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Look who's back: Your boy the Kick Off Mug

When adopted a new logo for the “Kick Off” series earlier this month, we didn’t expect a great deal of response from fans who wanted the mug back.

But after an outpouring of emotion and questions about where the mug had gone, we decided to reach out, and welcome back the mug. We’ve offered him his own blog series every Friday on to keep us posted on his activities since he retired.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Take a second, and imagine you’re on a beach. The soft, warm breeze drifting over your rim, gliding gently past your handle. The birds are singing, your lady mug friend is by your side, and there’s not a care in the world that can pry you away from the good things in life: sun-splashed afternoons, bottomless coffee, blissful retirement.

And then your phone rings. It’s those morons from, and they want you back. And not only that, but they want you to … wait for it… write a blog, so everyone knows what you’re doing with every waking second of your life.

You wanted me back? You got me. I appreciate all the lonely fans who pined for my return and I certainly understand your sentiment. Your mornings were better with me. I am awesome.

So what did I do this week? I came down to Nashville to catch some CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, and boy was it a drag. 

Anyway, it wasn’t the best of weeks. Not for me, not for anyone who watched that game. I’m just glad I didn’t have to greet everyone on Tuesday morning with the news that the US team isn’t going to the Olympics. Guess I’ll just watch badminton.

I’ll be back with another blog post sometime next week, but in the meantime you can follow me on Twitter. Oh really, you’re already on Twitter? Good for you. Follow me if you want to be cool.


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