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Blues Should Sell Shattenkirk to the Trade Deadline’s Highest Bidder

By Randy Karraker | February 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

We are down to single digits in days remaining until the NHL trade deadline on March 1, and Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong has a conundrum. His team has been red hot since the coaching change that promoted Mike Yeo and jettisoned Ken Hitchcock. After a loss at Buffalo on Saturday, the Blues are 7-2 …

Matheny Should Lose the Excuses and Let the Leaders Lead

By Randy Karraker | February 13, 2017 | 6 Comments

Cardinal manager Mike Matheny made headlines, especially here at 101Sports.com last week in an interview with our friend Mark Saxon of ESPN.com. Colleagues Bernie Miklasz and Kevin Wheeler took the skipper to task for some of the things he said about his young players, and his criticism of the media. I will admit that I’m …

Kurt Warner’s Hall of Fame Nod is a Reminder of NFL Star Power St. Louis Has Had

By Randy Karraker | February 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee had their vote for 2017 inductees on Saturday, and on his third try, former Rams quarterback Kurt Warner was elected.  Warner, along with LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Terrell Davis and Morton Andersen comprise the modern players group, joined by former Seahawks safety Kenny Easley. As it turns …

List: 7 Cardinals’ Pipeline Prospects Who Should Help For Years to Come

By Randy Karraker | January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Major league baseball recently released their 2017 Top 100 Prospects list. Like last year, Alex Reyes is listed as the best Cardinal prospect, with Carson Kelly, Luke Weaver and Delvin Perez also cracking the rankings. We saw a good deal of Weaver last year. Kelly rocketed up the rankings, after having been the Cardinals eleventh …

Five Key Moments in Sunday’s NFL Conference Championship Games

By Randy Karraker | January 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Super Bowl is set.  The New England Patriots will play in their ninth, and try for their fifth Super Bowl win.  They’ll be opposed by the Atlanta Falcons, who will play in their second Super Bowl and will try for their first Championship.  Here are five key moments or sequences in each of the …

Seven Coaching Candidates Who Could Help Mizzou Back to the NCAA Tournament

By Randy Karraker | January 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Last week, University of Missouri Athletic Director Jim Sterk deemed it necessary, because of numerous requests, to issue a statement regarding the future of basketball coach Kim Anderson. With losses and defections mounting, Anderson’s job status has become the only topic of conversation around the team. The statement, in part, read: “I clearly understand where …

Why the NFL Will Never Return to St. Louis (And That’s Okay.)

By Randy Karraker | January 1, 2017 | 13 Comments

St. Louis will never get another NFL team. With the one-year anniversary of the league ripping the Rams franchise from the region despite a viable stadium plan coming next week, the question of the NFL’s future here has been asked of me many times. And the answer I always give is, no chance. There are …

Three NFL Head Coaches Rumored to Be Vying for the Rams Job

By Randy Karraker | December 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

I’m sure as time goes on, my intense hatred of the Los Angeles Rams will wane, and I’ll root against them in the same dispassionate way that I root, for no good reason, I might add…against the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course, that won’t happen until COO Kevin Demoff and owner Stan …

Six Reasons Why Signing Dexter Fowler Makes Cardinal Sense

By Randy Karraker | December 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Cardinals signed Dexter Fowler last week, and upon hearing of the $82.5 million deal over five years, I asked myself if this makes sense. The more I looked, the more I liked, and here are six reasons why… 1) Can you win with him in center field? Of course you can. He was the …

Rams Show Commitment to Losing with Fisher and Snead Extensions

By Randy Karraker | December 4, 2016 | 7 Comments

Most St. Louis sports fans got a double dose of great news Sunday, with the revelation the Rams had given Jeff Fisher and General Manager Les Snead contract extensions, followed by a 26-10 loss at Foxborough to the New England Patriots. It’s not just the extensions that make me happy. It’s the knowledge that the …