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Six Things That Must Happen for the Blues to Be in the Stanley Cup Hunt Again

By Randy Karraker | October 10, 2016 | 1 Comment
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The Blues start their season Wednesday night in Chicago before coming back to Scottrade Center for Thursday’s home opener against Minnesota. Once again the North American media isn’t picking the Blues to appear in the Stanley Cup Finals next spring, but if certain things happen, they could get there. The first order of business is …

Top Six Losses that Cost the Cardinals the 2016 Postseason

By Randy Karraker | October 2, 2016 | 1 Comment
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You may have gotten tired of me saying in The Fast Lane during the season, “if the Cardinals miss the playoffs by a game, we’ll look back on that one.” Well, the Cardinals missed the playoffs by a game. These are my top six losses to look back on in which the 2016 Birds missed …

Looking to Adopt an NFL Team? St. Louisans Should Consider the Colts.

By Randy Karraker | September 26, 2016 | 10 Comments

If you’re a disenfranchised NFL fan that has completely bailed on the league because of the Rams relocation process, I completely understand.  But, this piece isn’t for you. If you’re still a fan but don’t have a team yet, allow me to introduce you to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are still in Indianapolis because …

Mizzou Showed Saturday That They Can Compete With Any Team on the Schedule

By Randy Karraker | September 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
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There was certainly a school of thought Saturday before Mizzou hosted Georgia on that the Bulldogs’ history, tradition and name gave them a decided advantage. But as we saw, Mizzou can play with Georgia and it’s now reasonable to think they can compete with their entire schedule. With that, a six pack of observations of Mizzou’s 28-27 …

Six Takeaways From Mizzou’s 61-21 Win Over Eastern Michigan

By Randy Karraker | September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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New Mizzou head coach Barry Odom won his first game, as the Tigers routed Eastern Michigan 61-21 on Saturday night at Faurot Field. Mizzou showed us some great things, and couldn’t get consistency in others. With that, six reactions to Missouri’s first win of the 2016 season 1) The offense provided bombs-away fun: As Mizzou …

Six Takeaways from Mizzou’s Ugly Loss to West Virginia

By Randy Karraker | September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Barry Odom era is underway at Mizzou, with a rather uninspiring 26-11 loss to West Virginia on Saturday that sounded alarm bells for defensive tackle Josh Augusta, who told that West Virginia “just wanted to win more than we did.” Augusta added that its “a big problem.” The loss was bad, but there …

Cardinals Hall of Fame Celebrates Those Former Players Who Should Be in Cooperstown

By Randy Karraker | August 29, 2016 | 2 Comments
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The Cardinals Hall of Fame induction has quickly sprung to the St. Louis sports calendar’s top portion of the list of great events. The Hall of Fame itself is a must-see for any fan, but the ceremony is emotional, fun, and reflective of the franchise’s great history. It’s pretty amazing to think that every year …

The Cardinals are Having one of the Most Improbable Home Run Seasons in History

By Randy Karraker | August 21, 2016 | 1 Comment
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With four more home runs Sunday, the Cardinals have a National League leading 173 on the season. Their NL record streak of nine straight multi-homer games ended Saturday night in Philadelphia, but they started a new streak on Sunday. If the club maintains its season pace in the last 39 games, they’ll hit 228, which …

Cards’ Injury Woes Are Common With Every NL Wild Card Contender

By Randy Karraker | August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Cardinals appear to have found their way for the umpteenth time this season.  In splitting four games at Chicago, the Cardinals were terrible in the first two losses, and pretty darn good in the last two wins.  Obviously, every win is like a piece of gold in the National League wild card race, which …

NFL Insults Orlando Pace by Removing St. Louis from Hall of Fame Speech

By Randy Karraker | August 7, 2016 | 17 Comments
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Update: Claiming a ‘technical error‘, On Sunday evening, the NFL appears to have removed the edited version of Pace’s speech and uploaded the full version. If you didn’t think the NFL hated St. Louis before, there’s strong evidence now. One of the all-time great St. Louis Rams, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, entered the Pro Football Hall …