not a happy emerging. Fans were upset by the line's performance in a bumbling 22-7 loss to the Rams. After the Broncos offense scored 39 points, and...