NFC North Division

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    February 12, 2010

    More on Shahid Khan, His Fabulous 'Stache, Republican Leanings and No Comment

    Khan he grow a mustache? Yes.​Is it me or does Shahid Khan's mustache grow more resplendent with each new photo to surface of the St. Louis Rams prospective new owner?The first image of Khan revealed yesterday showed a man with a thick, workmanlike 'stache circa a 1982 dockworker. Today's photos o ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Al Joyner and Sean James Star in Planned Parenthood's Response to Tebow Ad

    Image viaPam Tebow and the son she chose not to abort, Heisman Trophy-winner Tim.​By  now you've read about the kerfuffle over Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad, the one where he and his mom Pam talk about how, when she was pregnant with Tim, she refused to have an abortion for health reasons. You've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Together Again? "Mad" Mike Martz and Lovie Smith Could Reunite with Chicago Bears

    Martz caught in a "Lovie affair" in Chicago. ​Former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz interviewed with the Chicago Bears this weekend for the role of offensive coordinator. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears head coach Lovie Smith is pushing hard for the team to hire Martz. Before takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Chicago Bears Hire Former Rams Head Coach Mike Martz as Offensive Coordinator

    Cue the chintzy beach scene with Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith running -- arms opened wide -- toward Mike Martz. The men embrace on the banks of Lake Michigan. In the background is downtown Chicago and on the southern horizon -- Soldier's Field. ​

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    January 22, 2010

    After Reading This Post, You'll Be Glad the Rams Aren't In the Playoffs

    This weekend's NFC Championship game features the Minnesota Vikings facing off against the New Orleans Saints. The former's performance was so inspiring in recent weeks, it inspired Mpls legend Prince, who penned a song in their honor called "Purple and Gold." The Fox affiliate in Minneapolis receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Chad Ochocinco's Sweet New Fine

    Chad Ochocinco is my new favourite football player. I never used to be a fan of his, disliking the showboating and all the other stuff that goes along with it, but it turns out I was wrong. I turns out, in fact, that I couldn't possibly have been any wronger if I had tried. 

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Ten Situations to Avoid This Thanksgiving

    If you're not going home for Thanksgiving tomorrow, you have a lot to be thankful for. Go find that perfect holiday dive bar and count your blessings. For the rest of you: Thanksgiving can be an extremely uncomfortable time spent with family and old friends. Here, in no specific order, are ten of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    15 Musts for a Perfect Dive Bar Thanksgiving

    On Thanksgiving Day, the bars will be open. Maybe not the dance clubs, "ultra lounges" or country club-type places, but most every corner bar will be open, and we've all been in one of those. But maybe not on Thanksgiving. However, if you've ever found yourself driving or walking by one on Turkey Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Get Ready to Do the Big Squat for World Toilet Day​There was a time, like this morning, when Unreal considered Thanksgiving by far the shittiest holiday in November. To put it delicately, there are certain traditional foods that do not agree with our digestive system. (Plus, time in the crapper means desperately-needed time away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Game Notes: Saints 28, Rams 23 -- The Great Leap Forward

    Okay, Rams fans, now you should be excited. ​Two weeks ago, after the Rams beat the Detroit Lions for their first victory in over a year, I played the role of buzzkill, trying to explain why it wasn't all that encouraging the Rams won. Sure, it was nice to finally erase that big ugly zero fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Missouri Loves Company: St. Louis and Detroit Sadly Aren't so Different

    What could possibly be intriguing about the St. Louis Rams vs. Detroit Lions match-up on Sunday -- the game that pits the two worst NFL teams in recent memory against each other? pre-grame graphic on the Detroit Lions web site seems to promise helmet-smashing footbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Tonight: Detroit Cobras, Karl Blau, Sissy Wish, The Scissormen

    Lots to do tonight, so let's get on it...​Sissy WishWho: A Norwegian artist who's evolved from a coffeehouse folkie into a sleek, playful synth queen.Playing Where? Cicero'sWith: Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, The Forefall RIYL: Santigold, Kate Bush, Lykke LiMP3: Sissywish, "DWTS"Detroit CobrasWho ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Rams Snatch Defeat From the Jaws Of Victory Against Vikings

