Sports and Gaming

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

Photo courtesy of the Lake of the Ozarks CVB.

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 »

Red October


Kansas City and St. Louis seem to be the mirror image of each other. The St. Louis Cardinals are red, so the Kansas City Royals are blue. The Kansas City Chiefs were red, so the St. Louis Rams were blue. I assume that if Kansas City ever gets a hockey team, it would be stipulated in the agreement that they ... Read More »

A Rams Fan is Born

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I grew up in a suburb of St. Louis, but just recently went to my first Rams game. It’s funny no one had ever given me a hard time about that. Now, if I were to say I hadn’t been to a Cardinals game … I do remember the football parties my parents had back in the days of Kurt Warner ... Read More »

Climb So iLL

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Summer: the term so many people associate with boating, hiking, barbeques, and family trips. My thoughts on the word only bring up one thing: adventure. I am always looking for something new to do with my time, especially during the summer, and last weekend I found a great pastime that, in my view, is not enjoyed by enough people. All ... Read More »

Cardinals Hall of Fame set for Ballpark Village

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St. Louis Cardinals fans had reason to celebrate earlier this week, when it was announced a new Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum would be built as part of the Ballpark Village outside Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. If you didn’t hear the news already, here are the highlights from the announcement: St. Louis-based architecture and design firm PGAV ... Read More »

Visitors Keep the Ball Rolling at Kactus Creek

Team competition at Kactus Creek in Parkville.

Canon shots, wickets, Chernobyl, Irish Peel? Yep, it’s just a normal day at Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Platte County. With warmer temperatures, it’s time to start thinking about golf … or should I say golf croquet! When visitors arrive at the Welcome Center in the Platte County Resource Center, they invariably ask “What’s there to do in Platte County?” ... Read More »

Five Reasons to Get Excited About Baseball Season

Busch Stadium is one of baseball's best, according to Trip Advisor.

Baseball season begins Monday. Finally, the boys of summer are back. While it might be hard to get too excited about baseball season – considering our recent weather – this truly is a great time of year to be a baseball fan in Missouri. In fact, here are just five (of many) reasons you should be happy baseball season is ... Read More »

Kansas City Has Long Been Crazy About Baseball


Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on, and is reprinted with permission of, Back in the late 1800s, when America was first smitten by the tender young sport of “base-ball,” the enthusiastic crowds that came out to cheer major league nines like the Kansas City Cowboys and the St. Louis Browns were considered downright “fanatical.” A colorful fellow by ... Read More »