football

St. Louis on the Air
2:03 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Ex-NFL Lineman Tackles Issue Of Masculinity

Joe Ehrmann speaks at TEDxBaltimore on Jan. 25, 2013.
Credit TEDxBaltimore via Flickr

Joe Ehrmann, a minister and retired professional football lineman, says many of society’s problems can be traced back to three words.

“The three scariest words every boy receives is when he’s young and told ‘Be a man,’” Ehrmann told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh this week. “That’s always in the context of stop acting that way, stop with the tears, stop with the emotions, don’t be a mama’s boy. At a very early age, boys start to separate their hearts from their head(s).”

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St. Louis Rams
9:02 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Michael Sam Just Wants To Play Football

Michael Sam with Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
Credit Jess Jiang / St. Louis Public Radio

Michael Sam, the only openly gay professional football player, was introduced at a news conference at Rams Park Tuesday. 

Sam received unprecedented attention for a 249th pick in the NFL draft. He answered questions for nearly half an hour during the news conference. That's much longer than what even No. 2 draft pick, fellow St. Louis rookie, Greg Robinson, had to endure.

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It's All Politics
1:47 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Football And (Conservative) Politics Do Mix For Some NFL Fans

Rowdy Smith, who brought his sons to the St. Louis Rams game on Sunday, said that President Obama's "not a leader" and is hurting the energy industry. He's shown here walking in front of the Americans for Prosperity campaign bus.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 2:18 pm

There's nothing like a ready-made crowd to help a group get its message out. That's why a conservative political organization set up shop Sunday outside the St. Louis Rams-Washington Redskins NFL football game.

Why mix politics and football?

"People are here," explained Patrick Werner, Missouri state director for Americans for Prosperity.

Football fans are used to encountering promotional tents for sports-talk radio stations and brands of beer and mixed nuts on their way to the game. Not so many of them expect to discuss politics as part of the pregame festivities.

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SEC football
9:42 am
Wed December 28, 2011

SEC football schedule includes Mizzou, despite uncertainty about transfer

Mizzou and SEC officials after Mizzou officially announced on Nov. 6th that Mizzou would join the SEC on July 1, 2012. The conference's football schedule released today includes Mizzou.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

On the football schedule at least, the University of Missouri is officially a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Though Mizzou does not officially join the SEC until July 1, it's included on the conference football schedule released today. Here's what it looks like for Mizzou:

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Business
4:57 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Los Angeles courting Rams for possible return to California

rendering of Farmers Field in Los Angeles
courtesy AEG

A sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has spoken to the St. Louis Rams.

AEG President Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register that he is reaching out to the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Rams future in St. Louis may hinge on the status of their downtown stadium, The Edward Jones Dome.

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Business
4:43 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

NFL players, owners appeal labor dispute in St. Louis

Rams offensive tackle Adam Goldberg attended the hearing on behalf of the NFL Players Assoc.
Adam Allington St. Louis Public Radio

Adversaries in the contentious pro football labor battle convened in a Federal Appeals Court in St. Louis on Friday.

The National Football League is appealing an April injunction from a Minnesota Judge that temporarily lifted the lockout.

The NFL Players Association is in the process of suing the league, claiming that the lockout in violation of federal anti-trust laws.

Paul Clement is an attorney for the NFL team owners; he told a three-judge panel that the issue before them is one for labor laws to decide.

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Laurence Maroney
11:32 am
Tue January 18, 2011

Broncos RB Maroney arrested in St. Louis

The field of play for the Denver Broncos, the team of Laurence Maroney, seen here in 2008. (via Flickr/Julio Enriquez)

Denver Broncos running back Laurence Maroney has been arrested in St. Louis on drugs and weapons allegations.

Maroney's publicist, Jane Higgins, confirmed the arrest Tuesday. St. Louis police would say only that five people in an Infiniti were arrested Monday night, and are accused of possessing marijuana and weapons.

Three, including a 25-year-old man, were accused of unlawful use of a weapon. Maroney, 25, is a native of suburban St. Louis. No one has been formally charged.

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