The St. Louis Sports Weekend, in Pictures…

18
Oct
2010

It’s Monday morning, which means another round of weekend pictures to tickle your limited attention span.  What a truly fantastic sports weekend.  You could argue that the last two St. Louis sports weekends have been the best back-to-back weekends in quite some time.  At least during this period on the calendar.

And that’s saying a lot, given that it could be exponentially better if the Cardinals were still playing.  Anyway, let’s get to it.

RAMS (3-3)
Win 20-17 over San Diego (2-4)

Reason #235 why the Rams marketing staff was ecstatic the front office drafted a young, affable QB with the #1 pick in the NFL Draft…and not some defensive tackle with “good fundamentals” and a name that’s impossible to pronounce. (pic via @athooks)

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Side Note: the picture above prompted us to reach into our fan archives. We’ve seen this phenomenon before.  Ahhh, right.  We like to imagine the conversations that transpired prior to both families suiting up before heading out to the Edward Jones Dome and Busch Stadium, respectively.

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Mizzou grad and recent call-up, Danario Alexander, was a bright spot on Sunday for the Rams with 72 receiving yards and his first career TD.  The entire Rams receiving core was a big question mark heading into the game, but Alexander, Billy Bajema, Brandon Gibson, Danny Amendola and Mardy Gilyard answered the call. Although, Gilyard’s professionalism is still a major question mark.  Rattling off a “I’m a Little Teapot” dance at midfield was pretty freakin’ immature.

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Random Observation: the Rams have one white dude and one black dude named “Brown”.  And somehow, racial harmony eludes our species.

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After giving up a combined 55 points to Oakland and St. Louis in consecutive weeks, Chargers’ defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is also on the proverbial NFL hot seat, which isn’t fair.  You want a man with unparalleled machismo in charge of your defense…and any man that can grow a dirt ‘stache by the fourth quarter is that guy.  Best of luck to him.

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Chris Long’s after-sack celebrations are some of the best in football.  We really enjoyed this one on Sunday, which he aptly named, “One Day I’ll Cut My Hair Into a Ridiculous Flattop Like My Father’s”.

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The Rams win over the Chargers was certainly riveting, but given the choice of “enjoying the game from the comfort of my couch” and “sitting front row and getting a whiff of Steven Jackson’s after-game breath”….I’m choosing the couch every time. (Photo credit: Chris Lee, Post-Dispatch)

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MIZZOU (6-0)
Win 30-9 over Texas A&M

By handling Texas A&M on Saturday, Mizzou moved to #11 in the latest BCS Standings.  This comes a week prior to hosting #1 Oklahoma in Columbia this Saturday during Mizzou’s Homecoming.  The game will be nationally televised at 7pm on ABC and ESPN’s College Gameday will be on campus for the first time.  Exciting, for sure.  It also means Columbia will set per capita records for guys like this:

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CARDINALS
Still waiting for Tony LaRussa to make a decision.

According to Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch, Tony LaRussa’s return to St. Louis is imminent.  The Cardinals’ fan base is pretty split on LaRussa returning for his 16th season, but because of this polarization, we welcome him back with open arms.  The picture below just isn’t as funny with someone like Jose Oquendo or another manager in his place.

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MISCELLANEOUS

The picture below is not actually *the* Joe Buck.  It’s actually a sculpture molded by a local St. Louis third-grade art class and was constructed out of Play Doh and spaghetti.

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St. Louis’ 2nd Annual Halloween “10K and Fun Run” took place this past weekend.  Judging from the gallery of photos posted online, it looks like there were less Kenyan-type runners and more get-drunk-type runners, and that’s okay.  Any race that willingly supports a Bluesier in Elvis glasses and a dude in a green body suit gets a proverbial thumbs-up from this website.

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Lafayette High School graduate and Phillies first baseman, Ryan Howard, took in some of the Eagles/Falcons game on Sunday next to FOX sideline goon, Tony Siragusa.  His skin omits barbecue sauce, which subconsciously causes any man to lick his lips.

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SLUH graduate Taylor Twellman has suffered seven concussions throughout his journey as a professional soccer player and made headlines the past week when he, well, the headline below says it all. Associated information here.

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Past St. Louis Sports Weekend Recaps:

October 11, 2010 (link)
October 4, 2010 (link)
September 27, 2010 (link)
September 20, 2010 (link)

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email: matt@joesportsfan.com
tweet: @MattSebek

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