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By Tom Anselm
A few weeks ago, I talked to my parents. Well, not in the real sense, since they are both ‘crossed over’ for some years now. But I visited their gravesite at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. And there, amidst the thousands of perfectly symmetrical monuments, I thanked them. Thanked them for my life. For being a good mom and dad. For passing on their strong faith.
I’ve said it before, when we experienced great local sports weekends, but nothing could top this past one. What a great weekend it was last Saturday and Sunday as all of our local professional sports teams and our state college team were victorious.
Is it an extraordinary event when you win a game that you are expected to win? This would be the case for the St. Louis Rams. Yes, they did look great on both sides of the ball this past week against Jacksonville, but doesn’t everybody look good against the Jaguars?
I was so hyped up just before watching last Sunday’s St. Louis Rams football game against the Dallas Cowboys. I thought the team had a real chance…that was until shortly after the game started. The Rams were lucky to get out of Dallas with their jerseys. The Rams looked like a High School team trying to play in the pro league. I don’t know exactly what it was and I couldn’t put my finger on it but the Rams just couldn’t execute. They looked like they are playing scared.
By Tom Anselm
What an odd game is baseball. It is probably the only professional sport where the ball is controlled by the defense. The coaches dress exactly like the players, although most of them have no business wearing anything close to form -fitting. The guy who has the ball for the greater part of the game is called the “pitcher”, not the “thrower” or the “baller”.
It was a great weekend to be a Missouri sports fan as every sports team won in the state of Missouri including the Royals and the Chiefs, Cardinals and Rams and Mizzou in the college game. Mark this on your calendar because you might not ever see this again in your lifetime.« Previous Entries Next Entries »