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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Risky Business



Arace: If Schmid moves on, Crew can kick itself


I call the Schmid botched negotations after winning a title, Risky Business.

It is absolutely miracoulous that Sigi got fired as a head coach with a first place team. Even more miracoulous, after Schmid wins a title, the Crew have nonchantlantly let Schmid move on without fighting for the coach that revived the franchise.

Warzycha will probably do fine. But, do you want to risk the "feel good" at this moment? Do we want to lose out on more new fans like this, bottom of linked article, to save $200,000 dollars?

The more guarenteed trophies, the better. And, although Warzycha could do fine and has like a 25-35% percent chance of repeating with Sigi's team. Sigi alone bumps that up to 55%-60%. Schmid is a mastermind and if the Crew don't retain him, whoever does, will be one happy franchise.

I hope Schmid comes back.

Risky Business



Arace: If Schmid moves on, Crew can kick itself


I call the Schmid botched negotations after winning a title, Risky Business.

It is absolutely miracoulous that Sigi got fired as a head coach with a first place team. Even more miracoulous, after Schmid wins a title, the Crew have nonchantlantly let Schmid move on without fighting for the coach that revived the franchise.

Warzycha will probably do fine. But, do you want to risk the "feel good" at this moment? Do we want to lose out on more new fans like this, bottom of linked article, to save $200,000 dollars?

The more guarenteed trophies, the better. And, although Warzycha could do fine and has like a 25-35% percent chance of repeating with Sigi's team. Sigi alone bumps that up to 55%-60%. Schmid is a mastermind and if the Crew don't retain him, whoever does, will be one happy franchise.

I hope Schmid comes back.

Risky Business



Arace: If Schmid moves on, Crew can kick itself


I call the Schmid botched negotations after winning a title, Risky Business.

It is absolutely miracoulous that Sigi got fired as a head coach with a first place team. Even more miracoulous, after Schmid wins a title, the Crew have nonchantlantly let Schmid move on without fighting for the coach that revived the franchise.

Warzycha will probably do fine. But, do you want to risk the "feel good" at this moment? Do we want to lose out on more new fans like this, bottom of linked article, to save $200,000 dollars?

The more guarenteed trophies, the better. And, although Warzycha could do fine and has like a 25-35% percent chance of repeating with Sigi's team. Sigi alone bumps that up to 55%-60%. Schmid is a mastermind and if the Crew don't retain him, whoever does, will be one happy franchise.

I hope Schmid comes back.

Marshall and Schmid Likely To Be Gone

Schelotto is going to be back, read article below this one. But, I think there are tall tale signs that Marshall and Schmid will be gone.



Especially after this article by Shawn Mitchell.

And these quotes:
Marshall, 23, is the only Crew player without a contract at the end of the season. He started 28 games this season after multiple concussions ended his 2007 season prematurely and has garnered a lot of interest from Europe, agent Richard Motzkin said.

"There are multiple clubs from multiple countries considering him for the winter (transfer period)," Motzkin said, although he would not elaborate further.

Marshall said, "I always wanted to play over there for at least one contract to see what it's like. Every kid dreams of playing for Arsenal or ManU or something like that, but it's not a reality for everyone."

Marshall was guaranteed $148,000 last season. Depending on what sort of offers come from Europe, expect it to take something in the $250,000 range to keep him in MLS.

Marshall said he has no immediate plans to leave.


Chances of Marshall leaving? 60% percent. Marshall has offers, is a great player, and I'm guessing will take his chance overseas.

And, Schmid:

He has maintained that returning to the Crew remains an option, and he would enjoy the challenge of attempting to repeat as MLS champion and competing in the CONCACAF Champions League.

One problem, however, is prolonging the long-distance relationship with his family in California, although a salary that would allow his wife, Valerie, to cut back on her work hours and visit more often would provide some remedy.

A move to Seattle seems likely, but Schmid said he has had no formal contact with the Sounders. The Crew, however, did not give Schmid permission to talk to other teams and reportedly has filed tampering charges against the Sounders.

"I can't comment on that," general manager Mark McCullers said.

The Sounders picked 10 players during an expansion draft Wednesday. Among them were several players Schmid had expressed an interest in.

In Schmid's absence, McCullers, technical director Brian Bliss and assistant coach Robert Warzycha took the lead during postseason player meetings. McCullers has said he would one day like to see Warzycha become coach.

