Dispatch from a Man in the Stands: Fire at Sporting KC

S8OT reppin’ well at SKC. That’s me in the corner. That’s me in the spotlight, practicing my religion.

If you care about what you do and what you write, and if you passionately love your club and your fellow fans, being a virtual hype-man can be a high-risk proposition at times.

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Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago at Sporting KC

Friday Night. National TV. First place up for grabs. ‘Nuff said. (Photo: skcreports.blogspot.com)

What is there to say that hasn’t been said already about Friday night’s nationally televised battle for Eastern Conference supremacy between the Men in Red from Chicago and the pansies in powder blue from Kansas City?

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Dispatch from a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. Columbus Crew

Baller Style. (Photo: Getty Images)

Crisp, clear fall weather. A crowd of 19,172. Section 8 at full throttle. Sector Latino rockin’ the house. A hated rival. All these things and more contributed to a playoff-like atmosphere inside Toyota Park on Saturday night when the Men in Red took on the Columbus Crew in a mutually vital Eastern Conference match.

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Know Your Enemy: Columbus Crew

Why are they so yellow? (Photo: zimbio.com)

The Cowlumbus Poo head to Chicago for another important Eastern Conference match this Saturday night at Toyota Park. And really, they’re all important from here on out.

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Fire Training Notes with R.D. III: 9.20.12

El Capitan Logan “Wolverine” takes a Pause during training. (Photo: chicago-fire.com)

What’s up Fire Nation? Like you, the Men in Red are gearing up for Saturday night’s war vs. Cowlumbus Poo. It’s gonna be standing room only, so if you haven’t already, get your tickets now! 

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Dispatch from a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. L’Impact

Di Vaio: That’s not the gesture he made after scoring last night. Di Vaio MERDA VAFFANCULO!!! (Photo: impactmontreal.com)

From the first kick, I felt as if something was off kilter. The Toyota Park crowd was quiet, Section 8 wasn’t bringin’ their usual ruckus, and ominous messages from reliable sources circulated the tweetosphere. My superstitions began to get the best of me. And sure enough, my gut was right…

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Dispatch from the Couch: Fire at Toronto FC

One hell of a ride! (Photo: sbnation.com)

First, editing and/or writing five articles in five consecutive days for this fine institution of sporting journalism is a lot of work. By Sunday, it will be eight in eight days. And I ain’t gettin’ paid…

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Dispatch from a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. Santos Laguna

Pineda: the kid can play. (photo: facebook.com)

Here’s On The Fire contributing writer and roving reporter Roberto Diaz with the low-down on Saturday night’s fiesta at Toyota Park. And no, we’re not talking about Chuck’s Fest.

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Dispatch From a Man in the Stands: Fire vs. Houston Dynamo

It was the first time all season. The first time I put on my Fire shirt and felt nervous. The first time I looked at my tickets and didn’t look forward to a fun night out.  The first time I felt apprehension and not excitement as kickoff approached. The first time in 2012 that I knew just how critical one match could be…

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