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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.

Sports Rush: The Spicy Sport

Food and sport have a symbiotic relationship. We love to combine vittles with victories. The marriage of a hot dog and a ballgame let...

Sports Rush: Five Reasons March is Mad

The name “March” sounds like a military PT regimen. The sports phrase most associated with the month implies a certain mad-as-a-March-hare kind of crazy....

Sports Rush: Spring Training Finds

If you visit Surprise, Arizona for Rangers spring training, you probably won’t find yourself needing to source several bags of whole pecans. You likely...

Sports Rush: Rugby in Round Rock

Our sports reporter went to Dell Diamond stadium in Round Rock to check out some rugby.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryEANL3-9oE

Sports Rush: Pants Get Shorted

Nobody chooses the guy in blue jeans. You know, when you’re picking sides for a basketball game in the schoolyard, you figure the kid...

Run a Mile in My Stripes

Early in the first half of the basketball game I watched Tuesday, I determined a referee had missed a foul call. I am not...

Love, Sports-Style

Two people attending a sporting event often share an emotional rollercoaster. They experience ups and downs, hanging on what happens next. They calm their...

Football Is Different

Football is different from other sports. The ball’s not round, certain players aren’t allowed to touch said ball, and a game can fill 100,000 seat...

Forbidding Football?

In the sport of American football, violence sometimes begets more violence. I tackle you, you stiff-arm me, your teammate tries to block my buddy,...

Resolve to Pickleball in 2016

You’re about to make a New Year’s resolution, aren’t you? This is the year you’re going to start exercising, right? Maybe you’re thinking you’ll get...