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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: A Baseball Firestorm

2017’s original baseball schedule had the Rangers and Astros playing this Tuesday-Thursday in Houston. Hurricane Harvey forced the Astros to move those games. Reports...

Sports Rush: Taking A Stance

With the United States enmeshed in an overseas conflict that lingered past original expectations, and amid a political climate charged with racial animus, athletes...

Sports Rush: Sports Night in Arlington

If you mapped the traffic flow in North Arlington on your phone Saturday night, you no doubt saw a steady stream of red. The...
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Sports Rush: Darren Woodson Adds Another Ring

Monday, the Dallas Cowboys showed off a part of their brand new practice facility dedicated to those whose accomplishments predated it. The team unveiled...
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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...