We realize that we're supposed to be impartial journalists who report news and events without bias...but holy frickin' mother of dog, that was one intense hour of television. Last night, we watched the Law & Order: SVU episode that was based around some infamous word vomit from former Representativ ... More >>
The 2012 season will kick off this weekend for the St. Louis Rams, as they take on the Detroit Lions in the burned-out ruins of an abandoned auto plant, kind of a Thunderdome situation. It's going to be awesome. Okay, so the game will actually take place at Ford Stadium in Detroit, which is onl ... More >>
What constitutes manliness? Is it merely the presence of certain genitalia and a Y chromosome and the ability to manufacture large quantities of testosterone? Or is it something more complex and metaphysical like, say, knowing how to knot a necktie or possessing an understanding of certain complexit ... More >>
Ah, always nice to see college basketball season roll around again, if for no other reason than I can use my favorite picture. Last night was a very good night for the University of Missouri men's basketball team. Playing on a national stage -- ESPN, and not The Ocho -- in the early game of the J ... More >>
The SEC: A false idol for the Tigers, or a possible treasure chest?The Associated Press this week obtained a 45-page document that University of Missouri's Board of Curators is using to determine whether to keep the school in the Big 12 or exit for the Southeast Conference. The report indicates t ... More >>
Image via"Dangerous" Dannie Williams is the next big time fighter coming out of The Lou.Pound for pound, there's not a harder puncher in all of St. Louis than "Dangerous" Dannie Williams. He's 26 and holds the WBC Continental Americas title, which he won in April on a vicious first round knock ou ... More >>
Every caption I think of comes off sounding like a threat to send mailbombs to Baseball Writers of America members, so I'm just going to quit trying. So over the weekend, I was sitting alone in my darkened shack watching any and all sports coverage I could find on the television. (This is standar ... More >>
Want some rat crap with that $6 hot dog? How do the nation's sports venues fare when food vendors are inspected? All over the place, with many of them not good. ESPN published a major report on the state of concession stand safety. It's good news for St. Louis sports fans: Busch Stadium and Edward J ... More >>
August Jennewein/UMSLCash displays his Gold Medal from the Paralympics.Two St. Louisans walked away winners last night from ESPN's annual ESPY Awards. The sports network named Cardinals first-baseman Albert Pujols the nation's "Best Baseball Player" and bestowed a similar praise to University of ... More >>
Even opposing catchers can't get enough Pujols' rump.Good to know that we at Riverfront Times aren't the only ones who've observed that Albert Pujols has a great, a great ... well, just ask ESPN. Speaking to Slate last month, Baseball Prospectus writer Kevin Goldstein also notes that one of Alber ... More >>
The final bell has tolled for Big Ben's Beef Jerky.In October, Gut Check listed ten athlete-branded foods of varying ridiculousness. One of the most ridiculous? Big Ben's Beef Jerky.The Big Ben in question is Ben Roethlisberger, the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steel ... More >>
Well, at least I had Duke. I suppose one could put that squarely in the Good News column. Kind of sparse column, but not entirely empty. The Bad News column, on the other hand, that bitch is full. Overflowing, even. Going into the NCAA Tournament this year, I felt really, really good ab ... More >>
Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis could be out at the end of the season. But should replace him?As we near the end of another college football season, one of America's favorite subjects rises again: What happens to Notre Dame? Why is this non-story a story? Yu don't have to look far -- whether i ... More >>
Larry Johnson was given his walking papers yesterday by the Kansas City Chiefs, after they had finally had enough of his antics. The latest incident involved him criticising the Chiefs' head coach, Todd Haley, and using gay slurs to attack both members of the KC media and commenters on his Twitter p ... More >>
LeitchThe St. Louis Cardinals are not going to make it past the first round of the playoffs, according to a sports blog hero and admitted Cardinal fan.Will Leitch, founder of Deadspin and now blogger emeritus for the blog that ESPN loves to hate, gave that prediction today. However, this decade a ... More >>
A couple of years ago, back when Charlie Haeger was floating around between Triple A and the majors with the White Sox, I was really hoping the Cardinals might check into acquiring him. At the time, it didn't look as if Chicago had a whole lot of use for him, and I thought he would make a great pick ... More >>
Sunday night, the Cardinals played the Cleveland Indians on ESPN and were dominated. Not just beaten, but absolutely humiliated by the sinister wizardry of one Clifford Lee. Last night, that same Cardinal squad blew Justin Verlander right off the field, with five runs in a mere four innings. I think ... More >>
The fallout from the suspension of Manny Ramirez is coming hard and fast now.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and columnist Sylvester Brown have parted ways. We've already reported on all the messy details per Sly Brown and his editors. But what we're really interested in today is the horse race to replace Brown as the paper's next minority columnist. After all, Brown was hired t ... More >>
Friends, I think you'll all agree that, in general, I'm a pretty positive guy. A ray of sunshine in an otherwise overcast land of --What? You don't agree with that? You say that I'm bitter, nasty, sarcastic, and rather appalling human being in general?Alright. Fair enough. That's probably closer to ... More >>
'Tis the season to give thanks, you know. And you want to know what I'm thankful for this year? I'm most thankful for Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and Tyna Robertson. Because this kind of shit is what makes it easy to come up with something to write about every day. See, Mr. Urlacher, who ... More >>
He was hyped by optimistic, shortsighted pundits as the "2008 fantasy football sleeper at wide receiver," now the promising fantasy career of Rams rookie Donnie Avery has officially flamed out. It was a brief, meteoric rise to prominence that lasted just five weeks before ending with a whimper yeste ... More >>
When the good folks over at firejoemorgan.com announced that they were hanging it up, I went into a short period of mourning. For those of you who aren't that familiar with Fire Joe Morgan, it's basically like baseball porn for people like me. Geeky, slightly stat-obsessed, and tired of hearing all ... More >>
Here's what is scheduled for release this week.
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America.
Madden NFL 07: New and slightly improved!
Zathura sweeps you into its alternate reality
Babs as Marge Schott? No? Oh well.
Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites
Internet hoops junkies fuel Shawn Siegel's Jerry Maguire-like dreams
Q's Sports Bar & Grill commits some flagrant fouls
They're all veteran competitors
On the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' achievement, the St. Louis Science Center reaches new heights
He scaled an intellectual Everest at age twelve. What's he like at sixteen? Meet George Thampy.
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
Boarding, biking & blading confab
The WNBA pays St. Louis a brief, tantalizing visit
Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession
Last Friday was a big day for Our Town
Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose
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