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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
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Rapids 4 Impact 1 - Can We Play You Every Week

Once again, a goal-filled game against the Montreal Impact ended in a Rapids win. This time, though, it wasn't quite as tense, as the barrel of goals mostly went Colorado's way.

Rapids vs. Impact - Game Stream


Colorado have not looked good in recent weeks, can they regain their winning ways against the Montreal Impact?

US Soccer's Fundamental Mental Flaw

The day that the US Men's National Team cares more about talent than intangibles is the day that we become a true World Cup contender.

Torres Called Up By Panama

Gabriel Torres' form for the Rapids has been sinking, but Panama will still utilize him in two friendlies.

RSL 2 Rapids 1 - "Stable Lineup"

There were more far-too-cheeky lineup changes at the heart of a Colorado loss once again, though an awful penalty call by Mark Geiger didn't help matters for the Rapids.

Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake - Game Thread


Join us in our game thread as the Rapids take on Real Salt Lake this evening.

Rapids To Host Open Cup

The Colorado Rapids are going to host an Open Cup game! It will be against one of the last two teams they faced in the competition's opening round for MLS teams, Tampa Bay or Orlando City.

Three Questions With RSL Soapbox

It's rivalry week, and the Rapids will face an unbeaten RSL team this weekend. However, it's a Salt Lake team that will be missing some players due to World Cup duties. We cover that and more in...

Wynne For Duka? Why Not

How about a trade proposal to start the week off right for the Colorado Rapids?

Chivas 3 Rapids 1 - Squad Rotation Crumbles

Pablo Mastroeni has nowhere to look but at himself after a hideous 3-0 loss to Chivas USA.

Rapids vs. Chivas - Game Thread


I have returned for the day! Let's watch a line-up of second-tier Rapids players take on Chivas USA in the snow!

3 Questions W/The Goat Parade


Colorado will face a former friend, Wilmer Cabrera, when they place Chivas USA on Sunday. We asked about him and a few other things when speaking with Alicia from The Goat Parade.

Rapids vs Quakes? Nah. Let's Make A Drinking Game!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Let's prepare to drink ourselves to death in two days, when the Rapids play the Earthquakes again, instead of today.

Rapids 1 Galaxy 0 - Wizardry Once Again

Vicente Sanchez's goal proved to be enough for the Rapids in a 1-0 home win over the LA Galaxy.

The FO Deserves Praise

After years and years of nothing notable in Colorado's front offices, Tim Hinchey and the rest of the gang have changed things in a good way. Because of that, the Rapids look more set up for the...

Say "Ciao" To Not Having A Jersey Sponsor!

Up until today, the Rapids were the only club in MLS who had never had a jersey sponsor. They finally got one that will be with them for half a decade on Thursday.

Colorado Rapids May Preview

We're going to learn a lot about this Colorado Rapids team in the month of May. Four crucial Western Conference matches (and one against Montreal) await them.

Cascio Tears ACL With Houston

The first intra-loaned player in MLS history has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

The Diamond Needs Attacking Shine

It's very likely that Dillon Powers, Dillon Serna and Vicente Sanchez will all be available for selection against the Los Angeles Galaxy this weekend. All three should start in Pablo Mastroeni's...

Rapids vs. Sounders - Man Of The Match Poll

It ended 4-1, but someone's still got to be the Man of the Match.

Sounders 4 Rapids 1 - Crashed Stocks

There was going to have to be some sort of adversity for the Rapids with the issues they had been facing, and it came in a big way during a 4-1 loss to the Sounders.

Rapids vs. Sounders - Game Thread


Have a word or two with us in the Burgundy Wave gamethread as the Rapids try to earn their first ever win at CenturyLink Field today!

MLS Danerously Looks The Other Way On Quakes Again

Another note has been added to the book of MLS encouraging the San Jose Earthquakes, as it appears the MLS Disciplinary committee will not suspend Alan Gordon.

Three Questions w/ Sounder At Heart

Clint Dempsey, defensive issues and Geoducks are the topics for discussion as we ask some questions to Sounder At Heart.

Three Colorado Teams In The Open Cup Again

The oldest competition in American soccer will once again feature three teams from Colorado in 2014.

Colorado Rapids Thugcast, Episode 57

Christ, we have to talk about that game? I'm sure there's something else to chat about somewhere...

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