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.

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Ramsey blog: Long Thanksgiving for Coloradan who picked Pats to beat Broncos

You may be aware Gazette sports staff members and a few guests pick NFL games each week for our publication. I am currently battling - and this is the correct word - against arch-enemies Paul Klee and Matt Wiley...

David Ramsey's greatest Broncos, No. 6 Champ Bailey

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Champ Bailey made things not happen. When he covered receivers, smart quarterbacks chose not to throw in his direction. When he was on the field, touchdowns tended not to happen. His greatness could be seen in the...

Ramsey blog: Air Force's Fisher DeBerry celebrates forever life of 'obsolete' offense

Navy's football team is soaring. So is Air Force's. Both teams run as little as possible while embracing an offense that would have seemed state-of-the-art in 1927.

Yes, Air Force's Falcons use multiple...

Ramsey: Former Air Force football player Steve Kelly beats tough form of cancer

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Steve Kelly stood in front of a mirror in 2008 a few days after surgeons spent 17 hours removing cancerous sarcoma cells from his left hip. He stood there a long time, balanced on crutches, gazing at a weary, gaunt...

Ramsey blog: Injury opened door for Patriots' Tom Brady, too

As Sept. 23, 2001 dawned, Tom Brady was a little-known, lightly regarded, 24-year-old backup quarterback for the Patriots.

Then, after one of the most brutal and most important hits in football history,...

Ramsey: Northern Colorado on verge of football revival

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

GREELEY - Northern Colorado football coach Earnest Collins Jr. is ambitious. You know the type. All they want is everything.

"I expect great things," Collins said. "I want to get back to the power we were at...

The Gazette's greatest Broncos: No. 7 Rod Smith

By: David Ramsey, The Gazette

Rod Smith worked. That’s the best explanation for his journey from a free agent highly unlikely to earn a Broncos spot to the dominating receiver who collected 849 catches, 11,389 yards, 68 touchdowns and two Super...

Ramsey: Pine Creek's Todd Miller is obsessed with victory. Just ask his wife


Standing in the blazing Illinois sun the morning after her church wedding, Jill Miller started asking questions. She had married a redheaded high school football coach named Todd the night before and it was 8 a.m....