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

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.

...

Ramsey blog: Cowboy star Ezekiel Elliott didn't care, and that's inexcusable
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Cowboy fans are mad at Ezekiel Elliott. Not because he all but disappeared as a running back in Sunday’s devastating loss to the Broncos.

It’s...

Rapid Reaction: 3 reasons why Broncos devoured (allegedly) mighty Cowboys
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Sep 17, 2017

DENVER – Go ahead and admit it, if only to yourself.

You might have expected the Broncos to defeat the allegedly mighty Cowboys on Sunday...

Rapid Reaction: Broncos highly impressive before almost giving game away to Chargers
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

DENVER – The Broncos were dominating.

Until they weren’t.

For most of Monday’s 24-21 victory over the Chargers, the Broncos were in...

Ramsey blog: A game too late - Broncos-Chargers kickoff time makes no sense
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Can anyone explain the logic of starting an NFL game at 8:20 mountain time on a school night/work night?

According to Google Answers, 47...

David Ramsey: 11 things you didn't know about Air Force's Troy Calhoun
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, by the numbers:

Ramsey blog: Farewell to Rollie Massimino, one-of-a-kind basketball genius
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

First off, a pronunciation lesson about Rollie Massimino, whose wonderful basketball life ended Wednesday after a long struggle with cancer.

...

Rapid reaction: Siemian again mediocre as Broncos again win
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Von Miller had the right idea.

In the middle of the fourth quarter of the Broncos fake game against the Packers, Miller took a break from the...

Ramsey blog: Dolphins wise to sign the despised and rejected Jay Cutler
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Jay Cuter delivered the best season of his career in 2015 for the Chicago Bears. He crafted a 92.3 quarterback rating and threw nearly twice as many...

Ramsey blog: Broncos' Derek Wolfe warns media he's watching - and watching closely
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Aug 4, 2017

Most NFL coaches and players say they don’t pay attention to media reports. They don’t – or at least they say they don’t – read newspaper reports or...

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