Sirk’s Notebook: #HellisReal (8/10/19)

The first-ever MLS meeting between the Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati lived up (or down) to its billing on Saturday night. Hell was indeed real as the 2-2 draw produced torment for both sides. Cincinnati blew a 2-0 lead. Columbus stormed back but dropped two points at home to the worst team in the league … Continue reading Sirk’s Notebook: #HellisReal (8/10/19)

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Hell is Real Preview: Facts About Our New Rival

Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium marks the first Hell is Real match in MLS play between the Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati. The rivalry derives its sobriquet from the ominous billboard on I-71 asserting the veracity of unspeakable eternal punishment. It’s worth noting that the sign is situated such that it faces the people driving away … Continue reading Hell is Real Preview: Facts About Our New Rival

#ThankYouSigi: A Few Quick Induction Reactions

In the course of my recent conversations with folks about Sigi Schmid, I asked them for their reaction to his upcoming induction into the Crew's Circle of Honor. Here's what they had to say, with the caveat that my conversations with Brad Evans and Steven Lenhart took place during the winter, before the induction was … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: A Few Quick Induction Reactions

#ThankYouSigi: Thursdays at Ruby’s

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE.   Sigi Schmid was … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Thursdays at Ruby’s

#ThankYouSigi: Katie Witham and the Extra Mile

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE.   Whenever anyone is … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Katie Witham and the Extra Mile

#ThankYouSigi: Sigi’s Secret to Success

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE. I found this to … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Sigi’s Secret to Success

#ThankYouSigi: Coming to Columbus

NOTE: On Saturday, June 29, the Columbus Crew will induct Sigi Schmid into the Circle of Honor. This is one of several stories I am writing in advance of the ceremony. An updated list of stories will be kept HERE. For tickets to Saturday night's game and induction ceremony, click HERE.   When Crew President … Continue reading #ThankYouSigi: Coming to Columbus

[Pt. 3] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend

CONTINUED FROM PART TWO Chad Marshall is a funny, funny man who loved and cared about his teammates. Those players describe the real Chad Marshall as “a big goofy animal” and “a teddy bear.” “He’d always make you feel welcome, but once you were in with him, the banter was pretty much nonstop,” Williams said. … Continue reading [Pt. 3] The Chad Way: Reflections on a Columbus Soccerballing Legend