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David Ramsey

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David Ramsey has written sports columns for The Gazette for 10 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 nine times in the national Asssociated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest, including two first-place finishes. He's covered the Athens, Beijing and London 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.

Academies Option A Football
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, file photo, Air Force head coach Fisher DeBerry, argues with an unidentified referee in the third quarter of a game against California in an NCAA college football game at Air Force Academy, Colo. The triple option has been part of the DNA for Air Force, Navy and Army for decades because it levels the playing field. It's hard to defend and doesn't require big offensive linemen. At its core, the system is centered on a quarterback with plenty of moxie and a fullback with a nose for getting through a tiny crease. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
San Diego St Arizona St Football
San Diego State's Rashaad Penny (20) runs with the ball as Arizona State's J'Marcus Rhodes, left, and Alani Latu, right, move in to make the tackle as San Diego State's David Wells (88) tries to block Rhodes during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
CYCLING TOUR DE FRANCE
Overall leader Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas, waves from the podium after winning the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a 50 kilometer (31 miles) individual time trial between Regnie-Durette, central France, and Macon, Burgundy, Saturday July 27, 2002. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
N.A.A.K. player Arike Ogunbowale drives past Bye Felicia player Kristen McCarthy during the semifinals of the USA Basketball 3v3 tournament at the Olympic Training Center, on Sunday, April 22, 2018. N.A.A.K. lost to Bye Felicia 21-19.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
N.A.A.K. player Arike Ogunbowale drives past Bye Felicia player Kristen McCarthy during the semifinals of the USA Basketball 3v3 tournament at the Olympic Training Center, on Sunday, April 22, 2018. N.A.A.K. lost to Bye Felicia 21-19. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
PREP SOCCER
Palmer Ridge senior Emily Nguyen (18) heads the ball past Lewis-Palmer senior Rilee Britton (3) in the first half. The Lewis-Palmer Rangers hosted the Palmer Ridge Bears to a 1-1 draw in double overtime in girls' soccer on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Don Breese Stadium. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) breaks through  the Dallas defense for his second touchdown during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) breaks through the Dallas defense for his second touchdown during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
NFL This Week Football
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Denver. In what could be a bounce-back season, Denver swept its first two home games, including a romp past Dallas. They head to Buffalo on Sunday, not the toughest place to play, especially in September, but an away game nonetheless. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
United State's Kyle Dake, left, takes India's Sachin Giri to the mat during their 79 kg match in the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Prep Baseball: Rampart (2) Pine Creek (5)
Eagles Pitcher, Parker Gregory (10), gets ready to launch the ball towards home plate during Pine Creeks 5-2 win over Rampart Tuesday April 10, 2018. Photo by Jeff Kearney.