• Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    With Sam Bradford Gone, St. Louis Wonders: Who Cursed the Rams?

    Have you heard? The St. Louis Rams are cursed -- cuuuurrrsed! Indeed, quarterback Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury on Saturday has sports journalists and fans contemplating the supernatural to explain both the Ram's bad fortune and Bradford's ever-so-delicate ligaments. Bernie Miklasz's ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Rams Draft Michael Sam, St. Louis Suddenly Cares About Its Football Team Again

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Photo of the Day: Nelly Gives Obama a Haircut in Bogota, Colombia Bar

    On a trip to Bogota, Columbia, St. Louis natives Julia van Horn and Jack Grelle found an amazing poster in the very first bar they visited.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Cardinals: Top 17 Sexiest Players of All Time

    Last week, we published an item noting that, according to ESPN's Uni Watch Power Rankings, the St. Louis Cardinals are the "best-looking team" in all of major league sports. That much deserved ranking is specifically in reference to the team's great retro-style jerseys and all around spiffy uniforms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Blues Off to Mediocre Start in Simulated NHL Season

    The NHL lockout may stopped professional hockey in North America, but in the virtual world of EA Sports the game plays on.   The maker of the popular video game NHL 13 is simulating the NHL season online, and so far the St. Louis Blues are off to a less-than-stellar first half. As of Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Brian Elliott Cuts a PSA Promoting Gay Athlete Acceptance

    St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott re-tweeted a link this past Saturday to his PSA for the You Can Play Project, which works to promote the acceptance of LGBT athletes in all sports. You Can Play is trying to change the culture of the locker room and the arena from casual homophobia to one that fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Dannie Willaims To Fight Hank Lundy on March 30

    ​Dannie Williams got the fight he wants. On March 30, he'll challenge Hank Lundy for his North American Boxing Federation lightweight championship. The bout will be broadcasted on ESPN's Friday Night Fights. While the fight was not finalized until this week, it's been generating a decent amount o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    How Many People Really Attended Yesterday's Independence Bowl?

    Image ViaCouldn't make it to Shreveport yesterday? Join the, uh, crowd?​If you watched the Independence Bowl yesterday, you got familiar with the image above. Amazingly, ESPN kept showing shot after shot of the stands despite the fact that hardly anyone was at the game. The picture above was snapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Mizzou Remains Ranked But is Underdog vs. Arizona State

    The Sun Devils hope to stick it to Mizzou tomorrow night.​The University of Missouri survived a scare last week at home, eking out a 17-6 victory over Miami-Ohio. The game didn't cost the Tigers any status in the rankings (they remain #21 in the AP poll) but it did scare off the Las Vegas oddsmake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Dannie Williams KOs Antonio Cervantes on a Coldblooded Right Hook Friday Night

    Albert SamahaDannie Williams knocked out Antonio Cervantes on a perfect right hook, in a bout that co-headlined ESPN's Friday Night Fights. It was Williams' first televised fight.​ (See our previous post on Dannie Williams here and our coverage of the weigh-in here) Oooooooooohhhhhh-Aaaaaahhh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Competitive Eating Proves More Interesting Than Tennis, NASCAR

    On Monday, Joey Chestnut won his fifth Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest by cramming 62 hot dogs down his gullet in a gut-wrenching ten minutes. A weekend poll of ESPN viewers shows that more people were interested in the hot dog eating contest (27 percent) than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Keith Law Releases New Prospect Rankings; Two Cardinals Make the List

    ​Keith Law, ESPN's prospect guru, released his updated rankings of the top 25 minor league prospects Tuesday, and the first couple names on the list aren't really all that surprising. The Angels' Mike Trout, who began the year atop virtually every prospect list in creation, is still there, followe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Radio Appearance Notification

    ​If you happen to be in the Quincy, Illinois area today and would like to hear how nerdy my voice is, you can tune into 1440 AM, the ESPN Radio affiliate in Quincy. I'll be joining the morning show, hosted by Josh Houchins, at around 8:35 to discuss, among other things, the Cardinals' current clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    TMZ Captures ex-Ram D'Marco Farr Cursing at Parking Valet

    101espn.comFarr (far right) and his posse on ESPN 101. ​First thought: I thought the goal of TMZ was to embarrass real celebrities? Second thought: D'Marco sounds like such a nice boy on the radio. If you haven't heard yet, the cameras of TMZ caught former St. Louis Ram D'Marco Farr spouting off a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Jumbling Towers Outed by ESPN as Basketball Junkies

    Here's something you don't see every day: Today, ESPN's TrueHoop blog dubbed Jumbling Towers its house band. Writer Henry Abbott notes that a friend of his heard an MP3 of the band on the music site Fluxblog -- and that lead to the band revealing its love for the ESPN blog and the game.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Confidential: Jason Brown's Butt Makes Sam Bradford Quiver

    Image viaWait, how did Sam Bradford hurt his arm again?​Or at least that's the the take home message from the Rams installment of's "Camp Confidential" series.  The column is the work of several ESPN writers on a tour of the training camps of every team in the NFL. The Rams' time in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2010

