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MLB news: LA Dodgers sign Chris Perez and give bullpen several options

Many in baseball noted the framework and success the St. Louis Cardinals have had on focusing on developing young, power pitching. The Cardinals have a unique amount of depth, all of it cost-controlled, and have seamlessly insured their own success by having a number of options available if any unexpected injuries or ineffectiveness occured. It feels like a numbers game for the...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Jake Long’s torn ACL injury likely alters franchise’s direction

Many St. Louis Rams fans have been following the Washington Redskins closely this season. No, it has nothing to do with the number of Robert Griffin III fans in the metro area and no, St. Louis fans are not interested in the swan-song for linebacker London Fletcher. Rams fans have been watching the Redskins closely because St. Louis owns the rights to the Redskins first round pick...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the Seattle Seahawks are still favorites to represent NFC in Super Bowl

The NFC West has proven to be the best division in all of the NFL, led by the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. But as we learned this past Sunday in Week 16 of the NFL season, there is more to the strength of the division then just those two teams. The Arizona Cardinals upset the Seahawks on Sunday, in Seattle no-less. Meanwhile, the cellar-dwelling St. Louis Rams recorded...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Stefan Jankovic transferring to Hawaii

Mizzou logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Stefan Jankovic has made it official. He is transferring to Hawaii. Jankovic told me, he was impressed with his visit there last week. Stef enjoyed a great conversation with the coach about his future role. Jankovic said he decided on Hawaii, “because of the opportunity to come in and play.” Jankovic will have a familiar guard on the roster...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri loses Braggin Rights in final seconds

Mizzou logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Unbelievable game to watch! I mean back and forth, so many lead changes that had Illini and Mizzou fans at the edge of their seats, especially the final few minutes. Jordan Clarkson was doing everything early, middle and late for the Tigers. Clarkson finished with 25 points, but I was more impressed with his season high 8 assists. He was getting...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

33rd Annual Braggin Rights game should be a good test for #23 Mizzou

Mizzou logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The atmosphere is one that can’t be explained. You just have to experience it to understand it, like I did for the first time last year! The Scottrade Center is split in half with Illini fans on one side of the arena and Mizzou fans on the other side. So, while watching the game all Mizzou fans see across the court is Illini Blue and Orange...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB news: Raul Ibanez to L.A. Angels means Albert Pujols must play first base regularly

According to Jerry Crasnick of  ESPN.com, the Los Angeles Angels plan on supplmenting the lost power production of Mark Trumbo by signing 41-year old Raul Ibanez. Ibanez had a monster first half of 2013 with the Seattle Mariners, finishing the season with 29 home runs, but wore down dramatically as the season progressed. The lost production likely had a lot to do with the fact that...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Picks: Week 16

So, for whatever reason, all season long, I have neglected to post any NFL picks. I am not sure why I have the urge to do so now. Maybe it is simply boredome. Maybe it is sadness from being eliminated last week in fantasy football thanks to a putrid performance from Peyton Manning. Maybe I just felt like writing an aritcle and had zero other ideas to write about. Either way, here...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Why Matt Adams is poised for a huge 2014

In 2013, Matt Adams established himself as a bonafide power threat for the St. Louis Cardinals both off the bench and as a fill-in for the injured Allen Craig. Adams blasted 17 home runs in less than 300 regular season at bats and many are wondering what kind of numbers Adams could post if given a full season and slate of at bats approaching the 500 range. In my opinion, now that...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou basketball: Stefan Jankovic says good bye to Missouri

Stefan Dunkovic, Serbian Assassin, Potential from up North, call him what you want, doesn’t matter anymore as No. 35 is no longer a Missouri Tiger. Sophomore Stefan Jankovic has decided to take his talents elsewhere. Jankovic wants to find a situation where he has the opportunity to play a larger role on the basketball court.  I don’t blame him. At 6’11″, Jankovic is a...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tavon Austin injury update: St. Louis Rams rookie to sit against New Orleans Saints

When the St. Louis Rams moved up in the NFL Draft to select Tavon Austin No. 8 overall, many people were excited to see the franchise go out and find an explosive play-maker. Others, were quite skeptical considering Austin’s slight frame at five feet, eight inches. But the Rams were quick to point out that Austin never missed any time, whether it was a game or a practice, during...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Don Mattingly accuses St. Louis of stealing signs

The St. Louis Cardinals really did not accomplish much at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday. Then again, general manager John Mozeliak does not really have much to accomplish. He has already secured an upgrade at shortstop and is sitting in a position of strength. While the Cardinals made zero moves on Wednesday, they were in the news, thanks to some comments by Los Angeles Dodgers...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB news: Why Rick Reilly is confused when it comes to managers, PEDs and the Hall of Fame

