<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> david-ramsey]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/david-ramsey Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:49:20 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Ramsey blog: Peyton Manning delivers comic justice to Kevin Durant]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-peyton-manning-delivers-comic-justice-to-kevin-durant/article/1607033?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-peyton-manning-delivers-comic-justice-to-kevin-durant/article/1607033?custom_click=rss

Kevin Durant took the easy route to placing an NBA title ring on his finger. Instead of continuing in the struggle to topple the NBA’s most dominant franchise, Durant joined forces with that most powerful franchise.

It was a good move for Durant. It was a bad move for NBA fans and for the future of the league. For most of us – for everyone who is not a Warrriors fan - the Durant move wasn’t funny.

Until Wednesday night.

Peyton Manning – of all people – delivered a dose of justice to Durant at the ESPYs.

Peyton Manning, the ESPYs MC, was praising the United States women’s gymnastics team that won gold in Rio when he suddenly turned his fire to Durant.

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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:21:23 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: CU's Mike MacIntyre wants to take Buffs to even greater football heights]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-cus-mike-macintyre-wants-to-take-buffs-to-even-greater-football-heights/article/1606999?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-cus-mike-macintyre-wants-to-take-buffs-to-even-greater-football-heights/article/1606999?custom_click=rss

Mike MacIntyre never stayed on the phone for long.

After resurrecting Colorado’s football program, MacIntyre suddenly found himself a popular call for embattled athletic directors all over our United States.

“I stopped them right on the first call and said this is what we want to do,” MacIntyre said of his frequent conversations with athletic directors.

What MacIntyre wanted to do is stay at CU.  

He could have departed. He could have collected even more than the $16.25 million he will earn over the next five seasons at CU.

MacIntyre, 52, enjoyed and endured two decades of football wandering, coaching eight teams. He says he’s done wandering.

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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:01:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: What's next for former Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony?]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-whats-next-for-former-denver-nuggets-star-carmelo-anthony/article/1606859?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-whats-next-for-former-denver-nuggets-star-carmelo-anthony/article/1606859?custom_click=rss

Coach Jim Boeheim has been on the bench during the brightest moments of Carmelo Anthony’s career. Boeheim watched Melo lead Syracuse University to a National Title. Boeheim watched Melo carry a big load as the United States rolled to Olympic gold medals.

Boeheim believes the highly talented, and just highly embattled, Carmelo can deliver at least one more bright moment.

Anthony is currently rumored to be headed to the Rockets, where he would have to find a way to share the ball with James Harden and Chris Paul. Anthony is probably done with the dysfunctional Knicks, and he almost certainly requires playing with a Finals team to avoid being seen in basketball history as an NBA underachiever.

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:29:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Gold medalist Kyle Snyder unsure about leaping from wrestling to MMA]]> http://gazette.com/gold-medalist-kyle-snyder-unsure-about-leaping-from-wrestling-to-mma/article/1606916?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gold-medalist-kyle-snyder-unsure-about-leaping-from-wrestling-to-mma/article/1606916?custom_click=rss

Kyle Snyder, an Olympic gold medalist in wrestling, watched UFC 203 in September in Cleveland. At the time, he sounded as if he planned to compete in Mixed Martial Arts and traditional wrestling.

“I want to do both at the same time,” Snyder said.

This month, Snyder sounded less sure about a future in MMA.

Is he planning to compete in the UFC?

“Yeah, possibly, but not for a while,” he said. “I want to just wrestle for a while, become the best wrestler I can be, but if could do both, that would be pretty cool because nobody’s ever done that before, but it would be pretty difficult.”

Snyder is a 2014 Coronado High School graduate who drew inspiration from Henry

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Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:54:41 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Coronado grad Kyle Snyder prepares to tangle with 'The Russian Tank']]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-coronado-grad-kyle-snyder-prepares-to-tangle-with-the-russian-tank/article/1606744?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-coronado-grad-kyle-snyder-prepares-to-tangle-with-the-russian-tank/article/1606744?custom_click=rss

Everyone, Kyle Snyder says, is surprised by the heft of his gold medal.

Visitors to his apartment in Columbus, Ohio, want to see the gold he won as a wrestler at the Rio Olympics, and Snyder never says no. He heads to top of his dresser, where he keeps his gold medal. It’s not in some security deposit box. It’s on display in his bedroom.

When you visit Snyder’s place, you get a chance to wear the medal around your neck.

 “Everyone says it’s heavier than they would think it would be,” Snyder says as he takes a break from a workout at the Olympic Training Center, where he’s preparing for the August 1-7 World Championships in Finland.

He brings the medal along for

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Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:05:12 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Does baseball, struggling for young TV viewers, need a clock to quicken pace?]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-does-baseball-struggling-for-young-tv-viewers-need-a-clock-to-quicken-pace/article/1606676?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-does-baseball-struggling-for-young-tv-viewers-need-a-clock-to-quicken-pace/article/1606676?custom_click=rss

DENVER - Major League Baseball has a problem. As American life becomes less leisurely, the pace of MLB games is becoming more leisurely.

Is using a clock to speed up the games the solution to what ails baseball?

In 1970, when baseball still ruled America, the average length of a game remained under two hours and 30 minutes. Pitchers declined to walk around the mound or stare down batters or adjust their hats. Pitchers threw pitches, often within 10 seconds of touching the ball.

In 2017, when football rules America, the average length of a baseball game has risen to an all-time high of three hours and five minutes, which includes walk-up music and stepping out of the box and long breaks between half innings for TV

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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 22:53:22 -0600