David Ramsey  
Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey offers opinions, views and thoughts on the world of sports

Ramsey: Peyton Manning sheds light on his true character

Aug 24, 2014

Peyton Manning has sold himself to America as gentle, polite,kind,...

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Ramsey: Matt Carpenter has new routine for Pikes Peak Marathon

Aug 18, 2014

Matt Carpenter won the Pikes Peak Marathon 12 times and the Ascent six...

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No team on Air Force football schedule makes preseason top 25

Aug 1, 2014

We’re going to hear, as we always do, about the toughness of Air...

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Fisher DeBerry’s intelligent, defiant attitude toward college football titans

Jul 30, 2014

Fisher DeBerry had a simple approach to every football game. The...

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Ramsey: LeBron James should not wear Jordan’s No. 23

Jul 29, 2014

LeBron James should not wear No. 23, a number that will forever be...

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Fisher DeBerry talks about New York City, America's Gotham

Jul 28, 2014

Fisher DeBerry arrived in New York City in 2011 for an extended visit....

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Manchester United’s van Gaal isn’t fan of Colorado’s heat and ‘height’

Jul 27, 2014

Louis van Gaal was not exactly the cheeriest guy after his team,...

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Bowlen’s secret to success: He stayed out of the way

Jul 23, 2014

Pat Bowlen is being celebrated today as he departs his day-to-day...

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Manning’s 18 a surprising fourth in NFL jersey sales

Jul 21, 2014

Was surprised to see Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the fourth...

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Cowboys release Kyle Orton. Is he retiring? Or looking for a new gig?

Jul 17, 2014

ORTON, back when he was an average QB for the Broncos Some

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Ramsey: World Cup final proves soccer critics correct in one regard

Jul 14, 2014

Yes, Sunday’s battle between Argentina and Germany could have used a...

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Cleveland Cavaliers have backup plan if LeBron spurns them, once again

Jul 10, 2014

From Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the premier source for NBA news:

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Ramsey: Is Ann Coulter funny? Is soccer boring? We wrestle with these vital questions

Jul 7, 2014

First, let me say I almost always enjoy and appreciate and read and...

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Ramsey: Happy birthday to the Springs own Goose Gossage

Jul 5, 2014

Richard “Goose” Gossage offers a lesson for all of us today, his...

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Ramsey: Happy birthday to Floyd Little, who made the Broncos legit

Jul 4, 2014

Happy birthday to Floyd Little. His arrival in Denver began the...

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Ramsey: The NBA’s all-time top 22. Has LeBron climbed into the top 10?

Jul 3, 2014

LeBron James is on the verge of invading the NBA’s all-time top 10, but...

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Ramsey: Landon Donovan luches word raid on Klinsmann

Jul 3, 2014

The great soccer American soccer debate of 2014 was this: Should...

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What a great idea: The Luis Saurez – the bite king – bottle opener

Jul 1, 2014

A Chinese company has a fantastic idea. The company is selling Luis...

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What a great idea: The Luis Saurez - the bite king - bottle opener

Jul 1, 2014

A Chinese company has a fantastic idea. The company is selling Luis...

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Colorado great Chauncey Billups looks ready to exit NBA

Jun 30, 2014

Chauncey Billups, once one of the greatest high school players in...

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Football magazine predicts dire seasons for Air Force, CU

Jun 26, 2014

Athlon Magazine predicts Air Force will finish with a 4-8 overall record...

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Ramsey: Carmelo unpopular despite impressive season with Knicks

Jun 24, 2014

The biggest current mystery in American sport? Here’s my...

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Ramsey: Ronaldo, Portugal earn tie with United States in fantastic soccer game

Jun 23, 2014

RONALDO AND FRIEND I realize several million American soccer fans are...

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Ramsey: Former Air Force QB Jaleel Awini a strong Ghana soccer fan

Jun 17, 2014

Drove to Denver on Monday to watch the U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup game...

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Let's applaud U.S. senators for standing up to Redskins racist moniker

May 23, 2014

Thrilled to see United States senators standing up for what’s...