"Continuity is what got us where we're at," Bliss said. "Continuity in staff and players. The sum of our parts is bigger than one person and that's what we've been preaching."


Chances of Leaving? 85% percent, just too far away from his family and HSG isn't willing to pay what it takes to prolong that, even if its the coach of not just the year, but 13 years for the Crew. McCullers and company are fine with Warzycha taking over and from what I saw since the Crew got off the plane, it seems like Warzycha is now running the team.

Marshall and Schmid Likely To Be Gone

Schelotto is going to be back, read article below this one. But, I think there are tall tale signs that Marshall and Schmid will be gone.



Especially after this article by Shawn Mitchell.

And these quotes:
Marshall, 23, is the only Crew player without a contract at the end of the season. He started 28 games this season after multiple concussions ended his 2007 season prematurely and has garnered a lot of interest from Europe, agent Richard Motzkin said.

"There are multiple clubs from multiple countries considering him for the winter (transfer period)," Motzkin said, although he would not elaborate further.

Marshall said, "I always wanted to play over there for at least one contract to see what it's like. Every kid dreams of playing for Arsenal or ManU or something like that, but it's not a reality for everyone."

Marshall was guaranteed $148,000 last season. Depending on what sort of offers come from Europe, expect it to take something in the $250,000 range to keep him in MLS.

Marshall said he has no immediate plans to leave.


Chances of Marshall leaving? 60% percent. Marshall has offers, is a great player, and I'm guessing will take his chance overseas.

And, Schmid:

He has maintained that returning to the Crew remains an option, and he would enjoy the challenge of attempting to repeat as MLS champion and competing in the CONCACAF Champions League.

One problem, however, is prolonging the long-distance relationship with his family in California, although a salary that would allow his wife, Valerie, to cut back on her work hours and visit more often would provide some remedy.

A move to Seattle seems likely, but Schmid said he has had no formal contact with the Sounders. The Crew, however, did not give Schmid permission to talk to other teams and reportedly has filed tampering charges against the Sounders.

"I can't comment on that," general manager Mark McCullers said.

The Sounders picked 10 players during an expansion draft Wednesday. Among them were several players Schmid had expressed an interest in.

In Schmid's absence, McCullers, technical director Brian Bliss and assistant coach Robert Warzycha took the lead during postseason player meetings. McCullers has said he would one day like to see Warzycha become coach.

"Continuity is what got us where we're at," Bliss said. "Continuity in staff and players. The sum of our parts is bigger than one person and that's what we've been preaching."


Chances of Leaving? 85% percent, just too far away from his family and HSG isn't willing to pay what it takes to prolong that, even if its the coach of not just the year, but 13 years for the Crew. McCullers and company are fine with Warzycha taking over and from what I saw since the Crew got off the plane, it seems like Warzycha is now running the team.

Marshall and Schmid Likely To Be Gone

Schelotto is going to be back, read article below this one. But, I think there are tall tale signs that Marshall and Schmid will be gone.



Especially after this article by Shawn Mitchell.

And these quotes:
Marshall, 23, is the only Crew player without a contract at the end of the season. He started 28 games this season after multiple concussions ended his 2007 season prematurely and has garnered a lot of interest from Europe, agent Richard Motzkin said.

"There are multiple clubs from multiple countries considering him for the winter (transfer period)," Motzkin said, although he would not elaborate further.

Marshall said, "I always wanted to play over there for at least one contract to see what it's like. Every kid dreams of playing for Arsenal or ManU or something like that, but it's not a reality for everyone."

Marshall was guaranteed $148,000 last season. Depending on what sort of offers come from Europe, expect it to take something in the $250,000 range to keep him in MLS.

Marshall said he has no immediate plans to leave.


Chances of Marshall leaving? 60% percent. Marshall has offers, is a great player, and I'm guessing will take his chance overseas.

And, Schmid:

He has maintained that returning to the Crew remains an option, and he would enjoy the challenge of attempting to repeat as MLS champion and competing in the CONCACAF Champions League.

One problem, however, is prolonging the long-distance relationship with his family in California, although a salary that would allow his wife, Valerie, to cut back on her work hours and visit more often would provide some remedy.

A move to Seattle seems likely, but Schmid said he has had no formal contact with the Sounders. The Crew, however, did not give Schmid permission to talk to other teams and reportedly has filed tampering charges against the Sounders.

