• Ramsey: Bronco fans wait for Super surge of joy

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    A birthday party for a middle-age adult is vastly different than a birthday party for a child. A sense of doom  hovers just above the birthday cake and ice cream along with the question: Just how many more of these parties are ahead? In January, in the middle of one of these...

  • Optimistic fans looking toward better days

    Updated: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Colorado College's Christian Heil scored early in the second period, or so it seemed, and a party started at The Broadmoor World Arena. Fans shouted and stomped and waved flags and fists. During this moment, you never would have guessed the Tigers had surrendered four goals to St....

  • Ramsey: Here's how to revive sagging Air Force sports teams

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    When Matt McShane began his task of resurrecting Air Force's volleyball program in 2010, he looked through a thick haze of defeat and saw victories beckoning from just around the bend. He, and he alone, enjoyed this view of the future. The Falcons had lost 66 straight Mountain West...

  • Ramsey: Fisher DeBerry applauds Troy Calhoun's care of their Air Force football team

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Fisher DeBerry called his former quarterback and forever friend Troy Calhoun in January 2007 to make a final handoff. The Big Fish of Air Force football was preparing to leave Colorado Springs after 27 seasons of coaching the Falcons. Calhoun had just moved into DeBerry's corner...

  • Ramsey: Air Force Academy coach Dave Pilipovich taking wrong approach with struggling team

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Here's my strong suggestion for Air Force's basketball team. I'd like to shout this message from a mountaintop, but will type it instead: Look at the scoreboard. The Falcons have endured a storm of misfortune. Kamryn Williams, the team's best rebounder and spiritual leader, is done...

  • Ramsey: How much is at risk for Gary Kubiak and John Elway?

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    John Elway's and Gary Kubiak's friendship brought them together as prime leaders of the Broncos, but friendship alone will fail to keep their business association alive. Winning is required. Losing could doom the future fun of two buddies working side by side. The men have known...

  • Ramsey blog: There's smug, and then there's Tom Brady smug

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Tom Brady wants us to know an important truth about the scandal surrounding the New England Patriots and their deflated footballs. "We're going to be fine. This isn't ISIS," Brady said. "You know, no one's dying." Um, we already knew that, Tom. One thing you can always count on...

  • Ramsey blog: Did Josh McDaniels play role in Patriots ball-deflating scandal?

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Josh McDaniels was offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots in 2007 when the team was busted for taking video of the signals of New York Jets defensive coaches. McDaniels was head coach of hte Denver Broncos when the franchise was fined by the NFL for taking video of the...

  • Ramsey: New Air Force Academy athletic director Jim Knowlton will find winning a challenge

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson sat at a podium and talked confidently about "winning the right way." This was a jarring statement. Johnson, the 19th superintendent of the Air Force Academy, was sitting at center court of the basketball arena where the Falcons have been losing. Losing...

  • Ramsey: Peyton Manning holds Gary Kubiak's future in his shaky right hand

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - Gary Kubiak had hopes. He wanted to start at quarterback for the Broncos. Then, on an afternoon in 1983, he threw footballs alongside John Elway, his fellow rookie. The Broncos had fled bad weather to practice at the Air Force Academy. "I had to throw next to him for a...

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