This Week in STL Sports Birthdays

01
Nov
2010
This Week in STL Sports Birthdays

As this weekend saw the likely death of Mizzou’s BCS National Championship, it won’t stop us from celebrating some notable birthdays including one that we may propose making a city-wide holiday. October 31 Mike Gallego (1960) To celebrate his Halloween birthday every year, Mike Gallego dressed up as a short, scrappy middle infielder who played [...]

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#80 Honored By Another Misspelling of His Name

When the Rams make it official that no player on employed by this franchise will ever wear the #80 again, it will be a well-earned honor for Mr. Isaac Bruce.  His production on the field was amongst the best in league history, his demeanor off the field was admirable in many ways and despite both [...]

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Politicians Learning How to Sway Sports Fans

We’re not about to get political on this blog, but it’s clear that at least one group pushing for support knows how to appeal to St. Louis sports fans.  Just as you’re finishing up your research on whether you agree or do not agree with Prop A, someone with a little bit of pull shows [...]

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JSF Power Rankings: Best Combined Basketball/Football Schools

Sure both sports have their traditional super powers, but for now let’s throw out all the historical success and reputation and look at the schools who, as of October 27, 2010, have the highest rankings in polls for the two biggest sports in the NCAA  – football and basketball (BCS poll for football, USA Today [...]

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Antoine Dodson Dominates ESPN’s “College Gameday”

By now, most of the world is familiar with the Antoine Dodson.  If you’re not, catch up here. Since becoming a YouTube sensation, Antoine Dodson has made appearances on the Today Show and the BET Awards.  He parlayed his infamy into a personal iPhone app and has made enough money from a remix of the [...]

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Mystery Sign Man Unveiled [MIZZOU]

26
Oct
2010
Mystery Sign Man Unveiled [MIZZOU]

Someone goes to ESPN Gameday that has arrived on campus exclusively for the Mizzou-Oklahoma football game and holds up a sign talking about basketball?   Not sure this is the right time or place unless there is some specific reason why begging ESPN to come back during basketball season is appropriate… It doesn’t seem to make much [...]

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This hockey fan is thoroughly unimpressed with front row seats. [BLUES]

We have plenty of questions regarding the following picture from Saturday’s Blues/Penguins game, but the most important one is probably, “How could ESPN.com allow this to be the headline image on their game recap?” Seriously, check it out here. —– email: matt@joesportsfan.com tweet: @MattSebek

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Jack Clark: All Star 1B, Alienated FSM Analyst, Memorabilia Tycoon?

It’s been an odd 12 months for Jack Clark. It began last winter, when the one-time fan favorite was villainized for speaking negatively about the Cardinals hiring Mark McGwire.  Clark’s candor evolved throughout the season as he frequently criticized the Cardinals’ lack of effort.  Although he denies outspokenness as the root cause, Clark was eventually [...]

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A Sample of the Characters at GameDay [MIZZOU]

The campus of Mizzou was buzzing on Saturday morning as the school set a record as the largest ever to attend a taping of ESPN’s Gameday which started 11 hours before the Mizzou-Oklahoma game. Thanks to Matt Hunter, our eyes on the ground, we were able to document several fan categories that gave us a [...]

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Jon Hamm Reminds Us All Why He’s The Perfect MU Rep [MIZZOU]

Rumors are swirling that the “celebrity picker” at this week’s episode of College Gameday will be Mizzou grad Jon Hamm. Unfortunately, one of the common issues with ESPN’s selection is that, those not familiar with his outstanding work in the Emmy-winning drama Mad Men simply don’t know who Mr. Hamm is. Perhaps this simple “reminder” [...]

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