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Ramsey blog: Garoppolo's $137.5 million deal is bad news for quarterback-needy Denver Broncos
Ramsey blog: Garoppolo's $137.5 million deal is bad news for quarterback-needy Denver Broncos

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo signed a five-season, $127.5 million contract with the 49ers. This is, certainly, good news for Garoppolo. And, just as...

Ramsey blog: Here's why Josh McDaniels, a true Patriot, rejected Colts
Ramsey blog: Here's why Josh McDaniels, a true Patriot, rejected Colts

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Why did Josh McDaniels reject the Indianapolis Colts after agreeing weeks ago to become the head coach of the Colts? Easy answer, really. McDaniels...

David Ramsey: Here's what is needed from Vance Joseph and John Elway for a Broncos turnaround in 2018
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 hugely unpopular...

David Ramsey: Carmelo Anthony returns to New York in basketball free fall
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 Russell...

Rapid Reaction: 3 reasons why Broncos shot down the Jets
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 because it...

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
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
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 fans...

David Ramsey: Fired Mike McCoy wasn't given the tools for success with Broncos
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 2....

Rapid Reaction: Brock Osweiler is a failure as Broncos find way to lose to Bengals
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 Bengals...

Tom Brady spotted at Chapel Hills Mall and more from the Patriots' visit to Colorado Springs
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 Brady in his...

Rapid Reaction: How the Patriots pounded the reeling Broncos
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 teams...

Air Academy wins 4A soccer title with dramatic overtime header by Self
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 left in...

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 abyss. For...

Army coach wanted Air Force star Arion Worthman to play at West Point
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 the...

Ramsey blog: This is Brock Osweiler's final chance to save his NFL career
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 a...

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...

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: @davidlukeramsey