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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: Air Force basic training provides equal suffering for all

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The first sign this morning would be different than most mornings arrived at 7:13 a.m. While driving through back roads of the Air Force Academy, I looked into the distance and saw a couple dozen young women and men wearing combat fatigues. "Look," someone in the car shouted,...

  • Ramsey: Man U's Rooney delivers soccer magic at Mile High

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    DENVER - For 35 minutes, even the most devoted soccer fans were struggling to remain awake during a Manchester United-AS Roma exhibition. Then Wayne Rooney delivered drama and grace and a massive dose of wow to the afternoon. As Rooney wound up to launch a shot from 27 yards, he...

  • Ramsey: Broncos defense will be much better with Miller, Ware

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD - The apocalypse, otherwise known as the Broncos Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks, altered minds all across The Front Range. Extreme disappointment can do that to a brain. One of those altered minds belongs to John Elway. "We've got a chance to be pretty good on defense,"...

  • Ramsey: Elway will carry Bowlen's spirit into Broncos future

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD - John Elway, the man most responsible for the Broncos' past six trips to the Super Bowl, struggled to speak. He was paying tribute to his mentor, Pat Bowlen, and he had so much to say. But the words wouldn't come. "Ah," Elway said, his eyes glistening. "Ah." The...

  • 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...