Sports and Gaming

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 »

Planning your weekend

If you’re going to be in Missouri this weekend, there are plenty of activities to take in, no matter which part of the state you’re visiting. If you’re interested in St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivities, please see the blog entry from KatiesTrail (below) which puts the spotlight on Irish heritage. Don’t forget to check out our Calendar on www.VisitMO.com ... Read More »

Dalhousie offers unique experience

Within the hills of southeast Missouri, a truly unique lifestyle experience awaits.  Set on a beautiful, 1,000-acre tract of land in the enchanting town of Cape Girardeau, the remarkable community of Dalhousie offers a unique combination of European roots, Southern grace, expert planning and world-class golf. Boasting a name whose history goes back almost as far as the game of ... Read More »

Title tilt a brewin’

Like a lot of people, I like to sit back and enjoy the Super Bowl with some salty snacks and a cold drink. Not so good for the arteries, but oh so tasty. But a trip to the store to find a drink with which to enjoy the game presents so many possibilities. There are countless choices to consider, and ... Read More »

The Big Game

Missourians don’t have a “hometown” rooting interest in the Super Bowl (just wait till next year, though), but Show-Me staters always seem to enjoy a big game, and there’s none bigger than the Super Bowl. In recent years, Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday of sorts, particularly for people who like to eat huge quantities of food and ... Read More »

The Tour to Jefferson City

TV view of race into town

Yesterday, the Tour of Missouri began around 2 p.m. in St. James and the cyclists rode approximately 110 miles to Jefferson City. Now those not familiar with this area, let me tell you, the hills are mountainous and the curves are dangerous. The leaders arrived in Jefferson City shortly before 6 p.m. From there, they did three rounds around the ... Read More »