    Wikimedia Commons​As miserable as the past seven days have been in the St. Louis sporting world, local fans can take solace in the fact that it could be a hell of a lot worse.Take Seattle and their unfathomably depressing 2008: the Mariners lost 101 games, the Seahawks went 4-12, the once-proud Un ... More >>

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    September 23, 2009
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    August 12, 2009

    Rams Odds of Winning Super Bowl: 80 to 1

    This is not a good year to "double down" on the Rams.​Hey, it could be worse. Back in February Las Vegas gave St. Louis a 100-1 chance of winning the 2010 Super Bowl. Apparently, the odds makers like the direction new head coach Steve Spagnuolo is taking team in bumping the chances up to 80-1. Sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Breaking News: Brett Favre Might Un-Retire, Again

    Favre tearfully retires from the Packers back in March 2008.In what has become an annual tradition, it now looks as if Brett Favre is once again coming out of retirement. This time, he plans on going to the Minnesota Vikings, largely because he apparently wants to get revenge on the Green Bay Packer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Drinking the Cobra Venom

    Maybe it's because it's Good Friday, or maybe it's because of this week's cover story, or a rerun of Married...With Children we caught the other day (the one where Al sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for taking the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl) but Unreal has been a bit preoccupied with de ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2009
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    November 14, 2007

    Sno Luck

    Man is it nice to kick the ol' crapola out of Louisville, Grand Rapids and Roanoke at something!

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007
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    September 12, 2007

    End Zone

    Battered by the pounding they took on the gridiron, former players say the National Football League has abandoned them.

  • News

    February 14, 2007

    The Unreal Guide To Soulard Mardi Gras

    Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!

  • News

    January 3, 2007

    Ready to Rumble

    Kerri Morgan is prepared to crash the smash-happy world of quad rugby

  • Music

    August 16, 2006
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    January 25, 2006

    Strong Safety

    Has the NFL gone too far trying to monitor players' off-field antics?

  • Music

    September 21, 2005


    Friday, September 23; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)

  • News

    September 14, 2005

    Vodka and Grapefruit

    Unreal gets the lowdown on the Dirty Dog, meets plants who love a free lunch and finds a blogger who can't get enough Favre. Plus, Scientology's "volunteer ministers" are bringing relief to hurricane victims -- but not the kind you'd think.

  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    Kick out the Jams

    Get ready for the "Ram Jam"

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2005

    Segways Are from Saturn?

    Bicycles are down to Earth

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

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    September 15, 2004

    All Hail Kong

    Slain by beauty

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2004

    Butt Those Bears

    The Rams take on Chicago

  • News

    February 18, 2004

    Shooting Stars

    Tommie Liddell plays tortoise to Darius Miles hare in the annals of East Side High basketball lore

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    Funky Town

    Smokestacks, strip joints and a seriously solid tax base: Welcome to Sauget, Illinois

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

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    December 24, 2003

    The Son Rises

    Given up for adoption as an infant, the author sets out to climb his family tree

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2003

    Taxicab Confessions

    Hellcab's meter is running

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    October 15, 2003
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    June 11, 2003

    Fry Guys

    Plus: charter control; the opera comes to town; and so does the wrecking ball

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Detroit Wheel

    The biggest reason the Rams won't make the playoffs is now the Lions' leading receiver

  • Music

    September 25, 2002

    Power Play

    Tech N9ne makes a major move that should push him past (Kansas) city limits

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Give Us Our Stadium and No One Gets Hurt

    The Cards turn up the heat on Missouri with a little help from across the river

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Underrated Italian

    Talayna's at the Park

  • News

    June 14, 2000

    Athletes in the Action: The Tradition Continues

    Commentary published the week of June 14-20, 2000

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    February 2, 2000


    a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta

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    January 19, 2000


    Civic squabbling -- featuring RFT editor Safir Ahmed -- on KMOX; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

  • News

    November 24, 1999


    And if the fans must be milked, the fans should get a piece of the action

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    March 3, 1999
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    February 3, 1999