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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 17, 2014

    Anheuser-Busch Condemns the NFL's Handling of Domestic Violence

    Anheuser-Busch has been the official beer of the NFL since 2011, but that didn't stop the company from making its first statement on the league since the Ray Rice scandal came to light. In an official release, A-B says it is "not yet satisfied" with the NFL's handling of the situation. See also: Ju ... 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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    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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    January 31, 2014

    Why Won't McCaskill and Blunt Stand Up to the NFL Over Its Non-Profit Status?

    This Sunday is the Super Bowl, a day that's supposed to be about football but is really a celebration of American excess. If history is any indication, Americans on Sunday will gulp down 50 million cases of beer and devour 104 million pounds of avocados. And its not just the folks watching the game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    October 4, 2012
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    July 2, 2012

    Breastaurant Uniforms Owner Terra Watson: The Gut Check Interview

    Last year, Gut Check noted that St. Louis was far ahead of the emerging national trend in breastaurants. (If you can't figure the term out for yourself, it refers to Hooters, The Tilted Kilt and their ilk.) This week, the Associated Press reported that the breastaurant industry is positively booming ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    Alex Smith's Anger: Snubbed by His Own Team

    ​I haven't written a whole lot about football lately. It's partially because I was so fatigued by the season the Rams just went through that football just didn't seem much fun anymore. (Pro variety, anyway.) Another part of it is my personal disdain for Jeff 'Mouth of the South' Fisher, who the Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    New England Witches: Officially Stronger Than Tim Tebow's Jesus

    Seriously. Tim Tebow has no shot against that. ​I know we tend to forget around these parts, considering how rarely we've had reason to pay attention the past few years, but the NFL playoffs are going on at the moment. You may have noticed ESPN and the rest of the 24-hour sports media frothing eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Rams vs. 49ers: What Went Wrong

    We're going to need much bigger trashcans than those for this season. ​Just when you think the 2011 season can't possibly get any uglier for the St. Louis Rams, along comes a game like yesterday's loss to San Francisco to prove you dead wrong. The Rams have the worst offense in the NFL. The 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2011

    Three Keys to Victory: Rams at 49ers

    ​For two teams who were projected to be duking it out at right around .500 for the lead in the NFL West, the Rams and 49ers could not have had much different seasons. San Francisco, led by their first-year coach Jim Harbaugh, has turned into the juggernaut their defensive talent has suggested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The Firing of Steve Spagnuolo

    ​​Things are bad for the Rams this season. I'm sure you didn't need me to tell you that, but there it is anyway. They were thought to be the class of a very weak NFC West division coming in, but such has not been the case. Instead, the San Francisco 49ers have emerged as the sleeping power so ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    It's Quinn In the First For the Rams

    I really should have just checked one of these for my predictions, because I clearly don't know what the hell I'm talking about. ​I made two predictions yesterday, and neither one came true. I thought for sure the Rams would trade down. They did not. I saw them picking Corey Liuget, a defensive ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Rams Report Card, Week 17: More A's than D's

    ​The Rams had a chance to put their collective foot on the throat of the San Francisco 49ers a month ago, but couldn't get the job done. At the time San Fran was barely relevant in the NFC West playoff picture, the Rams were looking more and more like a team emerging as a serious playoff threat, a ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Rams 2011 Draft Needs, Part 1: Wide Receiver

    How I'd pick 'em.​We're coming up on the three-quarter mark of the NFL season, meaning our beloved Rams are just about to enter the home stretch. It's been a remarkably exciting season to this point, as well, if not entirely satisfying at times. (read: the San Francisco loss, the Oakland loss, the ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Dissecting Yesterday's Collapse: Rams 20, 49ers 23

    I feel your pain, anime protagonist. ​The Rams kicked off the second half of their season Sunday with one of the most frustrating, heartbreaking losses we've seen all year. I don't say that lightly, either, as there have been several games already in 2010 the Rams were perfectly capable of winning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Lions 44 - Rams 6: Two Steps Forward, One Giant Leap Back

    Image viaA street sign outside of the Rams training facility?​Early in the first half of yesterday's game in Detroit, when the Rams trailed just 3-0, the offense was moving with ease toward the end zone. Sam Bradford completed a pass to Brandon Gibson, who shook off three tackles for a long gain. ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Rams 20 - Seahawks 3: A Team That Can Win Any Given Sunday?

