Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tonight’s Halloween was a Massive (and Fun) Sized Treat for Crew Fans



(Moments after the Columbus Crew score their first goal in 4-1 win against visiting NYCFC in the first leg of 2017 MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal on Halloween)

Tonight was one of those nights for the Columbus Crew that will be told for many, many years and I am proud to say I was there with my parents, who I’ve seen countless games with since the inaugural 4-nil victory against D.C. United back in 1996. The Crew’s emphatic 4-1 win this evening against visiting NYCFC was a statement in more ways than one.

First, the second consecutive impressive win on national television in the 2017 MLS playoffs against a big market team was massive and unbelievably critical for the quest towards MLS Cup and the very survival of the Columbus Crew. Second, Crew fans came out in force tonight on a frigid Halloween and passionately chanted throughout the 94-minutes sporting their team’s black and gold, as well as many dressed in fun costumes, young and old alike. Third, scumbag Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt was surprisingly in attendance to “cheer” on the team he’s been sabotaging for four years with fans he’s been lying to for the same amount of time. Unsurprisingly, this snake in the grass was treated to a couple personalized chants heard throughout the stadium (and possibly the city) that won’t be repeated on this blog post.

Hey, Precourt did have the distinct honor of hearing his name chanted on ESPN during primetime, except that the sentiment was unmistakenly dishonorable. Just several moments of choreographed humiliation and public scolding on national TV, but I’m sure nobody noticed everybody across the country and those in MLS offices heard it loud and clear.

More reflection will follow tomorrow concerning the incredible first-leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Columbus Crew and NYCFC, as well as the positive, heartwarming moments from tonight that occurred off the pitch. For now:

#SaveTheCrew and Happy Halloween.   


Happy Monday

This interview with comedy writer and director Judd Apatow seems fitting for a Monday…

The lesson? Find comedy in your Monday struggles, even if that includes moments of disdain and hate, real or perceived.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

P.S. Not being able to laugh at oneself is a pet peeve of mine, and hopefully is a pet peeve of yours as well. 

Remember Those Strange Things in Your Neighborhood…

Netflix has officially welcomed the second season of Stranger Things to its playlist for fans who have been waiting with eager anticipation to watch/binge and enjoy.

And for a spoiler-free season two preview…

See you in a few days when we’ll all try to remember what that thing called “the sun” looks like.


The past week has been very difficult for Columbus Crew fans. And tonight, the Crew traveled down to Georgia to play Atlanta United for the opening game of the Eastern Conference playoffs inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on artificial turf.

Let’s not get started on the turf issue in the year 2017…

Much has been said about the #SaveTheCrew movement in recent days, locally and nationally, as should be the case. However, right now, actions really can speak louder than words.

That is what a massive COLUMBUS Crew can do on national television with their backs completely against the wall, put there by Anthony Precourt and Don Garber’s MLS. The Columbus Crew will host the first leg of the MLS Cup Eastern Conference Semifinal against New York City FC on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN.