St. Louis fans have loved him for years, but Blues forward T.J. Oshie wasn't exactly a "star" around the rest of the league. Before the end of this season, his best year was 19 goals and 54 points. (He bested that by a few points this year.) And although he brings much more to the Blues than points, ... More >>
Historic news hit the sports world this weekend when the St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, making him the first publicly out gay man on a National Football League roster. Sam wasn't drafted until late in the seventh round, the 249th player selected to j ... More >>
Update October 17: Alert reader Mike M. from Arlington, Virginia, has written in with a hopeful message about St. Louis' prospects for a Major League Soccer team. Find out what it is at the end of this post. ------ Original Post: As far as malls go, Union Station has always been kind of a dud. Sur ... More >>
The owner of the St. Louis Rams is making news this week, but not for anything regarding the uncertain future of his football franchise.
Late last week, the Blues came to terms with forward Chris Stewart on a one-year deal worth $3 million, a slight pay cut from his salary of $3.25 million last season. And with the way he played last year, the only real shock could be how modest the pay cut actually was. It's funny to look back ... More >>
Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column is the last place I'd look for a hockey tidbit (it's predominantly a baseball, coffee and beer nugget depository), and yet a co-worker forwarded an interesting fact from this week's installment. It seems that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke had an u ... More >>
Major League Baseball's owners are expected to hold a phone-in vote tomorrow to determine which of the three remaining suitors for the Los Angeles Dodgers will earn the right to fork over an estimated $1.5 billion for the team, and the right to join the exclusive owners' club. Owners get snazzy b ... More >>
The NHL season is coming to a close, and the St. Louis Blues -- excuse me, that should be Your First Place St. Louis Blues -- are getting ready for their final push to the finish line. There's plenty on the line for the Blues, who currently sit atop both the Western Conference and the NHL as ... More >>
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 >>
Two more home games, two more wins for the Blues over the weekend. Ho-hum. Ah, but wait! Something potentially much, much more interesting than a simple pair of victories took place this weekend at the Scottrade Center. (Not to say two wins isn't interesting; I'll take back-to-back wins ever ... More >>
The story line going into last night's matchup was supposed to be the return of Jaroslav Halak to Montreal for the first time since the Canadiens traded him to the Blues in 2010. There was plenty of buildup, plenty of anticipation. Enough, in fact, that there was really almost no way the game its ... More >>
Stan Kroenke's fabulous life just got fabulouser. Stan Kroenke, owner of the St. Louis Rams, is now the majority owner of a legitimate football squad. You know, the variation of the sport that -- as its name suggests -- is played with the feet. Yes, here in the U.S. of A. we call that soccer. Why ... More >>
Three days after being traded away to the Denver, Erik Johnson is back in St. Louis today to help his Colorado Avalanche take on the Blues. In an interview this morning at Scottrade Center, the former face of the Blues said he harbors no ill-will against his old team but admits that he'd love to pro ... More >>
Ignore Chad's Chicken Little impression. The sky is not falling on fans of the St. Louis Rams.While the franchise has already moved three times (from Cleveland to LA in 1945, from LA to Anaheim in 1979 and to St. Louis in 1995) it is definitely going to stay put this time around. Here's why:
image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans? Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... More >>
Stan KroenkeThe Post-Dispatch is reporting that NFL owners could give approval at their August 25 league meeting for Stan Kroenke to purchase the remaining 60 percent of the St. Louis Rams. Kroenke emerged as the leading bidder for the franchise this spring after Illinois business tycoon Shahid K ... More >>
Josh Kroenke played hoops for Mizzou from '99 to '03.Call it a late birthday gift. Exactly one month after turning 29, Josh Kroenke was tapped yesterday as heir apparent to take over the Denver NBA franchise owned by his father, Stan Kroenke. The move comes as the elder Kroenke attempts to divest ... More >>
Mr. Benson, meet Mr. Khan.Did you see the comment from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson in today's Post-Dispatch? The NFL owners are in Dallas this week for their annual May meeting and yesterday met with Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke. Kroenke wants the league to temporarily suspend i ... More >>
The largest investor in the St. Louis Blues, TowerBrook Capital Partners, wants to sell its ownership stake in the NHL franchise. TowerBrook -- a New York-based, private-equity firm -- never planned on being with the Blues for the long run. The company is friendly with Blues chairman and principa ... More >>
As reported earlier by my colleague Chad Garrison, Stan Kroenke is attempting to convince the NFL to allow his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, to purchase the St. Louis Rams outright, rather than doing it himself. Such a move would circumvent the NFL's cross-ownership rules which would seem to prevent ... More >>
The new face of the St. Louis Rams?The minority owner of the St. Louis Rams, Stan Kroenke, has reportedly asked the NFL if his wife could purchase the team outright. The move would circumnavigate league rules that prevent Kroenke (owner of 40 percent of the Rams) from being the full owner of a fo ... More >>
Stan Kroenke boasts that There Will Be Blood 'stache suggesting a shrewd business tycoon who you do not want to fuck over -- if you know what's good for you. Khan, meanwhile, sports a dashing, almost regal, mustache suggesting a fun-loving man who knows how play and work hard.If you haven't heard ... More >>
The Blues came close to pulling it off last night.Chris Mason just kept making save after save, and the Blues went down time after time and took good, solid shots. I kept thinking that eventually, something just had to go in. Turns out I was wrong. Well, technically, something did eventual ... More >>
blogs.nashvillescene.comForbes magazine released its annual list of the world's billionaires this week and at least six St. Louisans are still rolling in the dough despite the sputtering economy.Topping the local rankings is Jack Taylor, the 86 year-old founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, wh ... More >>
This former St. Louis Blues star has skated on some thin ice since leaving the rink
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