David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

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.
  • Ramsey: Boston taxpayers revolt against Olympic tyranny


    Blame Vladimir Putin. The citizens of greater Boston revolted against the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. They revolted because of costly Olympic disasters of the 21st century. The 2004 Athens Games helped launch Greece toward national insolvency. The 2008 Beijing Games cost $44...

  • Ramsey blog: Former Air Force star Antoine Hood chases highly unlikely NBA dream

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Former Air Force star Antoine Hood is clinging to his highly unlikely - highly, highly unlikely - quest to play in the NBA. Here's the story from The New York Post: http://nypost.

  • Ramsey: Wes Welker should retire to protect his damaged brain

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    In America, we're free to do what we want, as long as it's legal. Doesn't matter if we're foolish. Doesn't matter if we're self-destructive. › This freedom means the Kroenkes can pay Danilo Gallinari, aka Mr. Mediocre, $17 million a season to play for their Denver Nuggets. That's...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Pilipovich must read teen minds, and that's not easy

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Kamryn Williams nearly abandoned the Air Force Academy. He's glad he remained. He arrived at the academy in 2011 as a basketball-first teen. He helped lead Sierra to consecutive state 4A titles, largely because of his laser-like focus on the game. He was forced to widen his view...

  • Ramsey blog: Jurgen Klinsmann deserves to remain US soccer's head man

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    I'm not a Jurgen Klinsmann fan. He dismissed Landon Donovan from the U.S. team competing in the 2014 World Cup for mostly personal reasons. Donovan would have been a highly effective and dangerous sub. Klinsmann waved goodbye anyway. So it's tempting for me to call for Klinsmann's...

  • Ramsey: Sky Sox liberated from Rockies, but not liberated from losing

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Manager Rick Sweet arrived at Security Service Field at 7:30 Wednesday morning. He had endured a tough loss to the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday night. He didn't want to endure another defeat. He worked on a video of Tuesday's mistakes to show his players. Sweet is a baseball lifer, a...

  • Ramsey blog: Nuggets overpaying Gallinari, big time

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    What happens to an NBA forward who struggles to rebound, partially because of effort, and shoots below 42 percent and plays for a losing team? Answer: He gets a $34 million, two-season contract extension. The Nuggets believe Danilo Gallinari can be key piece of the franchise's...

  • Ramsey: Mike Gould welcomes renewal of Air Force-CU football series

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    For those who believe time has somehow stood still, Air Force's football trip to Boulder in 2020 will deliver disappointment. The Falcons will play the Buffs, and the game will be...like other games. CU students will conduct themselves...like students at Michigan, Oklahoma and...

  • Ramsey: Clutch defense allows Switchbacks to salvage tie with Seattle Sounders 2

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    A disappointing second half was about to become even more disappointing for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Oalex Anderson, a forward for Seattle Sounders 2, had burst into the open. He had an open path to the goal. The Switchbacks were in serious trouble. Rony Argueta rescued...

  • Ramsey blog: Stabler was the anti-Peyton Manning (He said so)

    Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Kenny Stabler, who died earlier this month, was a superlative quarterback at the height of his career.  He completed 66.7 percent of his passes in 1976, which might not sound that dazzling until you consider the NFL average that season was 52.7. (Defenses are currently...

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