John Shaw

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Ferguson Man Fights to Grow Veggies in Front Yard [Updated]

    Update: (Tuesday, July 31, 2:45 p.m.) Karl Tricamo emailed us with the results of his appeal to the Board of Adjustments: "Appeal went well, and the City's [Ferguson] determination that the garden violates code was overturned." Original post follows. --- Karl Tricamo thought he had found a harmle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    How the Rams "Snookered" St. Louis: Details of the "Most Scandalous" Stadium Deal in History

    The Rams could leave the Edward Jones Dome if the stadium isn't a top-tier facility come 2015.​Neil Demause, author of the book Field of Schemes, penned an article last week on his favorite subject: stadium-financing. The story, which originally ran in The Nation and was re-purposed on NPR, begins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Hey, Rams Fans, It Could Be Worse

    ​Let's face it, folks; it's tough being a St. Louis Rams fan these days. Sure, they took the Jacksonville Jaguars into overtime yesterday before losing, but the Jags aren't exactly the '85 Bears or anything. They're 0-6, the offense is just flat-out awful, the defense is routinely getting beaten u ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2000

    Murder, They Advertised

    Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon speaks out against Benetton's "We, on Death Row" ad supplement featuring Missouri inmates; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

  • News

    January 19, 2000


    On some frequency in St. Louis, sports-talk radio takes on pro football and other opiates of the masses

  • News

    June 30, 1999

    A Boondoggle for the Ages

    Convention-hotel plan makes past fiascos look like genius

  • News

    December 23, 1998