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SLU: Austin McBroom has his coming out party

The Saint Louis University Billikens won their season opener on Saturday night, beating SIU-Carbondale 62-59 in a close game.  A big reason the Billikens were successful in securing their season's first win was because of junior point guard Austin McBroom, who poured in 24 points. To read why this performance was such a big deal, continue reading over at SLUhoops.com
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St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame: The case for Ray Lankford

The St. Louis Cardinals will be inducting their first four members in to the organization's own Cardinals Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon. Marty Marion, Jim Edmonds, Willie McGee and Mike Shannon will all enter in the inaugural class and all four are very deserving of the honor.Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch took a look at who he would include in next year&...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Kurt Warner throws passes at Day 3 of training camp

The starting quarterback of the St. Louis Rams is clearly Sam Bradford.  Coming off a torn ACL injury, all reports say that Bradford is healthy.  He is ready to go.  He is ready to lead the charge back to the playoffs. There is little doubt that Sam Bradford is the man in St. Louis.  But Kurt Warner use to be the man in St. Louis, and the former two-time NFL MVP was not there...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou: Do Tigers need to offer more scholarships to higher caliber recruits?

During his time in Columbia, Gary Pinkel has had a plan in place when it comes to recruiting.  He picks and chooses his battles for the big names, the four and five star recruits, and then does an unbelievable job of scouting players who may be slightly undersized or too slow to receive such notoriety. Then, Pinkel develops them, and he develops them well, as Mizzou has had numerous...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Chris Long says team should not believe the hype

The St. Louis Rams are receiving a lot of respect from national pundits and are everyone's "sexy" pick to surprise and make a splash this season.  Many are excited about the defense's potential with new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.  Many are excited to see what Sam Bradford can do with the running game the Rams found after he was injured last season....
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: What is this team's identity?

The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Chicago Cubs on Friday afternoon and have suddenly lost four straight and are now 2-4 since the All-star break.  Anytime the Cardinals lose to the Cubs, fans become enraged. They become even more enraged, and actually, appalled, when the team brings in an attitude like A.J. Pierzynski, who the club is reportedly signing to a deal, according to...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras: Fans and team should not give up on prospect just yet

Back in May, prior to the St. Louis Cardinals promoting hot prospect Oscar Taveras the first time, I wrote an article over at CardinalsFarm.com warning fans not to place too high of expectations on the youngster and that fans, media and the Cardinals themselves should learn from past experiences with hot-shot outfield phenoms. Both J.D. Drew and Colby Rasmus were run out of town...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals initiate Shelby Miller in to bullpen with trust fall

When the St. Louis Cardinals announced that Shelby Miller would be moving to the bullpen as the team goes with a four-man rotation over the next several weeks thanks to a favorable schedule, some were caught off guard.So far, it looks like the young Miller is handling things quite well.  So well in fact, that he was good sport when the rest of the bullpen decided to "initiate...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: David Price is and should be on team's radar

On Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after starter Joe Kelly matched the longest outing of his career, news surfaced that the St. Louis Cardinals are taking serious interest in acquiring David Price. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also addressed the issue, adding further proof that the Cardinals are doing their due diligence in a possibly pursuit of the hard-throwing...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Joe Kelly blanks Dodgers in best start of his career

After watching Joe Kelly pitch just prior to the All-star break, I was skeptical at best and very little confidence in believing that Kelly was fully healthy after recovering from a hamstring injury. Against Milwaukee, where Kelly was not effective in the least.  Kelly looked stiff and possibly still injured.  His leg kick was dramatically lower and his stride seemed shorter and...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright highlights our MLB mid-season awards

As a man living in St. Louis as a lifelong Cardinals fans, you can very easily be swayed to believe the hype and hoopla that surrounds this historic, Midwest franchise. It is easy to buy-in to the propaganda machine, so easy that when you are willing to venture down to Busch Stadium that you pay nine bucks for a Bud Select and at least another seven dollars for a plate or nachos...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: All-star snubs, Marco Gonzales and Blues chatter

So, randomly, seemingly out of nowhere and for absolutely no purpose at all, I got a wild hair and decided I wanted to fire up the old podcast, "Fan Interference."I was not really sure what I wanted to talk about, but I just felt like doing a show.So I did.I asked for some help though.  I grabbed John Nagel of CardinalsFarm.com to come on and discuss the debut of Marco...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou hoops: Kim Anderson may have another Kim join his staff down the road

On Monday afternoon, every single Missouri Tigers basketball fan was on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear the result of the Board of Curators meeting that was called late last Friday.Finally, the announcement was made that athletic director Mike Alden was bringing home Kim Anderson, 15 years after he passed him over after Norm Stewart retired, as the new head basketball coach...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou basketball: Hilarious quotes surrounding Frank Haith's departure to Tulsa

Friday was yet another interesting day for the Missouri Tigers athletic department.One week after dismissing its top wide receiver from the football team, booting a transfer center before he ever played a game for the basketball team and having an investigative report conclude that the school should have done more in an investigation surrounding the rape and suicide of a female swimmer...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What does Daniel Descalso do well?

