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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: How The 1976 Olympics Shaped Women’s Basketball

In 1972, the members of the United States basketball team declined their Olympic silver medals after losing the title game in controversial fashion to...
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Sports Rush: Ed Belfour in Good Spirits

Ed Belfour's goaltending propelled the Dallas Stars to the franchise's only Stanley Cup win. He formed a unique bond with that team's coach, Ken...

Trading Games

A baseball trading deadline revolves around seeing the future. A team acquiring proven talent attempts to peer three months hence and occasionally as much...

Sports Rush: Ode to Adrián

It’s not an unusual sequence. When a Major League Baseball player records his 3000th hit, effusive praise follows. We get to see video of...

Sports Rush: Trading Deadline – What Have We Done?

As baseball's non-waiver trading deadline approaches, we find ourselves asking important questions. Are we buyers? Are we sellers? Are we standpatters? Teams really try not...
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Sports Rush: More Than Just Talk

Thursday night, someone asked a group of noted play-by-play men about the most difficult venues in which to call a game. New York City...

Sports Rush: Putting the “Texas” in Texas Rangers

Why did Tom Grieve say my name on the TV Friday? OK, my first name is also a common noun, but he wasn’t referring to...
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Sports Rush: Talking Hoop Camps with a Hall of Famer

Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman has been putting on kids camps in North Texas since the early 1980s. With the summer in full...
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Sports Rush: Blocking the Sun (In More Ways Than One)

I had a couple of things I wanted to talk to Theresa Plaisance of the Dallas Wings about in this video interview. Firstly, we needed...

Sports Rush: Where the West Never Ends

Two Fort Worth neighbors have their roots in the same place: The Old West. I’m talking about the Amon Carter Museum and the rodeo that...