Sunday, July 26, 2009

Crew vs TFC (3rd leg)

Saturday brought us one of the most exciting and nerve racking games in recent memory. The Crew secured the longest home unbeaten streak in MLS history and the Trillium Cup in dramatic fashion. Massive in-freakin'-deed!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Better Dead Than Red


This saturday is third installment in the battle for the Trillium Cup, and while the trophy is largely meaningless being able to send Terrible F*cking Club home with a loss is always great.
So in preparation for this upcoming game I figured I'd post a few new song idea's that have been bounced around over on bigsoccer.com.

#1 (to the tune of "if you're happy and you know it")
I'd rather be dead than be a red *clap clap*
Oh I'd rather be dead than be a red *clap clap*
I'd rather be dead, I'd rather be dead
I'd rather be dead than be a red!

#2 (The always popular classic with a new twist)
Where's your famous
Where's your famous
Where's your famous red army
Where's your famous red army!

#3 (Take the Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3-OBYoNw0o&feature=channel_page)
Build a Bonfire
Build a Bonfire
Put Shitcago on the Top!
Put Toronto in the Middle
and We'll burn the F*cking Lot!

All of these are very easy and very catchy. I personally love the bonfire cheer the best. I'll be gunning to get everyone of these going this Saturday so if you're in Fort Columbus come Saturday lend your voice!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Made in Ohio: Brad Friedel

Brad Friedel was the first ever goalkeeper for the Columbus Crew and is one of the best players ever to put on the Black and Gold. He currently plays for Aston Villa, is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the English Premier league and operates a soccer academy in Northeast Ohio. His legendary status as both a club and national team keeper is one to be marveled at as he is unquestionably the most successful Columbus Crew Alum.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Made in Ohio: Team Ohio

With all the international Soccer going on I started to wonder what an "Ohio National Team" would look like. So I set off into the internet and an went through the rosters of ever MLS and USL-1 team and compiled a list of players who were born or raised in Ohio. This is a very incomplete list and contains only one player who's currently overseas playing in Europe. I plan on updating this as I find more and more players and if you know of any please leave a comment so I can keep it up to date.

[Updated: Troy Perkins is now on the list thanks to our friends on bigsoccer.com, turns out if you need a goalie, come to Ohio, we have loads of 'em. ]

Goalkeepers

Brad Friedel----Aston Villa----Cleveland, Ohio -------(Goalkeeper)
Kevin Hartmen---Kansas City---Athens, Ohio------- (Goalkeeper)
Troy Perkins----Valerenga----Worthington, Ohio-----(Goalkeeper)
Dustin Hudock-----Charleston Battery----Cleveland, Ohio----(Goalkeeper)
Evan Bush----Cleveland City-----Concord, Ohio ------(Goalkeeper)
Kenny Schoeni-----Miami FC-----Cincinnati, Ohio----(Goalkeeper)

Defenders

Eric Brunner----Columbus Crew--- Dublin, Ohio----- (Defender)
Marc Burch----DC United----Cincinnati,Ohio-----(Defender)
Chris Leitch----San Jose----Columbus, Ohio-----(Defender)
Danny O'rourke----Columbus Crew---Worthington, Ohio-----(Defender)
Devon Mckeeny----Carolina Railhawks-----North Olmsted, Ohio-----(Defender)
Mark Schulte---Carolina Railhawks---Brecksville, Ohio------ (Defender)
Dasan Robinson---Chicago Fire---(Born in Illinois) Cleveland, Ohio -----(Defender)

Midfielders

Seth Stammler----New York Redbulls----Columbus, Ohio ----(Defender/Midfielder)
Steve Gillespie----Cleveland City---Brecksville, Ohio----- (Midfielder)
Kwame Sarkodie-----Rochester Rhinos----Dayton, Ohio-----(Midfielder/Defender)
Ryan Pore-----Portland Timbers-----Mansfield, Ohio------(Midfielder/forward)
Dale Weiler-----Minnesota Thunder----Ohio (grew up in Wisconsin)----(Midfielder/forward)

Forwards

Chris Rolfe--- Chicago Fire---- Kettering, Ohio---- (Forward)
Kolby LaCrone---Cleveland City---Zanesville, Ohio-----(Forward)

If I had to put together a Current starting XI from this group I would have to go with...

----Friedel----
Danny O---Burch--- Brunner---Schulte
Sarkodie--Stammler---Leitch--Weiler
-----Rolfe-----LaCrone--
This isn't exactly a group of world beaters, Other than a solid Defense and a World Class keeper this team has little else going for it. From my little run through the USL-1 and MLS rosters one thing became very apparent. California would run riot through the rest of the USA save, maybe Jersey and New York.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Made in Ohio: Eric Brunner

The Second in the Made in Ohio series is the MLS rookie who's off to a great start filling in the backline and showing real promise as a Centerback for the Massive Club. Hailing from Dublin, Ohio he was a standout for the Ohio State University mens soccer team that made it all the way to the National Championship game in his senior year. Brunner turned down a contract from New Jersey and after a year sharpening his skills down in the minors has returned home to Columbus to play for the team he grew up watching. So without further delay here's our Tribute to the Hometown hero in the making Eric Brunner.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Made in Ohio: Danny O'rourke

The Columbus Crew features many Massive players, but two of them were born and raised right here in the Columbus area. These two players may not be the shining stars on this team, but they do the hard work and shovel the coal down in the engine room and keep the team running. One of which is the hard hitting Danny O'rourke. He's a former Herman Trophy winner and native of Worthington, Ohio and can currently be found prowling the back line and central mid of the Columbus Crew.



