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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.

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 on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bird has lost his left leg as he is fighting a rare form of bone cancer called Chondrosarcoma. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Honorary captain Carson Bird, Air Force's 2007 All-American defensive back, right, is greeted by Georgia State safety Bryan Williams and Air Force defensive back Weston Steelhammer after the coin toss Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, before the game at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bird has lost his left leg as he is fighting a rare form of bone cancer called Chondrosarcoma.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Honorary captain Carson Bird, Air Force's 2007 All-American defensive back, right, is greeted by Georgia State safety Bryan Williams and Air Force defensive back Weston Steelhammer after the coin toss Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, before the game at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bird has lost his left leg as he is fighting a rare form of bone cancer called Chondrosarcoma. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Chiefs defensive line Rakeem Nunez-Roches tackles Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian during the Broncos and Chiefs football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 in Denver, Colo. The Chiefs won 30-27. (Stacie Scott/The Gazette via AP)
Air Force Falcons quarterback Arion Worthman (2) rushes with the ball against the Army Black Knights during the first half at Michie Stadium. Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
Elway Senior Open Golf
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway jokes with reporters after he was introduced as the honorary chairman of the 39th U.S. Senior Open, which will be held at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference at one of the retired football player's steakhouses on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Denver. The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will run from June 28 through July 1 on the Broadmoor's East Course. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Discovery Canyon outside linebacker Josh Tomjack tackles Fort Morgan tight end Trey Mcbride during the Discovery Canyon and Fort Morgan football game at Legion Field on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Pine Creek quarterback Brock Domann rolls out during practice at the school Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in preparation for Friday's game against Fountain-Fort Carson. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Troy Calhoun - The Air Force Academy Falcons hosted Hawaii Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Falcon Stadium. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Elway Senior Open Golf
Russ Miller, left, director of golf at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., looks on after giving a seven iron and a putter to Denver Broncos general manager John Elway after he was introduced as the honorary chairman of the 39th U.S. Senior Open, which will be held at the Broadmoor, during a news conference at one of the retired football player's steakhouses on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Denver. The 2018 U.S. Senior Open will run from June 28 through July 1 on the Broadmoor's East Course. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)