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals activated Mark Ellis from the disabled list and sent shortstop Pete Kozma down to Triple-A Memphis. It took just hours for manager Mike Matheny to insert Ellis in to the lineup.The activation of Ellis obviously had an effect on Kozma, but what kind of effect does it have on the other backup infielder Daniel Descalso?With Ellis active, and able...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Ian Cole should play in playoffs

On Sunday afternoon, St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole played his first game since March 29 and in only his second game since March 17. Cole's presence in the lineup against the Detroit Red Wings only happened because Barret Jackman was scratched from the lineup, as were many players because of injuries and just to get rest as the team limps into the playoffs.The absence of...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Review of baseball slot game Hot Shot

Baseball is one of the biggest sports in the States, holding the title of America’s National Game, and online casino sites have been quick to capitalise on this appeal by providing slot games themed around it. Although it is not the only one around, the five reel video slot Hot Shot does seem to be the one that has grabbed the hearts and minds of baseball fans – as well as those...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the St. Louis Blues peak too early?

The St. Louis Blues had a rough weekend, and that is putting things lightly.After getting thumped by their new division rivals, the Colorado Avalanche, at home on Saturday, the Blues were drilled by a familiar rival, the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon.Now 78 games in to the season, the Blues are still in contention for the President's Cup and are in the driver's seat...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Four predictions: It is hard to not pick Kentucky

Now that your bracket, and mine as well, is completely destroyed, you are likely ready to just sit back and enjoy three basketball games over the next three days. Games that will decide this week's college basketball champion.So what is going to happen now that we are down to just four teams?Florida was the No. 1 overall seed when this tournament began, and it is not all that...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Why Randy Choate should only face lefties

The St. Louis Cardinals were drubbed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night by a 12-2 margin. It was an ugly affair all the way around for boys in red, particularly for the pitching staff.All four of the Cardinals pitchers allowed an earned run, including lefty specialist Randy Choate, who manager Mike Matheny would prefer to not limit to a specialist role, according to what he...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Bullpen off to shaky start to season

I realize the St. Louis Cardinals came away from rain drenched Cincinnati with a pair of wins after defeating the Reds 7-6 on a long Thursday afternoon.I realized that the facet of the Cardinals game most are concerned about is the offense, despite the seven-run outburst on Thursday. The combined one run in the team's first two contests is still fresh in the memories of most...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou basketball: Goodbye Jabari Brown

On Wednesday, just two days after fellow junior Jordan Clarkson announced that he was leaving Mizzou for the NBA, Jabari Brown announced that he would be following Clarkson and announced his intention to leave Columbia and pursue his career as a NBA prospect.“This was a step I needed to take in order to make the most educated decision possible with regards to my NBA opportunities...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Britt gives the St. Louis Rams yet another mediocre wide receiver

On Monday, as the St. Louis Cardinals were winning their season opener by the score of 1-0 over the Cincinnati Reds, the city's local NFL franchise decided to make some news as well, signing free agent wide receiver Kenny Britt to a one-year contract.Team sources confirm Rams have agreed to terms with WR Kenny Britt.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) March 31, 2014The move does not really...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: What to expect on opening day in Cincinnati

The St. Louis Cardinals open the 2014 regular season on Monday afternoon in Cincinnati.Cardinals fans who relish opening day, and are pleading for it to be a National holiday (I am not one of those people) will have to wait to see this year's team for the first time until next week.Instead, fans will have to settle on watching the game on TV.So what should we expect to see when...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Ellis to DL could be opportunity for St. Louis Cardinals to showcase Daniel Descalso for trade

On Sunday, as many have speculated, the St. Louis Cardinals sent Mark Ellis to the disabled list, opening a roster spot for evil enemy No. 1 among #BFIB, Pete Kozma, to make the 25-man roster.Mark Ellis to begin season on DL. Kozma (sorry for the earlier autocorrect) makes opening day roster. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) March 30, 2014While Kozma is the beneficiary...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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