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Knicks interested in Nuggets Brian Shaw for coaching vacancy. Why?

May 21, 2014

Keep hearing the New York Knicks are looking at the Nuggets Brian Shaw...

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Air Force great Fisher DeBerry talks about the downside of texting

May 20, 2014

Fisher DeBerry talked a couple years ago about his philosophy of...

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Haviland, CC's new hockey coach, hopes to reach 20 wins ... next season

May 15, 2014

Mike Haviland is not a patient man., He looks at the Colorado College...

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Seahawks Richard Sherman sees need to change Redskins racist moniker

May 7, 2014

Sean Gregory of Time Magazine sat down with Seahawks cornerback Richard...

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Dan Reeves: Broncos underappreciated coaching hero

May 6, 2014

Dan Reeves is now best remembered as the Man Who Refused to Set John...

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Here's the most impressive statistic from John Elway's career

May 3, 2014

John Elway earned five wins with only one loss in AFC title games. He...

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Mitchell High's Terry Miller belongs in CS Sports Hall of Fame

Apr 25, 2014

TERRY MILLER in an undated photo Terry Miller should have been a member...

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To Redskins owner Danny Boy Snyder: Your racist nickname IS an issue

Apr 23, 2014

Danny Boy Snyder is such a riot. He’s a rich guy who believes he...

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Wild's Nate Prosser, a former CC star, reacts to Scott Owens departure

Apr 19, 2014

Nate Prosser of the Minnesota Wild was asked for his reaction to Scott...

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What does Michael Phelps have left to prove in the pool?

Apr 17, 2014

What does Michael Phelps have left to prove in the pool? Yes, you had...

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Eric Decker and the peril of purchasing Broncos jerseys

Apr 11, 2014

ERIC DECKER, who has departed our state In November, I spent a day...

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Air Force's Serratore not interested in vacant Colorado College job

Apr 7, 2014

    Air Force coach Frank Serratore said he is not interested in...

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Ruins and Colorado College hockey and Air Force football

Apr 2, 2014

  Last week, I described the Colorado College hockey program as...

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Broncos make big mistake, allow Moreno to run away to Miami

Mar 27, 2014

    Anyone who catches passes or runs with the football on the...

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Reggie Jackson, former Palmer High superstar, flirts with NBA stardom

Mar 25, 2014

One thing stands between Reggie Jackson and NBA stardom. His shooting...

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Want to watch the birth of Eric Decker's daughter?

Mar 18, 2014

ERIC DECKER, father     Neither do I. But we might get the...

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Is Champ Bailey the Broncos all-time greatest defensive player?

Mar 7, 2014

THE CHAMP   RICH “TOMBSTONE” JACKSON    ...

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Meet the Princess of Wales who makes ridiculous ice skating accusation

Feb 19, 2014

Virtue and Moir, silver medalists Meet Canadian journalist Rosie...

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Big (Smelly) Euro Dude and other not-so-fun slices of the Olympic ride

Feb 18, 2014

           Friends and people I’ve just met often ask about my Olympic...

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A visit to a typical, down-home Russian diner

Feb 15, 2014

Many of my sports writing friends seek to recreate home when they travel...

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Russians dislike the word "cold." I'm not sure why

Feb 14, 2014

Have talked with a few dozen Russians during my time here in Sochi....

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A moment of silence for the fallen Broncos

Feb 12, 2014

Sat down last  Monday on a flight from Baltimore to Denver. The flight...

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Most Russian cyclists don't even bother to lock their bikes. Why?

Feb 11, 2014

I’m a devoted cyclist. When walking past a bike rack, I always...

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Putin's love life slightly more interesting than the lives of our recent leaders

Feb 10, 2014

MR. PUTIN AND HIS LADY FRIEND In America, we’re on a two-president...

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Thoughts on stray dogs in Sochi

Feb 6, 2014

SOCHI, Russia – When a few thousand journalists descend on any...

