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: 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...

Friday Faceoff: Who is better: LeBron James or Michael Jordan?

By: Paul Klee and David Ramsey, The Gazette

Gazette columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey debate the question.

52 years after presidential AFA graduation speech: 'We couldn't do what JFK said'


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...

Ramsey: Switchbacks coach continues job of selling soccer

By: David ramsey

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,"...

Ramsey: A-Rod juiced his way out of baseball history

By: david ramsey

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,...

Pirates draft Bret Helton, former Cheyenne Mountain star

By: David Ramsey

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...

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

By: David Ramsey

     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.


Ramsey: Switchbacks already can claim a loyal soccer following

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

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,...