"I can't comment on that," general manager Mark McCullers said.

The Sounders picked 10 players during an expansion draft Wednesday. Among them were several players Schmid had expressed an interest in.

In Schmid's absence, McCullers, technical director Brian Bliss and assistant coach Robert Warzycha took the lead during postseason player meetings. McCullers has said he would one day like to see Warzycha become coach.

"Continuity is what got us where we're at," Bliss said. "Continuity in staff and players. The sum of our parts is bigger than one person and that's what we've been preaching."


Chances of Leaving? 85% percent, just too far away from his family and HSG isn't willing to pay what it takes to prolong that, even if its the coach of not just the year, but 13 years for the Crew. McCullers and company are fine with Warzycha taking over and from what I saw since the Crew got off the plane, it seems like Warzycha is now running the team.

Guillermo Will Be Back



According to the Dispatch, it's as good as done, and will be announced later this week.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Indications are that a deal is done and could be announced this week.

A team source said last week that Schelotto, the league and MLS Cup MVP, will return, possibly as a designated player if that's what it takes. A designated player doesn't count against the salary cap.

Schelotto had an option year remaining on his contract, and if MLS were to exercise it, he would have to be made a designated player and the first $415,000 of his reported $600,000 salary would count against the $2.3 million cap. The rest would have to be picked up by Hunt Sports Group, which owns the Crew.

A renegotiation of his contract is also possible. Technically, he is out of contract today if his option is not picked up, but Schelotto indicated last week that he was willing to do what it took -- within reason -- to extend his stay in Columbus by a year or two.

How he would be compensated is unclear, but the Crew does have some league allocation money to use to buy down Schelotto's salary number.

Of course, the Crew wants the man who was named the SI Latino sportsman of the year to remain, but his age does provide pause. Schelotto will turn 36 next May.

Guillermo Will Be Back



According to the Dispatch, it's as good as done, and will be announced later this week.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Indications are that a deal is done and could be announced this week.

A team source said last week that Schelotto, the league and MLS Cup MVP, will return, possibly as a designated player if that's what it takes. A designated player doesn't count against the salary cap.

Schelotto had an option year remaining on his contract, and if MLS were to exercise it, he would have to be made a designated player and the first $415,000 of his reported $600,000 salary would count against the $2.3 million cap. The rest would have to be picked up by Hunt Sports Group, which owns the Crew.

A renegotiation of his contract is also possible. Technically, he is out of contract today if his option is not picked up, but Schelotto indicated last week that he was willing to do what it took -- within reason -- to extend his stay in Columbus by a year or two.

How he would be compensated is unclear, but the Crew does have some league allocation money to use to buy down Schelotto's salary number.

Of course, the Crew wants the man who was named the SI Latino sportsman of the year to remain, but his age does provide pause. Schelotto will turn 36 next May.

Guillermo Will Be Back



According to the Dispatch, it's as good as done, and will be announced later this week.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Indications are that a deal is done and could be announced this week.

A team source said last week that Schelotto, the league and MLS Cup MVP, will return, possibly as a designated player if that's what it takes. A designated player doesn't count against the salary cap.

Schelotto had an option year remaining on his contract, and if MLS were to exercise it, he would have to be made a designated player and the first $415,000 of his reported $600,000 salary would count against the $2.3 million cap. The rest would have to be picked up by Hunt Sports Group, which owns the Crew.

A renegotiation of his contract is also possible. Technically, he is out of contract today if his option is not picked up, but Schelotto indicated last week that he was willing to do what it took -- within reason -- to extend his stay in Columbus by a year or two.

How he would be compensated is unclear, but the Crew does have some league allocation money to use to buy down Schelotto's salary number.

Of course, the Crew wants the man who was named the SI Latino sportsman of the year to remain, but his age does provide pause. Schelotto will turn 36 next May.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quiet Thanksgiving

Not much going on out there in Crew land, here's a video:

Quiet Thanksgiving

Not much going on out there in Crew land, here's a video:

Quiet Thanksgiving

Not much going on out there in Crew land, here's a video:

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dispatch Article, Waived Players

Article here, includes Brad Evans talk:
The Crew waived defenders Ryan Junge and Andrew Peterson; midfielders Kevin Burns, Brian Plotkin and George Josten; and forward Ricardo Pierre-Louis. All were low-salaried developmental players who did not count against the salary cap. MLS will reduce to the developmental roster size from 10 players to four in 2009.

