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    October 30, 2014

    12 Last Minute St. Louis-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

    Happy (almost) Halloween! If you're anything like us, you still haven't bought a costume for the spooky, boozy weekend ahead. And whether you're passing treats out to trick-or-treaters or painting the town red with friends, you'll need a costume -- even if it's something you throw together last-min ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    NFL Insiders Trade Conflicting Rumors On Rams Moving to Los Angeles

    There's not much sunshine in Ramsland these days, and that's only partially connected to the team's horrible, no good, very bad tendency to collapse at the worst possible moments. This past Monday's game against the San Francisco 49ers was particularly painful. The Rams rookie quarterback scuttled ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Ferguson Protest Fizzles Out at St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys Game, Moves to Busch Stadium

    All eyes were on the Edward Jones Dome Sunday afternoon as the Dallas Cowboys matched the biggest comeback in the team's history, besting the St. Louis Rams' early 21-0 lead with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat them 34-31. Oh, yeah, and there was something about a protest about the death of ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Unpaid Bills, Bad Press Keep KXFN 1380 "The X" Off the Air (For Now)

    Fans of KXFN 1380 AM "The X: Extreme Talk Radio" are likely wondering why the station disappeared from St. Louis airwaves. Unpaid bills are only part of the story. For nearly three weeks, those seeking the station's brash lineup of shock-jock comedy, sex talk and music have instead encountered dead ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    How St. Louis Rams Rookie Ethan Westbrooks' Face Tattoo Helped Him Get to the NFL

    Before he was that St. Louis Rams player who beat out Michael Sam for one of the last spots on the 53-man roster, Ethan Westbrooks was that Rams player with the motivational face tattoo. The tattoo on his left cheek reads, "Laugh now, Cry later," with a picture of a happy face and a sad face. So w ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Edward Jones Dome Goes Local for the Rams' 2014-15 Season

    It's officially football season! The Rams didn't pick up Michael Sam, and Sam Bradford is out for the season, but we have a feeling this just may be our year (OK, not really, but we can dream). Even if the Rams aren't winning, there's a pretty good reason to head over to the Edward Jones Dome (701 C ... More >>

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    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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    August 7, 2014
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    July 7, 2014

    How to Feed Your Soccer Addiction in St. Louis When the World Cup is Over

    So you're a St. Louis sports fan. You celebrate Opening Day at Busch Stadium like it's a holiday. You know that #LGB stands for "Let's Go, Blues!" (Not lesbian, gay and bisexual). You may even root enthusiastically for the Rams, which makes you dedicated indeed. But then came the 2014 FIFA World ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Pride Guide: 5 Reasons to Celebrate PrideFest 2014 in St. Louis This Weekend

    Happy pride, St. Louis! Now in its 35th year, PrideFest St. Louis kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday with the official wreath laying ceremony on the steps of Soldiers Memorial. The gay pride festival also honors LGBT troops with an official military entry in the Wells Fargo Grand Pride Parade, the city' ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Step Off, Arizona Cardinals: Kurt Warner Rightfully Belongs to the St. Louis Rams

    Hey, who remembers Kurt Warner? You know, that hunky, God-fearing quarterback Rams coach Dick Vermeil scrounged up from a Iowa grocery store in 1998? The guy who became the starter in 1999 after the Rams starting quarterback left the field in agony? The backup who put the team on his back, won a S ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Four Reasons The Rams are Perfect for HBO's Hard Knocks

    There's little chance HBO's camera crews will set foot inside the Rams' Earth City practice facility this offseason. It's a shame. The 2014 Rams would make the perfect subject for the cable channel's annual documentary series Hard Knocks, a program that stands alone in delivering the kind of access- ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    St. Louis Rams Player Posts NSFW Sex Video on Instagram (And No, It's Not Michael Sam)

    While the media spent all weekend covering Michael Sam's post-NFL draft celebratory kiss with boyfriend Vito Cammisano, another story about a St. Louis Rams player's PDA has received nowhere near the attention it deserves. In a hilarious social-media blunder, Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt posted a ... 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 >>

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    March 31, 2014

    10 Reasons Why Ticket Sales Are Slow for the Bosnia, Ivory Coast Soccer Match in STL

    It's been a busy year for St. Louis soccer fans. More than 40,000 of them raced to get tickets to Busch Stadium when Manchester City challenged Chelsea in May 2012. The same thing happened three months later, when more than 54,000 football fanatics packed the Edward Jones Dome to catch Real Madrid ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Group Can't Serve Hot Food To Homeless Without Permit, Says STL Health Dept.

