Sports and Gaming

Get Excited for Mizzou Football Season

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August may cause ‘back-to-school’ blues for kids and college students but for many of us in Columbia, it means excitement for the return of Mizzou football. If you’ve never been to a game, here’s what you need to know: We bleed black and gold. Sometimes we have a gold rush or a blackout, and every once in a while, we …

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How to Become a Chiefs Fan

You’re from Missouri. You root for the home team. Perhaps that’s why some of you spent the last 20 NFL seasons wearing variations of blue and gold on NFL Sundays. Those days are over. You’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan now. The bandwagon has seating, climb on. As the season nears, it’s going to be helpful if you know a …

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Come for the Baseball Stay for the Wine

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Missouri baseball fans are some of the best in the world. As you’re planning your next trip to the ballpark, whether you’re headed to Kaufman or Busch Stadium, include a Missouri winery or two on your itinerary. Wineries near St. Louis: The Augusta/Defiance area just southwest of St Louis: Augusta Winery Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery Chandler Hill Vineyards Montelle Winery …

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Sights to See Before Royals and Cardinals Games

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While Major League Baseball action generally heats up after the All-Star break, fans of Missouri’s teams have reason to celebrate before the annual Midsummer Classic. For four nights in late June, the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals face off in the 2016 edition of the I-70 series. On Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, the defending World …

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Everything You Need to Know for Legends of Golf 2016

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From ExploreBranson.com; Photos provided by the Missouri Division of Tourism.  The Missouri Ozarks and Table Rock Lake combine to provide a beautiful backdrop for one of the sporting world’s truly unique events: The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.   The third-year Branson area event runs April 20-24, 2016, and features two exciting courses, the jaw-dropping …

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Baseball: A Missouri Tradition

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More than a half-million people packed downtown Kansas City to celebrate the Royals World Series win in 2015, and more than 3 million people visit Busch Stadium annually to see the St. Louis Cardinals play. Yes, it’s safe to say Missouri is a baseball state. So let’s celebrate the start of another season – which means spring has sprung and …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Sports

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What does your bracket look like this year? No, not your NCAA Tournament bracket, your Missouri Museum Madness bracket. Never heard of Missouri Museum Madness? That’s okay, we just invented it. Also, it’s not really a competition and there’s actually no bracket to fill out. All the work is done for you, and best of all, it’s designed to make …

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Monthly Musing by MOTravelGuy: Dream MLB Lineup

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I’m always going to love baseball. Hours playing baseball in the backyard with my brother, friends and parents, coupled with great memories at ballparks (from my youth baseball days in Pike County, Mo., to major league parks where I’ve been a spectator) are too precious to be undone by outside forces like misaligned Little League teams and three-hour games   …

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Show-Me Five: Football Games to See in Missouri

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The football season has begun for high schools and colleges, while the pros have a week off before they begin their 2014 campaigns. It’s a wonderful time of year. There’s hope for taking that next step (see Kansas City Chiefs), there’s sadness (you gotta feel sorry for St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford) and there’s reason for optimism (ready to …

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KC Chiefs in St. Joseph: A Different Type of Summer Camp

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There is a joke among my family and friends about being fans of the Kansas City Chiefs. We say that when we die, we want the Chiefs to serve as our pall bearers so that they can “let me down one more time.” That might sound dismissive, but in truth, it goes to the fierce loyalty we carry for our …

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