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    February 22, 2010

    Forbes Magazine Ranks St. Louis as No. 7 "Most Miserable" City

    Another week, another poll ranking St. Louis as one of the crappiest places to live. This one from Forbes, which is out with its survey of "America's Most Miserable Cities". ​The magazine ranks cities based on a number of factors, including: unemploymenttaxes (both sales and income)commute timesvi ... More >>

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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 11, 2010

    Rams Get Saved by Illinois Businessman Shahid Khan

    Bernie Miklasz of the Post-Dispatch scooped everyone late last night with the big news that Shahid Khan, an Urbana, Illinois-based businessman, is the new owner of the St. Louis Rams.With the ownership question answered, can the Rams returning to their winning ways?​Khan is president of Flex-N-Gat ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Bill Cardwell Represents St. Louis Rams at Super Bowl XLIV "Taste of the NFL"

    Image viaBill Cardwell​It might be a long time before the St. Louis Rams return to the Super Bowl. (If we're lucky, they'll still be the St. Louis Rams when they do.) But St. Louis will have a presence during the Super Bowl XLIV festivities: Chef Bill Cardwell of Cardwell's at the Plaza and BC's K ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Warning Rams Fans: L.A. Stadium Could be Finished Soon and Definitely "Top Tier"

    ​As Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz noted on Sunday, three bidders remain in contention for the St. Louis Rams. One of the team's suitors, Dave Checketts (owner of the St. Louis Blues) is committed to keeping the Rams in St. Louis. The other bidders probably do not have the same loyalty. At ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    The Problem With the Rams, Revealed at Last!

    It was the trainer. Yep, you heard me. The trainer was the reason the Rams only won a single game in the 2009-2010 season. Not the impotent offense, not the porous defense, not the coaching, not the players. It was the trainer. After his first season as head coach of the St. Louis Rams, St ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Dumb and Dumber: Two Rams Fans Fall From Stands While Fighting Over Used Sneaker

    ​ Finally, something for those Rams beat reporters to write about. ​The story yesterday about two men falling from the stands at Edward Jones Dome prompts a number of questions. First, a quick recap: The men reportedly fell while fighting over a shoe as Rams players handed out equipment and othe ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    2009 in Review: September

    ​​September is a very special month here not only at Gut Check International Headquarters but at the RFT as a whole: We release our annual Best of St. Louis issue. Check out our winners in the Restaurants and Food & Drink categories. The rest of the month, after the jump.

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    December 17, 2009

    The Only Way The Rams Could Get Worse? Swine Flu.

    Image Via​Just when it seems like they've hit bottom......USA Today reports that the Rams had to cancel practice today because of a swine flu outbreak. The St. Louis Rams canceled practice on Thursday after the team confirmed cases of swine flu/H1N1 within the team. There's no word yet on how many ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    A Fond Farewell to Richie Incognito

    Incognito waves bye-bye to his teammates before catching a very short bus. ​How will St. Louis remember the Richie Incognito era? I guess none of us ever thought this day would really come, and now that it's here, I wonder if the city will be able to handle it. The final straw came Sunday, wh ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Rams Release Richie Incognito, Mayor Slay Approves

    It only took two headbutting penalties in one half and a sideline shouting match with the head coach for it to happen, but the St. Louis Lambs Rams have finally released their infamous liability of an offensive lineman, Richie Incognito.Image Via​The team made the move official by posting this bri ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Boller's In for Up to Six Weeks as Rams Quarterback, Carrie Prejean Connection Now Unavoidable

    With news that Rams quaterback Marc Bulger broke his tibia during Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, back-up quarterback Kyle Boller looks to start on Sunday in St. Louis against the Seattle Seahawks. (Here are Boller's 2009 stats.)While Deadspin beat us to the punch on this topic, Boller may b ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    St. Louis Rams New First Lady: Easy on the Eyes, Just Don't ask Her About Gay Marriage

    Photo: Egan O'KeefeThe happy couple pose for Riverfront Times back in September. ​The Internets (well, snarky sports blogs anyway) are abuzz today about two factoids: Kyle Boller is now the starting QB for the Rams, taking over for the injured Marc Bulger.Boller's girlfriend, it's been revealed re ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    10 Things to Do Under $10 in St. Louis This Weekend, November 13-15

