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.

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Ramsey blog: Esteemed official's grandma offered warning to future wife

Greg Burks was inducted Tuesday night into the Colorado Springs Hall of Fame for his highly successful career as an official.

In his speech, he told a story about a warning his grandmother offered to his...

Ramsey: Gallinari signing shows the Nuggets are not going in the tank


In the offseason the Denver Nuggets made a mildly positive move. For most franchises, a slight step in the right direction is the norm. It's expected. No big deal. The norm.

The Nuggets extended 6-foot-10...

David Ramsey's greatest Broncos of all-time No. 11 Gary Zimmerman


GARY Zimmerman offensive tackle 1993-97

Want to create the impression that you're a football expert? (Even if you are not.) Imagine this: A group of friends is talking about the 1997 Broncos Super Bowl team...

David Ramsey's Greatest Broncos: No. 13, Tom Jackson

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Tom Jackson enjoyed football. He enjoyed talking, too. (video at

"You could never shut him up," says linebacker Randy Gradishar, who played alongside Jackson for 10 seasons. "He was the...

David Ramsey's Greatest Broncos: No. 15 all-time Bronco - Billy Thompson 1969-1981

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Billy Thompson arrived in Colorado when the Broncos resided near the bottom - maybe at the bottom - of the NFL.

He was part of a charge that carried the Broncos from the bottom to near the top.


David Ramsey's all-time greatest Denver Broncos: No. 14, Rich "Tombstone" Jackson

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Oh, what might have been. For three seasons (1968-70), Rich Jackson was as maliciously effective as any defender to ever play for the Broncos. These were the days when head slaps were legal, and Jackson gleefully...

Counting down the 16 greatest Broncos: No. 16 Peyton Manning


When Peyton Manning arrived in Colorado in 2012, the Broncos were in tatters. The franchise had fallen on hard times, without a winning season since 2006. The team had a 35-45 record in the past five seasons.


Ramsey: Colorado Springs ultra-athlete Michelle Blessing enjoyed extreme exercise from the start

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Michelle Blessing was in seventh grade at North Junior High when she joined with her friends on a quest for strenuous self-improvement. The girls believed they suffered from "jiggly legs" and decided group running...