Sports and Gaming

Mizzou hosts OU for Homecoming

In case you hadn’t heard, the University of Missouri Tigers will host the Oklahoma Sooners for this weekend’s MU Homecoming game. The sports world is abuzz about the contest, as it pits the newly minted BCS No. 1 Sooners against the hometown (and No. 11 BCS ranked) Tigers. It’s a big enough deal that ESPN’s College Gameday will be in ... Read More »

Ready for MU Homecoming?

If you’re a fan of the Missouri Division of Tourism’s Facebook page, and you’re a supporter of the Missouri Tigers, stop by our blog site, www.VisitMOBistro.com, starting around 9 a.m. Thursday. See ya then! Read More »

MO Football

As the leaves begin to change color and the temperature gets cooler, one thing comes to mind: Football season is here.  And when I say football, I don’t mean soccer, I’m talking about real American football with helmets, tackling and touchdowns. From recreational to professional levels, football brings both unity and competition for Missourians. Throughout Missouri, the sport of football ... Read More »

Who da thunk it?

Thousands of fans have visited Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph.

As communications director for the St. Joseph Visitors Bureau, it’s often difficult to take the time to really appreciate what my community has to offer.  Even I take for granted all of the wonderful museums, restaurants and attractions we have here.  So, when Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp began in late July, I knew I just couldn’t miss this opportunity ... Read More »

Adrenaline Meets Demolition

It’s like basketball with lacrosse sticks.  But, oh yeah, there’s no hoop.  Also, you only use the end of the lacrosse stick.  And a Wiffle ball.  Get it?  No?  That’s OK, there are bumper cars. If you’re as confused as I was upon hearing that description of how to play Demolition Ball — a game at the Demolition Ball-Adrenaline Zone ... Read More »

Show-Me State Games

“The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall,” — Mitch Hedberg. I read that once and it has stuck with me over the years; a humbling acknowledgement about how my athletic prowess would never be anything used to describe me. I don’t dance like Isadora Duncan either; ... Read More »

What a game

This picture shows the exact opposite of the weather we experienced.

It was one of those games you just can’t forget. Last Friday, three friends joined me on a trek to Busch Stadium for a Cardinals game in St. Louis. The forecast for Friday night was pretty bleak and I personally didn’t expect to see four innings. It started raining about the third inning, but lightly. It picked up a bit ... Read More »

Ballgame or washout?

Got tickets to see the Cardinals tonight. Think the game will go on as planned? I am not overly optimistic Mother Nature will spare Busch Stadium from the rainfall. That’s ok. A rainy night at the park is still a night at the park. Plus, they don’t stop selling food just because it’s raining. I have fond memories of going ... Read More »

Spring in the Step

Ok, so, after a few days on the couch watching the NCAA Tournament, who isn’t in the mood to play some hoops? I certainly was on Sunday and found a few like-minded souls. After nearly two hours of running, jumping and shooting (poorly, I might add), I was exhausted. Although my joints hurt and my legs were about as sturdy ... Read More »

Getting to be That Time Again!

The clock has been pushed forward an hour, the weather is starting to turn warmer, and people have been spotted dusting off their golf clubs. What does all this mean? It’s time to play some GOLF in Missouri!  No matter what part of the state you may live in or visit, we have wonderful golf courses right in our own ... Read More »