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Sports Illustrated

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Cops in Ferguson Detain Journalists, Threaten to Shoot Cameraman, Mace Reporter

    As armed protesters facing off with heavily militarized security forces continue to face off in nightly violence in Ferguson, journalists on the scene are increasingly coming under threat of arrest or injury from police officers. With tens of thousands of people watching via live stream, a police o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    America Totally Loses It Over Budweiser's Adorable Super Bowl Commercial

    Super Bowl XLVIII hasn't even started, but the Internet is ready to declare a winner in the contest for best commercial. Budweiser premiered the commercial "Puppy Love" on NBC's Today show Wednesday ahead of Sunday's big game, earning millions of YouTube clicks in a matter of hours with the touchin ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Cardinals No Longer Etching Christian Symbols On Mound, "Not Club Policy," Manager Says

    Last month, we published an article on the Christian imagery etched into the dirt on the pitcher's mound at Busch Stadium this season, after a disgruntled Cardinals fan sent Daily RFT a series of photos showing a cross and what appeared to be the fish symbol on the field. Our post has since gotten a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Cardinals: Why Are There Christian Symbols On The Field At Busch Stadium? (PHOTOS)

    A few weeks ago, Daily RFT got an e-mail from a reader and lifelong Cardinals fan who, while watching the games this season, had noticed something he hadn't seen before on the pitcher's mound. Right near the cleat scraper, etched into the dirt, there appeared to be a Christian cross and fish symbol. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Cardinals: Sports Illustrated Cover Draws On 1968 Lou Brock, Roger Maris, Bob Gibson Photo

    Calling all of the Best Fans In Baseball! Take a break from your intense soccer bashing, avert your eyes from the permanent destruction at Busch Stadium for some stupid exhibition game and looky here! Cardinal Nation has got some intense loving on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. "Injur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Meet Your 2013 RFT Web Awards Judges

    "Nothing demonstrates what a critical asshole I am more than judging the RFT Web Awards." -- Anonymous So said one of our esteemed judges during a marathon session this week to determine this year's RFT Web Awards winner and finalists. It's true. Our judges are a discerning bunch for good reason. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    The Post-Dispatch Article That Made Joe Buck Cry

    He resides among the cellar dwellers in RFT's St. Louis Sports-Media Power Rankings (at No. 44 in our list of 50), but Dan Caesar can still throw a punch. In fact, in a tussle back in 1990, the Post-Dispatch sports-media critic once made Joe Buck (No. 8 in RFT's ranking) cry.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    John Goodman Plugs Budweiser, KMOX in Sports Illustrated Interview

    He's an investor in the AM talker KTRS (550 AM), but in this week's Sports Illustrated John Goodman gave a plug to the competition -- KMOX (1120 AM). In an interview about the twentieth anniversary of his role in Babe, Goodman (Affton High School c/o 1970) discussed his stint as a walk-on offensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Edward Jones Dome Makes Time's List of "Worst Stadiums in the World"

    Time magazine's Keeping Score blog compiled a list of the worst stadiums in the world, and in a development that's sure to please the Rams, the Edward Jones Dome came in at number seven.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    1965: The Year They Traded Wilt Chamberlain in Stan Musial's St. Louis Restaurant

    Sports Illustrated this week features a fantastic recollection of the early days of the NBA as excerpted from Frank Deford's new book, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter.The entire article is worth the read, but it's the very beginning of the story that's most interesting for St. Louis readers. De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Sports Illustrated Features New Chess Queen in Town

    Congrats to Susan Polgar, the incoming coach of Webster University's new chess team, for her sidebar article, "Winning Gambit," inside the current issue of Sports Illustrated (NFL Draft cover). We first introduced Polgar back in February. The Budapest native, former world champion and, until recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Sports Illustrated Picks Reds to Win NL Central; And Guess Who's on the Cover?

