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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.

Air Force forward Jacob Burtschi makes a pass around North Carolina forward David Noel (34) during a first-round game of the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 2004 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo courtesy of the Denver Post)
Air Force head coach Frank Serratore talks to Falcon right wing Cole Gunner after he came off the ice against American International College during the first period Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Cadet Fieldhouse Ice Arena on the Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force head coach Frank Serratore talks to Falcon right wing Cole Gunner after he came off the ice against American International College during the first period Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Cadet Fieldhouse Ice Arena on the Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lewis-Palmer's Billy Cook fights to keep the ball in bounds during the fourth quarter of the state semifinals. Lewis-Palmer advanced to the finals of the 4A Colorado Basketball State Championships at the Denver Coliseum on Friday, March 10, 2017. They defeated Pueblo South 58-45. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
Browns Texans Trade Football
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler (17) throws against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston. The Texans traded Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, March 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
Missouri Florida Basketball
Florida guard Canyon Barry (24) goes old school with his underhand free throws during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Florida won 93-54. (AP Photo/Ron Irby)
Colorado College head coach Mike Haviland, back, talks to his players during a time out after giving up two early goals to Denver in the first period of an NCAA college hockey game in Denver on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Carson Bird, Air Force's 2007 All-American defensive back, kisses his wife Brittany Bird before flipping the coin toss as the Falcons honorary captain Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, before the game against Georgia State at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bird has lost his left leg as he is fighting a rare form of bone cancer called Chondrosarcoma. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lewis-Palmer sophomore Joel Scott (5) takes a shot against Sierra senior Dondre Savage (30) and junior Derrian Reed (11) in the third quarter. The Lewis-Palmer Rangers hosted the Sierra Stallions in the third round of 4A boys state basketball playoffs on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Lewis-Palmer High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing