When Matt McShane began his task of resurrecting Air Force's volleyball program in 2010, he looked through a thick haze of defeat and saw victories beckoning from just around the bend. He, and he alone, enjoyed this view of the future. The Falcons had lost 66 straight Mountain West matches, a streak stretching to 2003. Little in life is...
Fisher DeBerry called his former quarterback and forever friend Troy Calhoun in January 2007 to make a final handoff. The Big Fish of Air Force football was preparing to leave Colorado Springs after 27 seasons of coaching the Falcons. Calhoun had just moved into DeBerry's corner office. "We're going to the beach, Troy," DeBerry said in his...
Here's my strong suggestion for Air Force's basketball team. I'd like to shout this message from a mountaintop, but will type it instead:
Look at the scoreboard.
The Falcons have endured a storm of misfortune. Kamryn Williams, the team's best rebounder and spiritual leader, is done with torn Achilles tendon. Max Yon, the team's leading...
John Elway's and Gary Kubiak's friendship brought them together as prime leaders of the Broncos, but friendship alone will fail to keep their business association alive.
Winning is required. Losing could doom the future fun of two buddies working side by side.
The men have known each other for nearly 32 years. They helped carry the Broncos...
Tom Brady wants us to know an important truth about the scandal surrounding the New England Patriots and their deflated footballs.
"We're going to be fine. This isn't ISIS," Brady said. "You know, no one's dying."
Um, we already knew that, Tom.
One thing you can always count on when it comes to the Patriots:
Josh McDaniels was offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots in 2007 when the team was busted for taking video of the signals of New York Jets defensive coaches.
McDaniels was head coach of hte Denver Broncos when the franchise was fined by the NFL for taking video of the 49ers pregame preparation.
And, now, McDaniels is again...
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson sat at a podium and talked confidently about "winning the right way."
This was a jarring statement.
Johnson, the 19th superintendent of the Air Force Academy, was sitting at center court of the basketball arena where the Falcons have been losing.
Losing the right way, for sure, but still losing.
ENGLEWOOD - Gary Kubiak had hopes. He wanted to start at quarterback for the Broncos.
Then, on an afternoon in 1983, he threw footballs alongside John Elway, his fellow rookie. The Broncos had fled bad weather to practice at the Air Force Academy.
"I had to throw next to him for a day," Kubiak said. "I called home and said, 'I have no...
ENGLEWOOD - Less than 15 months ago, Gary Kubiak collapsed on an NFL field and his days as head coach of the Houston Texans soon ended.
On Tuesday, he was introduced as Broncos head coach.
He answered several questions about his health.
He said he's ready for the long hours and extreme pressure of the job ahead. He said he welcomes the...
Former Broncos coach John Fox was introduced Monday as head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Fox soon will face the biggest challenge of his coaching career.
He gets to try to figure out the enigma known as Jay Cutler, another former Bronco.
Fox wisely declined to fully endorse Cutler.
He did say he has spoken to Cutler.