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.
  • 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...

  • Pirates draft Bret Helton, former Cheyenne Mountain star

    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Former Cheyenne Mountain star Bret Helton has agreed to a contract with the Pirates. He was drafted by Pittsburgh Won ednesday in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft. Helton, a right-handed pitcher, followed the draft with his family at their home in south Colorado...

  • Ramsey blog: LeBron's climbing fast on NBA's all-time list

    Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

         The NBA’s all-time top five seemed set forevermore. Michael Jordan is the greatest NBA player ever, followed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain.      You can argue about Jordan being No. 1, but it’s a...

  • Ramsey: Switchbacks already can claim a loyal soccer following

    Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    The rain and snow and mud and chill of our bizarre late spring delivered a blessing to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. They have already attracted, in this infant stage of their existence, a stubborn, devoted fan base. Scary weather struck again Saturday night at Sand Creek...

  • Ramsey: Rick Barry says Warriors will conquer Cavs in 5 games

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    A long time ago, Rick Barry carried the Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship. In one of basketball history's most dazzling performances, Barry led his teammates to a sweep over the heavily favored Washington Bullets in the 1975 Finals. For the past 40 seasons, the Warriors...

  • Rick Barry opposes easing the pain of poor NBA free-throw shooters

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Should the NBA change rules to discourage Hack-a-Whomever? (Sometimes known as Hack-a-Shaq, or Hack-a-DeAndre Jordan, or Hack-a-Dwight Howard.) No, says Rick Barry, one of the NBA's all-time great free-throw shooters. "It's embarrassing," Barry says. "It's just pathetic that somebody...

  • Ramsey: Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and making 'the uncomfortable the norm'

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Bruce Jenner stood before a packed crowd at CSU-Pueblo's convocation in 2011. "Being in this arena, the arena of life, is about raising the bar, making the uncomfortable the norm," Jenner said. On Monday, Jenner announced he wants to be known as Caitlyn. And I'll honor the request....

  • Ramsey: Rick Barry remembers Warriors last march to NBA Finals

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Rick Barry is relaxing in the sunshine, watching cars whiz by on South 8th Street, enjoying takeout Chinese food and talking about the last time the Warriors played for the NBA title. "Don't ever tell me what I can and cannot do," Barry says Thursday afternoon between bites of moo goo...

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