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Redskins honor Native Americans? How can this sorry franchise honor anyone?

Feb 1, 2014

      NEW YORK -NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is taking...

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Moreno should be Broncos top free-agent priority

Jan 31, 2014

      NEW YORK – When looking for the top priority...

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Broncos Welker fires back at Patriots Belichick, AKA The Evil Genius

Jan 30, 2014

BILL BELICHICK. He’s always grumpy.     Wes Welker spoke...

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Broncos playoff wins: Manning 2, Tebow 1

Jan 28, 2014

  For several months, I heard often from the most fanatic fan base...

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The Seahawks Richard Sherman and the value of American public conversation

Jan 25, 2014

RICHARD SHERMAN OFFERS ENCOURAGING WORDS (I’m sure) TO TOM BRADY...

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Broncos 38, Patriots 35. That's my prediction. What's yours?

Jan 18, 2014

ERIC DECKER Sunday will not be a defensive classic. Two of the finest...

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The truth about Peyton Manning and Bud Light

Jan 15, 2014

    Peyton Manning recently scandalized those in Our Great...

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Patriots win, but is there celebrating in the streets? Ah, no

Jan 12, 2014

BOSTON – The Patriots defeated the Colts on Saturday night. It was...

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A star is born? Gracie Gold dazzles at skating championships

Jan 10, 2014

GRACIE GOLD BOSTON – The crowd at TD Garden on the edge of...

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Broncos extremely fortunate to miss Andrew Luck and his blazing Colts

Jan 6, 2014

PHILIP RIVERS Denver faces a complicated challenge Sunday against the...

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Bears make big mistake, place their future in Jay Cutler's erratic hands

Jan 2, 2014

The Chicago Bears have placed their future in the shaky hands of...

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What's the point of 'hating' the Oakland Raiders?

Dec 30, 2013

  TED HENDRICKS AND GEORGE BLANDA PLAYED FOR RAIDERS TEAMS THAT ACTUALLY...

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Offense dominates current NFL: Just look at difference between '77 Broncos and '13 Broncos

Dec 26, 2013

In 1977, the Denver Broncos marched to the Super Bowl while averaging...

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Army searches, most likely in vain, for a coach to revive its fallen football program

Dec 19, 2013

Army boasts a sensational football past, but we all know the most...

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Palmer's Reggie Jackson can win NBA title in Oklahoma; In Colorado?

Dec 18, 2013

Strong column in today’s Gazette by my colleague Paul Klee about...

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What? Broncos crawl to 18 yards rushing against Chargers

Dec 13, 2013

As the Broncos crash back to earth after Thursday’s 27-20 loss to...

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Former Broncos great Floyd Little praises current great Peyton Manning

Dec 11, 2013

Floyd Little was, for a brief time, the Denver Broncos. In the early...

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Hans Mueh speaks forcefully in support of embattled Troy Calhoun

Dec 6, 2013

Troy Calhoun just lost 10 games. He has not lost the support of athletic...

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Carmelo Anthony is no Kobe Bryant

Dec 2, 2013

Watched Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks find a way to lose on...

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Carmelo Anthony is no Kobe Bryant

Dec 2, 2013

Watched Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks find a way to lose on...

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Air Force's Troy Calhoun gets emotional, but this is emotion Troy Calhoun-style

Nov 22, 2013

News flash: Air Force’s Troy Calhoun showed emotion during his...

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How many Air Force fans will brave Thursday's brutal weather?

Nov 21, 2013

As the weather forecast worsens, the sports question of the week becomes...

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Air Force's favorite sports team? Torf says it's hockey, hands down

Nov 20, 2013

A few minutes after stifling Colorado College, goalie Jason Torf told me...

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Air Force football fans should expect rugged battle Friday in New Mexico

Nov 8, 2013

Yes, Air Force has dominated New Mexico in recent seasons. In four...

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Cycling's disgraced legend Lance Armstrong and his creepy supporters

Nov 4, 2013

Lance Armstrong has lived one of those strange American lives. Once he...