    ​Sports Illustrated is out with its annual baseball preview. And surprise, surprise the cover fronts Albert Pujols and fold outs with comparisons ranking him among baseball greats DiMaggio, Williams and Aaron. SI also picks Pujol's new team, the Los Angeles Angels, to win the World Series.As for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Kate Upton Deep-Throats Burger for Hardee's

    Congratulations, Kate Upton! Your journey from viral-video sensation to household name has reached its peak! No, not the cover of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Truth is, no one cares about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue except the three straight teenage boys who have yet to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Why the SI Swimsuit Issue Doesn't Care if Anyone Goes to its Music Festival [Update]

    There is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Music Festival, sponsored by Lexus, where blog-approved bands like White Denim and the Black Lips will play at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Wait, what? The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beauties & Beats Music Fest (didn't spend much time on that name, di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Report: Jeff Fisher Takes Rams Job

    ​Sports Illustrated's Peter King tweeted this afternoon that Jeff Fisher has agreed to step in as the new head coach of the St. Louis Rams. Fisher, the former coach of the Tennessee Titans, had also interviewed with the Miami Dolphins. If it's true that Fisher has indeed taken the job, it could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Joplin Tornado Three Weeks Later: Looters, Do-Gooders and One Giant Mess

    Albert SamahaThe mangled wreckage of a red car illustrates the tornado's merciless power. The vehicle's other half was found nearly fifty yards away.​ EDITOR'S NOTE: The Riverfront Times' Albert Samaha traveled to Joplin this weekend, three weeks after the southwestern Missouri city was struck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Keith Law Releases New Prospect Rankings; Two Cardinals Make the List

    ​Keith Law, ESPN's prospect guru, released his updated rankings of the top 25 minor league prospects Tuesday, and the first couple names on the list aren't really all that surprising. The Angels' Mike Trout, who began the year atop virtually every prospect list in creation, is still there, followe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    "Did You Know All Women Are Easy?" Why, No. Please Enlighten Us.

    When wearing just a thong to bed in February, most women would also prefer a blanket, or at the very least another warm body.​Daily RFT received this missive a few days ago, but we held onto it so the information it contains will be fresh in your mind when you head out to the Friday night meat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Favorable Sign? Albert Pujols' Restaurant Hosting Contract Watch Party Today

    Here's a potential good omen for St. Louis Cardinals fans fretting over whether Albert Pujols will re-sign with the ball club prior to today's contract deadline. KMOV (Channel 4) is reporting that the slugger's Westport restaurant, Pujols 5, opened its doors an hour early today (10 a.m.) for a contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Blaine Gabbert No. 1 Overall Pick, According to Sports Illustrated Mock Draft

    ​We know what you're thinking. 1. WTF? 2. What about that other quarterback? You know, Auburn's run-away Heisman/BCS Championship winner, Cam Newton? College no longer matters. Now it's all about marketing, according to SI columnist Andrew Permloff, who believes Gabbert's star agents (and the deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    2010 MLB Draft: A Mock Draft You Can Set Your Watch To

    It's Christmas in June! ​Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Mizzou Bungles Big Dance Bid; SLU's Cinderella Season Still Alive

    Image Via Losing to Nebraska is easy when you shoot like this​If the SLU Billikens needed a lesson on how not to lock-up an NCAA tournament bid on the eve of their showdown with Rhode Island in the A-10 tournament, Mizzou was happy to oblige. The Tigers, who finished fifth in the Big 12 in the reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    "The Most Perfect Player Who Ever Did Live"

    Wikimedia CommonsIf you haven't already read Joe Posnaski and Bill James' Sports Illustrated cover story from last week on Albert Pujols, well, what else are you doing on a Monday morning. Working?In what was probably the best piece of writing/analysis to come out of All-Star week, James makes the c ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    In USA Today, Pujols 'Still Steamed' at Fox 2 Over Steroids Error

    Albert Pujols has opened himself back up to the media in recent weeks, first with a Sports Illustrated profile earlier this month, and out today, a sports section cover story in USA Today.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Mizzou - Cornell Matchup No Slam Dunk?

