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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.

Switchbacks Conor Doyle and OKC Energy Timo Pitter (left to right) fight for the ball during a game at Switchbacks Stadium on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The Switchbacks won the game 2-0. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, right, meets with Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun, left, after an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Annapolis, Md. Navy won 28-10. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Tim Tebow signs autographs, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback practiced at the New York Mets' complex during his second workout as part of their instructional league team. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Utah State's Ron'Quavion Tarver gets tackled by Air Force's Weston Steelhammer during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal via AP)
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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
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Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) kneels during the National Anthem before the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Pine Creek players and fans celebrate after Friday's victory over Vista Ridge. Photo by Pine Creek High School via Twitter.
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Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Broncos defensive linebacker Von Miller, bottom, and defensive end Derek Wolfe sack Colts quarterback Andrew Luck forcing a fourth down Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, during the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib returns an interception 46 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Broncos 34-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette