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    November 17, 2014

    Rams Defense Hits Bronco Emmanuel Sanders So Hard Wikipedia Declares Him Dead

    Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders died for a few minutes, then returned to life during Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams -- at least, that's what it said on Wikipedia. Sanders was taken out of the game after an extremely brutal hit from Rams safety Rodney McLeod, who was blocking Sand ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Joe Buck and Michelle Beisner Marry, Invite Troy Aikman, Register for Fancy Kitchen Goods

    St. Louis' sports broadcaster extraordinaire Joe Buck married former Broncos cheerleader and current NFL Network reporter Michelle Beisner last weekend in Mexico, reports TMZ. The couple got engaged last summer after meeting at the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 2013. See Also: New Yorkers Throwing ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Sam the Ram? St. Louis Football Fans Would Welcome Michael Sam: Study

    St. Louis football fans would welcome Michael Sam to the Rams, according to a new study out of Emory University. But Sam better hope he isn't the Rams pick, or the Kansas City Chiefs', for that matter. In Missouri, there's no rule prohibiting businesses from firing employees because they're gay. S ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Why Won't McCaskill and Blunt Stand Up to the NFL Over Its Non-Profit Status?

    This Sunday is the Super Bowl, a day that's supposed to be about football but is really a celebration of American excess. If history is any indication, Americans on Sunday will gulp down 50 million cases of beer and devour 104 million pounds of avocados. And its not just the folks watching the game ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Best Places in St. Louis to Watch the Super Bowl

    It's that time of year: the biggest game in football. This year, the Denver Broncos will be taking on the Seattle Seahawks. The great thing about the Super Bowl, though, is that it brings people who really don't even care about football together. It's like Thanksgiving, really. A national holiday. W ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Super "Bowl" Sunday: The Gut Check Guide to Curing the Munchies

    The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos face off this Sunday in the Super Bowl and in case you haven't noticed, both of those states got real friendly with an entirely different kind of "bowl" recently. In celebration of both states' recent legalization of marijuana, many will be marking game da ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Irregular Increase in St. Louis Flights to Denver Linked to Marijuana Legalization

    Airlines booked 16 percent more flights from St. Louis to Denver since December 1, and number crunchers think marijuana tourism may be behind the boost. Demand for flights to Denver jumped to 10 percent above the national average this month, peaking at 14 percent during the first week of January, s ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The Cardinals Get Sexy: Daily RFT's 10 Most-Read St. Louis Sports Stories of 2013

    Bow-chicka-wow-wow, Cardinal birds! 2013 was the year the St. Louis Cardinals were named the best-looking team in major league baseball, and we couldn't agree more. The Redbirds are responsible for seven of Daily RFT's ten most-read articles in sports this year. Here are the top ten St. Louis spo ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Former Cardinals, Mizzou Mascot Falls Off Zip Line, Injured in Kansas City

    Football is a dangerous sport, and not just for the players. The man behind the KC Wolf mask was seriously injured last week in a zip line accident during rehearsal at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium, and his attorney is blaming the company that installed the rigging. Dan Meers, 46, worked as the ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Tim Tebow and 3 More Reasons Missouri Sports are So Hot Right Now

    Live in St. Louis? Don't like sports? Still want to have a social life? Here's why everyone in town has athletics on the brain lately: 1. Rams: After the St. Louis Rams lost the game and their quarterback to an injury Sunday, the NFL Network says the team could be eyeing Tim Tebow, also a Heisman T ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Missouri Couple Outraged By Fully Clothed Strippers at Kansas City Chiefs Game

    You know it's bad when the politicians turn against strippers. But football fans?! Surely they don't have a beef with naked ladies, right? Enter Angela Lukenbill and her fiance Chad Smith of the north Kansas City suburb of Gladstone. The couple was planning to attend the Kansas City Chiefs home op ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Bob Costas May Be Right to Decry Gun Culture, But Jovan Belcher Isn't a Great Example