Sunday, July 5, 2009

Match Day Madness: Crew vs DC United

The Massive club took on the Old Enemy DC United saturday and the end result was an unfortunate Tie. DC's defenders played all out to get in front of Crew shots all through the first half and then dominated the second. The one thing they couldn't stop was Alejandro Moreno's shot off a great flick on header by Steven "Lucky" Lenhart to equalize. Off the field the tailgate this week featured a Live band, Drunken Kickball, Flip Cup, The best Brats from the Union and The best Taco's from La Turbina. All and All it was a great time off the field and a decent but not great result on. Still though the Crew haven't lost at home for well over a year now.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Propaganda

A tribute to the Crew's very own hero and warrior. Super Frankie Hejduk!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

American Heroes


I think most of us saw the United States Mens National Team play in the Confederations Cup final this afternoon, and most of us pry felt the heartbreak that came along with it. Though as hard as it was to see the boys in White fall to Brazil there is definitely something positive to take away. Something besides the experience of the games and the players time in South Africa. Today the United States put the world on notice. They may not be the best in the world, but they can Beat the best. They aren't to be taken lightly, they aren't to be over looked, and in 2010 The Yanks are Coming!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Propaganda

Here's another take on that first Nordecke Hammer wallpaper.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Propaganda

Yet another piece of propaganda in honor of the Nordecke.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Propaganda

Here's my first attempt at a Dual Monitor desktop, it's real simple, next game i'll be taking some shots with this in mind so I can make some more interesting Dualies. As for the resolution, if anyone out there wants to let me know if it's the right size or what not feel free.

Propaganda

In further Honor of GBS' Massive game against the goats here's a new piece of propaganda for you to plaster across your desktop for all to see.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Crew vs Chivas

It was a gorgeous, hot and sunny day last weekend as the Crew sacrificed the Goats of Seedy Chivas USA. Despite the reff losing his whistle late in the game the legend that is Guille pulled a Player of the Week performance out of his pocket to take the Massive to victory.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In light of what is one of the more hilarious threads on the Crew boards I feel that this image is appropriate.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Crew vs KC

I was able to make a trip up from Athens to Columbus just for this game thanks to my friend Leann. So special thanks to her for coming to the game and allowing me to get these pictures.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Propaganda

Tribute to the Legendary Number 7

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Propaganda

This season has been off to a rough start so far for all us fans of the Massive Club. So to cheer ya up here's a new slice of propaganda fresh off the press and straight to your computer. enjoy...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Crew vs TFC part 1

Most of my pictures for this game are stuck on the camera back home in Columbus but here are a few that I do have for now...



Saturday, February 28, 2009

Propaganda

It's been awhile since I've posted any new images on this site. It seems that my new blog The Partisan coupled with class work has been dominating my time as of late. But I've finally got around to working on a new piece of propaganda for my loyal masses.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Site


Hey everyone I just wanted to pass along a message about a new site I will be running called The partisan at http://partisancolumbus.blogspot.com/. It will be focused on MLS and US soccer news with an eye toward The Crew. If anyone who feels they're a qualified writer who would want to contribute a few posts each month or so would like join up as part of the writing staff email me at Msensky@yahoo.com and i'll check it out. I'd appreciate a sample piece along with the message but it isn't nessicarily required, after a few messages i'm sure i'll be able to assertain some idea. Thanks again to everyone who visits This site and the next, I apperciate it almost as much as my ego.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Propaganda

I've taken one of my pictures from the USA vs Mexico game and created another bit of propaganda for the teeming masses out there. Remember people the MLS first kick is about a month away and soon we'll have more than Nats games to feed our lust for the beautiful game. So hold strong until then, and as always, Go Crew!



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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Siempre Dos a Cero!

Following another magical night in Fort Columbus where the United States Mens National Team was able to send "el tri" packing I feel I should share my pictures with you. After all it has been awhile since my last post and with MLS opening day little more than a month away I figure I should get back into the swing of it. Also, Dos a Cero! Siempre dos a cero aqui! La guerra del Agua was taken by the Yanks and Mexicans after limping into the hex now begin their desperate struggle to make South Africa.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Propaganda

In this next batch of propaganda a bit of scrubs and a bit of house inspired me. Hope you enjoy

Monday, January 5, 2009

Propaganda

As of this post there are 72 days and 20 hours left until the start of the MLS season. As we fight through the off season doldrums and make our way to next years campaign our next piece of propaganda that salutes the 2000 plus soldiers of the Nordecke's Black and Gold Army.