Sports and Gaming

Embrace Your Manhood this Summer in Springfield

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It’s 90 degrees and your weekends consist of sitting in the recliner watching sports on TV, cold drink in hand, for hours at a time. You’re stir-crazy and you’re pretty sure you’ve left a permanent indention in that recliner this summer. If you’re ready to leave the house and get some much-needed vitamin D this weekend, Springfield has a day ... Read More »

Top 5 Favorite Things about Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph

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When asked recently to write about my favorite things at Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp, my first thought was meeting visitors who, in some cases, traveled hundreds of miles to St. Joseph just for this special three-week event. A recent Facebook poll showed lots of our attendees are coming from Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Texas, and even Denver, Colorado. It’s ... Read More »

Boys of Summer Visit Busch Stadium

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Every summer, the boys from New Rochelle get together. The four boys actually are 65-year-old men who, 15 years ago, began a tradition of visiting ballparks to celebrate their birthdays – they share the same birth year, 1949. Friends for decades, the paths of David Bloom, Robert Donin, Michael Checca and Oren Teicher first crossed during their high school days ... Read More »

Golfing at Lake of the Ozarks

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While some of the world’s best golfers are in Missouri this weekend to participate in the Curtis Cup Match at the St. Louis Country Club and the first-ever Big Cedar Legends of Golf Tournament in Branson, a great golf experience is waiting for you, too, in the Show-Me State. Best of all, you don’t have to be an awesome collegiate ... Read More »

A Day at Kauffman Stadium

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Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is a great place to catch a baseball game. And if you happen to be in town for the home opener, count yourself lucky. When you pull into the parking lot of “The K” for the Kansas City Royals opener, you’re struck by the overwhelming and inviting smell of food cooking on the grill. Or, ... Read More »

Top Attractions in Missouri Golf this Summer

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Much of the golf world will be focused on two nationally prominent events taking place at opposite ends of the state this June 6-8. The Champions Tour will host the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops June 6-8 at the renamed Buffalo Ridge course and at the iconic Top of the Rock par three venue. ... Read More »

10 Ways to Train for the Kansas City Hospital Hill Half Marathon

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In December, my sister and I agreed to run a half-marathon this summer. Recently pregnant, it is a goal of recovery for her, and my first half marathon. After researching the numerous half marathons that will be held in Missouri this year, I suggested the Kansas City Hospital Hill half marathon. We both enjoy the shopping and restaurants in Kansas City ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Reasons Mizzou Will Win the Cotton Bowl

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The Cotton Bowl is quickly approaching and we’re all excited, anticipating the battle between the Missouri Tigers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. After an amazing turnaround season (last year’s Tigers were 5-7 overall and 2-6 in the SEC), Missouri this season was a win away from the BCS Title Game. The Tigers defeated five bowl teams and finished 11-2 overall ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Missouri Golf Courses Open on New Year’s Day

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There’s a small tradition in Missouri you may not know about. Frankly, it was just recently, I heard about the tradition of golfing on New Year’s Day. “A little strange,” I thought to myself. “Why would somebody willingly go outside on a cold day to golf?” “Well, it’s really not that cold,” a little guy on my shoulder whispered in ... Read More »

Deer Hunting Safety Tips

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Missouri’s tradition of hunting thrives in the weeks after the successful 2013 Youth Firearms Deer Hunting Season, where hunters ages 6-15 harvested 18,676 deer in just two days. Missouri has experienced an increase in youth participation from 40,000 in 2001 to 70,000 in 2012. With the youth season behind us, it’s time get prepared for one of the most-popular outdoors ... Read More »