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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, Mint Farm Films, and FourNine Productions.
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Sports Rush: Pizza, Beer, and . . . Pudge

Some pairings don’t work out as well as one would have hoped: Jose Mourinho and Manchester United; Romeo and Juliet; politics and ethics. Others endure...

Sports Rush: 2020 Vision About Baseball

Major League Baseball’s trading deadline presents an interesting contrast between short- and long-term planning. Some teams decide to go for a title over the...

Texas Trades

At Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, both Texas-based teams made a commitment to win the World Series. One has positioned itself to do so...

Sports Rush: Senators and Soccer

You’ve perhaps been following the demands of U.S. Women’s National Team soccer players for pay equal to their male counterparts. They just won a...
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Sports Rush: Varying The Delivery

Sports is in the diversity and inclusion business whether it likes it or not. If you read last week’s blog post about a big...
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Sports Rush: Capture The Flag

When a team gets a big lead in a game of American football, does it make sense to keep attacking, or to fall back...
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Sports Rush: Putting For Patients

A shoulder injury has kept Jamie Lovemark off the PGA Tour since January.  He has worked his way back to the point where he...
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Sports Rush: Pudge’s Brew Of Summer

Reasons I consider this post’s video interview remarkable: I got to drink beer on the job I drank it with a Hall of Famer ...
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Sports Rush: Connecting Cops And Kids And Cowboys

A young person who enjoys the sports of football and baseball has seen more than just action on the field in recent years. He...
TCU Men's Basketball Game vs. Richmond

Sports Rush: College Basketball Questions

Recent developments in men’s basketball have raised questions. Is the institution of men’s college basketball under threat? Would paying players for use of their likenesses...