Dispatch Article, Waived Players

Article here, includes Brad Evans talk:
The Crew waived defenders Ryan Junge and Andrew Peterson; midfielders Kevin Burns, Brian Plotkin and George Josten; and forward Ricardo Pierre-Louis. All were low-salaried developmental players who did not count against the salary cap. MLS will reduce to the developmental roster size from 10 players to four in 2009.

Dispatch Article, Waived Players

Article here, includes Brad Evans talk:
The Crew waived defenders Ryan Junge and Andrew Peterson; midfielders Kevin Burns, Brian Plotkin and George Josten; and forward Ricardo Pierre-Louis. All were low-salaried developmental players who did not count against the salary cap. MLS will reduce to the developmental roster size from 10 players to four in 2009.

Nice Champ Video W/ We Love You

Nice Champ Video W/ We Love You

Nice Champ Video W/ We Love You

What The Hell?

What The Hell?

What The Hell?

Extra Time Off



--Like how Frankie's younger kid is all about that mic.

--Shep and Greg are absolute morons to pick NY as the winner, how do they have jobs?

--By the crowd shot. I recognized all those people, how the hell did you guys afford the trip? Shit.

Extra Time Off



--Like how Frankie's younger kid is all about that mic.

--Shep and Greg are absolute morons to pick NY as the winner, how do they have jobs?

--By the crowd shot. I recognized all those people, how the hell did you guys afford the trip? Shit.

Extra Time Off



--Like how Frankie's younger kid is all about that mic.

--Shep and Greg are absolute morons to pick NY as the winner, how do they have jobs?

--By the crowd shot. I recognized all those people, how the hell did you guys afford the trip? Shit.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Palermo to join GBS at Crew?



Thread here.

Rumor here.

And, although it pains me to link, here.

If this happens, I don't see how we could not repeat next year.

Palermo to join GBS at Crew?



Thread here.

Rumor here.

And, although it pains me to link, here.

If this happens, I don't see how we could not repeat next year.

Palermo to join GBS at Crew?



Thread here.

Rumor here.

And, although it pains me to link, here.

If this happens, I don't see how we could not repeat next year.

Danny O Signed Back To Multi-Year Deal


This picture rocks for more than one reason.

Congrats to Danny, whole article here.

Quoteable: "Obviously, I’m extremely happy to be able to continue my MLS career playing for the city where I was born and raised,” O’Rourke said. “My teammates and I had a great run in bringing the Crew its first MLS Cup this season, and I’m excited for the chance to do it all again next season and beyond."

Danny O Signed Back To Multi-Year Deal


This picture rocks for more than one reason.

Congrats to Danny, whole article here.

Quoteable: "Obviously, I’m extremely happy to be able to continue my MLS career playing for the city where I was born and raised,” O’Rourke said. “My teammates and I had a great run in bringing the Crew its first MLS Cup this season, and I’m excited for the chance to do it all again next season and beyond."

Danny O Signed Back To Multi-Year Deal


This picture rocks for more than one reason.

Congrats to Danny, whole article here.

Quoteable: "Obviously, I’m extremely happy to be able to continue my MLS career playing for the city where I was born and raised,” O’Rourke said. “My teammates and I had a great run in bringing the Crew its first MLS Cup this season, and I’m excited for the chance to do it all again next season and beyond."

Brad Evans to Seattle.. :-(


One player had to go, is Sigi next?

I admit, I wasn't exactly hot on Brad Evans earlier in the season, but then he went on a massive tear with some crucial goals the second half of the season and against KC in the first round. A good young talent.

And, next time, Brad comes back, I figure we give him a standing ovation. This isn't like McBride or anything like that. Brad didn't choose it and it's tough that he has to go out like this. So anyone who ever boo's Brad Evans next year unless he pulls a Kevin Goldwhaite on Robbie is an idiot.





I believe we have adequate cover for Brad. Ekpo may be even better. You dont protect Ekpo, off the bench, over two starters in Evans and Gaven unless you expect Ekpo to start next year.

With the bad, I'm excited to see more of Ekpo.

I expect this midfield next year:
-----------Guille-----------
Rogers-----Gaven--------Ekpo
-----------Carroll----------

Brad Evans to Seattle.. :-(


One player had to go, is Sigi next?

