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 >>
With the weekend creeping closer, we here at Gut Check realize we need to make plans for Super Bowl Sunday -- specifically, what will we be eating and drinking, and where? From all-you-can-eat nacho and wing bars and barbecue dinners to discounts on beers, booze and shots, Gut Check's roundup of St. ... More >>
Two dudes in their mid-twenties have been charged with breaking into the home of Rams tight-ends coach Rob Boras and stealing electronics, video games and jewelry -- jewelry that included Boras' NFC Championship ring and three gold NCAA rings. The crooks have been arrested, but the rings are still n ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Rams may not be taking the field on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVI, but someone from St. Louis will be: Nick Smarrelli, chief operating officer at St. Louis IT firm GadellNet Consulting Services. He'll be helping to escort Madonna on the field for her halftime show, as reported yesterday in an articl ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgMarshall Faulk, playing what I imagine is a digital version of himself in an XBox football game. So there was this game held over the weekend, called the Super Bowl, and the St. Louis Rams were, sadly, not a part of it. Shocking, I know, but them's the breaks. I would argue, ... More >>
A chip cast in favor of the Rams could pay off at 100 to 1. The Rams began mini-camp last week with the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft in Sam Bradford. And sports bookies the world over are now expecting the Rams to return a.s.a.p. to their former glory, right? Err, wrong. Yesterday the SportingNews ... More >>
This weekend's NFC Championship game features the Minnesota Vikings facing off against the New Orleans Saints. The former's performance was so inspiring in recent weeks, it inspired Mpls legend Prince, who penned a song in their honor called "Purple and Gold." The Fox affiliate in Minneapolis receiv ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
St. Louis' favorite Jesus-drawing quarterback Kurt Warner has re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals, after taking a trip to San Francisco Monday to meet with team officials about signing a deal there.Warner signed a two-year $23 million contract with Arizona (who used to play here), reports the Assoc ... More >>
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
Statistically it was Kurt Warner's day. He threw for 377 yards, completed 31 of 43 attempts and connected for three touchdowns. But it was Warner's lone interception -- a 100-yard pick by James Harrison for a touchdown in the first half -- that kept the Arizona Cardinals from winning Super Bowl 43. ... More >>
Not the Super Bowl T-shirt and not organic.You know the green movement has become nothing more than a shallow marketing tool when the National Football League adopts it for the benefit of selling T-shirts. Yes, the NFL. The league that brought excess and bling to new levels. The league whose wanton ... More >>
PETA produced a Super Bowl ad urging viewers to go veggie. It was deemed too hot to broadcast. Give 'em credit: PETA understands the football demographic.
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 >>
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 >>
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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