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#MassiveCrew

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.

#SaveTheCrew  

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Driving Mister Foo Fighters

When you’re singing in the car (admit it, we all do it), we feel like a rock star. Our voice is in perfect pitch and we begin to ponder whether we missed out on our true calling in life.

We feel, in so any words, like we’re flying.

And then that moment happens when the song suddenly ends and we hear the remnants of what was really a bit of, shall we say, a musical disaster. It’s at this point that our balloon of rock stardom is popped and we appreciate the skill actual musicians and bands possess. However, we have to keep on driving.

If only an entire rock band would sit and sing in the car with us…

The Foo Fighters have a way of getting the best out of us in all kinds of life’s moments.

We feel, in so many words, like we’re always learning to fly.

Damn, Daniel!

You know how people say something isn’t true unless it’s true?

For example, speculation has been that Daniel Craig would eventually return as the iconic 007 after a long break following the  Spectre. That’s been what many people (including myself) have believed to be true for quite some time, in our minds.

Well…

Damn, Daniel!

Apologies, Mr. Craig/James Bond/007.

This is amazing news. While Sean Connery will always be known as the greatest James Bond in cinematic history, Daniel Craig has given the Scotsman a serious run for his money. Partly because Daniel Craig has brought unrivaled modernity, realism and grit to the character. But also in part because Daniel Craig’s James Bond is a more complicated and conflicted character with a relatable (as relatable as 007 can be) emotional range to how a normal person would react and think beyond the flashy gadgets and unforgettable catchphrases.

So, it’s officially one more film for Daniel Craig as James Bond. And that’s exactly what 007 fans have been saying since Mr. Craig’s brilliant first-go as the British spy in Casino Royale back in 2006. And we’ll keep on saying it…one more film…one more film…one more film, please.

Just don’t ask Daniel Craig that one question two days after wrapping Bond 25 (title TBD).

P.S. Remember when “Damn, Daniel!” was a Snapchat craze?

The Evidence Was Sitting Right There

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is the photo in the video below worth?

To many, the photograph’s value at the center of the following video is of historic value.

It may be safe to presume that this ground-breaking discovery, and subsequent documentary this weekend, will be an equal substitute to coffee this morning. The jolt that the photo presents in the video above, which is the focus of the newest speculation regarding Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan’s famously mysterious disappearance, could very well be enough to change history and give credence to stories that were, until now, just considered rumors.

While not 100% proof (how often is there ever 100% proof?), anyone with common sense will and should reach the conclusion that Amelia Earhart is sitting on the edge of the dock with her back to the camera in the aforementioned photograph with Fred Noonan nearby in Japanese territory.

Absolutely surreal.

Stay tuned for the full documentary premiering on the History Channel this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Doesn’t this incredible revelation concerning Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan seem like the springboard for a future film by either Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow or Clint Eastwood? This recent photographic discovery and analysis is likely not the end of Amelia Earhart’s harrowing story, but instead just the beginning.

In this case, history isn’t so much repeating itself as providing the world the first reputable replay of a tragically mysterious event.

And that’s priceless.