I admit, I wasn't exactly hot on Brad Evans earlier in the season, but then he went on a massive tear with some crucial goals the second half of the season and against KC in the first round. A good young talent.

And, next time, Brad comes back, I figure we give him a standing ovation. This isn't like McBride or anything like that. Brad didn't choose it and it's tough that he has to go out like this. So anyone who ever boo's Brad Evans next year unless he pulls a Kevin Goldwhaite on Robbie is an idiot.





I believe we have adequate cover for Brad. Ekpo may be even better. You dont protect Ekpo, off the bench, over two starters in Evans and Gaven unless you expect Ekpo to start next year.

With the bad, I'm excited to see more of Ekpo.

I expect this midfield next year:
-----------Guille-----------
Rogers-----Gaven--------Ekpo
-----------Carroll----------

Brad Evans to Seattle.. :-(


One player had to go, is Sigi next?

I admit, I wasn't exactly hot on Brad Evans earlier in the season, but then he went on a massive tear with some crucial goals the second half of the season and against KC in the first round. A good young talent.

And, next time, Brad comes back, I figure we give him a standing ovation. This isn't like McBride or anything like that. Brad didn't choose it and it's tough that he has to go out like this. So anyone who ever boo's Brad Evans next year unless he pulls a Kevin Goldwhaite on Robbie is an idiot.





I believe we have adequate cover for Brad. Ekpo may be even better. You dont protect Ekpo, off the bench, over two starters in Evans and Gaven unless you expect Ekpo to start next year.

With the bad, I'm excited to see more of Ekpo.

I expect this midfield next year:
-----------Guille-----------
Rogers-----Gaven--------Ekpo
-----------Carroll----------

Bye,Bye Brad



It's unofficialy official, Brad Evans has played his last game for the Crew. According to Ives Galarcep, Brad Evans was picked by Seattle along with nine other current MLS players in the expansion draft today listed below.

Here is the list of players chosen by Seattle:
Nate Jaqua (Houston)
Brad Evans (Columbus)
Stephen King (Chicago)
Jeff Parke (New York
James Riley (San Jose)
Khano Smith (New England)
Jarrod Smith (Toronto FC)
Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake)
Peter Vagenas (Los Angeles)
Tyson Wahl (Kansas City)


The Peter Vagenas pick makes me believe that Seattle's Technical Director is trying to lure Sigi into a contract, as if Sigi wasn't already interested.

What I gotta wonder is what is that Crew fan by the tunnel gonna do with that "Brad Evans - Down on the Farm" sign. Maybe Brad Evans can ply his cooking skills in America's Most Depressing City.


We might not always show it when you come back in a Sounder-green kit next year, but we love ya Brad Evans and respect the hell outta ya. Thanks for a great '08.

Bye,Bye Brad



It's unofficialy official, Brad Evans has played his last game for the Crew. According to Ives Galarcep, Brad Evans was picked by Seattle along with nine other current MLS players in the expansion draft today listed below.

Here is the list of players chosen by Seattle:
Nate Jaqua (Houston)
Brad Evans (Columbus)
Stephen King (Chicago)
Jeff Parke (New York
James Riley (San Jose)
Khano Smith (New England)
Jarrod Smith (Toronto FC)
Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake)
Peter Vagenas (Los Angeles)
Tyson Wahl (Kansas City)


The Peter Vagenas pick makes me believe that Seattle's Technical Director is trying to lure Sigi into a contract, as if Sigi wasn't already interested.

What I gotta wonder is what is that Crew fan by the tunnel gonna do with that "Brad Evans - Down on the Farm" sign. Maybe Brad Evans can ply his cooking skills in America's Most Depressing City.


We might not always show it when you come back in a Sounder-green kit next year, but we love ya Brad Evans and respect the hell outta ya. Thanks for a great '08.

Bye,Bye Brad



It's unofficialy official, Brad Evans has played his last game for the Crew. According to Ives Galarcep, Brad Evans was picked by Seattle along with nine other current MLS players in the expansion draft today listed below.

Here is the list of players chosen by Seattle:
Nate Jaqua (Houston)
Brad Evans (Columbus)
Stephen King (Chicago)
Jeff Parke (New York
James Riley (San Jose)
Khano Smith (New England)
Jarrod Smith (Toronto FC)
Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake)
Peter Vagenas (Los Angeles)
Tyson Wahl (Kansas City)


The Peter Vagenas pick makes me believe that Seattle's Technical Director is trying to lure Sigi into a contract, as if Sigi wasn't already interested.

