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Ramsey blog: Sports Illustrated's Broncos-Patriots prediction was just a little off
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Sports Illustrated made a bold prediction for Sunday's AFC Title clash between the Broncos and Patriots.

The Patriots had been depleted by...

Ramsey blog: Why has Bronco playoff dominance waned at new stadium?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The Broncos devoured playoff opponents at the old Mile High Stadium, winning 11 of 13 games.

The devouring has often gone in the other...

Ramsey blog: Tom Brady defeats Peyton Manning for seventh straight week
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Tom Brady has defeated a slumping Peyton Manning ... in jersey sales.

According to a report from Dick's Sporting Good, Brady leads the NFL in...

Ramsey blog: Broncos C.J. Anderson will let his pads do the talking today vs. Steelers
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Running back C.J. Anderson saw all the talking Saturday night while the Steelers struggled to a televised victory over the Bengals. The Steelers and...

Ramsey blog: 2 things you might not know about Ben Roethlisberger
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Two things you might not know about Ben Roethlisberger:

One: 1998, Findlay (Ohio) High School coach Cliff Hite decided to start his son, Ryan,...

Ramsey blog: Why Broncos fans should mourn Antonio Brown's Sunday absence
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The more you love football, the more you have to hate Antonio Brown's absence from Sunday's Steelers-Broncos game at Mile High.

Brown was...

Ramsey blog: Moving from AAA to AA baseball would be no big deal for Colorado Springs (Vote in poll)
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jan 14, 2016

First, congrats to fellow Gazetteer Brent Briggeman for breaking the story that Colorado Springs appears in danger of losing its AAA baseball team,...

Ramsey blog: Here's one big advantage Manning has over Osweiler
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jan 8, 2016

Peyton Manning reads defense with a higher comprehension than Brock Osweiler. This is not surprising. Manning reads defenses with more expertise than...

Ramsey blog: Peyton Manning struggled, big time, in last two Broncos playoff games
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jan 7, 2016

In a way, the announcement makes sense. Peyton Manning, the creaky warrior on his last legs, will start in the Broncos opening playoff game instead...

Ramsey blog: Peyton Manning's playoff numbers tell the truth about Peyton Manning
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Jan 6, 2016

On Tuesday, I wrote in this blog about several of Peyton Manning's playoff numbers since he led the Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2006.


Ramsey blog: 4 ways that Manning's recent playoff performances are unsettling for Broncos
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jan 5, 2016

A look at Peyton Manning's playoff performances since he led the Indianapolis Colts to the 2006 Super Bowl title:

1. His record in playoffs:...

Ramsey blog: Broncos RT Tyler Polumbus delivers big against Chargers
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Jan 4, 2016

Tyler Polumbus helped Peyton Manning's rescue effort in Sunday's dramatic and baffling 27-20 win over the Chargers.

Polumbus, who grew up on...

Ramsey blog: Can Air Force football catch Navy?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Air Force football ended its season with three straight losses. The Falcons allowed 129 points in the defeats and watched a season that looked on its...

Ramsey blog: LeBron kind of takes the night off, still scores 34 vs. Nuggets
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Dec 30, 2015

DENVER - LeBron James looked weary. He often declined to cross halfcourt on defense. He's in the middle of a far-too-long NBA seasaon, and he...

Ramsey blog: AJ McCarron is an NFL starter
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Dec 29, 2015

AJ McCarron is the Bengals backup, but he's a future NFL starter.

I liked his poise in the pocket. He handled the Broncos pass rush with...

Ramsey blog: Tom Brady offers strong support for Peyton Manning
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Dec 28, 2015

Tom Brady offered strong support for Peyton Manning on his weekly session on sports radio WEEI in Boston....

Ramsey blog: Mark Jackson compliments Steph Curry, and all hell breaks loose
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Dec 26, 2015

Mark Jackson offered a wise basketball quote on Friday. He was talking about Steph Curry, the NBA's reigning MVP. Curry, like a lot of basketball...

Ramsey blog: Gazette reader suggests removing facemasks to make football safer
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Here's a letter from a Gazette reader in response to Wednesday's column about improving football safety.   Dave,   I have a simple solution to...

Ramsey blog: Rest of Mountain West joins Air Force in attendance crisis
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Air Force struggled this season to convince football fans in Colorado Springs to make the trip to Falcon Stadium. The team averaged only 26,026 fans....

Ramsey blog: Osweiler's biggest shortcoming for Denver Broncos
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Brock Osweiler's biggest shortcoming on Sunday against the Steelers?

He did not hang on to the ball long enough for receivers to break open....

Ramsey blog: Gazette reader attacks - or is it supports? - my view on football bowls gone bad
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Dec 18, 2015

I believe, strongly, that there are too many college football bowl games.

Here's a response from a Gazette reader:

An open letter to...

Ramsey blog: Bad news for Air Force - Niumatalolo stays at Navy
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Navy's Ken Niumatalolo quickly ended his flirtation with the head football coaching job at Brigham Young.

After beating Army on Saturday,...

Ramsey blog: Have you seen a more entertaining Broncos win?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Nov 30, 2015

The Broncos win over the Patriots had it all: Drama. A determined comeback by both teams. Spectacularly awful calls by the officials. And an ending...

Ramsey blog: Long Thanksgiving for Coloradan who picked Pats to beat Broncos
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Nov 29, 2015

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....

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