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If you are a big soccer fan, I am sure that you were glued to the TV this past weekend as the Eastern and Western conference finals were held. In the Eastern side, the New York Red Bulls played the New England Revolution and the Revolution won the game.
Can you ever get any closer to victory than the Rams did Sunday during the San Diego game. After a great game both on offense and defense, the Rams drove the ball down to the 3-yard line with under a minute left. Instead of running like they have been successful at all day, they decided to call a pass play and the worst thing happened, they were picked off and the game was over.
By Tom Anselm
(Editors note: This column went to press at a time when the St. Louis County grand jury had yet to announce its findings.)
They gray skies have come to us early this year. Looking out the window of our second-floor bedroom, it almost looks like January. A similar gloom has descended on our region as well, as we sit in anticipation of the results of a grand jury investigation the likes of which few of us have ever experienced.
Mr. Fuddy-duddy Longs for Yesteryear’s Halloween
By Tom Anselm
Like most holidays in our post-modern society, Halloween has become very complicated. There are elaborate and ghoulish haunted houses, Six Flags Fright Fest, full blown retail-outlets with aisle upon aisle of spooky paraphernalia and every conceivable costume known to man and zombies. And the gruesomeness-meter hits ‘tilt’ in every neighborhood with a yard display that makes “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” look like “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” And so at the risk of sounding like Mr. Fuddy-duddy, I gotta say this just ain’t right.
I always talk about life being short and living every day to its fullest, but we rarely stop and think about that statement until something happens like the death of Oscar Tavares. I didn’t realize that so many people were predicting that he would be a great ball player and hitter, like Albert Pujols.
On Sunday afternoon I was preparing to get my column ready by talking about the domination of the Seahawks by the Rams. Then by halftime, I was changing the script. By the end of the game I was going to write the same old column, the Rams blow another one.« Previous Entries Next Entries »