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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.

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Ramsey blog: It's Monster Tajima's birthday

By: David Ramsey

Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima celebrated his 65th birthday Sunday on Pikes Peak.

“I’m still very young,” Tajima said. “I will do this race until I die. I must do this race. And this is most important. I want to...

Colorado Springs Sky Sox manager Rick Sweet changes view of his one-time idol, Pete Rose

By: DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com

As a young man growing up in Longview, Wash., Sky Sox manager Rick Sweet modeled his baseball game after Pete Rose.

He ran to first base on walks, just like Pete. He played with every last speck of his...

Ramsey: Pete Rose lied his way out of Baseball Hall of Fame

By: David Ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com

Pete Rose can keep lying. He has that option. But nobody - well, virtually nobody - will believe him.

He didn't bet his way out of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His lies locked the Hall's doors. He doesn't...

Ramsey: Air Force's Troy Calhoun gripes a lot and wins a lot, too

By: david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com

Troy Calhoun listened as Colorado State coach Mike Bobo talked with excitement about an upcoming $220 million on-campus football stadium.

He listened as Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre bragged about a...

Ramsey: MacIntyre promises better football days ahead for CU

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Some people understand the value of history. And some people don't.

Mike MacIntyre is one of those people who find lessons, and encouragement, from the past. He's the football coach of the Colorado Buffs,...

Ramsey blog: LeBron deserved Finals MVP, but surely you already knew that

By: David Ramsey

       It’s official.

       Jerry West will forevermore remain the only player who lost in the NBA Finals who managed to win the MVP trophy.

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Outstanding save by Rapids' Zac MacMath on Switchbacks' Miguel Gonzalez was key

By: DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com

COMMERCE CITY - Miguel Gonzalez of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks has been "on fire," according to his coach Steve Trittschuh.

Rapids goalie Zac MacMath put out the flames. MacMath's sprawling save was a...

Ramsey: Colorado Springs Switchbacks coach Steve Trittschuh happy with effort vs. Colorado Rapids

COMMERCE CITY - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks tumbled into a big deficit. Trailing 2-0 in a soccer game is similar to being down 28-0 in football. The odds are against you.

The Switchbacks could have...