In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
"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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
If you haven't yet seen the David Freese mini-profile in the current issue of Sports Illustrated (February 13, Eli Manning cover), you may want to take a peek. Writer Tom Verducci recounts a fun anecdote, perhaps overlooked by the local press (or maybe we just overlooked it), related to our hometown ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Image Via Losing to Nebraska is easy when you shoot like thisIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.
This former St. Louis Blues star has skated on some thin ice since leaving the rink
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.
9 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre
Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier
Internet hoops junkies fuel Shawn Siegel's Jerry Maguire-like dreams
Adult businesses fear the "Smut Shop" bill will tax them into oblivion
Maybe you haven't met Marty Prather, but you probably know his work
At Tri-City Speedway they don't mess around with "race cars." They race cars.
After years of bitter silence, a Missouri baseball phenom talks about his legend
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
Week of April 7, 2004
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)
Cuba goes over the top in the mawkish Radio
University of Missouri
A leaner, splashier Sporting News struggles to find its editorial compass
Historian Charles Korr debunks a few myths about baseball
Arcade Lanes is nothing fancy, and Jim Lampson likes it that way. Could this faded jewel be the best bowling alley on earth?
Owners' Closed Books
Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession
Commentary published the week of June 14-20, 2000
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