The Crew Wars is about to add its next episode on the pitch…
Columbus Crew SC will battle Supporters’ Shield winner and MLS heavyweight Toronto FC tomorrow night in Canada in the second leg of the 2017 MLS Eastern Conference Final at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1. And the stakes for this match aren’t just for a spot in MLS Cup but the opportunity to host MLS Cup. This massive game awaits the Crew and its vocal #SaveTheCrew movement (The Resistance) in the stands and here in Columbus whereby a victory could be the best-televised PR moment for Columbus this season, as well as simultaneously being the worst televised PR moment for the Empire (snakes Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt, Crew SC President of Business Operations Andy Loughnane, Precourt Sports Ventures President Dave Greeley and MLS Commissioner Don Garber).
More #SaveTheCrew analysis will come this week as details confirming that Empire representatives Mr. Precourt and Mr. Garber told Resistance forces Columbus Mayor Ginther and Columbus Partnership President & CEO Alex Fischer that they could pay the $5 million fee to apply for an expansion team in the future (FOR THE TEAM THAT’S ALREADY HERE!) during their closed-door New York meeting. Plus, there have been back-and-forth reports involving land being offered for a proposed Crew stadium in downtown Columbus in recent days.
For today, however, before this soccer storm returns to our television screens via the pivotal second leg of the Eastern Conference Final, this blog post is being written with my nieces and nephews in mind.
Paddington, the live-action film with a CGI bear that was a box office hit with rave reviews from 2014 has received the sequel treatment. Accordingly, this fun, heartwarming story that’s been beautifully produced for the silver screen released its first full U.S. trailer via Warner Bros. Pictures earlier today.
If you can’t bear to wait, no worries, as you can enjoy the rambunctious Paddington 2 starting January 12, 2018.
Don’t adjust your eyes, this is a real story from the city of Henryetta, Oklahoma.
“City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World reported. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited dance halls within 500 feet of a church or public school.”
–Associated Press, February 23, 2017
We all know and love Footloose, the 1984 B-movie that featured the premise of a small country town that had banned rock music and dancing. Again, that was the plot for a movie. A movie. To my surprise, and likely the surprise to any individual who discovered this news today, the ordinance in Henryetta, Oklahoma was a real thing…in the year 2017. Thankfully, the city’s leaders voted to rid their town of this nonsensical ordinance.
So, what now?
Perhaps a dance today, a Thursday, is necessary…maybe of the throwback variety?
If high school kids (and adults) of Henryetta, Oklahoma aren’t dancing to “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins tonight and this weekend, I think we’ll all cry a little.
People of Henryetta, you know what to do with those Sunday shoes.
It’s October 3rd, but are you ready to officially start listening to the music of the fall season?
Justin Timberlake, along with the smooth dance moves of his fellow Trolls movie vocal cast members, take it away with the song and music video of the summer.
Falling leaves can’t stop the feeling of a warm summer day.
Have a Dance-Worthy Week!
P.S. The Trolls movie (DreamWorks Animation) arrives in theaters on November 4th.
Typically, a music video doesn’t require an explanation or introduction.
However, Coldplay doesn’t announce or produce music videos in typical fashion.
(As described on Coldplay’s website)
“The video was filmed in Mexico City during the band’s sold out Latin American stadium tour in April. Directed by Marcus Haney and shot predominantly on Super 8mm film, it features the band cycling to their show at the city’s Foro Sol venue (where they set a new attendance record). The video begins with Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator, which also opens the #AHFODtour live show.”
Coldplay’s newest music video is to their hit single, “A Head Full of Dreams.” This song is the title of the album, which makes the journey from the streets of Mexico City during the day to a rocking stadium at night all the more appropriate. The music video, energized by the uplifting sound and lyrics by the pop rock quartet, came together for a unique Coldplay experience.
Have an Inspired Week!