What I gotta wonder is what is that Crew fan by the tunnel gonna do with that "Brad Evans - Down on the Farm" sign. Maybe Brad Evans can ply his cooking skills in America's Most Depressing City.


We might not always show it when you come back in a Sounder-green kit next year, but we love ya Brad Evans and respect the hell outta ya. Thanks for a great '08.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Statehouse Address Videos

Well, if you missed it. You can basically catch the whole thing here including the "Bring Back Sigi" chants. :-) Great stuff from the Ohio Capital Blog.



Statehouse Address Videos

Well, if you missed it. You can basically catch the whole thing here including the "Bring Back Sigi" chants. :-) Great stuff from the Ohio Capital Blog.



Statehouse Address Videos

Well, if you missed it. You can basically catch the whole thing here including the "Bring Back Sigi" chants. :-) Great stuff from the Ohio Capital Blog.



Statehouse Address

Sorry for the delay on this. In the middle of writing a huge paper for grad school. But, here are some horribly awful pictures I took from tonight's Statehouse Address:


That odd mascot by Crew Cat, is the hockey team Blue Jackets mascot. I think today is one day when it would have been more comfortable in a mascot outfit.
Governer Strickland giving a very enthusiastic speech. Rather of heard from the players than all the politicians though. Good speech by Mayor Coleman's aid as Coleman's replacement knew to squeeze in "We Love You" and "Massive" smartly into the speech.
Chants broke out alot of times after and before Clark Hunt spoke, demanding "Bring Back Sigi!" Seems like the players got a chuckle out of that. I was kind of surprised the owners traveled back to Columbus for this and they got cheered as well. But, come on shell out the bucks.

And, more from the airport. 11 p.m. on a Monday, no problem:



More of Sam's Pics from last nights airport celebration can be caught here

Statehouse Address

Sorry for the delay on this. In the middle of writing a huge paper for grad school. But, here are some horribly awful pictures I took from tonight's Statehouse Address:


That odd mascot by Crew Cat, is the hockey team Blue Jackets mascot. I think today is one day when it would have been more comfortable in a mascot outfit.
Governer Strickland giving a very enthusiastic speech. Rather of heard from the players than all the politicians though. Good speech by Mayor Coleman's aid as Coleman's replacement knew to squeeze in "We Love You" and "Massive" smartly into the speech.
Chants broke out alot of times after and before Clark Hunt spoke, demanding "Bring Back Sigi!" Seems like the players got a chuckle out of that. I was kind of surprised the owners traveled back to Columbus for this and they got cheered as well. But, come on shell out the bucks.

And, more from the airport. 11 p.m. on a Monday, no problem:



More of Sam's Pics from last nights airport celebration can be caught here

Statehouse Address

Sorry for the delay on this. In the middle of writing a huge paper for grad school. But, here are some horribly awful pictures I took from tonight's Statehouse Address:


That odd mascot by Crew Cat, is the hockey team Blue Jackets mascot. I think today is one day when it would have been more comfortable in a mascot outfit.
Governer Strickland giving a very enthusiastic speech. Rather of heard from the players than all the politicians though. Good speech by Mayor Coleman's aid as Coleman's replacement knew to squeeze in "We Love You" and "Massive" smartly into the speech.
Chants broke out alot of times after and before Clark Hunt spoke, demanding "Bring Back Sigi!" Seems like the players got a chuckle out of that. I was kind of surprised the owners traveled back to Columbus for this and they got cheered as well. But, come on shell out the bucks.

And, more from the airport. 11 p.m. on a Monday, no problem:



More of Sam's Pics from last nights airport celebration can be caught here

Videos From Supporters At HDC


Videos From Supporters At HDC


Videos From Supporters At HDC


Statehouse Celebration at 5 PM

Governor to Welcome Columbus Crew to
Ohio Statehouse for Victory Celebration Today

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will welcome the 2008 Major League Soccer champions – the Columbus Crew – to the Ohio Statehouse for a community celebration of the team’s succesful season and victory against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

“The Columbus Crew’s MLS Cup victory marks a significant moment in Ohio sports history,” Strickland said. “On behalf of all Ohioans, I congratulate the players, coaches and fans of the Crew on a dynamic season.”
All Columbus Crew fans and community members are invited to attend the celebration at 5 p.m. today at the Ohio Statehouse.

