Weekly Hypothetical: Ideas for Rally St. Louis: Sports Division


If you haven’t heard, the Rally St. Louis phenomenon is off and running. Through their initiative, the citizens of the region have been handed the keys to a community-powered platform capable of producing some fascinating changes throughout the area.

Anyone with an internet connection can submit ideas, generate support from the masses, see their idea funded and carried out. Sort of like Kickstarter only on a hefty dose of civic-minded HGH.

But the hosts of the JoeSportsFan Show are simple men. Talk of executing large-scale civic projects frightens us. So for Episode 28 of the JSF Show, we are bringing in one of the masterminds behind Rally St. Louis and frequent site contributor, Aaron Perlut to discuss his creation in more detail.

In addition to hearing the insider viewpoint of this social experiment, with Perlut in our studio, our audience has a golden opportunity to have their ideas heard by someone with the tools to make it happen. That leads us to the Weekly Hypothetical……

Overwhelmed by the volume of responses from the citizens, Rally St. Louis tasks the JoeSportsFan Show audience to brainstorm in one specific category – sports. You are given the opportunity to present your elevator pitch for an idea that will launch St. Louis to greatness on the national sports landscape.

And we’re not talking about signing the latest and greatest free agents, or financing a $2 billion addition to Stan Kroenke’s real estate portfolio. You guys are more creative than that. Go to work.

We’ll read our favorite responses on Episode 28 of The JoeSportsFan Show this Friday.

You can throw your hat into the ring one of three ways:

1.) Leave a comment below.

2.) Email us: theshow@joesportsfan.com.

3.) Send us a message on Twitter at @JoeSportsFan.

If you’ve got a thing for Twitter hashtags, slap #JSFHypothetical on your response.



  • Ron the Masher says:

    Since the city suffered such a crushing loss when the Bowling Hall of Fame moved to Texas, it’s time to replace that with another rec sport – the Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame.

    we’ve already got the field next to Busch Stadium for tournaments, might as well include the building as well. This city will be buzzing. Literally… because softball players like to drink.

  • Laura says:

    In the absence of hockey in St. Louis, can we pool some money together to photograph TJ Oshie shirtless? In fact, why stop there? How about an entire calendar dedicated to local sports hotties.

    David Freese, Allen Craig, Danny Amendola, TJ Oshie, Sam Bradford, Mike Matheny and of course, the men of JoeSportsFan.

  • John from IL says:

    Can we pool our money together and assemble a tact team that will take strategic positions around Busch Stadium with the goal of neutralizing any fan(s) suspected of trying to start the wave during a game? Bonus if they can shut down “everybody clap your hands” participants as well.

  • John says:

    One word: Steamers. I don’t care if the budget only allows for their league fee at Vetta Sports on Tuesday nights at 10:20pm, just bring them back. Darryl Doran as player/coach, obviously.

  • Mike B. says:

    Rally STL should fund a Sunday night Joe Sports Fan variety hour. Or bring back “Chalk Talk”. Or both.

  • Joey T. says:

    Pay whatever amount of money Ford is paying Busch Stadium to have that advertisement monstrosity in the left-field bleachers and light it on fire. Awful.

  • Sandy B says:

    Fund an operation to make the person that books playoff National Anthem singers at Busch Stadium to “disappear gracefully”.

  • Ricky says:

    Let’s buy a billboard right off of Highway 40 by Busch Stadium and feature the shot of Albert Pujols in his underpants.

  • Jane Dunhoffer says:

    A restaurant in Ballpark Village that isn’t a chain. Seriously, how about something cool/local named “1982″ that features decor from the 80′s. And, of course, repeat of “Heck of a Year” and “That’s a Winner” on all of the televisions (when there’s no Cardinals game, of course).

  • mark dierker says:

    Blues and Blackhawks. Dec 7th at Busch Stadium. Dropping the honorary puck would be Glenn “Mr. Goalie” Hall.

  • mark dierker says:

    Or something as simple as putting a poster on top the dome of the two guys who originally crafted the Ram’s Rules video: Sebek and Bacott in the Bud Dry and Ram’s Jersey along with that mask. It would give people that fly over a better idea of what really happens inside that roof during home games.

  • Yeah!!!! says:

    We need to move the Ed next to the river ad rip the roof off of it. There’s no reason STL should have a dome while Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago all play outside. Also, the one natural resource we have in this city, the Mississippi, is grossly underutilized and disconnected from our urban core. Shameful yet typical STL-style urbanism ruined our urban core, now we need an anchor on the river to bring us back.

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