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: Pete Rose lied his way out of Baseball Hall of Fame

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Pete Rose can keep lying. He has that option. But nobody - well, virtually nobody - will believe him. He didn't bet his way out of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His lies locked the Hall's doors. He doesn't belong in Cooperstown. For years, I've argued otherwise. As Gazette columnist,...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun gripes a lot and wins a lot, too

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Troy Calhoun listened as Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked with excitement about an upcoming $220 million on-campus football stadium. He listened as Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre bragged about a freshly-constructed $156 million football facility that includes a luxurious locker...

  • Ramsey: MacIntyre promises better football days ahead for CU

    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Some people understand the value of history. And some people don't. Mike MacIntyre is one of those people who find lessons, and encouragement, from the past. He's the football coach of the Colorado Buffs, who have stumbled to nine straight losing seasons. It's been close to...

  • Ramsey blog: LeBron deserved Finals MVP, but surely you already knew that

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

           It’s official.        Jerry West will forevermore remain the only player who lost in the NBA Finals who managed to win the MVP trophy.        LeBron James averaged 35.8 points, 13.3...

  • Outstanding save by Rapids' Zac MacMath on Switchbacks' Miguel Gonzalez was key

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    COMMERCE CITY - Miguel Gonzalez of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks has been "on fire," according to his coach Steve Trittschuh. Rapids goalie Zac MacMath put out the flames. MacMath's sprawling save was a key moment in the Rapids' 4-1 win over the Switchbacks in the fourth round of...

  • Ramsey: Colorado Springs Switchbacks coach Steve Trittschuh happy with effort vs. Colorado Rapids

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    COMMERCE CITY - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks tumbled into a big deficit. Trailing 2-0 in a soccer game is similar to being down 28-0 in football. The odds are against you. The Switchbacks could have surrendered in their U.S. Open Cup battle with the Colorado Rapids. They didn't....

  • Friday Faceoff: Who is better: LeBron James or Michael Jordan?

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Gazette columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey debate the question.

  • 52 years after presidential AFA graduation speech: 'We couldn't do what JFK said'

    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    As John F. Kennedy approached Falcon Stadium on June 5, 1963, he was 46 years old, a war hero, a Pulitzer-Prize winning author, the father of two young children and the leader of the free world. That day he would add honorary graduate of the Air Force Academy to his resume. A crowd...

  • Ramsey: Switchbacks coach continues job of selling soccer

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Steve Trittschuh, coach of the Switchbacks, is sensitive about those who question the unquestionable rise of soccer in the United States. "I still keep hearing people say soccer is not a major league sport," he says. He's irked, but you would never know it by his tone. Trittschuh...

  • Ramsey: A-Rod juiced his way out of baseball history

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    When it comes to numbers, Alex Rodriguez keeps passing the legends. In recent weeks, he's eased past Stan Musial, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays and Babe Ruth on all-time hitting lists. But Rodriguez remains stuck, and will always remain stuck, far behind those revered names in the more...

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