    In St. Louis, it's completely legal to tailgate or barbecue without a permit. Not so with feeding the homeless. Churches on the Street, a mobile ministry that has been serving home-cooked meals to the city's homeless population for around a year. Group members were notified Monday by the city's ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    '90s Cover Band the VCRs on the Found Footage Festival, Coming to St. Louis

    Think the videocassette is dead? Think again. On Wednesday, November 6, the Found Footage Festival makes its way to the Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street). Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have scavenged the country's thrift shops and garage sales for the best -- and worst -- of VHS culture, ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Rams Will Update Fans on World Series Scores During Monday's Game

    Assuming (cross your fingers) that there is a Game 5 of this year's World Series AFTER THURSDAY NIGHT'S CARDINALS VICTORY, fans of the St. Louis Rams won't have to miss out. The Cardinals v. Red Sox showdown will be on TVs in the concourse, and the Edward Jones Dome plans to put the score on the sc ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Tim Tebow and 3 More Reasons Missouri Sports are So Hot Right Now

    Live in St. Louis? Don't like sports? Still want to have a social life? Here's why everyone in town has athletics on the brain lately: 1. Rams: After the St. Louis Rams lost the game and their quarterback to an injury Sunday, the NFL Network says the team could be eyeing Tim Tebow, also a Heisman T ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    St. Louis: Lukewarm on an NBA Franchise?

    Last night, the Chicago Bulls hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at the Scottrade Center in an NBA preseason game with the Bulls dominating the Grizzlies 106-87, giving the throngs of red-clad fans what they came to see: Derrick Rose (pictured above) and a Bulls win. In a highly unscientific survey condu ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Former St. Louis Chrysler Plant Won't Feature IKEA or Football Stadium for Rams

    Years of speculation scuttled just like that. The former Chrysler factory in Fenton won't be home to the St. Louis Rams or IKEA. Instead, the 295-acre tract along Interstate 44 will house an office park and light industrial manufacturing. Try to contain your enthusiasm, people.

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    September 26, 2013

    Nelly to Sit In on NFL Network's Broadcast of Tonight's Rams vs. 49ers

    According to a post on Nelly's Facebook page today, the St. Louis rapper will be calling tonight's Rams/49ers game on the NFL Network. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//connect.facebo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Performing at LouFest Pulled Me Out of a Depressive Slump

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013
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    July 30, 2013

    Ten Signs You're From St. Louis

    Here at Daily RFT, we were quite intrigued when we stumbled upon the "15 Signs You're From St. Louis" BuzzFeed community post that popped up over the weekend. If you haven't already, go read it right now. Pretty predictable, lame and disappointing, huh? Fear not: We've made our own lil' listicle! ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    St. Louis Rams' Tavon Austin In Trouble For Following Strippers On Twitter?

    What's more inappropriate social media behavior for a an athlete -- announcing on Instagram that you are "strip club ready" or following some strippers on Twitter? At the St. Louis Rams, you can do both! Though your bosses may not be entirely pleased. In April, we reported on Rams' "rookie of the ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    St. Louis Rams Join YouTube Sensation Dude Perfect To Show Off Trick Kicks (VIDEO)

    Dude Perfect, YouTube sensation and self-proclaimed "ambassadors of fun," quickly became an Internet phenomenon with their ridiculous trick shots. Now, the dudes have partnered with the St. Louis Rams for their very first NFL partnership -- and kicking edition! It's a whole new level of trick sh ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, Local Cops Will Wear High Heels...For A Good Cause

    St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and other local cops are putting high heels on this weekend. For a good cause! The head of the metro department and other officers are participating in an event called "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" tomorrow, which aims to raise awareness about sexual violence. Dotso ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Photos: St. Louis Rams Cheerleader Auditions

    What do you have to do to join the cheerleader squad for the St. Louis Rams? A lot, it seems! This week, 49 women participated in a question-and-answer session, swimsuit competition, dance performance, beauty competition style and more. And guess what? It's for a good cause! The event is part of the ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Introducing the 2013 RFT Web Awards Finalists

    The past twelve months was an outstanding time for hot digital action in St. Louis. Our citizens launched apps, pushed pixels, encouraged consumerism and conducted full-on comedy shows in 140 characters or less. If we learned anything, it's that you can't get a job -- or even a date -- without being ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Brandon Gibson, The Underrated Ram

    You know, it's a pretty common refrain around Ramsland: this offense just kind of, well, sucks. And I say kind of mostly to be nice. For the last few years, in fact, the Rams have struggled mightily to put together any kind of offensive attack that can consistently put points on the board, or e ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory Redux: Seahawks 20, Rams 13

    I didn't expect this game to be close. I really didn't. In fact, I said as much yesterday when I gave out what I saw as the three keys to a Rams win. I thought Seattle was too hot, and too good, and the Rams were going to end a promising, rewarding campaign with an ugly afternoon in the Pacific Nort ... More >>

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    December 30, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory: Rams at Seahawks, 30th December 2012

