Purple Rox

  • joined Jul 24, 2008
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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The Daily Wave: Money Makes The Ball Go Round?

And those fans who think money is the answer to your playoff hopes should think again, maybe...

The Daily Wave: It's Gotta Be The Formation

Do soccer formations matter? Do the Rapids personnel naturally fit into one formation better than others?

The Daily Wave: The March To October

So does the March to October matter? For the Rapids to succeed and make it into the upper tier teams, finding that winning formula in June and July is crucial. March winning ways need to be remembered when the summer competition heats up.

The Daily Wave: PKs For Everyone!

The Rapids were not "gifted" any PKs. Aggressiveness on the pitch has put us in the position to force the other teams to take clear red card offenses.

The Daily Wave: Scoring Is An Art

Rapids need to strike often with our designated player and keep an eye out for Brown for when he develops the art of scoring.

The Daily Wave: Help Wanted

Pablo’s now one of the Rapids biggest fans, let’s hope the players give him something to cheer about.

The Daily Wave: Scoring To Win

Can the Rapids be an elite-tier team? Only the goals will tell.

Thank You, Rapids

An open letter to the Colorado Rapids to close out our season.

The Daily Wave: Playoffs?!

Playoff history, current thoughts on this year's team, and what I would like to see on a run for the Cup.

The Daily Wave: This Weekend is Not Pointless

With 32 matches in the book, I wanted to look at the losses that were most painful. From this maybe we can find some pointers that we don’t want to see repeated on Saturday night.

The Daily Wave: Most Valuable Rapid

Who has been the one player that we can look back after the season is complete and say, without their contribution, this year might have been different?"

The Daily Wave: Rapids Learn To (Re)Draw

Strategically speaking does playing for a tie when trying to position your team for a playoff chance make tactical sense for some games?


Rocky Mountain High (or Low)?

I like Crystal Balls. With real baseball a month away, I'm always curious what my Summer will look like. Will our Rockies be fun to watch? Will pitching derail the Summer fun? Will the Red Sox...


Over Under Horrors

Trust me I'm not a compulsive gambler but I have bet on baseball before so that is probably enough to label me as a gambler (who in their right mind would bet on baseball?). I have always been...


Retiring Numbers - A Case for a Legend

The Colorado Rockies are celebrating 20 years and as part of this celebration, they plan to bring back former stars and have special tie-ins with certain games throughout the season. A nice...

Friday Rockpile: Analyzing the scrap heap

The Rockies' pitching carousel will officially begin in about three weeks, when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. How much of it will include the remnants of other teams' trash as in years past remains to be seen.


It Ain't Coming Back

Home runs and Coors Field go together like peanut butter and jelly. During the 2012 season, Rox fans were reminded of the high probability of seeing a homer at every home game! The figure below,...


Humidor - A Mirage?

The humidor has been in place since the 2002 season. Because the Rockies went to the World Series in 2007, the humidor has been locked in as one reason for the Rockies success. I can't argue that...


Dismantle the Humidor and Let the Blake Street Bombers Fly Again

Every franchise has an identity. The Colorado Rockies earned their stripes in 1995, when the homer happy conditions of a PED fueled era and Coors Field came into existence. Excitement was...


Thursday Rockpile - Are Sluggers Necessary?

Big Bat Theory? The Denver Post and Patrick Saunders led off Sunday's paper (12/14/08) with an article asking "whether a team can thrive without a top-flight slugger?" Anytime a question is thrown...


Sunday Rockpile - Dismissing Dealin' O'Dowd

  "Lucky is the residue of design" – Branch Rickey   Hall of Famer Tracy Ringolsby led off his January 8th column with a story on the stability of major league general managers.  Dan...


Game Wrap - Avalanche vs Blues

The first of our prospective writer submissions. I think I was originally thinking for Purple Rox to make a wrap of tonight's game, but as he's out of town this weekend, this worked better for his...

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