Category Archives: words

Revs thesaurus, 2013 edition

Team keeps getting better, more guys keep getting banners. This is this year’s crop. Andrew Farrell, “Might.” First draft pick gets first banner of the year. Might as in strength, force, weight–and possibility. Jose Gonçalves, “Boss.” That’s who he is … tell me more

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more words and other disturbances

Kind of a sign the atmosphere’s turned around quickly in 2012 that I already added three to the words for the year, though one was already a multi-year roster fixture and the other two skipped to the top of the … tell me more

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thesaurus update

The “Words” project, started in 2008, is becoming something of a tradition, with new players being told to “earn their banners” as they sign on with the team. I did two in 2011, which should probably tell you a lot … tell me more

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leftover words

Yup, still going with the words project, started in 2008. Marko Perovic, “Lift.” Because “Serb” would be too on-the-nose. Painted this last season but didn’t get around to posting it until now. Darrius Barnes, “Smooth.” Yes, this is the third … tell me more

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words, 2010, +1

Zach Schilawski, “Spark.” Ordinarily, it takes more than a month into the season for a rookie to state his case for a banner. Ordinarily, rookies don’t score 11-minute hat tricks on their home debut, however.

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words, 2010

Well, first word, anyway. If Cory Gibbs was enough of a known quantity for the Revs to let him substitute as captain right after joining the team, then that’s enough to earn a home debut banner. “Rise” as in rise … tell me more

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one more word

In the midst of my October painting marathon, I got a little punchy, and one day on Twitter, I challenged Revs backup GK Brad Knighton to explain why he should get his own banner. (Previously, I had told him he’d … tell me more

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Hi, we’re the replacements

The banners that went missing after the 7/11 match never did turn up, so I had to re-do them. While I had the supplies out, I went ahead and added two new ones to the list. Pat Phelan, “GRIT”: That’s … tell me more

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even more words

It’d be an understatement to say that words project was successful beyond our expectations; we’ve never had the team and/or individual players track us down, unsolicited, for compliments on this stuff before. Thus, we saw no reason not to continue … tell me more

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more words

Two things we thought would happen did, indeed, happen after the debut of this year’s banners: We had to retire one (see ya, Joey) and create new ones for a few of the guys who dropped right into the lineup … tell me more

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