    The final game of the regular season is here, as the Rams make the long trek to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have been one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this year, currently sporting a nifty 10-5 record and one of the most physical, dominating defenses in ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The Ram Defense By the Numbers

    The final game of the 2012 NFL regular season is upon us, as the Rams will travel to Seattle this week, into the maw of that nightmare the Seahawks call a homefield advantage. It's been a good season for the Rams, to be honest. Better than I personally expected. I wasn't particularly sanguine a ... More >>

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    December 16, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory: Vikings at Rams, 16th December 2012

    If the Rams are going to make the playoffs this season, they probably need to win out. Even then, they will need a little help from some other teams, but three victories to close out the season would certainly go a long way toward making postseason football happen. They'll play their final home ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    The Rams' Remaining Road

    Following their dramatic, exciting, and way too close for comfort win over the Buffalo Bills last week, the St. Louis Rams find themselves a .500 football team (sort of; the tie with San Francisco is really a pain when one is attempting to cook up a narrative), and still -- still! -- in contention f ... More >>

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    December 9, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory: Rams at Bills, 9th December 2012

    The Rams travel to the frozen tundra of Buffalo today to take on the Bills of Chan Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick, along with their patented Doomsday Running Game. Hmm. Okay, that isn't working. I was trying to go for an NFL Films kind of feel there, but I'm not sure even Harry Kalas (bless that m ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory Redux: Rams 16, 49ers 13

    Well, it took 149 minutes and 34 seconds, but the Rams finally, finally beat the San Francisco 49ers. In doing so, they took the season two game series, 1-0. Personally, there was a point in overtime when I almost starting rooting for another tie, just because I've never seen a team play to a p ... More >>

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    December 2, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory: 49ers at Rams, 2nd December 2012

    The San Francisco 49ers will visit the Edward Jones Dome today, looking to avenge (sort of), the tie they and the Rams played to last month in Frisco. Question: does one avenge a tie? It is even possible to do so? I suppose if you feel you were clearly superior, to the point a draw feels like a ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    The Rams Play To a Beautiful Tie

    You know, I have never been on the Jeff Fisher bandwagon. From the beginning, I thought it was an uninspired hire by the Rams, bringing in an overrated coach who probably won't let the team be quite as mind-meltingly awful as they've been the past couple seasons but isn't going to win the big one an ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Rams Lose Large in London

    The bad news is this: the Rams lost yesterday, and lost big. They looked flat-out awful. The Patriots put an old style same-old-sorry-ass-Rams beatdown on Jeff Fisher's squad. The final score was 45-7, a score more appropriate for a team's low point in a sports comedy than an actual, real life NFL g ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    7 Foods the St. Louis Rams Shouldn't Eat in London

    Early Tuesday morning the St. Louis Rams touched down at Heathrow Airport in London. On Sunday the team faces off against the New England Patriots in the annual NFL game in fabled Wembley Stadium. Sure, there isn't a lot of European interest in American football -- perhaps the Rams should consider ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    [VIDEO] Joe Buck's Fantastical Trolley Journey

    Sportscaster Joe Buck did some very unusual  double-duty yesterday in San Francisco: He first announced the 49ers' win over the the New York Giants at Candlestick Park, then left at 4:32 p.m. and hustled over to AT&T Park by 5:04 pm to announce the Cards' NCLS Game 1 victory over San Franci ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    The Rams' Offense Can't Get the Job Done

    The first two weeks of the NFL season were relatively encouraging for the St. Louis Rams. Under new coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams were competitive in week one, losing a tight game to the extremely talented (and extraordinarily nasty), Detroit Lions, then pulled out a close contest against the Washingt ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Nobody Cares About the St. Louis Rams: The Song

    Peter Hughes, who now plays bass with the Mountain Goats, had a band called DiskothiQ in the '90s. It was, in Hughes' words, "semi-competent indie-rock with bad singing." Together with his brother Kevin and Kevin Trapp, he released four albums. They have some truly wonderful moments but probably ser ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Top Five: The Five Greatest Moments in St. Louis Rams History

    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 >>

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    August 28, 2012

    A Not-So-Fond Farewell to Jason Smith

    The Jason Smith era in St. Louis has come to an end, as the Rams dealt the former first round pick to the New York Jets yesterday afternoon. It's a disappointing end, to be sure, for the second overall selection just three years ago, and for the team that drafted him. Poor performance has been ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Rams: Same Sorry-Ass Team in Jeff Fisher's Debut

    The Indianapolis Colts had just scored their third touchdown of the game -- on the way to a 38-3 rout of the Rams on Sunday -- when Fox broadcaster Andrew Siciliano turned to his partner in the booth, Marshall Faulk, and delivered a sermon of sorts about how important it is for St. Louis fans to pac ... More >>

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