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

Ramsey blog: Long Thanksgiving for Coloradan who picked Pats to beat Broncos
By: David Ramsey - 0 15 hr ago

You may be aware Gazette sports staff members and a few guests pick NFL games each week for our publication. I am currently battling - and this is...

Ramsey blog: Air Force's Fisher DeBerry celebrates forever life of 'obsolete' offense
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Navy's football team is soaring. So is Air Force's. Both teams run as little as possible while embracing an offense that would have seemed...

Ramsey blog: Injury opened door for Patriots' Tom Brady, too
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Nov 24, 2015

As Sept. 23, 2001 dawned, Tom Brady was a little-known, lightly regarded, 24-year-old backup quarterback for the Patriots.

Then, after one of...

Ramsey blog: Broncos Peyton Manning flops same way Craig Morton flopped in Super Bowl
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Nov 16, 2015

An aging, oft-injured quarterback throws four interceptions. A young, spirited backup provides a spark, leads a rally and forces millions to ask,...

Ramsey blog: Nuggets deliver surprises to doubters, critics
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The Winter of Our Discontent is just around the corner for Front Range sports fans. The Avs are down. So are Colorado College's Tigers. Air Force...

Ramsey blog: College recruiters missed one: Priest Holmes son dominating in D-3
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Nov 11, 2015

College recruiters armed with scholarships missed one when they passed on Jekovan Holmes. He's playing for non-scholarship D-3 Texas Lutheran. He's...

Ramsey blog: Aqib Talib joins list of Broncos top 5 defensive villains/heroes
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Nov 9, 2015

Here's a list of the Broncos all-time most physical/aggressive/nasty/dangerous defensive players.   There's a fine line between physical and dirty....

Ramsey blog: Talib, now suspended, magnificent at playing a villain
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Nov 9, 2015

Aqib Talib could have taken the expected route. He could have been contrite, or at least acted as if he were contrite. He could have apogized and...

Ramsey blog: Why did Altitude cancel TV coverage of Colorado College-DU game?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Nov 3, 2015

Altitude TV canceled its scheduled coverage of Saturday's Colorado College vs. DU hockey game at World Arena.

Just a guess, but the...

Ramsey blog: Denver has been invaded by Packers fans
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Nov 1, 2015

DENVER - Warning: A horde of women and men wearing green and yellow has invaded The Front Range.

Yes, Packers fans are swarming Denver.


Ramsey blog: Depressing numbers pile up for Colorado College hockey team
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Colorado College's hockey team followed a trend Friday night at World Arena.

The Tigers lost.

And they lost big.

CC fell to...

Ramsey blog: Peyton Manning jersey sales are tumbling
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Last season, Peyton Mannng's No,. 18 jersey was the most popular - and most purchased - among NFL players, according to Dick's Sporting Goods.


Ramsey blog: Wow. Nuggets Gallinari looked like a bargain in win over Rockets
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Danilo Gallinari delivered one of those 'wow' games on Wedndesday. He led the Nuggets to a 20-point road win over the Rockets while collecting 23...

Ramsey blog: Esteemed official's grandma offered warning to future wife
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Greg Burks was inducted Tuesday night into the Colorado Springs Hall of Fame for his highly successful career as an official.

In his speech,...

Ramsey blog: Is Fresno State football team on the rise?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Oct 23, 2015

As the month began, Saturday's game against Fresno state seemed a near-sure win for Air Force.

The Bulldogs, coached by Air Force alum Tim...

Ramsey blog: Remembering ex-Bronco Brandon Lloyd, unforgettable in forgettable 2010 season
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Oct 22, 2015

The Broncos were a mess in 2010. Josh McDaniels revealed himself as The Boy Blunder and the team finished 4-12 and the franchise seemed headed to...

Ramsey blog: Trip to Air Force practice confirms Karson Roberts is best Falcons QB
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Oct 20, 2015

A visit to Air Force's practice on Monday confirms this truth about the Falcons football team:

Karson Roberts is the best quarterback on the...

Ramsey blog: Oh, those fun-loving Raiders fans
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Oct 12, 2015

OAKLAND - I shot a video a few minutes before the end of the Broncos win over the Raiders.

And then, as the game headed toward its final...

Ramsey blog: Broncos' easy schedule continues, until it doesn't
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Oct 7, 2015

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 easy schedule continues, until it doesn't
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Oct 6, 2015

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...

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