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Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey offers opinions, views and thoughts on the world of sports

Ramsey blog: Broncos easy schedule continues, until it doesn't
By: David Ramsey - 0 8 hr ago

The Denver Broncos have rolled to a 4-0 record while battling a series of not-very-good teams. In other words, the Broncos are perfect against a...

Ramsey blog: Broncos 3-0 against three not-very-good teams
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Sep 29, 2015

The Broncos are 3-0, which has inspired an avalance of expectation and celebration on The Front Range, and beyond.

But let's look at those...

Ramsey blog: Fun facts about Orange Crush and Broncos defensive history
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Sep 22, 2015

1. The Broncos allowed 10.6 points per game during The Orange Crush season, 1977. That was only good for third in NFL rankings. The Atlanta Falcons...

Ramsey blog: Let's be realistic - Air Force got hammered by Michigan State
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Air Force's football team has delivered a small collection of noble road performances during the Troy Calhoun era. The Falcons came achingly close to...

Ramsey blog: Tom Brady shows conviction, endorses Trump
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Tom Brady has endorsed Donald Trump in the presidential race.

Will The Donald become president?

"I hope so," Brady told reporters in...

Ramsey blog: Is Air Force ready for Michigan State?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Sep 14, 2015

For three quarters, Air Force lumbered along. The Falcons weren't bad. The Falcons weren't great. The Falcons looked on their to sleepwalking to a...

Ramsey Rapid Reaction: Broncos win despite Manning's mediocrity
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The Broncos are 1-0.

But they were nearly 0-1. Ravens tight end Crockett Gilmore had the ball - and the win - in his hands for an instant...

Ramsey blog: Oh, boy. It's going to be a long season for Patriot haters
By: David Ramsey - Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Here we go again.

After the circus that was Deflategate and after all the fresh talk of the Patriots cheating ways - after all that - we were...

Ramsey blog: Emmanuel Sanders returning punts? Not a good idea
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Emmanuel Sanders stands 5-foot-11 (maybe) and weighs 180 pounds (again, maybe) and he's expected to again catch more than 100 passes from Peyton...

Ramsey blog: Tebow gets cut. Is he - finally - done?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Sep 5, 2015

When the Philadelphia Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals late this week, it seemed Tim Tebow finally had found an NFL home. He...

Ramsey blog: Kurt Warner, devout Christian, offers wise critique of Tim Tebow's shortcomings
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Kurt Warner talked on Jim Rome's radio show Thursday about fellow Christian Tim Tebow.

For years, we've listened to certain Christians...

Ramsey blog: Please, Roger Goodell, let our national Deflategate nightmare end
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Please, Roger Goodell, let our long national football nightmare end.

After seven months and a massive amount of wasted money and a...

Ramsey blog: Ronnie Hillman is a lock for Bronco roster spot. Am I surprised?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Sep 2, 2015

When Ronnie Hillman surrendered the football to the Indy Colts on the most memorable moment of his NFL career, a woman turned to me and offered an...

Ramsey blog: Broncos cut Chase Vaughn, and that's too bad
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Chase Vaughn has been on a tour of pro football leagues in North America. Indoor leagues. Outdoor leagues. He's been, basically, everywhere.


Ramsey blog: Notice LeBron's silence on J.R. Smith, the ball-hogging former Denver Nugget
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

When J.R. Smith arrived in Denver in 2006 to play for the Nuggets, I noticed one of his (many) tattoos.

"King of New Jersey," it read.


Ramsey blog: Widefield's Paul Browning catches game-winning pass for NFL's Panthers
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Paul Browning is a free agent for the Carolina Panthers. He's the former Widefield High and CSU-Pueblo star.

He's battling the odds to make...

Ramsey blog: Is Tim Tebow a 3rd-string NFL quarterback? (Maybe)
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

When we last saw Tim Tebow a couple years ago, he was a borderline NFL quarterback. There's no doubt he's an NFL athlete. His problem was, is and...

Ramsey blog: A final word on Tom Brady
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Aug 14, 2015

In a column this week, I did not compare Tom Brady's actions in Deflategate to the Richard Nixon's actions in Watergate or Bill Clinton's actions in...

Ramsey blog: There are two villains in Deflategate: Goodell and Brady
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

I keep hearing from readers - mostly Patriots fans - who believe Roger Goodell is the lone villain in the Deflategate saga.

And, yes, Goodell...

Ramsey blog: Can Air Force win 10 games again?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Can the 2015 Air Force football team match the win total of the 2014 Air Force football team?

I'm skeptical.

The offense is of 10-win...

Ramsey blog: Great news - Gwozdecky returns to Colorado
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Aug 7, 2015

One of the greatest college coaches in Colorado history has returned to our state.

To coach a high school team.

George Gwozdecky led...

Ramsey blog: John Elway's Zen look at Peyton Manning taking days off at practice
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Aug 7, 2015

It is a little startling. You go to Broncos practice, and there's Peyton Manning walking around with his hands in his pocket, wearing a ballcap to...

Ramsey blog: Superb new basketball book places Bill Russell as 23rd best player in NBA history. (Yes, that's right. No. 23)
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Johnny Carver is a college student at the University of Arkansas. He's a basketball freak, and I mean this in a good way. Severe health complications...

Ramsey blog: Broncos' Chris Harris wants to be No. 1 in Madden football
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Madden football video is a world unto itself. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just ask any football fan who’s under 40 years old.


Ramsey blog: Former Air Force star Antoine Hood chases highly unlikely NBA dream
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Former Air Force star Antoine Hood is clinging to his highly unlikely - highly, highly unlikely - quest to play in the NBA.

Here's the story...

Ramsey blog: Jurgen Klinsmann deserves to remain US soccer's head man
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jul 23, 2015

I'm not a Jurgen Klinsmann fan. He dismissed Landon Donovan from the U.S. team competing in the 2014 World Cup for mostly personal reasons. Donovan...

Ramsey blog: Nuggets overpaying Gallinari, big time
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jul 21, 2015

What happens to an NBA forward who struggles to rebound, partially because of effort, and shoots below 42 percent and plays for a losing team?


Ramsey blog: Stabler was the anti-Peyton Manning (He said so)
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Kenny Stabler, who died earlier this month, was a superlative quarterback at the height of his career.  He completed 66.7 percent of his passes...

Ramsey blog: Caitlyn Jenner speaks truth and this truth bothers some Americans
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner will spend the rest of her life dividing Americans.

Many will applaud her. Many will see her as a courageous symbol, a...

Ramsey blog: It's Monster Tajima's birthday
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima celebrated his 65th birthday Sunday on Pikes Peak.

“I’m still very young,” Tajima said. “I will do this race until I...

The Ramsey bio:

David Ramsey has written sports columns for The Gazette for 12 years. He's visited all 50 states, and he's wise enough to realize Colorado is the best of those 50.

He's a graduate of Denver South High School, Abilene Christian University and Syracuse University, where he earned a master's degree in American History in 2003. He's placed 10 times in the national Asssociated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest, including two first-place finishes. He's covered the Athens, Beijing, London and Sochi Olympics for The Gazette. He's the father of Ruth, a Rampart High grad, and Luke and Caleb, both grads of Pikes Peak Christian. He's an avid cyclist. He hopes to climb Mount Massive this summer, but he says that every year.

Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey brings you the personal side of sports along with his personal analysis.

Twitter: @davidramz