Three major international soccer friendlies this year have put St. Louis on the map. Orlando and Atlanta are on deck to be the next cities to host Major League Soccer teams, but St. Louis' recent games featuring big names like Manchester City, Chelsea and the Bosnian and Argentinian national teams ... More >>
For a city without a Major League Soccer team, St. Louis has hosted more than its share of international friendlies in the last six months. A sell-out crowd of 48,263 watched Manchester City upset English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in May, and Real Madrid, helped by playboy Cristiano Ronald ... More >>
Oy. Every year I keep hoping for a great return to form, and every single year I am disappointed. The Super Bowl was played yesterday -- you may have heard something about it -- and it turned out to not only be a rematch of the 2008 game between the Patriots of New England and the New York G ... More >>
The Darkness saved Samsung's ad from spiraling down into forgettable territory. Let's be blunt. This year's Super Bowl was dismal for Midwesterners. Sure, there were exceptions. Transplants from Boston, New York City or New Jersey may have enjoyed the game. Some may have had a rooting intere ... More >>
Warning: Today's special deal on Overstock.com could get you suspended.Rodrigo Avila, a Collinsville High School sophomore, has been suspended for five days for carrying a rosary. It's not that Avila has been disrupting classes by reciting his devotions, annoying non-Catholics by conspicuous ... More >>
image viaNo, he's not coming to a comic book store near you. Well, probably not in person. He'll be there in ink, though, when the "Fame: Justin Bieber" comic book hits shelves this week. And, as we all know, The Biebs lives in all of our hearts as well. Bluewater Productions specialize ... More >>
(Via Pitchfork) Leave it to Adidas to create the best pop culture mash-up advert we've seen in a very long time. A promo for their World Cup campaign splices the famous Star Wars cantina scene with appearances from Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg and David Beckham, among others. According to t ... More >>
Photo: Nick LucchesiThe entire press conference was filmed to be included in the television series.To hype his upcoming reality show Shaq VS., Shaquille O'Neal, the 17-year NBA icon, mixed friendly smack-talk and humble sentiments at the opportunity to face Albert Pujols in a home run derby Thurs ... More >>
Artist: Elton John Album: Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1987 Label: MCA Records What it sounds like: A big gay rock opera.
Recently, I put together some of my very favorite coaching meltdowns of all time. I was pretty happy with the list, even though there were a few that I simply couldn't include; I wanted to keep it to five, and I am a man of my word. So overall, I thought it was a pretty good list. In the comments se ... More >>
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged.
Week of December 21, 2006
Goal! follows an immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy
B-Sides analyzes the state of the Irish-punk scene, talks jazz and shoes with Jamie Cullum and shows you where to download some primo tunes this week