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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.

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...

Baseball Makes the Arlington City Council’s Nice List

As Rangers Captain pulled the small box from under the tree, he knew it didn’t contain a bicycle. While he started to unwrap it,...

A Bowl Game for Charities

When you think about it, college football bowl games are supposed to serve a lot of functions. They need to provide an athletic experience...

Delectable Hockey Made From Scratch

Dallas Stars fans have had a lot of reasons to take pride in their team this season. They’ve played exciting hockey, hovering at or...

Defense First for UTA Mavs Basketball

The University of Texas-Arlington men started their victories over some of the best-known names in college basketball at 5:50 a.m. “We do a defensive boot...

A West, Texas Comeback

A small-town Texas quarterback has two minutes to drive his team 58 yards for a touchdown. If he doesn’t do it, the playoff loss...

Will It Be Cricket?

Kumar Sangakkara: "If something is not done right, you don’t say 'It's not football' or 'It’s not tennis.' You always say 'It’s not cricket.'" The...