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Rush Olson

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Rush Olson has spent two decades directing creative efforts for sports teams and broadcasters. When not writing his Sports Rush blog for the Weekly, he creates television programs, ad campaigns, content marketing, and related creative projects for sports entities and more through Rush Olson Creative & Sports and FourNine Productions.
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Sports Rush: Adjustments From Australia

When an athlete moves from one team to another, he or she has a number of adjustments to make. Some come on the court,...
Fort Worth Vaqueros vs. Brownsville at Farrington Field

Sports Rush: A Soccer Team You Could Support

Soccer is on a lot of people’s minds right now. Well, admittedly maybe not quite as many as if their home XI had made...
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Sports Rush: Sports Are A, Perhaps The, Force

Last Tuesday, I found myself in an eating/drinking establishment watching a heated contest on the television. Literally heated, as in two fencers dueling it...
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Sports Rush: Giving Basketball Multiple Looks

The sport of basketball offers endless permutations. In this video interview I talked about three of them with T.J. Cline. We discussed: Youth basketball...
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Sports Rush: Training for Turnarounds

What takes a baseball team from perennially on the cusp of success to finally winning on a regular basis? Danny Wheat has seen it happen...

Sports Rush: Making The Best of Esports

Not breaking news: kids like to play video games. So has it been since Pong introduced us to the idea that pounding pixels was...

Sports Rush: Youth Will Be Served Except When It Won’t

Would you rather have 4.2 speed or a decade’s worth of knowledge about which routes work against which cornerbacks? Do you want young legs...
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Sports Rush: Shawn Springs In (Mostly) Friendly Football Territory

Shawn Springs played 13 NFL seasons after the Seahawks drafted him third overall in 1997 out of Ohio State. He never played for the...

Sports Rush: An Awesome Crossover

Friday night at the 13th annual Dick Vitale Gala, sport had a prominent presence. I was reminded of it every time the crowd would...

Sports Rush: Cycling Through History

It was the worst bike wreck I ever had. We used to careen down the hill at top speed, and one day my red...