This is painful year to be a former St. Louis Rams fan. Not only has your former team reached the pinnacle of success—the Super Bowl—only three years after they left St. Louis, but they’re also facing America’s most hated team, the New England Patriots. There appears to be no good outcomes of the game.
The Kansas City Chiefs play their games in Missouri and have a solid fan base as far east as Columbia. Why shouldn’t that sphere extend to St. Louis?
Former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly LGBTQIA* athlete to be drafted in the NFL, spoke to students about his journey in College Hall Thursday.
Countless economic analyses have shown that sports stadiums do not generate the money for cities that politicians, developers and chambers of commerce would have you believe. The money goes to owners, sponsors, players, the lucky few local businesses—anywhere but the public.
When the St. Louis Rams host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in their regular season opener, the age demographics of their roster won’t look too different from those of Senior Convocation. Over half of the Rams’ 53 active players are either rookies or second-year players, and the team will be counting on youth to make a dent in the two-team NFC West power structure.
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