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: Coaching great Dan McKiernan wandered into a perilous realm

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Dan McKiernan was born in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's third term. He's an old guy who enjoys the invigorating challenge of teaching the young how to properly play basketball, a game he adores.

McKiernan, 75,...

Ramsey blog: Sports Illustrated's Broncos-Patriots prediction was just a little off

Sports Illustrated made a bold prediction for Sunday's AFC Title clash between the Broncos and Patriots.

The Patriots had been depleted by injuries when the Broncos won the previous meeting this season,...

Colorado Springs coaching legend McKiernan resigns over racially 'insensitive' remarks

By: David Ramsey

Dan McKiernan, one of the Pikes Peak Region's best-known coaches, resigned Friday as assistant boys' basketball coach at Rampart High School.

McKiernan, reached at his Colorado Springs home Sunday night,...

Ramsey: Palmer's Reggie Jackson still learning his role of NBA point guard

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

DENVER - As a senior at Palmer High, Reggie Jackson arose at 4:15 a.m. and headed to the downtown YMCA for an hour of weight lifting followed by 500 jump shots at the school gym followed by a day of class followed...

Ramsey: Aqib Talib's clutch play ends yet another Broncos melodrama

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

DENVER - In the instant before the biggest snap of his football life, Aqib Talib examined the eyes of Tom Brady.

He watched as Brady scanned the field before a two-point conversion. Stop the conversion, and...

Rob Gronkowski almost rescues his Patriots


DENVER - Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski battled cramps in his legs and the tight coverage of a wide variety of Bronco defenders. He nearly won the battle.

Gronkowski delivered two superlative catches in...

Ramsey: Do real fans boo the Broncos?

By: David Ramsey


Terry Elliott struggled to believe his ears. He was watching the Denver Broncos, a team he's loved since 1962, as they bumbled in the second half Sunday against the Steelers.

He heard Bronco...

Ramsey blog: Why has Bronco playoff dominance waned at new stadium?

The Broncos devoured playoff opponents at the old Mile High Stadium, winning 11 of 13 games.

The devouring has often gone in the other direction at Invesco/Sports Authority, where the Broncos have won five...