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

David Ramsey: Here's what is needed from Vance Joseph and John Elway for a Broncos turnaround in 2018
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Vance Joseph has been given another year.

And that’s all he’s been given.

Joseph survived a 5-11 season. He survived despite being...

David Ramsey: Carmelo Anthony returns to New York in basketball free fall
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Carmelo Anthony traveled to the flatlands of Oklahoma to revive a basketball career that had gone bad in the glitter of Manhattan.

He joined...

Rapid Reaction: 3 reasons why Broncos shot down the Jets
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Dec 10, 2017

DENVER – After months of despair, happiness returned to the lives of Broncos fans.

Sure, Sunday’s 23-0 win over the Jets didn’t mean much...

Sports Illustrated honors Colin Kaepernick with prestigious Ali Award
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Dec 1, 2017

In a move that will inspire support and most likely even more opposition, Sports Illustrated has named former 49ers quarterback - and NFL outcast -...

Coronado grad Kyle Snyder honored by USOC as best of 2017
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Kyle Snyder, a Coronado High graduate, was named the United States Olympic Committee's 2017 male athlete of the year Wednesday at a dinner in Los...

Ramsey blog: Eli Manning? No way. Broncos should look elsewhere
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Let's say Eli Manning's last name was, say, Jones.

If Eli Jones became available to play for the suddenly awful Broncos, I don't believe many...

David Ramsey: Fired Mike McCoy wasn't given the tools for success with Broncos
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Mike McCoy was directing an offense averaging only 18.3 points per game, and only 14.6 points since a 42-point outburst against the Cowboys in Week...

Rapid Reaction: Brock Osweiler is a failure as Broncos find way to lose to Bengals
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

DENVER – At least this one was close.

The Broncos found a way Sunday to lose to the Bengals. The Broncos defense was violently stingy. The...

Tom Brady spotted at Chapel Hills Mall and more from the Patriots' visit to Colorado Springs
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Tom Brady stands next to a fan in the east parking lot of Chapel Hills Mall.

Brady saw a movie at the mall Thursday night.

Check out...

Rapid Reaction: How the Patriots pounded the reeling Broncos
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

DENVER – For a long, happy era, the Broncos were flying right beside the Patriots. The Patriots were elite, and the Broncos were elite. When the...

Air Academy wins 4A soccer title with dramatic overtime header by Self
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

COMMERCE CITY - A Golden Goal header by Ryan Self gave Air Academy a 1-0 victory over Centaurus in the 4A soccer final.

Self scored with 3:29...

Rapid Reaction: Denver Broncos, led by Brock Osweiler, hit bottom in humiliating surrender to Eagles
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

A group effort in futility.

Just when  it seemed the Broncos had fallen as far as they could fall, they fell even deeper into the NFL...

Army coach wanted Air Force star Arion Worthman to play at West Point
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Nov 2, 2017

Army coach Jeff Monken expected Arion Worthman to become a star at Air Force.

But he wanted Worthman to play for him at Army. When Monken took...

Ramsey blog: This is Brock Osweiler's final chance to save his NFL career
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

It’s his last chance.

Brock Osweiler has returned as the Broncos starting quarterback. He’s being asked to resurrect a sputtering offense and...

Rapid Reaction: Trevor Siemian a disaster (yet again) in Broncos loss to Chiefs
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Sure, it was a group effort in futility by the offense. Yes, the Broncos attack is filled with problems.

But the biggest problem – and this is...

Rapid Reaction: Broncos, Siemian collapse in baffling loss to previously winless Giants
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

DENVER – Wow. That was ugly.

The Broncos could have crept right behind the Chiefs. The Broncos could have marked themselves as a strong...

Ramsey blog: How impressive are Denver Broncos' three victories?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The Broncos boast the AFC's second-best record, behind only the 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

But . . .

The Broncos three victories were...

Ramsey blog: A day that will live in soccer infamy as U.S. fails to qualify for the World Cup
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Oct 11, 2017

If you keep encountering women and men today who seem miserable, let me offer a probable explanation: They are fans of the United States men's soccer...

Rapid Reaction: Broncos trudge to victory over stumbling Raiders
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Oct 2, 2017

DENVER – The Broncos victory over the Raiders was not dazzling.

It was familiar.

Two seasons ago, the Broncos marched to a Super Bowl...

Rapid Reaction: Bumbling Trevor Siemian and goofy call by confused ref doom the Broncos to defeat
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Sep 24, 2017

What happened to the team we knew?

The Broncos looked magnificent last week while utterly dominating the (allegedly) mighty Cowboys.


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