    Remain non-broke all the way through Monday with the following suggestions for having fun on a budget this weekend. Looking for live music? We have that for you too, with our weekend concert calendar. It's also one of the best weekends all year long to see a movie in St. Louis.​Everything is Terri ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    On Any Given Sunday: The Horrific St. Louis Rams Can Beat the Terrible Detroit Lions

    www.stlouisrams.comRare sighting: Steven Jackson's TD dance​Yes, this is why we love the NFL! It's so unpredictable. Like yesterday, when you have a classic matchup such as the Rams vs. the Lions. Here's a team -- St. Louis -- that until yesterday had lost 17 straight games playing against a Detro ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Rams Win! Rams Win! The RAAAMMMS WIIINNN!

    www.ww2poster.co.uk​It finally happened: The 2009 St. Louis Rams ran into a team worse than them. It wasn't pretty (only this team could turn an interception into a safety) but the Rams finally came through when it counted. Steven Jackson finally broke the touchdown jinx that hounded him all seaso ... More >>

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    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? http://www.detroitlions.com/This pre-grame graphic on the Detroit Lions web site seems to promise helmet-smashing footbal ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Torry Holt Pulls A Brett Favre Versus The Rams

    sportscrzy.wordpress.com/2009/07/Torry Holt did everything but cry when the Jags beat his Rams on Sunday​Finally: a real football game from the Rams. The offense moved the ball, the defense came up big (Leonard Little leaping into the end zone like superman? More of that please), and St. Louis was ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Latest Quasi-Celebrities to Turd on Limbaugh's Bid for Rams

    The Rams are in play, and everybody's got an opinion.​NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed reservations yesterday at the prospects of Rush Limbaugh owning the St. Louis Rams. Speaking at the NFL Fall League Meeting yesterday, Goodell had this to say about Limbaugh: "The comments ... More >>

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    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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    October 5, 2009

    A Metaphor For the Rams Season: "The Most Pathetic Baby Panda Ever"

    Just four miserable weeks into the season, and what's left to say about the 2009 St. Louis Rams? They are the worst football team in the NFL, and perhaps one of the worst teams of all-time. That about sums it up.But while Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell makes a convincing argument that the pen ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    The Bus is Back In Town

    www.flickr.com/photos/afagen​So our tongues may have been planted firmly in our cheeks when it came to the Best Bus Route category in our 2009 Best Of St. Louis issue:Best Bus RouteWe regret due to lack of funding service to this category is suspended.But despite seemingly every useful stop in the ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​Another week, another new column. (Just one more new column to introduce, by the way.) We welcomed the Beertender this week. Check it out, if you haven't already. We also heard news on Niche and Pi, paid a visit to Anthony Devoti of Five and celebrated the St. Louis Rams waiting tables and the fi ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Who is Ass Clown of the Week? Vote Now!

    ​It's that time of the week again. Time to elect your favorite Ass Clown of the past seven days. You know the rules: Vote for the local headline maker you feel made the biggest ass of themselves this week. And the nominees...1. Joseph Jupiter: The 20-year-old man from California who allegedly trav ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Meet the New Rams; Same As the Old Rams

    See, it's both a snarky way of making fun of the Rams' ineptitude and a way to remind us of better days. Nice, huh? ​Well, hopefully this (and by this, of course, I mean the unceremonious 28-0 ass kicking we all witnessed yesterday), will put to an end all that hopeful speculation people come up w ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009
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    September 1, 2009

    Why the Rams Suck

    Brenda Warner: Exhibit DD in the case of "Why the Rams Suck"​If you haven't read it yet, Deadspin is having its readers write NFL previews on the weaknesses of the league's 32 teams. Last week, a reader named "Adam S." critiqued the St. Louis Rams. Along with recalling the dark days of Rich Brooks ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    The Jason Smith Conundrum

    You know, I'm not normally real big on preseason football. Unlike spring training in baseball, it's hard to really follow the position battles and the like in football. Guys get shifted around so much even during the season that where a particular guy is playing in a particular game really tells you ... More >>

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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 >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Donnie Avery to Miss 4-6 Weeks; Local Sportswriter to Have Panic Attack

    Sigh. Rams' training camp is just now getting into full swing, and I'm already having to talk myself off the ledge. The reason? The injuries have begun. Coming into the season, Donnie Avery was supposed to be the Rams' number one receiver. That alone is reason for concern, not because Avery isn ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009
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    June 10, 2009
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    June 10, 2009
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    June 5, 2009