    Keegan Hamilton took a little grief for his recent post "Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen." Fair enough. We all know the boy's a Washington Huskies fan (and alum).But he isn't alone in noticing the Tigers' potential vulnerability.Exhibit A: Today's New York Times story o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Tony La Russa: "The Mozart of Overmanagers"

    Kansas City Star columnist Joe Posnanski penned a piece for Sports Illustrated today that attempts to break down what happens inside the manic mind of Cardinals manager Tony La Russa during spring training. In short, Posnanski suggests that TLR spends much of his time reveling in how much more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    A-Rod Should Have Blamed the Chicken

    A colleague passed along a blog entry from Gourmet, via the baseball blog Walkoff Walk. In it, author Barry Estabrook notes that there could be another explanation for a positive steroid test: Gourmet's James Rodewald, who worked for Sports Illustrated before finding his true calling as a spirits ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Edward Jones Dome is Worst in NFL

    Sports Illustrated published its annual NFL fan survey this week and the people have spoken: The Edward Jones Dome is the worst place in America to see a professional football game.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    The Mustache Awards are Coming to St. Louis

    Mustaches. They invoke dignified old timey crap that we all love so much, like the guy riding the bicycle with the really large front wheel or the ripped weightlifter who's now probably someone's great-grandfather. Mustaches also make us think of the 1970s, when they took on a sexier mystique. Then ... More >>

  • Film

    April 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Cape Girardeau Artist Took Michael Vick to the Dogs

    Doggone it! Unreal was just assembling a feast of our Michael Vick trading-card collection for the feisty pug that hangs out downstairs. Turns out a Cape Girardeau woman has already cornered that market -- check out the Southeast Missourian's and Sports Illustrated's reports here and here. Rochell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Cape Girardeau Artist Took Michael Vick to the Dogs

    Doggone it! Unreal was just assembling a feast of our Michael Vick trading-card collection for the feisty pug that hangs out downstairs. Turns out a Cape Girardeau woman has already cornered that market -- check out the Southeast Missourian's and Sports Illustrated's reports here and here. Rochell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Tony, Unplugged

    Here's a link to Sports Illustrated's profile of St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa. You won't read much that you didn't already know, with the probable exception of the manager's first marriage (which, statistically speaking, yielded two daughters and a divorce), any mention of which has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Tony, Unplugged

    Here's a link to Sports Illustrated's profile of St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa. You won't read much that you didn't already know, with the probable exception of the manager's first marriage (which, statistically speaking, yielded two daughters and a divorce), any mention of which has be ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2007

    A Mathews-Dickey coach does all he can to take black kids out to the ballgame.

    African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.

  • Film

    July 26, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Music

    June 28, 2006

    Pete Yorn

    9 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

  • Film

    January 11, 2006

    Bet on Black

    Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier

  • News

    July 14, 2004

    Stone Diaries

    After years of bitter silence, a Missouri baseball phenom talks about his legend

  • News

    May 5, 2004

    Patty Dukes

    Unreal steps into the Thickburger fray, gets good gossip at Pujols' fête and seeks dream interpretation -- and hey, keep your dirty pictures away from Ameren UE

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Letters

    Week of April 7, 2004

  • News

    November 12, 2003

    Gun Ho

    We cover all the major issues, from the concealed-carry legislation to the nifty new coffee lids at Kaldi's; plus, the latest on the Sanford-Brown Indians' winning season (and you still don't know Dick)

  • Film

    October 22, 2003

    Too Much of a Gooding

    Cuba goes over the top in the mawkish Radio

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best College Athlete

    Brad Smith
    University of Missouri

  • News

    June 25, 2003

    Sporting Snooze

    A leaner, splashier Sporting News struggles to find its editorial compass

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • News

    June 14, 2000

    Athletes in the Action: The Tradition Continues

    Commentary published the week of June 14-20, 2000

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