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: Orange Crush 2.0? Not so fast, say leaders of 1977 Broncos

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Oh, those angry marauders of yesteryear. They dressed in bright orange as they rampaged across America. They pulverized helpless quarterbacks and frightened children. Well, they frightened children everywhere...

Ramsey blog: Fun facts about Orange Crush and Broncos defensive history

1. The Broncos allowed 10.6 points per game during The Orange Crush season, 1977. That was only good for third in NFL rankings. The Atlanta Falcons allowed 9.2 points per game ... and finished 7-7. In a thriller,...

When drafted by Denver Broncos, Randy Gradishar didn't know dad was born in Pueblo

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette


On NFL draft day 1974, the Denver Broncos selected Ohio State linebacker Randy Gradishar as the 14th pick of the first round.

"It was an exciting, fun thing for me," Gradishar says....

Ramsey blog: Let's be realistic - Air Force got hammered by Michigan State

Air Force's football team has delivered a small collection of noble road performances during the Troy Calhoun era. The Falcons came achingly close to upsetting Oklahoma in 2010 and Michigan in 2012. In both games,...

Charles Eloundou's exciting days end for Colorado Springs Switchbacks


Charles Eloundou's brief, exciting time with Colorado Springs has ended.

The Colorado Rapids loaned Eloundou to the Switchbacks Aug. 28. In four games with the Switchbacks, he collected two goals and an...

Sluggish offense dooms Colorado Springs Switchbacks to 1-0 loss to Galaxy II


As LA Galaxy II forward Ariel Lassiter took a long, unhappy walk to his locker room, the packed crowd at Sand Creek Stadium was standing and shouting. Fans were expecting big things from their Colorado Springs...

The Classical Academy's defense silences potent Discovery Canyon offense


Discovery Canyon and The Classical Academy are close. You can walk from one campus to the other in 30 minutes, tops.

This season, Discovery Canyon's and TCA's football teams aren't close. TCA dominated this...

Ramsey blog: Prediction - Michigan State 31, Air Force 21

By: David Ramsey, The Gazette

Let's get this straight:

Air Force has won 12 of its last 15 games. In the last year, Air Force has defeated Boise State and Colorado State. Air Force boasts one of the nation's leading rushing...