1. PODCAST: The Best of 2009 @ JoeSportsFan w/ Sebek and Bacott

    DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE | DOWNLOAD PAST EPISODES It’s fan appreciation (read: self-indulgent) night at the ballpark (read: podcast) for the always (read: never) humble JoeSportsFan Show featuring yours truly and Josh Bacott...

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  2. Stroll Through the Card Collection: The Perm

    [To make sure that the readers get an occasional sampling of the Worthless Baseball Cards strewn out amongst the 20 or so pages in our virtual binder, we have decided to bring you along ...

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  3. Today (1862): The Modern Day Bowling Bowl is Invented

    December 29, 1862 According to multiple sources, today marks the anniversary of the day that the modern bowling ball was invented. Actually, it is stated that the wooden version of the modern bowling ball was invented on this day in 1862...

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  4. The Top Columns of 2009 at JoeSportsFan.com

    Before we get into our year-end recap, all of us at JoeSportsFan.com wanted to send a big “thank you” from our computer screens to yours. 2009 was the biggest and baddest year of our existence...

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  5. Sundays From the Cellar: One Week Left of the Nightmare

    Record: 1-14 Sunday’s Inevitable Outcome: Arizona 31, Rams 10 Week 16 Viewing Strategy: Take solace in the fact that Sunday will be the last time I will see the 2009 St. Louis Rams...

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  6. TMZ Will Add Some Spice to Sports

    As the news cycle has evolved and sports blogs and websites like JoeSportsFan have become more relevant, scandals in sports have become more prominent. Babe Ruth used to bag….well…...

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  7. Note to Fans Dressed as Santa: Do Better Than Row ZZ.

    We imagine sports fans that dress up like Santa Claus pose serious territorial concerns for indigenous mascots. A fat, jolly man dressed as Santa Claus always trumps the hometown big-and-furry during the holiday season...

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  8. Mizzou Defense Enters New Realm

    Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson is well known for his frantic “Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball” style defense modeled after his mentor Nolan Richardson’s “Forty Minutes of Hell” that was perfected at Arkansas...

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  9. Today (1944): Hall of Fame Pitcher, Steve Carlton, is Born

    December 22, 1944 We continue our you-cant-get-this-type-of-information-anywhere-else morning routine by telling you that today is Steve Carlton’s birthday...

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  10. The Real Winner In Nashville On Sunday

    On Sunday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins visited Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans, each team having playoff aspirations but with realistically slim chances at making it as wildcard participants...

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  11. Sundays From the Cellar: Sweet Relief

    Record: 1-13 Sunday’s Inevitable Outcome: Houston 16, Rams 13 Week 15 Revelation: After the Rams’ second punt of the first quarter, I realized that I had reached a point where I’m following the exploits of the St...

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  12. Today (1926): Penn State Football Coach, Joe Patero, is Born

    December 21, 1921 On this day, Penn State legend, Joe Paterno, was born. That makes him 83, for those counting at home. Paterno holds the record for the most regular season wins and most bowl game wins in college football history...

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  13. Top 7: Random Baseball Records

    As the Top 7 likes to do every once in awhile, and due to it being a rather dead time of year, it’s time for another look into the Society for American Baseball Research record book to ...

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  14. Today (1964): Don Beebe is born; Leon Lett not born yet.

    December 18, 1964 On this day 45 years ago, NFL receiver, Don Beebe, was born. Beebe played for the Buffalo Bills from 1989 to 1994 and is best known for one of the more memorable moments in Super Bowl history...

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  15. Cerrato Gets His Due

    I am not a Washington Redskins fan by any stretch. Before Jerry Jones took ownership of the Cowboys, I grew up as a die-hard Dallas fan and thus have always had a natural hatred of the Skins...

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  16. Today (1920): MLB's American League Votes to Allow Spitball

    December 17, 1920 Even in 1920, baseball found a way to make the dreaded winter months exciting. On this day 89 years ago, the American League voted in favor of letting pitchers use spitballs...

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  17. Stroll Through the Card Collection: Tight Pants

    The JoeSportsFan Worthless Card Collection was born one random afternoon several years ago, when the similarities between Pete Ladd’s 1986 Topps card and Weird Al Yankovic proved too great ...

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  18. Today (1972): The Miami Dolphins are NFL's First Undefeated Team

    December 16, 1972 On this day, the Miami Dolphins beat the Baltimore Colts to become the NFL’s first undefeated team through the regular season...

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  19. New Fan Fad: His/Her Personalized Jerseys

    A new trend is sweeping through St. Louis sporting venues; one that elicits foresight, preparation, and above all else, love...

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  20. Today (1891): Naismith's First “Basket Ball” Game is Played

    December 15, 1891 On this day, James Naismith is credited as organizing the first “official” basketball game in 1891...

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  21. Sundays From the Cellar: The Return of Sloth Incognito

    Record: 1-12 Sunday’s Inevitable Outcome: Titans 47, Rams 7 The Line: Titans -13 Week 14 Viewing Strategy: Close my eyes and pretend it’s January 2000 and I’m watching the Super Bowl...

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  22. The World Now Knows of the Great “Keith Null”…

    Rookie quarterback, Keith Null, made his NFL debut for the Rams yesterday. Not knowing much about the third-stringer from West Texas A&M, we decided to put Mr...

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  23. Just When You Thought It Was Safe…

    You know that inevitable scene in almost every horror movie at the end where, just when we thought the killer had been eradicated and the nightmare was over, they slip some dramatic clue in there ...

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  24. Top 7: Christmas Songs

    When perusing the Top 7 archives, it came to my attention that within the yearly Christmas lists, there was no Top 7 Christmas songs! This is an outright travesty and needed to change, so here you go...

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  25. Today (1995): The Dallas Stars are purchased and revamped for $85 million

    December 11, 1995 On the this day 14 years ago, Texas businessman Tom Hicks purchased the Dallas Stars franchise a year after they moved from Minnesota. Hicks’ tenure as the grand poobah of the Dallas Stars has been worthwhile...

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