1. Cardinals-Royals: A Predictable St. Louis Sweep

    Watching a probable playoff team pound on the inept Kansas City Royals isn't much fun, and it is even less fun to write about. When a pretty good squad beats a completely crappy pack of nobodies, there is no conflict, no inherent drama, no surprise...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  2. Cardinals-Royals: Yet Another St. Louis Blowout

    In a game that was about as suspenseful and surprising as the average Nancy Drew novel, the St. Louis Cardinals stomped the Kansas City Royals for the second day in a row yesterday, 7-1...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 56 reads 0 comments

  3. Cards-Royals: Redbirds Get I-70 Series Off To A Roaring Start

    I know that, tonight, the St. Louis Cardinals bombarded the Royals 10-5, and that it is tempting for fans of the Cards to gloat about such a resounding Redbird victory...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 46 reads 2 comments

  4. Cardinals-Tigers: Why No One Should Be Surprised When St. Louis Loses

    OK, so tonight the Cards suffered a humiliating 6-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers, and guaranteeing, for now at least, that St. Louis will have no claim to first place in the National League Central...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 158 reads 11 comments

  5. Cardinals-Tigers: The Redbirds Are Finally Starting To Take Flight

    Am I dreaming? Was I hit by a tornado and unknowingly propelled into some parallel universe? Or have the St...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 84 reads 2 comments

  6. Cardinals-Tigers: An Unexpected Feast For Fans Of The Cards

    Last night, I left the comfort of the windowless underground cement bunker where I live, and headed to the Outfield Reserved Terrace of Busch Stadium with great fear in my heart...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 25 reads 0 comments

  7. Albert Alone Can't Carry The Cardinals To Success

    After yesterday's travesty of a game, most of the media attention is going to be focused on Indians starter, Cliff Lee—clearly one of the best pitchers in the Major League who managed to shut down the increasingly pitiful Cardinals...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  8. St. Louis-Cleveland: Even a Win Can Cause Cardinals Fans to Worry

    Usually, I watch the television broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals' games alone in a large windowless, underground, concrete bunker in the most annoying part of south St. Louis County...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  9. Cardinals-Indians: The Cardinals' Collapse Continues In Cleveland

    To all of us who were foolish enough to be optimistic about the recent on-field performance of the St. Louis Cardinals, tonight's 7-3 loss to the unimpressive Indians served as a stark reminder of the deep problems of this baseball team...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  10. St. Louis Rams Fans Shouldn't "Rush" to Judgement

    The Rams are for sale now, and the search is on for rich buyers that would have an active interest in keeping the team in St. Louis...

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  11. Cards-Marlins: Why I Didn't Watch The Best Game Of The Year

    Is it against some rule of journalism to cover a game that you didn't actually watch?It probably is, but since I don't get paid by Bleacher Report to prepare these highly entertaining game notes, I guess I'm technically not a journalist...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 30 reads 0 comments

  12. Cards-Marlins: Redbirds Finally Fly High In Triumphant 13-4 Victory

    After five pitiful losses in a row, the Cardinals finally managed to crawl out of the National League quicksand tonight, and carve out a 13-4 victory over the Florida Marlins. For the increasingly disgruntled fans of the St...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 32 reads 0 comments

  13. Cardinals-Marlins: Marlins Beat Cards with Walkoff Homer

    Any hope that St. Louis baseball fans felt after a successful draft day was effectively destroyed by a walkoff homer off the bat of Jeremy Herida...

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  14. Cardinals Pick Pitcher Shelby Miller in First Round of Draft

    It is no secret that the St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff currently needs all the help that it can get. Besides the often injured Chris Carpenter, the inconsistently brilliant Adam Wainwright, ...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 196 reads 0 comments

  15. Deteriorating Cardinals Get Swept by Rockies

    Continuing their downward slide, the St. Louis Cardinals were defeated by the Colorado Rockies 5-2 this cloudy Monday afternoon...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  16. Believe It Or Not, There Are Signs Of Hope For Rams Fans

    It's been a tough couple of years for football fans in St. Louis. Not only have we been disgusted with the Rams' on-field performance during the last two dismal seasons, but this week we have ...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 467 reads 4 comments

  17. Keep the Rams in St. Louis!

    I am sure that all local St. Louis Rams fans are reeling from the news broken this morning by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 93 reads -1 comments

  18. Ramz N Da' Hood?? St. Louis Meets With Cornerback, Roderick Hood

    Last week's unsubstantiated rumors about St. Louis's desperate attempts to acquire the dubious service of mindless and careless thugs like Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress made more ...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 305 reads 2 comments

  19. Michael Vick Playing For the Rams? Let's Hope Not.

    John Clayton, the nerdy ESPN football analyst who is a dead ringer for the guy that plays the PC in those annoying Macintosh commercials, wrote a column today suggesting the strong possibility ...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 271 reads 16 comments

  20. Can Jason Smith Help Turn The St. Louis Rams Around?

    As frustrated fans of the St. Louis Rams search for fleeting signs of hope for success next season, many eyes are turning to the team's first round draft pick, Jason Smith. His talents are being touted as an important part of the team's restructuring...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  21. St. Louis's Loss Is Chicago's Gain

    ESPN is reporting that, after being released last month, former Rams linebacker, Pisa Tinoisamoa, has signed a one year deal with the Chicago Bears...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 64 reads 1 comments

  22. Memphis Grizzly's Marijuana Bust

    One of the local news stations in St. Louis is reporting that Darius Miles, small forward for the Memphis Grizzlies, was arrested last night in his hometown in Illinois during a traffic stop for marijuana possession...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 170 reads 0 comments

  23. Some Questions That Marc Bulger Needs To Be Asked

    Here is what I would ask the much-maligned quarterback of the St. Louis Rams, Marc Bulger, if I had the chance. You were picked in the 2000 NFL draft before Tom Brady was...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 47 reads 0 comments

  24. The Rams And The Rest Of The Wild Wild NFC West

    Writing about sports should be simple—inform fans about the score of the game and try to explain why it turned out that way. That's our function in the world, nothing less, nothing more...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  25. Rams: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss?

    It is difficult for unfortunate fans of the St. Louis Rams to look at the upcoming season with too much optimism, and a big reason for that is that our team of choice hasn't had a decent head coach since Mike Martz...

    Brian McDowell Written by Brian McDowell about over 5 years ago 70 reads 3 comments