    World Cuppage: USA 1 - England 1; Yankee Doodle Culinaria at the Old Post Office Plaza

    photos by Keegan HamiltonThe US streaked to a 1-1 draw against England.​"Let's hear it for cloud cover!"That's the cry that drew the second-loudest cheer of the day from St. Louis' American soccer hooligans. It was a sweltering 94 degrees in downtown on Saturday afternoon and the sun beat merciles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Reason No. 1,381 Why Albert Pujols is Awesome: He Gives Autographed Bats To Kids Injured By His Homers

    So you're a Little League player attending a Cardinals game with your parents. You have prime seats in the front row in dead centerfield. You even bring your glove with you in case a homerun ball comes flying your way.Then, in the sixth inning, Albert Pujols steps to the plate and crushes line drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Behold: An Inexpensive and Engaging Use for Ballpark Village

    Recently Daily RFT was made aware of a possible solution for the St. Louis Cardinals much-delayed plans for Ballpark Village. Like the design of the new Busch Stadium, the plan hearkens back to the good ol' days of baseball. Ladies and gentlemen, we submit to you the Playograph! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.2

    ​ How to eat healthy at airports. (Washington Post)A remembrance of coffee shops past. (Chicago Tribune)Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher interning with the USDA. (ESPN)Singapore's Satay Man is the last of a dying breed. (The Atlantic)Monsanto draws antitrust scrutiny. (Washington Post)

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Head Ravioli Maker Leaves

    Mike Flynn the web guru and developer behind the Bonneville owned and operated has left the company. The move comes a few months after the website laid off most of its staff.If you haven't heard of then you probably don't listen to much commercial radio. Bonneville Inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    This Just In: Tony Banks Apparently Not a Douchebag, Local Sports Columnist Apparently Is

    You know what? This really sucks. Tony Banks was on the radio yesterday, joining the Fast Lane on 101.1 ESPN, and unfortunately for me, he seems like a really nice guy. I say unfortunately because it's much harder to make fun of someone when they're a decent human being. Okay, so that is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Grading the Rams Draft

    It's been over a week now since the NFL draft, specifically since the Rams' draft. I suppose you're wondering at this point, is this guy just really lazy, or a little slow on the uptake? Well, I freely admit to being both of those things, but I also have a reason for writing my draft grades this lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    The Lions Drafting Strategy: Take Everyone!

    It looks like the Detroit Lions, who own the first pick in the NFL draft, may be planning on taking Jason Smith, the offensive tackle out of Baylor. It's upsetting for Rams fans -- because some want to see them draft him at #2. I covered Smith not too long ago, when I previewed the offensive ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Obama Predicts Early Exit for Mizzou, Illini in Tourney

    In perhaps the biggest sports media coup in history, the worldwide leader got the leader of the free world to post his March Madness bracket on rather than the site for NCAA tournament sponsor CBS.Obama agreed to the deal way back in October during an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Tony La Russa: On Tape

    The St. Louis Cardinals are not mathematically out of playoff contention this season, but fans can't help but wonder what's in store for next season. To take the beleaguered Cardinals fan's mind off September's woes, view some of the many sides of Tony La Russa -- and be glad your life's not on tape ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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    March 17, 2008
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    March 17, 2008

    McGwire and Sosa Share a Moment

    In the most recent edition of his made-to-waste-away-your-workday "Links of the Week" series, ESPN's Bill "The Sports Guy" Simmons featured a reader-submitted YouTube clip of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa circa 1998, with the following description: Here's an incredible YouTube find from Tim in Pitts ... More >>

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    July 16, 2007
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    February 14, 2007
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    December 13, 2006
  • Dining

    November 15, 2006

    Hungry Hombre

    Step up to the plate at Albert Pujols' new restaurant.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 8, 2006
  • News

    October 18, 2006

    A Whole New Ballgame

    Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.

  • News

    August 16, 2006

    Hold 'Em Tight

    Unreal went to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker and all we got was this lousy story.

  • Film

    April 26, 2006

    Letter Perfect

    Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real

  • News

    March 22, 2006


    Two SLU professors say theyve solved the worlds most challenging math problem: your office NCAA pool

  • News

    October 5, 2005

    See Me, Hear Me, Read Me

    Ethical issues take a back seat to synergy and branding in local sports media

  • Film

    July 6, 2005

    Dark Alleys

    Chris Browne's bowling documentary has gloom to spare

  • Dining

    March 16, 2005

    Boulevard Irish Ale

    Carondelet Grill, 8000 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton; 314-721-7001

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2005

    Extreme Reading

    It's elemental

  • Film

    September 15, 2004

    Shallow Pop

    Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2004

    Leche Good Times Roll

    The Shake Stuff Up Tour will have everyone asking, "Got Milk?"

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2003

    Walk a Mall in Our Shoes

    St. Louis Mills confounds

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2003

    Fishing With Dynamite

    Hookers trade tricks

  • Dining

    December 18, 2002


    Famous Bar, 5213 Chippewa, 314-832-2211

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Calendar

    July 19, 2000

    Herc Jerk

    Celebrated strongman Magnus Ver Magnusson makes tracks at Gateway International Raceway

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