    In case you went totally off-the-grid over the weekend: Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself with a handgun on Saturday. Many outlets have suggested that Belcher's football-related brain injuries were to blame. St. Louis native Bob Costas, on the other h ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Kansas City Chiefs Tell Fan to "Get a Clue"

    To quote a newsroom colleague, sometimes it feels like there should be the equivalent of a driver's test in order to qualify for an account on Twitter. Whoever is running the account for the Kansas City Chiefs seriously wrecked himself before he checked himself yesterday after angrily responding to ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    The 5 Worst Hairdos in Sports (Inspired by Colby Rasmus' Cornrows)

    So, Colby Rasmus has cornrows. We heard about the news at -- where else? -- the beauty parlor. And while public reaction to the new look has been mixed (we're hoping his biggest fan approves), it got us to thinking: What are the worst hairstyles ever in sports? Following is our list. Got your own no ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Rams Are the Most Angelic Team in the NFL

    With the 2012 draft behind us, many NFL teams are taking stock of what they got, and possibly experiencing a touch of buyer's remorse. One such team is the Jacksonville Jaguars who already have their hands full with rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon's DUI. Blackmon was once a prospect for the Ram ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Advances to Next Round of Dodgers Bidding

    ​Billionaire sports fan Stan Kroenke has been approved by the Los Angeles Dodgers (and its investment bank) to meet with Major League Baseball concerning his offer to buy the team. Kroenke is not the only big-bucks guy to get that approval. According to the anonymous sources "very close to the sal ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    New England Witches: Officially Stronger Than Tim Tebow's Jesus

    Seriously. Tim Tebow has no shot against that. ​I know we tend to forget around these parts, considering how rarely we've had reason to pay attention the past few years, but the NFL playoffs are going on at the moment. You may have noticed ESPN and the rest of the 24-hour sports media frothing eve ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Spagnuolo and Devaney: What Went Wrong

    These guys had it right all along. ​Steve Spagnuolo, head coach of the St. Louis Rams, gone. Billy Devaney, general manager of the St. Louis Rams, gone. The two architects of this most recent era of Rams football were both fired Monday. It should come as no surprise to anyone, really, co ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    December 15, 2011

    Rex Sinquefield: A Hall of Fame Athlete (WTF?)

    Cue the "Rocky" theme song. It's time to celebrate another fictional athlete.​Rex Sinquefield is making his mark in Missouri in more than just politics these days. The gazillionaire best known for shoveling millions of dollars into political campaigns is also one of our state's greatest athletes. ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The Firing of Steve Spagnuolo

    ​​Things are bad for the Rams this season. I'm sure you didn't need me to tell you that, but there it is anyway. They were thought to be the class of a very weak NFC West division coming in, but such has not been the case. Instead, the San Francisco 49ers have emerged as the sleeping power so ma ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Five Things To Watch: Rams at Jaguars

    Up yours, Jaguar! ​The Rams are coming down to the end of the preseason now, with their final tuneup tonight in Jacksonville. Ordinarily, the fourth game of the preseason isn't much to watch unless you're specifically interested in certain roster battles taking place. The starters don't play, with ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Los Angeles Approves Deal for Football Stadium; Could Rams Return to LaLa Land?

    Rendering for Los Angeles' proposed stadium.​The Los Angeles City Council this week approved financing for a new downtown stadium, paving the way for the NFL to return to Hollywood for the first time since the Rams left in 1995. Speculation is ripe that the Rams might be one of the teams intereste ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Rams: Let's Hope the Season is as Good as Free Agency

    ​Training camp for NFL franchises is well underway, and the most frantic part of free agency is now past. That's not to say there aren't still moves to be made and players to be signed, but the bulk of the important deals have already happened. We can look around and get at least a fair idea of wh ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    5 Keys to Free Agency for the Rams

    Aren't you ready for some football?​It's 120 degrees outside, maybe more. I saw a bird burst into flames a little while ago as it flew past the window, and the soles of my shoes are gummy, sticking to the pavement with every step. So, of course, the thing at the very top of my mind is America's fa ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Tony La Russa's Eye: A Coded Message To His Daughter, Bianca?

