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Bulldog Ben

  • joined Jan 24, 2011
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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I'm a Colorado Rapids fan, originally from New England before I got traded out here to sunny Boulder.

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  • MLB Minnesota Twins
  • NBA New York Knicks
  • NFL Minnesota Vikings
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  • FIFA United States
  • La Liga Barcelona
  • EPL Chelsea
  • MLS Colorado Rapids
User Blog

Rapids Reportedly Looking To Deal Larentowicz

According to the Rapids' beat writer, Chris Bianchi, the Rapids are openly listening to offers for Jeff Larentowicz. What would you take for him? And if you're interesting in Larentowicz, what do...

Colorado Rapids get no love from Grant Wahl

In an altogether not surprising turn of events: Grant Wahl doesn't really follow the Rapids. Nor does he demonstrate a basic understanding of how Major League Soccer actually works.

Oh Julien, where art thou?

Of all the players lost from the Rapids in the past few years, none seems to be biting so hard as the loss of Julien Baudet as Colorado looks down the barrel of a Center Back Crisis.

Don Garber Gives State of the League: Says Nothing

Don Garber says a lot of words not about the Rapids, but a lot about a team that doesn't exist.

The Casey Legacy

Conor Casey was the most talented, most iconic player to wear the shirt in recent memory, possibly ever. What is his legacy? Who can take his place as the talisman of the franchise?

Colorado Rapids: The End of the Bench Warmers

The merciless nature of the cuts made in the team show that this may be the end of and era for the Colorado Rapids: the end of the bench warmer.

Colorado Should Trade For... McCarty, Castillo

Bulldog Ben has two possible trades with former fruitful trade-partner FC Dallas that could improve the team this off-season.

Not New News: Martin Rivero Gets No Respect

Martin Rivero is quite possibly the most valuable playmaker in MLS today. Here's why, and here's why no one talks about it.

Against The Averages: "Weighting" The SJE Match

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We mentioned in the last article that the San Jose game was only remarkable for the fact that 4 goals were allowed, now we check in with the numbers on the season average to see how the game stacks...

Questions For The Rapids: Don't Break The Line

Analyzing a "defensive breakdown" on the fourth goal against the Colorado Rapids by the San Jose Earthquakes: how it happened, what rules were at play, and how to improve.

Postgame Quotes From The Earthquakes

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Postgame quotes from the San Jose side of the dressing rooms after the Rapids loss to San Jose on October 6th, 2012 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Postgame Quotes From Rapids : Earthquakes 1:4

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Here's the postgame quotes from the Rapids side after the October 6th, 2012 game where the Earthquakes won 4:1.

Anschutz Entertainment Group Up For Sale

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The Anschutz Entertainment Group is looking to sell, and Burgundy Wave will be there to figure what's what.

2012 Colorado Rapids: A Tale Of 'Toxic' Fan Culture

There is a toxic atmosphere around the Colorado Rapids fanbase in 2012, Bulldog Ben sets out to find why.

Quotes Thompson gave the the Fire side

The other side of the Thompson trade from Chicago.

Finally! A Press Release on the Thompson Trade!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASED about the Wells Thompson to Chicago Trade. Burgundy Wave, at first blush, thinks it's a win-win for both clubs.

Monday Hangover: Earthquakes vs. Rapids

An analysis of the issues of the Colorado Rapids exposed by the San Jose Earthquakes during the last game.

Is Jamie Smith The Medicine The Rapids Need?

Jamie Smith is billed as the guy who can change the game. Has he really ever been that guy? How would the Rapids have been changed if he were starting games? What about the risks? Burgundy Wave...

Rapids and The Bare Numbers: Opponents Doing Less, Getting More

The Rapids are judged for the year based on the raw numbers thus far. Can we get to the playoffs? Burgundy Wave's analysis says: no.

MLS thinks Conor Casey is the player who can change the Rapids fortunes

Can Conor Casey change the fortunes of the Rapids? MLS seems to think so, but Burgundy Wave has a different view.

Burgundy Wave comes to Minnesota and watches NASL and has thoughts.

Colorado Rapids fans from Burgundy Wave travel to Minnesota and have thoughts about the style in NASL and about the advantage of Promotion and Relegation in the United States soccer system.

"Omar Cummings is the Fernando Torres of MLS."

Omar Cummings of MLS Colorado Rapids and Fernando Torres of Chelsea FC are compared with shocking similarities. Terrifying truth awaits those who enter here...

Dallas v Rapids 3-2 -- The Aftermath

Hurr Durr 3-2. The Rapids fall to Dallas 3-2 at FC Dallas Stadium.

The MLS new Tie Breaker Rules: the EPL, the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A persepctive

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The MLS Tie Breaker rules seen from the perspective of other big leagues in the world: EPL, Bundesliga, Serie A, and La Liga tie breaker rules used for comparison.

Breaking down the goal: Smith on the Ball, Castrillon off the Ball = Magic

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Analysis of the first goal from the Colorado Rapids SC against Swansea City FC. What happened, who was involved, and why we don't see it happen very often.

Burgundy Wave's Interview with Brian Crookham Part II

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Burgundy Wave's In Depth interview with Brian Crookham, Director of Operations for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Academy. This is Part II which includes opinions on Pareja, an explanation of the...

Interview with Brian Crookham, Rapids Youth Academy Director of Operations (Part 1)

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Burgundy Wave's BIG interview with Brian Crookham, Director of Operations for the Colorado Rapids Youth Academy. Mysteries revealed, rumors dropped, and a special name on a plane to Salt Lake City.

And Now for Something Completely Different: Changing the game to get a goal in Seattle v Colorado

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And Now for Something Completely Different: Changing the Game to get a Goal in Seattle v Colorado

Jaime Castrillon: The Invisible Man

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People have called Jaime Castrillon 'invisible' this year. Turns out that makes him all the more dangerous for the Rapids.

This is the Worst Season Ever (2012 Edition)!

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It's the worst season ever for the Rapids! Or not, let's take a look at some other coaches first seasons with their teams...

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