    The Unreal Solution to the St. Louis Rams and the Dome Dilemma

    Much has been made about how the drab confines of the Edward Jones Dome could provide an excuse for the Rams to leave St. Louis once they're sold to a new owner.The team's contract with St. Louis mandates that the dome be among the nicest 25 percent of stadiums in the NFL, and no one who's been to t ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    How in God's Name are the Rams Worth Twice as Much as the Cardinals?

    fanshop.sfgate.comWhen it comes to inflated valuations, the Rams are solid gold.If somehow you haven't heard yet, the St. Louis Rams are up for sale to the highest bidder, leaving open the possibility that the franchise could move out of Missouri. Sports columnist Bernie Miklasz broke the news Sunda ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The Butler Did It (Or At Least We Hope He Will)

    I was starting to get nervous there for a little while, but the Rams did what needed to be done in the end and got their man. flickr.com/photos/matneymWelcome to the team, James.James Butler, strong safety, recently of the New York Giants, is now a Ram, and I couldn't be happier. (Well, technic ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    One Piece at a Time: Building the Rams' Defense

    You know, if you had told me just a couple of years ago that signing Ron Bartell was going to be of paramount importance for the Rams to have any chance of being competitive, I probably would have laughed in your face.

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    February 17, 2009

    Web Find of the Week: Rams "Ram It" Video

    This is just too good not to share with the general public. Remember the Chicago Bears "Super Bowl Shuffle" back in 1985? Well, the Bears weren't the only NFL team to create and produce a horrific rap video. Our beloved Los Angeles St. Louis Rams also had a turn. Yes that's Hall-of-Famer Eric Dicker ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    The Ed's Big Facelift

    It looks like the Rams are finally going to do something about the Edward Jones Dome. And it's well past time. As part of the attempt to turn around the fortunes of a fading franchise, Chip Rosenbloom and the rest of the Rams' ownership group announced they are beginning a $30 million renovatio ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    My Very Own Super Bowl Prediction

    It's almost time for the big game, and I have to say, I'm pretty excited. Myself, I'll be rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know, Kurt Warner and all that, but I actually happen to be a fan of the Steelers. No real reason, other than the fact that I always liked Bill Cowher, I like the Oma ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009
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    January 22, 2009

    Today's Old School Football Cardinals Photo

    Now that the Arizona Cardinals, historically one of the worst teams in all of professional sports, are in the Super Bowl, we thought we'd take a look at the team's years here in St. Louis.From 1960 to 1987 the Cardinals played in St. Louis, and to sum up the feelings of many fans who watched the tea ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Owner of St. Louis Radio Stations KLOU (103.3), The Beat (100.3) and Others Announces Big Layoffs

    Clear Channel, the largest owner of radio stations in the United States with more than 800 outlets, announced yesterday that it plans to eliminate 1,850 jobs across the nation. The San Antonio-based company reported that advertisement revenue fell 7 percent in the third quarter. The 1,850 jobs repre ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Ghosts of St. Louis Football Haunted the Desert

    It just isn't really sinking in, you know? Are we really going to see the Arizona Cardinals play in a Super Bowl? There are certain things that just don't sound right when you say them; phrases that I've never used in my life and, honestly, never expected to say. "NFC Champion Arizona Card ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    New York Post Sprouts Horns Over Signing of Steve Spagnuolo to Rams

    Apparently the sports editors at New York Post were not happy with New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo signing a four-year, $11.5-million deal to become the new head coach of the Rams. Here's the cover of the Post's sports section yesterday. What's with them referring to St. Louis ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Brenda Warner: Hair Becomes Her

    Yes, this is my third or fourth sports-related post in the past 24 hours. But, hey, it's a federal holiday and besides today's MLK festivities and tomorrow's presidential inauguration (both of which I've ready blogged about) there just ain't a whole lot to discuss today.To wit, I was just flipping t ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Sigh, Go Cards. Go Kurt Warner.

    Friends, I come to you today with a heavy heart. I feel a deep, aching sorrow in my chest, and I fear that nothing in this life will lift this burden from me. This weekend, I am going to do something I thought I would never do. I am going to watch a football game and root for the Arizona Cardinals.

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    December 29, 2008

    The End of the Whole Mess: Five Things to Take from the Rams' Painful Season

    Well, the Rams' 2008 campaign has finally, mercifully, come to an end. And you know what's just a little bit sad about that fact? They actually started to look a little bit like a real team there toward the end. Yes, they lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon. But guess what? The ... More >>

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