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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Gazette's No. 2 all-time Bronco: Randy Gradishar

By: DAVID RAMSEY the Gazette

Randy Gradishar is a polite and friendly Midwesterner who talks in a calm, quiet voice. He's offended by trash talking on the football field, which means he often was offended by Broncos teammates Tom Jackson and...

Top 10 players in NBA history

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

1. MICHAEL JORDAN: You can argue this choice, but it would be silly. Jordan played in six NBA Finals. And won them all. He never quit growing as a player. He started his career as the ultimate sky-walker. He ended...

Ramsey blog: Mark Jackson compliments Steph Curry, and all hell breaks loose

Mark Jackson offered a wise basketball quote on Friday. He was talking about Steph Curry, the NBA's reigning MVP. Curry, like a lot of basketball greats, plays the game differently than anybody else should play it....

Ramsey: Colorado Springs doctor works to ease football's concussion crisis


First, let's get this straight: Chris Williams is a football fan.

He played the game as a high school lineman in Oklahoma. He constantly watches games with his wife, Diane, by his side.


Ramsey blog: Gazette reader suggests removing facemasks to make football safer

By: David Ramsey, The Gazette

Here's a letter from a Gazette reader in response to Wednesday's column about improving football safety.   Dave,   I have a simple solution to football head trauma.  I know my suggestion will never come...

Ramsey blog: Rest of Mountain West joins Air Force in attendance crisis

By: David Ramsey

Air Force struggled this season to convince football fans in Colorado Springs to make the trip to Falcon Stadium. The team averaged only 26,026 fans. Yes, late starts and bad weather played a role in the attendance...

Ramsey blog: Osweiler's biggest shortcoming for Denver Broncos

Brock Osweiler's biggest shortcoming on Sunday against the Steelers?

He did not hang on to the ball long enough for receivers to break open. In the second half, Osweiler looked nervous in the pocket, even on...

All-time greatest Broncos by The Gazette's David Ramsey: No. 3 Shannon Sharpe

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Shannon Sharpe arrived in Colorado with a strong belief anything was possible for his football future.

But even Sharpe, never accused of lacking confidence, could not have seen what was ahead. He had been...