    Image Via​Stay with us on this: Tony La Russa's daughter, Bianca, just auditioned for and became a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. La Russa is famously cagey about his personal life, so of course he won't mention his daughter or her life at any of his press conferences. But he's also a dad, ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Winners and Losers On Day One Of the Draft

    ​The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft is in the books, and there's plenty to talk about before round two starts up again tonight. Cam Newton was picked first overall and fellated unceasingly by pretty much everyone with a microphone for the rest of the night. The lockout scared a bunch of teams i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Jay Cutler: The Most Hated Man in Chicago; Vindication for Josh McDaniels?

    Jay Cutler, shown here lounging on a plaid blanket during the Bears' playoff loss. ​We all know the story on the Rams' new offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels. Young prodigy offensive coordinator for the Patriots, runs offense during Greatest Offensive Season Ever, snatched up by Denver Broncos, ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    The Rams Got Their Man. Now What?

    commons.wikimedia.orgNow tell me that's not a face that you just want to fall in love with. Go ahead. Can't do it, can you? ​It turned out to be much more interesting and convoluted than most of us had expected, with a negotiations breakdown and last-minute rumors of Seattle involvement, but in th ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    UPDATE: Laurence Maroney Reportedly Arrrested on Weapons, Drug Suspicion

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police DepartmentLaurence Maroney​Updated 3:28 p.m. with mugshotUpdated 10:34 a.m. with information from St. Louis policeThe St. Louis Police Department says that last night's incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. following the Rick Ross concert at the Chaifetz Arena. Police s ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Thoughts on Pat Shurmur's Imminent Departure

    Pat Shurmur is expected to be named the Cleveland Browns' next head coach in the very near future.​The announcement is expected to come sometime today that Pat Shurmur, current Rams' offensive coordinator and former Most Hated Man in St. Louis will be the new coach of the Cleveland Browns. (He got ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Rams Could Greatly Improve Secondary with Acquistion of Nnamdi Asomugha

    commons.wikimedia.orgI'll be honest: I really only put this picture here to help me remember how to spell Asomugha while writing this article. ​It isn't very often that one of the top two players at a given position becomes available in the NFL, but that's just what has happened with cornerback Nn ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Kyle Turley Back in St. Louis -- This Time as a Musician, Not a Football Player

    courtesy of Gridiron EntertainmentKyle Turley​Remember ex-Rams offensive lineman Kyle Turley? The long-haired, tattooed guy with all those anger-management issues? The man who once got so pissed off, he tore the helmet off a guy's head and flung it across the field? Oh yeah, that Kyle Turley ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Kyle Turley: Former Ram Now a Musician

    Ever wondered what happened to Rams' offensive lineman Kyle Turley?Courtesy of Gridiron RecordsKyle Turley: Yep, he's a badass​You know you have! And RFT Staff Writer John H. Tucker has the scoop over at our sister blog, A to Z. Check out his interview, which delves into such fascinating topics as ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Ass Clown of the Week: Idiot Ne'er-Do-Wells, Meatheads, Bogus Dick Docs

    ​They're baaack! After a few weeks off for good behavior, local yokels lacking morals -- or common sense -- struck back with a vengeance this week. You know the rules, vote for the person who's actions or words you think makes them this week's biggest Ass Clown.  And the nominees...1. Rich St ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Rich Stephens: Missouri Man Angry About Arrest Challenges Cop to MMA Fight

    KTVI Fox 2Rich Stephens: Meathead on a mission.​A Jefferson County man who briefly played football for the Oakland Raiders in the mid-90s wants to get into a caged mat with a Byrnes Mill cop.Rich Stephens -- listed as six-foot-seven and 315 pounds during his days as an offensive lineman -- says th ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Rams 20 - Chargers 17: Bringing the Big 12 to the NFL

