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  • Ramsey: Air Force basic training provides equal suffering for all

    The first sign this morning would be different than most mornings arrived at 7:13 a.m. While driving through back roads of the Air Force Academy, I looked into the distance and saw a couple dozen young women and men wearing combat fatigues. "Look," someone in the car shouted, "they're carrying each other!" Yes, they were. And not piggyback....

  • Ramsey: Broncos defense will be much better with Miller, Ware

    ENGLEWOOD - The apocalypse, otherwise known as the Broncos Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks, altered minds all across The Front Range. Extreme disappointment can do that to a brain. One of those altered minds belongs to John Elway. "We've got a chance to be pretty good on defense," Elway said with uncharacteristic modesty. He's clearly still...

  • Ramsey: Elway will carry Bowlen's spirit into Broncos future

    ENGLEWOOD - John Elway, the man most responsible for the Broncos' past six trips to the Super Bowl, struggled to speak. He was paying tribute to his mentor, Pat Bowlen, and he had so much to say. But the words wouldn't come. "Ah," Elway said, his eyes glistening. "Ah." The quarterback who courageously defied marauding NFL linebackers was...

  • John Elway wants Pat Bowlen to join him in Hall of Fame

    John Elway wants Pat Bowlen to join him as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Absolutely," Elway said Wednesday as he talked with three dozen members of the media. "I mean I'd love (Bowlen's bust] to be right next to mine." There are 12 owners who have busts at the Hall of Fame, located in Canton, Ohio. Bowlen boasts six trips to...

  • Ramsey: Air Force football offers reason to believe and doubt

    A Falcons football fan was walking along the Santa Fe Trail on a glorious July morning. She was moving fast while wearing a T shirt that proclaimed "Air Force Thunder." Yes, many Air Force football seasons have been filled with been filled with entertaining thunder. The Falcons won nine games as recently as 2010. Last season will be...

  • Ramsey: Colorado Springs senior, Bob Coutts, sprints happily through life

    Bob Coutts, a babyish 85, has dived into one of those active, healthy lifestyles. Dived in deluxe, you might say. He plays or practices golf five times, lifts weights three times, stretches for an hour two times and sprints one time a week. He takes 24 different vitamins and minerals. He consumes a diet rich in chicken, turkey, fruits and...

  • Ramsey: Homeward-bound LeBron no longer our Goliath

    LeBron James took a giant step in a surprising direction. Our modern Goliath became lovable. By announcing his return to Cleveland, which never will be known as the Paris of America, James escaped his past as one of America's most-reviled athletes. He escaped his image as a distant, too-cool-to-care, manipulative superstar. He revealed...

  • Ramsey: Gold medalist Billy Mills opposes racist Redskins moniker

    After writing about the need for Washington’s NFL franchise to drop its racist nickname, I heard from dozens of readers who said they had never met a Native American who opposed the Redskins moniker. Meet Billy Mills, who delivered an inspiring, shocking upset in the 1964 Olympic marathon, sprinting from behind in the final stretch to seize...

  • Ramsey: Everyone - well, almost everyone - loves U.S. soccer

    For several million of us, this ride by the U.S. soccer team has delivered surprising, baffling, uplifting and, best of all, unifying thrills. These are weird, happy times for soccer fans. For decades, our sport was considered a vile invading force from foreign shores. Sort of like the metric system. And now, all of a sudden, soccer is...

  • What a great idea: The Luis Saurez - the bite king - bottle opener

    A Chinese company has a fantastic idea. The company is selling Luis Suarez bottle openers. Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere outside Canon City, you know the Uruguay star was busted for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini last week. This inspired FIFA to suspend him for four-and-a-half months. This was the third time Suarez...

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