Here's the latest batch of Crew alumni reactions from calls/texts/emails in the wake of Columbus lifting the trophy for the second time. Some of these are condensed from much longer conversations. JON BUSCH (2002-2006) "They played fantastic! Absolutely awesome. Dominating. Everybody, from top to bottom, what a total team performance in the biggest game of … Continue reading MLS Cup 2020: Crew Alumni Reactions, Pt. 4
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
During the entire Grand Theft Massive saga, perhaps no player shouldered a bigger burden than Wil Trapp. As captain of his hometown team, Trapp was tasked with leading his teammates through the turmoil while also feeling its effects on a deeply personal level. Along the way, Trapp lifted the fanbase's spirits in some unorthodox ways. … Continue reading #SavedTheCrew Reaction: Wil Trapp
Like Dr. Pete, broadcaster Dwight Burgess has worked for the Crew since day one in 1996. The club has been almost a quarter century of his life, so when I think of people I am most happy for that the Crew have been saved, Dwight is in the upper echelon. I plan to talk to … Continue reading #SavedTheCrew Reaction: Dwight Burgess
A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and an Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season by Todd Denault John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. $40.00 on Amazon and $11.99 on Kindle There are few sports seasons I have loved more than the 1992-93 NHL campaign. I saw my first and only game at Maple Leaf … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “A Season in Time” by Todd Denault
In advance of a new album, the record label always releases the track list. I always love that part, even though a track list tells you next to nothing about the subject of a song, much less what it sounds like. For a book, it's a little bit different. Hopefully the following track list will … Continue reading KIrk Urso: Forever Massive…. track listing.
This is Griggs Nature Preserve in Northwest Columbus: In my 17 years in Columbus, I have driven past this little parking lot adjacent to the Scioto River off of Hayden Run Road thousands of times. That is not an exaggeration. Back of the napkin math shows it's easily been several thousand times. Whether it's … Continue reading Griggs
As many of you may already know, I have been working on a book about Kirk Urso. I announced it last August when I thought I was a couple months away from publishing it. That turned out not to be the case, but that's because little additions kept presenting themselves. My friend Rob has told … Continue reading Kirk Urso: Forever Massive (cover and description)
Testing the theory postulated in my previous post. You be the judge. beastosaur (Kayla Carico) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
When I first typed "test post" I accidentally typed "teat post" which surely would have been more interesting to look at than this.