Hell Is Real IV: The Golazo-ing

To commemorate the fourth competitive installment of the Hell Is Real rivalry, the Columbus Crew hung four goals on FC Cincinnati in a 4-0 cakewalk victory in their Covid Cup opener. It was an enjoyable middle-of-the-night demonstration of scoreboard distancing. It’s only fitting that the game kicked off at 11:24pm EDT, as FC Cincinnati played … Continue reading Hell Is Real IV: The Golazo-ing

Crew Q&A: Duncan Oughton on Dwight Burgess

Following Monday's announcement that Dwight Burgess is stepping out of the broadcast booth after 24 seasons, I wrote this piece about The Voice of the Crew. On Wednesday, I also caught up with one of his former broadcast partners, former Crew midfielder Duncan Oughton, to chat about his experiences with Dwight. As always, it was … Continue reading Crew Q&A: Duncan Oughton on Dwight Burgess

Loathe-apalooza: Ohio’s Perfect Storm of Rivalry Football

This weekend is a perfect storm of Ohio football rivalries. On Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes head north to face the Michigan Wolverines. On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns head east to battle the the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also on Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will futilely engage their longstanding nemesis-- the game of football. Setting aside the … Continue reading Loathe-apalooza: Ohio’s Perfect Storm of Rivalry Football

Table of Contents for “A Massive Collection, Vol. 1”

As announced last week, my new book A Massive Collection, Volume 1 is currently available for an exclusive pre-sale through the Nordecke. The pre-sale ends at 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 24. The book will be available via online retailers the week of Thanksgiving, but if you want the book before the street date and … Continue reading Table of Contents for “A Massive Collection, Vol. 1”

Crew Groundbreaking II: Scenes From the Sequel

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Columbus Crew broke ground. Again. The team of firsts became the first MLS club to commence construction of a second soccer-specific stadium, replacing the pioneering erector set known as MAPFRE Stadium with a modern marvel that will serve as a capstone to Columbus’ thriving Arena District. A six-foot mound … Continue reading Crew Groundbreaking II: Scenes From the Sequel

BOOK PRE-ORDER: “A Massive Collection, Volume 1”

I am thrilled to announce that my new book A Massive Collection, Volume 1 is currently available for an exclusive pre-sale via the Nordecke. The pre-sale runs now through 11:59pm on October 24, 2019. In furtherance of supporting not only the Columbus Crew on the field, but also the Columbus community off it, the Nordecke … Continue reading BOOK PRE-ORDER: “A Massive Collection, Volume 1”

Missing 2019 Playoffs Hearkens to 2003

After last Saturday's last-gasp collapse that resulted in 1-1 draw in Vancouver, rather than a 1-0 victory, Columbus Crew coach Caleb Porter lamented, "If we could see out a game this year we’d be in the playoffs." They couldn't and they aren't. The Crew were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday night, ironically because … Continue reading Missing 2019 Playoffs Hearkens to 2003