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Hi, I'm Chris. I play the accordion and enjoy watching terrible sports teams.

I was born in Colorado to parents from the boonies of Upstate NY. I was mostly an upstate NY sports kid before the Rockies, Rapids and Avalanche came to Denver. That has left me cheering for colorful selection of sports teams, all of which are terrible. I run Burgundy Wave because there was nobody else on the internet willing to start a Rapids blog in mid-2010 and, to be honest, there probably still isn't.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Colorado Rockies
  • NBA Denver Nuggets
  • NFL Buffalo Bills
  • NCAAF Syracuse Orange
  • NCAAB Syracuse Orange
  • NHL Colorado Avalanche
  • NASCAR Denny Hamlin
  • General Buffalo Sabres
  • FIFA United States
  • MLS Colorado Rapids
  • Fantasy Colorado Mammoth
  • Soccer Shimizu S-Pulse
  • EPL Crystal Palace
  • Bundesliga Shakhtar Donetsk
User Blog

Rapids 5 Orlando City 2 - No Ceus, No Cry


The Colorado Rapids steamrolled their USL opposition in their first match of Open Cup play, allowing an early goal before going up with four goals.

USMNT Beats Ghana 2-1

The USMNT picked up a big 2-1 win over Ghana in their first World Cup match of 2014.

Are We Ghana Win?

The USMNT have mixed expectations for this World Cup. It's a group that has been hyped as harder than it probably actually is, a roster with some seemingly head-scratching decisions, and a re-match...

World Cup Preview: Happy Group G Day!

It's the group that everyone here cares about! Also, Iran and Nigeria or something.

World Cup Preview: MESSI MESSI MESSI

Lionel Messi plays for the first time in the 2014 World Cup today, and there are two other intriguing games to wet the palate as well.

RSL Lose, Rapids-OCSC Winner To Play Silverbacks

The first real shocker of the US Open Cup knocked out any chance of a Rocky Mountain Cup match in the competition.

Open Cup Or Open Sore?

Former Rapids defender Nat Borchers spoke to Patrick Shea about the US Open Cup and the difficulties with lower-division sides.

World Cup Preview: Four Matches Today!

It's time for the first four-match day of the World Cup, and there's plenty of intrigue as two of the more hard-to-predict groups kick off.

World Cup Preview: 2010 Rematch Highlights Friday

Along with the second match of Group A, two big Group B matches, a 2010 rematch included, will highlight the second day of the World Cups.

Colorado Rapids Thugcast, Episode 60

The World Cup is on, and so is the Rapids Thugcast!

World Cup Preview: Brazil Kicks Us Off

The World Cup opens today! It's time for Brazil vs. Croatia, the first game of the world's premier soccer tournament.

2014 FIFA World Cup - Who You Got?

Who do you think will lift the golden trophy in July as champions of the FIFA World Cup?

Vote For Brown

Deshorn Brown's lovely goal from the FC Dallas match made the weekly cut for Goal of the Week.

Rapids 0 Fire 0 - Pablo Plays With Fire

Pablo Mastroeni has now been directly responsible for two awful home results, as his hideous lineup failed to net against the Fire in a dire 0-0 draw.

Rapids vs. Fire - Game Stream


Can the boys in burgundy take down the men in red on Wednesday night? Join us in our game thread tonight!

Rapids vs. Fire - 3 Q's With Hot Time In Old Town

Let's hear about Harry Shipp and some old friends from Hot Time In Old Town ahead of tonight's match against the Fire!

Colorado Rapids Thugcast, Episode 59

Goals everywhere! We're so excited that we're pulling this one out a day early!

Attention MLS: Watch Out For Deshorn Brown

Deshorn Brown had the most complete 90 minutes of his career on Sunday, showing off the immense ceiling he has. He won player of the week for his efforts.

Rapids vs. Dynamo - Man Of The Match

Who was the man of the match during the superb 3-0 trouncing of the Dynamo?

Rapids 3 Dynamo 0 - Home Cooking

Two goals from Deshorn Brown helped lead the Rapids over a listless and beat-up Dynamo team, 3-0.

Rapids vs. Dynamo - Game Thread


Omar Cummings is back! Can the Rapids take him and the Houston Dynamo down?

Return To The 4-2-3-1?

Should the Rapids return to a 4-2-3-1 with the majority of their forward options depleted?

Colorado Rapids June Preview

The World Cup is nearly here! That means a front-loaded month for the Colorado Rapids in MLS play.

Tactics Have Kamani Hill Back In Business

Why is Kamani Hill finally getting minutes after being a forgotten man in 2013? It may be because the Rapids finally have a system where he can be of real use.

Lions Beat Rowdies, Will Face Rapids

Orlando City routed the Rowdies on Wednesday night and will fly to DSGP for a match on June 17th.

Colorado Rapids Thugcast, Episode 58

We've got a jam-packed schedule of things to talk about on the Thugcast tonight, from a 4-1 win over the Impact to a US Open Cup match with a bit of interest tonight.

Rapids vs. Impact - Man Of The Match

Who was the best Rapids player during the throttling of Montreal?

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