Sports and Gaming

Get Excited for Mizzou Football Season

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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Sights to See Before Royals and Cardinals Games

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

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

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

Spotlighting everything from professional baseball to archery, sports museums in the Show-Me State offer a variety of experiences for guests to enjoy. Your sports-themed adventure might include a ride in a NASCAR simulator or taking a chance on making the game-winning basket. So where can you get your sports fix in Missouri? Read on to learn more. College Basketball Experience, Kansas …

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Monthly Musing by MOTravelGuy: Dream MLB Lineup

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

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

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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Embrace Your Manhood this Summer in Springfield

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 …

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