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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.

The Air Force football team lines the stairs of the Cadet Chapel as mourners enter Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, before a memorial for former Air Force football star Carson Bird at the Cadet Chapel on Air Force Academy. Bird died Nov. 26, 2016, from a rare form of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma at the age of 31. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
AFA's Carson Bird runs drills during football practice at the Air Force Academy Tuesday, August 28, 2007. Mark Reis photo
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. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Troy Calhoun - The Air Force Academy Falcons defeated Boise State 27-20 Friday, November 25, 2016 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Troy Calhoun - The Air Force Academy Falcons defeated Boise State 27-20 Friday, November 25, 2016 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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AFA defensive back Weston Steelhammer, right, and the Air Force defense celebrates stopping Boise State at the goal line on fourth down in the fourth quarter of AFA's 27-20 win Friday, November 25, 2016 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Denver Broncos fans watch the first half of an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Denver Broncos in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker, left, celebrates his 6-yard touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars with teammate running back Kapri Bibbs during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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The Broncos and Chiefs football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette