St. Louis Rams

Gay Rights
10:27 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Commentary: Judging Michael Sam, First As A Football Player

Credit Rams media

When Michael Sam finally got the call that the St. Louis Rams had drafted him, he turned to his partner, they embraced and kissed. This scene has played out every year during the NFL draft and rarely garners national attention. The difference this time is that Michael Sam is gay and he kissed his boyfriend.

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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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Arts & Culture
5:53 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

Rams Fans Rally Against Rumored Team Move

Rams fans Allison Hasting and Victor Arredon rally with the group "Keep the Rams in St. Louis" at Laclede's Landing on April 5, 2014.

A group of St. Louis Rams fans rallied at Laclede’s Landing Saturday, calling on the city to do what it takes to keep the football team in St. Louis.

After the 2014 season, the Rams’ lease with the Edward Jones Dome will end and switch to a year-by-year lease unless expensive renovations are made. Negotiations continue behind the scenes to determine the extent of renovations and who will pay for them.

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Sports
12:06 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Commentary: Rams Fans Want to Know What Stan’s Doing With the New Deed

Credit Rams media

Stan, baby, you’re busting my chops. Every time I write about your Rams and their on-going stadium contretemps, I go to great lengths to remind the readership that without you, the team would have never come to St. Louis in the first place. Back in the day, you were a civic hero.

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Politics
4:38 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

In St. Louis, Nixon Goes On Offensive Against Income Tax Bill

Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

Expect to see a lot of ads leading up to September, paid for largely by one man. Libertarian Rex Sinquefield has given nearly $2.4 million to groups backing a possible cut to Missouri's income tax.

In response, Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has gone on the offensive, attacking the income tax bill and defending his veto.

Speaking in St. Louis to the Regional Chamber, Nixon said it is a "fiscally irresponsible experiment that didn't work in Kansas and won't work here."

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St. Louis Rams
12:11 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Rams Free To Leave St. Louis After 2014 Season

The current Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, home of the St. Louis Rams.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

Updated to correct date of arbitrators' action, and again at 4:45 p.m. to include official letter.

The discussions between the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission over the Rams' place of play, the Edward Jones Dome, have come to a crossroads - one that may leave St. Louis without an NFL team after the 2014 season.

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Rams future in St. Louis
12:46 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Nixon And Mo. Senate Leaders Agree On At Least One Thing: No State $ For A New Rams Stadium

(via Flickr/Kevin Ward)

Those hoping to keep the Rams in St. Louis should not count on any help from Democratic Governor Jay Nixon or the Republican-led Missouri Senate.

When asked by reporters Monday about efforts to build a new stadium for the Rams, Governor Nixon said that the state is still paying half the cost of the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis.

“I don’t have a new stadium in this year’s budget, nor do I have any ongoing discussions on how to do that," Nixon said.

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St. Louis Rams
5:12 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Arbitrators Pick Rams Plan For Edward Jones Dome Revamp

A look at the Rams' proposal for the Edward Jones Dome.
(Released by Mo. Atty. Gen. Chris Koster)

Updated 5:29 p.m. with comment from the CVC and addition of full arbitrators' report.

According to the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, arbitrators have chosen the plan put forth by the St. Louis Rams for the revamping of the stadium in which they play, the Edward Jones Dome.

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Rams Future in St. Louis
2:50 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Rams, CVC Begin Arbitration

A look at the Rams proposal for the Edward Jones Dome.
Credit (Released by Mo. Atty. Gen. Chris Koster)

A panel of arbitrators in St. Louis is now weighing the future of the St. Louis Rams and the Edward Jones Dome.


The team and the owners of the dome, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, agreed to arbitration over plans to renovate the dome. The lease agreement requires the dome to be among the top quarter of all NFL stadiums by 2015 or the Rams can break the lease, raising concern they could leave St. Louis.

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Edward Jones Dome
7:20 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Arbitration On Edwards Jones Dome To Start Jan. 14

Arbitration over upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome will start Jan. 14
Flickr/Betterthaneveryone

There’s an end in sight to the years-long fight over upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome.

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