To experience the joys of supporter culture by-proxy OTF contributor Jacob Peters provides us some background on Fire history, rivalries, and some footnotes on how to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire games. Next up, Saturday’s home match-up against Our All-Time Most Disliked Team, the
Cleveland Cincinnati Columbus Crew. As always…
Sing in full voice. Hate with reason.
On Saturday Chicago Fire plays host to a “city’ which has been affectionally called everything from “a Suburb of Detroit” to “Cowtown” by the Fire faithful. A few times each year, this poor team is allowed to escape their oft-ablaze dump of an overgrown high school football field and see how “the other people live.”
Burn On, Big Bus
Frank Yallop returns to San Jose tonight. (chicagotribune.com)
OTF’s Jon Denham wonders if Frank Yallop thought he’d be sitting on three wins when he returned to San Jose…
Quincy Amarikwa knows what’s what (Photo: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)
OTF contributor Daniel Casey is stunned into joy after Chicago Fire’s win on Saturday…
Mike Magee will try to lead the Fire to consecutive wins this Sunday. (Photo: chicago-fire.com)
OTF’s Jon Denham thinks it will be a bumpy (but successful) ride on Sunday at Toyota Park, while Down the Byline’s Mike Kuhn tells us of a crippled Sporting Club…
Chicago Fire hope to turn smiles like this upside down on Saturday night (photo: desertnews.com)
OTF’s Jon Denham searches for a path to points, and Wes Brown reminds us what makes Real Salt Lake tick…
If you can’t beat ’em, hack ’em (photo: dailyemerald.com)
Each week, OTF editor Scott Fenwick visits with the MLS pundits to see how they rate and rank our Men in Red…
A better Sega = A better Fire (photo: dailyemerald.com)
This week, OTF’s second group of roundtablers share what’s on their respective Chicago Fire minds…
Chicago Fire midfielder Dilly Duka cuts back behind Columbus Crew defender Chad Barson: Credit Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
OTF’s Daniel Casey ponders a first-rate intelligence…
I bet he’s at about 0.5% body fat by now. (photo: chicago-fire.com)
With a little help from the Editor, OTF’s Adam Morgan brings you a disheartening case of Chicago Fire coaching malpractice and man-management failure…
Fotios: “Hey! Why are there always at least two blue shirts on my one red shirt?! Fair play anyone?!” (photo: chicago-fire.com)
OTF’s Shane Nicholson is back, so open up and say…Oi!
Walk away. Move on. (photo: media.zenfs.com)
OTF Editor Scott Fenwick thawed himself out Sunday night and watched the tape Monday night. Here’s his take on Chicago’s latest bungle…
Welcome to Chitown “striking overlord Mike Sanders, aka Maicon Santos, football’s non-Incredible Hulk!” (photo: mlssoccer.com)
Ladies and gents, boys and girls, please welcome contributing writer Rob Thompson to On The Fire! Hi-o!
Warning: there’s a fair amount of cursing and other graphic language in this Dispatch. So kids, don’t tell your parents, okay?
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…
I know what I saw last night: too much of this. (Photo: mlssoccer.com)
Houston, we have some problems: fitness, fatigue, questionable lineup and tactical decisions, and most apparent of all, liabilities in defense. And for good measure, I’ll throw a little hubris into the mix.
DeRo: Don’t hate the playa?
A quick turnaround after the third Chitown beatdown in a row of an Eastern Conference opponent (the lowly New England Revolution) has the Men in Red traveling over to the nation’s capital to take on Dwayne De Rosario and the Dirty Birds known as DC United.