Thursday, August 1, 2013

On the Beat with the Playoff-bound Chicago Rush

The Central Division champ Chicago Rush will face the Spokane Shock tomorrow night in Spokane the opening round of the AFL playoffs.  The Rush (10-8) face a tough challenge with the Shock (14-4) who beat them earlier this season.  Still, the Rush have faced and beaten obstacles all season and I certainly hope that trend continues.
Matt and I attended the last Rush practice before they left for Spokane.  The practice was intense as Coach McMillen and Coach Housman worked on specific plays.  Quarterbacks Luke Drone and Carson Coffman seemed to share snaps during the practice, but Coffman is still listed as the starter.  Having two talented ready quarterbacks is a good thing.
We also took part in the media session with Coach Bob McMillen, receiver Reggie Gray, defensive back Josh Pleasant and defensive lineman Brian Brikowski.  Aside from the upcoming game with Spokane, we talked about everything including Western Illinois University, family, long snapping and much more.
These are some unique looks into the Coach and players.  I love these type of sessions, because along with the standard questions, we get to hear other fun stuff, like about Pleasant's family.
The Rush is a great organization, full of simply fantastic people.  It has been a wonderful experience and I am hoping that continues with a win Thursday night.
I will be at Cafe Zalute in Rosemont to watch the Rush playoff game.  Everyone is welcome to join the fun and cheer on the Rush!!!!

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