    Image viaBad memories be damned, Mizzou fans shouldn't mind that Bradford is a Sooner.​Raise your hand if you thought Danario Alexander was going to emerge as the deep threat the Rams so desperately need this season.You there, way in the back wearing the black-and-gold Mizzou jersey, step forward ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Same Rams Who Stuck With Leonard Little Say No To Vincent Jackson For DUI Issues

    Image viaThe Rams give Vincent Jackson a headache too.​There are several reasons the Rams shouldn't have traded for Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson.-San Diego was reportedly asking for a second-round draft pick and cash in exchange for Jackson. That's a hefty price to pay for the Rams, a fr ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Down to The Wire on Vincent Jackson

    Sure, it doesn't have anything to do with football, but Vincent Price is the best Vincent I could think of associated with St. Louis. Plus, he's awesome. So there. ​The deadline to acquire the services of Vincent Jackson is fast approaching. Well, not a deadline, exactly, as any team wanting to de ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Rams 14 - Raiders 16: A Tale of Two Black Holes

    Image viaThink this fan is ugly? You should see what the men look like in Oakland.​Give the Oakland coaching staff credit where credit is due: It only took them six quarters of football for them to realize what the Washington Redskins' front office needed four years to learn: Jason Campbell is ter ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    RIP Don Coryell, Former Football Cardinals Coach

    Image source​Don Coryell, the football coach who created the innovative "Air Coryell" offense during his years with the St. Louis Cardinals, died yesterday afternoon at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego. He was 85. Coryell coached the Cardinals from 1973 to 1977, where he led the team to ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Rams Chances to Win the Super Bowl? Ehh, Not Good.

    A chip cast in favor of the Rams could pay off at 100 to 1. ​The Rams began mini-camp last week with the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft in Sam Bradford. And sports bookies the world over are now expecting the Rams to return a.s.a.p. to their former glory, right? Err, wrong. Yesterday the SportingNews ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Raiders' New Safety, Michael Mitchell, is NFL Draft Shocker

    The biggest shock of this weekend's NFL draft was the performance of the Oakland Raiders. (It might not have been quite as huge a shock, given that Al Davis, the longtime owner of the Raiders, may have lost his mind by this point.) The Raiders' first-round pick was surprising enough, when Davis decl ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    Josh McDaniels Gets Put in His Place

    Over at Deadspin right now, the latest edition of the Deadcast (which, by the way, if you don't listen to on a regular basis, should be the #1 thing on your to-do list right now), has Michael Silver, a wonderful journalist from Yahoo! sports, laying a verbal beatdown on Josh McDaniels. Of cours ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    The NFL's (Tom) Brady Bill

    So the NFL owners yesterday voted to make the NFL just a little bit shittier. They added four more rules, and modified one other, and I have to say, the modification is the worst of the group. All of the rule changes, of course, deal with the way that players can hit each other. Two are fairly ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    The Patriots' Smell Floats to Kansas City

    The most important bit of news over the weekend was the big deal that took place in the NFL, when the Kansas City Chiefs acquired quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel from the New England Patriots for a second-round pick.Now, that's pretty newsworthy just by itself, of course; Cassel w ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Are the Rams Playing (Losing) for Draft Picks? It Could Appear That Way

    At some point in time, I honestly have to wonder if the Rams are throwing these games. Not completely just going in the tank, mind you; obviously, I think there's a real component of true ineptitude here. Yes, I realize that is a pretty serious understatement, and that this group largely looks ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Are the Rams the worst team in football? Let the NFL NIT decide.

    "Oh God," the bartender at Nadine's Gin Joint muttered yesterday afternoon. "It's time for the Rams again." Then the boys in blue and gold promptly met everyone in the bar's lowest expectations, getting stomped 34-10 by Arizona, the unlikeliest of NFC West champions. Talk eventually turned to the ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Vegans Have a Tight End So I feel kinda bad for posting that giant picture of the cheeseburger in a can yesterday. And I rarely give vegans and vegetarians much attention. (Sorry. If there were more vegan/vegetarian restaurants out there, I'd write about them.) Thankfully, Jeanette sent along this Wall ... More >>

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