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.

More Articles by: David Ramsey

Ramsey: Rob Royer, proud alum, revives Rampart's soaring football team


On weekday mornings this summer, early morning motorists cruising to work could see a crowd of sleepy, diligent football players.

At the corner of Union and Lexington, 60 to 80 teens gathered in their quest...

Ramsey: Miguel Gonzalez helps Colorado Springs Switchbacks roar to surprising debut season

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Miguel Gonzalez, an ambitious and dangerous striker, doesn't want to remain in Colorado Springs. He doesn't want to continue playing soccer for the Switchbacks.

He wants more.

And that's fine with...

Ramsey: Denver Nuggets could shock basketball world, win 35 games. Here's how:

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

First, the good news.

The 2015-2016 Denver Nuggets are not destined to become the NBA's worst team. The 76ers, Lakers and Trail Blazers will engage in a spirited battle to rule the basement.

And this...

Ramsey blog: Broncos 3-0 against three not-very-good teams

By: David Ramsey

The Broncos are 3-0, which has inspired an avalance of expectation and celebration on The Front Range, and beyond.

But let's look at those three wins.

The Broncos barely beat the Ravens, who nearly...

Ramsey: Goose Gossage remembers his friend, Yogi Berra

By: david ramseY The Gazette

The first time Goose Gossage drove to Yogi Berra's home in New Jersey, he needed directions. If you've ever driven in New Jersey, you know why. Arriving at any Jersey destination is approximately as easy as...

Ramsey: Orange Crush 2.0? Not so fast, say leaders of 1977 Broncos

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Oh, those angry marauders of yesteryear. They dressed in bright orange as they rampaged across America. They pulverized helpless quarterbacks and frightened children. Well, they frightened children everywhere...

Ramsey blog: Fun facts about Orange Crush and Broncos defensive history

1. The Broncos allowed 10.6 points per game during The Orange Crush season, 1977. That was only good for third in NFL rankings. The Atlanta Falcons allowed 9.2 points per game ... and finished 7-7. In a thriller,...

When drafted by Denver Broncos, Randy Gradishar didn't know dad was born in Pueblo

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette


On NFL draft day 1974, the Denver Broncos selected Ohio State linebacker Randy Gradishar as the 14th pick of the first round.

"It was an exciting, fun thing for me," Gradishar says....