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

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

Coming Soon: A Massive Collection, Vol. 1

Since there is no Crew game this weekend, seems like a good time for a Crew-related announcement. This fall, I'll have a new Crew book available. A Massive Collection, Volume 1 contains 43 stories spanning from 1997-2019. There are long-lost tales from the early days, some popular favorites, and three stories exclusive to the book, … Continue reading Coming Soon: A Massive Collection, Vol. 1