    Image viaDid Steve Spagnuolo do his Al Pacino impression before the game yesterday?​Sometime in the second half of yesterday's impressive thumping of the Seattle Seahawks, Al Pacino appeared on the Jumbotron at the Edward Jones Dome. It was the scene from Any Given Sunday, in which Pacino plays an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Five Things to Watch: Rams vs. Seahawks

    ​After their inspiring, exciting win over the Washington Redskins last week, the Rams take on the surprising Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. I write "surprising" because the Seahawks find themselves at 2-1 on the season and well ahead of the pack in the NFC West thanks to the disastrous st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Rams 30 - Redskins 16: Rammin Home A Victory in the Edward Jones Dome

    Not only did the Rams win in St. Louis for the first time in nearly two years (October 19, 2008 against Dallas, if your memory needs jogging) they did it largely without the help of their two best players -- OJ Atogwe and Steven Jackson both left the game with minor injuries early in the game. They ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Isaac Bruce: He's Baack! (But Not for Long)

    ​Two minutes to go and the 2000 Super Bowl tied at 16, Kurt Warner turned to his favorite receiver and fired a pass along the sideline. Isaac Bruce took it from there, catching the pigskin and blazing a 73-yard streak down the field to score the game's decisive touchdown. Now, ten years later, Bru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Five Biggest B.S. List Makers on the Internet

    Image sourceNow THAT is a well-reasoned and objective top ten list.​This week's RFT feature story takes a satirical look at the arbitrary and often asinine world of online rankings, studies and surveys. We're talking about the lists that attempt to quantify the unquantifiable and compare the uniqu ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Football Player's Tattoo: At Least It's Not a Teddy Bear ... or Maybe Not

    Anyone else notice that corporate logo inked onto a player's arm this week during Monday Night Football?​Turns out it belongs to Justin Smith the Missouri boy (and Mizzou grad) now a defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers. And, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    August 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8.26

    ​ The American Heart Association warns about eating too much added sugar. It's lurking in places you might not expect. (Reuters, U.S. News and World Report)Oregon restaurant does the unthinkable -- publishes nutritional information on menus. (Restaurants and Institutions)Despite increase in ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009
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    December 22, 2008

    Ref Tackles Rams Player Kenneth Darby, But Few Saw it Because of TV Blackout

    In case you missed it, here's Rams running back Kenneth Darby crumpling like a schoolyard runt under the wall-like stature of the... referee. During Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers:Sadly for loyal fans, the game was blacked-out on local TV because it wasn't a sell-out, which is why you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    The Candlestick Catastrophe and Other Nicknames for the Rams '08 Season

    Well, yet another Sunday has passed for the St. Louis Rams, and yet another horrific loss. See, the Rams played the 49ers yesterday. San Francisco, in no uncertain terms, is a crappy football team. Don't get me wrong; the Rams are also a crappy football team, but this was supposed to be their chan ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008
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    October 30, 2007

    Will the Rams Lose Them All? (Inaugural Edition)

    Now that the Rams' season has progressed from bad to awful to potentially historic depths of abomination, we must confront the question: Is 0-16 likely? Die-hard fans -- and, I imagine, the Rams themselves -- can take comfort in the fact that since the NFL went to a 16-gam ... More >>

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    August 6, 2007
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    August 6, 2007

    Stick a Fork in 'Em

    It’s time to throw in the towel and give up hope. The Cardinals have nearly the same chance of making the playoffs as cellar dwellers like San Francisco, Washington, Texas and Kansas City. A snowball's chance... The forecast comes from, a Web site that chronicles what ... More >>

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    April 27, 2005

    Go Fourth

    And spread local artistic cheer

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    April 28, 2004

    Where's Florissant?

    Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar

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    March 24, 2004

    Gephardt: "I Like Al Sharpton; I Think He'd Be a Great Mayor"

    Unreal chats with Dick's daughter, then comes face-to-face with Playmates, zombies and a 66-year-old powerlifter

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    January 14, 2004

    Making the List

    What does the National Rifle Association have against the St. Louis Cardinals?

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    February 2, 2000


    a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta

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    November 10, 1999


    A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel

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    October 20, 1999


    Billy Graham has watched us go to hell for generations

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