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Rush Olson

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.

Sports Rush: Pitching Some Poetry

To broadcast sports play-by-play, one must cultivate the skill of swiftly composing prose to describe or augment events unfolding in real time. Few, if...

Sports Rush: What Hockey and Whiskey Have In Common

In the video interview that accompanies this post, the subjects reference some of the similarities an early-stage distillery might have to a rookie professional...

SportsRush: Vital (and Revitalized) Baseball

Seeing a cool old neighborhood make a comeback gives us a warm feeling. We’ve seen it in Fort Worth on the Near Southside, for...

Sports Rush: Paul Westphal In the Hall

Paul Westphal played college basketball in Los Angeles at a time when an area university dominated the sport. Westphal, however, didn’t play for the...

Sports Rush: Clayton Kershaw Knows Fast Pitching

Clayton Kershaw’s exploits on the field have won him numerous awards - Cy Youngs, an MVP, a Gold Glove. He’s also taken home hardware...

Sports Rush: Past and Future at the Hockey Hall of Fame

Jayna Hefford is receiving a rare honor this weekend.  It’s one reserved for only the best in her sport. She earned her way here...
AT&T Stadium

Sports Rush: The CFP, UCF, and MOM

My mom’s going to be so mad at me. I kind of want Ohio State to lose this week. My parents met when they were...

Sports Rush: Pendleton and Ink

Those of us who work in the newspaper business, even the ones who just dabble in it, like me, tend to romanticize the profession’s...

Sports Rush: Bonds Between Teammates Persist

Curtis Wilkerson played for the Rangers from 1983-88. For four of those seasons, he played infield defense behind a right-handed pitcher named José Guzmán....
Roger Clemens and Matthew McConaughey hoist the Red River softball trophy

Sports Rush: Takeaways from Celebrity Softball

Thursday night, I got to watch world-class athletes engaged in competitive athletics. The event featured Heisman Trophy winners, NFL All-Pros, and MLB All-Stars. On...