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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.

49ers Falcons Football
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan walks on the turf before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Broncos Bengals
Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler takes control before a play during a game against the Bengals at Sports Authority at Mile High Stadium on Monday, December 28, 2015. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Knicks Nuggets Basketball
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, greets Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, of Italy, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Denver. Gallinari was one of the players sent to the Nuggets by the Knicks when they traded for Anthony. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Air Force forward Hayden Graham breaks down court after a steal against San Jose State during the second half at Clune Arena at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. San Jose State won 89-85. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos Joseph Football
Vance Joseph responds to questions after he was introduced as the new head coach of the Denver Broncos NFL football team during a news conference at the team's headquarters Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP
Colorado coach Gary Barnett responds to a question during a Big 12 news conference in Houston, Friday, Dec. 2, 2005. Colorado and Texas meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Big-12 football championship. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
Broncos Coach Joseph Football
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph responds to a question during a news conference, in Davie, Fla. A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway's pick this time around. "It's official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!" Elway tweeted early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1987, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway prepares to send the ball down field en route to a 23-20 overtime victory in the AFC Championship game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat, and have come up with plenty of excruciating ways to come up short. (AP Photo/File)