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UZ

  • joined Sep 25, 2009
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Name's Chris White, you can call me UZ. That's pronounced "ooze", not uhz, uzi or you-zee. Old high school nickname, don't ask.

I was born in Colorado to parents from the boonies of Upstate NY. So I had the Bills, Sabres and Syracuse on my mind before the Rockies, Rapids and Avalanche moved 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 an oft-updating Rapids blog in mid-2010.

Currently, I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, where I've been pretending to be a Tampa Bay Rowdies fan.

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 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

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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...

The Daily Wave: Forwards, Kindly Step Up

There's a ton of depth at forward for the Rapids, but the entirety of that depth is doing nothing in particular this year. Someone's got to step up and deliver the goals, or it will be tough for...

Quakes vs. Rapids - Man Of The Match

Who was Colorado's best player in that dire 0-0 draw on Saturday?

Rapids 0 Quakes 0 - Same As It Ever Was

A hideous match was put on by the San Jose Earthquakes as you'd expect on Saturday, and the Rapids couldn't find their way through the wall of muck and elbows once again.

Quakes vs. Rapids - Game Thread

40

Let's see if the Rapids can finally turn around their fortunes against the San Jose Earthquakes!

Three Rapids Youngsters Make USMNT Youth Camp

Three Rapids youngsters have been called into the USMNT's U-21 camp. All three are U-20 veterans for the USMNT.

Can Pablo End The Awful Run vs. SJ?

Oscar Pareja's biggest foe was the San Jose Earthquakes, in part because his team seemed incapable of winning 'gritty' games. Can Pablo Mastroeni change those fortunes?

The Daily Wave: Pablo's 2014 > Oscar's 2012

Oscar Pareja's first year with the Rapids was a disaster, and some were predicting a similar drop-off when Pablo Mastroeni took over the job in a similar situation. Instead, the Rapids are 3-1-1...

Colorado Rapids Thugcast, Episode 56

Last week, we had Jose Mari. This week, we have Edson Buddle. Let's talk about the wonderfully gritty 1-0 win over Toronto FC on the Thugcast!

The Daily Wave: The Two Dillons

Fast forward two years, and the two best players on the Colorado Rapids might both be named Dillon.

Why Buddle Should Keep Starting

Edson Buddle might be overpaid a bit, but it's hard to argue with the level of quiet contribution he's made since he joined the Rapids.

Rapids vs. TFC - Man Of The Match Poll

Who was the best of the best during Colorado's first regular season victory at BMO Field?

Rapids 1 TFC 0 - Buddle Feasts On Slop

Edson Buddle scored his 99th career goal to give the Rapids the spoils in a sloppy game against Toronto FC.

Rapids vs. TFC - Game Thread

56

Join us for today's match against a Toronto FC team lacking some of its star power, but in a stadium Colorado never beats them in.

Jose Mari Wins Goal Of The Week

Was it ever in doubt? Maybe, but not really. Jose Mari has the goal of the week and maybe the goal of the year.

Martin Rivero's Rights Traded To Chivas

Martin Rivero was expected to move somewhere else in MLS following his leaving the Rapids. After a few months, the Rapids finally moved his rights to Wilmer Cabrera's Chivas USA.

Rapids vs. TFC: 3 Qs W/ Waking The Red

Colorado is headed to Toronto for a match against the Reds. How are they doing up in Toronto? Let's ask Waking The Red.

MLS Salaries Released

MLS salaries have been released! What interesting things can we see about the Rapids?

Colorado Rapids Thugcast, Episode 55

Jose Mari goals and Clint Irwin saves will surely dominate today's episode of the Rapids Thugcast. Join us at 7 MT on Blog Talk Radio!

The Daily Wave: Shine On, You Diamond

Pablo Mastroeni pulled a tactical trick out of his hat against Vancouver, switching from Pareja's old 4-2-3-1 to a pinched-in diamond 4-4-2. It didn't look half bad, and with the right personnel it...

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