Having grown up in a literal "suburb of Detroit", Jeff Crandall overcame the odds to support the Fire since the inaugural 1998 season. A graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Crandall got his start in soccer wordology as the "man of many hats" for the PDL's Michigan Bucks from 2007-2008 before going all-corporate down to the United Soccer Leagues headquarters in Tampa, FL in 2009.
An all-state goalkeeper in his homestate during the 2002 boy's high school season, Crandall completed his pilgrimmage to the club in 2010, taking up the fan-boy's dream post of Team Writer. He's also responsible for the team's highly successful Facebook, the slightly less successful Twitter account and now the hopefully successful "Always on the Inside" blog.
When he's not sitting in a cold tub with Dan Gargan or trying his best to look like Kyle Beckerman, he can likely be found at Simone's Bar in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.