Tuesday, November 25th

FRANKLIN COUNTY

WHO: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
Columbus Crew team members and fans

WHAT: Columbus Crew MLS Cup Championship Celebration

WHEN: 5:00 PM

WHERE: Ohio Statehouse, West Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215

Statehouse Celebration at 5 PM

Governor to Welcome Columbus Crew to
Ohio Statehouse for Victory Celebration Today

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will welcome the 2008 Major League Soccer champions – the Columbus Crew – to the Ohio Statehouse for a community celebration of the team’s succesful season and victory against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

“The Columbus Crew’s MLS Cup victory marks a significant moment in Ohio sports history,” Strickland said. “On behalf of all Ohioans, I congratulate the players, coaches and fans of the Crew on a dynamic season.”
All Columbus Crew fans and community members are invited to attend the celebration at 5 p.m. today at the Ohio Statehouse.

Tuesday, November 25th

FRANKLIN COUNTY

WHO: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
Columbus Crew team members and fans

WHAT: Columbus Crew MLS Cup Championship Celebration

WHEN: 5:00 PM

WHERE: Ohio Statehouse, West Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215

Statehouse Celebration at 5 PM

Governor to Welcome Columbus Crew to
Ohio Statehouse for Victory Celebration Today

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will welcome the 2008 Major League Soccer champions – the Columbus Crew – to the Ohio Statehouse for a community celebration of the team’s succesful season and victory against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

“The Columbus Crew’s MLS Cup victory marks a significant moment in Ohio sports history,” Strickland said. “On behalf of all Ohioans, I congratulate the players, coaches and fans of the Crew on a dynamic season.”
All Columbus Crew fans and community members are invited to attend the celebration at 5 p.m. today at the Ohio Statehouse.

Tuesday, November 25th

FRANKLIN COUNTY

WHO: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
Columbus Crew team members and fans

WHAT: Columbus Crew MLS Cup Championship Celebration

WHEN: 5:00 PM

WHERE: Ohio Statehouse, West Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215

Steven Lenhart Iz Crunk.



Hope we hold onto Lenhart and Seattle picks someone else. We could use his goals next season and got to like the sense of humor.

Steven Lenhart Iz Crunk.



Hope we hold onto Lenhart and Seattle picks someone else. We could use his goals next season and got to like the sense of humor.

Steven Lenhart Iz Crunk.



Hope we hold onto Lenhart and Seattle picks someone else. We could use his goals next season and got to like the sense of humor.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Massive Photos: The Crew Arrive at Port Columbus

The 2008 Columbus Crew returned home from MLS Cup, with the MLS Cup, and a bunch of bags under their eyes, only to meet a gaggle of supporters, news media, and other random people with extremely nice cameras. As one of those latter groups, I took it upon myself to snap some shots, here's what I got:



It was a very "special" win for this guy...

Some of the Supporters on hand.

And a few more.

Mayor Michael Coleman helped Crew Assistant(?) Coach Robert Warzycha bring the Phil F. Anschutz trophy home to Columbus. No word on if Mayor Coleman's wife was able to get her wish of filling the entire thing with Margarita Mix.

The fact this man can stand after the beating he took this season is commendable. Alejandro Moreno os a tough son of a gun...
"OMG Danny, someone is taking your picture...or maybe they're taking mine?"

Eddie Gaven, minus beard, signs autographs for Crew fans with facial hair.

He's fast, he's quick, his hat is made of knit...
Emmanuel, Emmanuel....
Mayor Coleman, a man of the people.

"Why the hell is 'Lost' coming back for another season? And shouldn't it technically be called 'Found'?"

Bob Rifle explains to the Mayor why he feels gun control is a bad idea.

Brad Evans...we're all crossing fingers for you in the expansion draft...

Mohawk, Ipod, Pillow. Andy Iro is set for whatever life throws at him, such as random naptime, or pillowfights with Mr. T.

Gino Padula actually broke a sweat carrying this thing around...

...so Ekpo and Junge came to the rescue.


The Polish Rifle talks to the local journos. Is this a sign of things to come?

And on that day, the Lord Jesus Christ, the God of Heaven and Earth, descended upon the earth and decreed that his f...oh wait, it's Frankie Hejduk.

Parting shot. I bought 15 of these by the way...