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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.

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun gets heated with an official after a catch by CSU near the sideline in the third quarter of a game at Hughes Stadium on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Air Force lost to CSU 38-23. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun gets heated with an official after a catch by CSU near the sideline in the third quarter of a game at Hughes Stadium on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Air Force lost to CSU 38-23. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
APTOPIX Cowboys Broncos Football
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Cowboys Broncos Football
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) runs back an interception against the Dallas Cowboys for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Cowboys Broncos Football
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is stopped by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48), defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
BRONCOS FOOTBALL
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) is run out of bounds during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Lewis-Palmer (7) vs. Palmer Ridge (35)
Bears Running Back, Brad Nam, (34) finds a way around the Lewis-Palmer defense in Palmer Ridge’s 35-7 victory over the the Rangers at Don Breese Stadium Friday September 15, 2017. Photo by Jeff Kearney.
Air Force Michigan Football
Air Force running back Cody Getz (28) celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game with Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
St. Mary’s head coach Archie Malloy runs his team through a drill during practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Grace Center.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
St. Mary’s head coach Archie Malloy runs his team through a drill during practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Grace Center. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos Chargers
Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler (16) celebrates the first touchdown for the Broncos during the first quarter of game between the Broncos and the Chargers on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)