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Will new coach Brian Shaw find success this season with Nuggets? (No.)

Nov 1, 2013

Brian Shaw is preaching a tougher, slower philosophy with the Denver...

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Wait a minute: Words of caution for joyful Avs hockey fans

Oct 31, 2013

Suddenly, the Colorado Avalanche is relevant again after spending the...

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Farewell to Allen Iverson. Former Denver Nugget revolutionized basketball, for better and for worse

Oct 30, 2013

Allen Iverson is both overrated and underrated. He is overrated as a...

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Bronco Ronnie Hillman's career now in severe jeopardy because of fumbles

Oct 21, 2013

It’s been lonely. For months, I’ve been one of the three of...

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Irsay's remarks about Manning aren't 'cheap.' Irsay's remarks are the truth

Oct 16, 2013

Colts owner Jim Irsay wishes he owned more than one Super Bowl ring,...

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What exactly did Weiss do to keep his job with the Rockies?

Oct 15, 2013

If you want to keep your job, get hired by the Colorado Rockies. Walt...

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Expect Navy-Air Force game to be close. Here's why

Oct 4, 2013

Navy is a 14-point favorite to defeat Air Force in Saturday’s...

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Does Air Force's football team stand a chance in Saturday's clash with Navy?

Oct 4, 2013

What kind of chance does Air Force have to grab a victory in...

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Karson Roberts faces a big test ... if Air Force plays Navy on Saturday

Oct 2, 2013

Karson Roberts delivered a superlative debut as Air Force’s...

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There's hope - really, there is - for Air Force's embattled football team

Sep 27, 2013

Air Force’s football team is taking the concept of struggling...

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There's hope for Air Force's football team. I'm serious

Sep 26, 2013

Air Force’s football team is taking the concept of struggling...

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Imagine a college football world where a coach leaves LSU for Army

Sep 26, 2013

Paul Dietzel, American hero and football vagabond, died this week, a day...

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Ramos, the 80-year-old busted for doping, says ESPN will soon tell his story

Sep 24, 2013

Don Ramos, a long-time Colorado Springs resident, is the oldest athlete...

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Air Force's Calhoun voices confidence in Charlton Warren, his embattled defensive coordinator

Sep 24, 2013

This has been a brutal month for Air Force defensive coordinator...

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Talk about weird: An experience with Oakland Raiders message board

Sep 23, 2013

Seven or eight years ago, I visited the official Oakland Raiders message...

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Broncos Knowshon emerges as whole new No. 27

Sep 20, 2013

When friends and family and enemies and strangers mentioned Knowshon...

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Broncos can make big statement against Giants in New Jersey

Sep 14, 2013

No Von Miller. No Champ Bailey. If the Broncos can topple the New York...

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Magic Johnson joins Tim Tebow crusade

Sep 10, 2013

After the Jacksonville Jaguars bumbled their way to a 28-2 loss to the...

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Broncos fans boo Ryan Seacrest - why?

Sep 6, 2013

This is an honest question. Was sitting in the press box at Mile High...

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Utah State vs. Air Force football: A rare meeting of No. 66 vs. No. 67

Sep 3, 2013

Utah State is ranked No. 66 in the current USA Today College Football...

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Johnny Football/Manziel and the Santa Fe Trail in the Springs

Sep 2, 2013

Was riding my bike this morning on the Santa Fe Trail through the Air...

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Tim Tebow in NFL peril ... again

Aug 31, 2013

Tim Tebow says he “will remain in relentless pursuit” of...

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Will Air Force vs. Colgate provide great football drama? History says no

Aug 30, 2013

Air Force opens each football season against Football Championship...

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Has Hillman fumbled his way out of Broncos starting job?

Aug 27, 2013

I’ve long been a big believer in  Ronnie Hillman, largely because...

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As Tebow teeters, consider these revealing numbers

Aug 22, 2013

Tim Tebow is fighting for a roster spot with the New England Patriots,...

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Blogger Bio

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.

Twitter: @davidramz