Bob Ramsey takes on the A-10 Referees

Throughout his lengthy career as a local sports talk show host, Bob Ramsey has been no stranger to bickering with rabid callers on the air.  It comes with the show, and Rammer has had a few of those on the local airwaves (last estimated at 345).  Like most in his profession, he is never one to shy away from debate, especially when it comes to his beloved SLU Billikens basketball team, for whom he has served as the play-by-play voice for over 25 years.

But during the games, Ramsey is typically not concerned about getting into verbal spats. He’s got a job to do.  That is, unless the verbal spat is about the officiating in the game…and the person confronting him is an actual official.   Tuesday night against VCU, we got to experience that little tangle live on the air:

Hey, if the official wants to take this outside, we know Earl Austin has Rammer’s back.

The cover hoto of Ramsey stiff-arming the referee courtesy of JSF-contributor @buckswope.

Seriously, this photo deserves a Pulitzer.  Or a pair of Jack in the Box tacos.

Either will suffice.


St. Louis Teams Joining the Twitter #Boobment

With 2013 only one month old, we’ve already seen the first of what promises to be many social media phenomenons go mainstream and sweep across the nation.  Just like Facebook originated on college campuses, so too has what’s now known as the #Boobment on Twitter.

If you are not familiar, the concept isn’t hard to grasp – college women put on their school licensed apparel, take a picture of their strategically-covered-so-as-not-to-be-explicit jugs in said apparel and send it to the associated Twitter account to be posted anonymously.  In other words, it’s the perfect concoction for college sports meatheads fans.

Per the recent Huffington Post article, the #boobment was born during the Mizzou-Kansas basketball classic at Allen Fieldhouse last year when a female fan tweeted a photo of her wearing a Jayhawks shirt prominently featuring her school spirit (read: cleavage) under the hashtag #KUBoobs.  Other female KU fans followed suit and the trend was formalized with the creation of the Twitter account @KUboobs, believed by most to be the George Washington of college boob-centric Twitter feeds.

As one would expect, not long after @KUboobs exploded, Mizzou countered with their own version – @MizzouBoobs1 – and promptly engaged in some competitive banter with their arch rivals.   Hell, even local private Jesuit schools have gotten in on the action.


As the movement has swelled on college campuses it has now begun to spill over into the professional sports landscape.  Within days after the media exposed this booming trend, pioneer fans of two St. Louis sports franchises set out to strategically attack the ballooning market.



While the Cardinals remain the undisputed leader in the STL sports hierarchy, their social media boobprint has yet to take hold while their hockey counterpart piggybacked on the NHL season opener to rack up almost a thousand followers before they ever sent out a tweet.   While the photos haven’t started overflowing the inbox for either, the seeds have been planted.

We don’t know how large this trend will grow across the country, but what we do know is that as long as male sports fans remain on Twitter, there will be an audience supporting the #boobment.

In other words, what the hell is taking you so long, St. Louis Rams…

Cody Ellis’ Real-Life Girlfriend Responsible for Hairdo Featuring Blue Racing Stripe

Last week we reported on Illinois head coach John Groce’s successful hairdo, or lack thereof. In keeping with the same theme, we’d like to spotlight St. Louis University senior forward Cody Ellis, who has the 12-4 Billikens on a streak of his own this season – a blue streak to be exact.

Recently, Ellis appeared on a local television broadcast to show off the new ‘do, which he has been sporting since late last summer.


Ellis claimed his girlfriend was the one that actually performed the dye job – his real girlfriend, not a fake one that he’s only met online and may or may not have had long meaningful phone conversations with. Or at least, that’s what JSF’s team of private investigators is attempting to determine.


Reportedly, the blue streak has been well received by SLU students and fans alike, not to mention Amazon downloads of the movie Blue Streak – a 1999 action comedy starring Martin Lawrence – have risen by two percent from their previous high of zero.

However, no mentions have been made of the Mohawk/mullet hybrid on’s SLU Talk message board by djj87, the user responsible for 98% of the posts in that forum.


By the way, phrase “SLU Talk” is but a spacebar press away from “SLUTalk.” Just thought I’d point that out.

While definitely a bold statement, historically speaking Ellis is not alone in his endeavor. The hair-dying ventures of past St. Louis sports stars have met with mixed success.


Scott Spiezio colored his soul patch a mighty Cardinal red, and rode its holistic powers to a World Series championship in 2006. But then, he also formed the band Sandfrog. Not to mention the incident in which he got blasted, crashed his car, fled on foot to his friend’s condo, vomited in his friend’s condo, and then beat the ever-living crap out of his friend for having the audacity to object to his condo being vomited in.


1979 Co-MVP Keith Hernandez has spent the better part of the last decade playing a fake sportscaster. He’s also starred in like, a million Just For Men commercials, as a man obsessed with helping vain older dudes with Peter Pan complexes become better cradle-robbers, not to mention ex-jocks who just can’t seem to bag as many groupies as they once could in their prime. It looks so natural, no one can tell – except for anyone who’s seen you in the past seven years.