When it was announced earlier this week that former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was elected to the Hall of Fame unanimously by a panel of 16, along with fellow managers Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, opinions started flying about regarding the trio’s involvement in the PED era. One particularly strong stance came from long-time professional columnist Rick Reilly of ESPN...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams: Brian Quick continues to be a drag on team’s progress

As St. Louis Rams fans watched Monday Night football this week, many had to be asking themselves, “What if the Rams had drafted Alshon Jeffrey?” In the 2012 draft, the Rams chose to select Brian Quick with the team’s firsts pick in the second round, even with Jeffrey on the board. Since, Quick has struggled to find playing time and has had trouble grasping NFL offensive concepts...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Australian Open news: Can Andy Murray finally solve Novak Djokovic in 2014?

As 2013 comes to an end, many tennis fans have already turned their attention to early 2014 and particularly, the Australian Open. The tournament marks the true beginning to the tennis season for fans and its importance as one of the game’s four major championships presents an interesting challenge for players as they get into shape and get ready for the season. Anything can happen...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mizzou football: Pros and cons of going to Cotton Bowl

Missouri Tigers football fans, nearly three days after the fact, are still restless after watching Gary Pinkel’s Mizzou team get gashed by Auburn’s unstoppable run defense. Mizzou fans are restless because had Pinkel and defensive coordinator Dave Steckel been able to make the necessary adjustments to stop Auburn’s ground game, Mizzou fans would have been headed to Pasadena...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Tony La Russa elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame

When Tony La Russa decided to hang it up and no longer be involved in baseball from the dugout, everyone knew that he was a cinch to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. On Monday morning it became a reality as La Russa was unanimously by a 16-person committee, a committee that included another former St. Louis Cardinals manager, Whitey Herzog. La Russa, the third winningest...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Carlos Beltran is a perfect fit with the New York Yankees

Many St. Louis Cardinals fans did not want to see switch-hitting All-star Carlos Beltran leave St. Louis. The 36-year old was incredibly productive during his two seasons in St. Louis but with Oscar Taveras on the horizon and with Beltran’s wishes to play for three to four more seasons, a return to St. Louis simply did not make sense for the Puerto Rican native. Beltran chose to...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri continues winning streak in KC

A familiar site with a familiar outcome for Missouri, as they held off Hawaii 92-80. The first half included a fast pace from both teams, that had several lead changes. Hawaii led 46-45 at the half, but it was Mizzou that had the momentum going into the locker room. Thanks to a sweet layup at the buzzard by Earnest Ross cutting the lead to one. The second half included good post...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Career High for Mizzou’s new point guard leads to win over the Salukis

In the first half Missouri seemed to be just trading buckets with Southern Illinois. The Salukis kept it close and went in the half down only one point 34-35. Jordan Clarkson was the main reason Mizzou ended up winning the second half and winning the game by double digits 72-59. The Salukis did not have an answer for Clarkson. Jordan was in attack mode the whole night, making layup...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Fan Interference on CBS Sports 920 AM – 11/8/13

Tonight’s program aired live on CBS Sports 920 AM in St. Louis, but here is the replay for everyone to enjoy. Here is what was covered: Cardinals talk, including award finalists, how Matt Carpenter got screwed, and silly trade speculation by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com An interview with Ryan Van Bibber of TurfShowTimes.com on the St. Louis Rams trip to Indy this weekend With...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri basketball opens 2013-14 regular season with a blow out win

No Frank Haith on the bench, no problem. Mizzou got an all around team effort in Fridays 89-53 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Four players were in double figures and 10 out of the 11 who played all scored. Jabari Brown led the way with 19 points. Reserves Wes Clark and Stefan Jankovic added a spark off the bench. Clark ran the point comfortably while Jordan Clarkson faced early...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Ken Rosenthal’s trade idea involving Tulo is a joke

Once the season is over and a World Series winner is crowned, everyone, thanks to fantasy baseball and video games, thinks they are capable of handling the general manager responsibilities of their favorite team. Cardinals fans are not any different, and hypothetical and mythical trade ideas are already being floated around by radio show hosts, message board posters, and careless...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Just say no to Jacoby Ellsbury

St. Louis Cardinals fans were frustrated with the play of Jon Jay both at the plate and in the field throughout the 2013 season, but especially during the post-season. Jay struggled at the plate, hitting well below his career average and was also exposed defensively on several occasions, particularly against the LA Dodgers in the NLCS. Some Cardinals fans would like the team to pursue...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Did Matt Carpenter get screwed?

The finalists for the National League MVP award were announced earlier this week and the St. Louis Cardinals had representation. Catcher Yadier Molina was named one of three finalists, along with Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks. While it is good to see Molina get recognition, did another Cardinal get screwed? Cardinals second...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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