The St. Louis Cardinals had not lost a contract arbitration case in decades. Then came Jack Flaherty.
The college football season ended Monday night with Alabama thrashing Ohio State in the national title game. While it was a blowout, the biggest NCAA football loser this season was diversity.
May St. Louis Cardinals fans learn to appreciate the brilliance of young ace Jack Flaherty and stop the constant attacks because he supports Black Lives Matter and other social causes.
Negro Leagues superstar James “Cool Papa” Bell was one of the best baseball players to wear St. Louis on a uniform. His statistics can now officially be compared to those of St. Louis Cardinals stars including the late Hall of Famer Lou Brock.
A gentleman named Burl Toler was hired as a full-time official by the NFL in 1965, making him the first Black official/referee in an American major sport. In 1980, the late Toler became the first Black official to work in a Super Bowl.
Had the game not been segregated, the late Satchel Paige would probably be known as the greatest Black pitcher in Major League Baseball history.
The largest peaceful demonstration against racism and police brutality by NFL players took place in America’s largest city on Monday night.
One cold, dreary winter morning in 1994 I visited a Hardees in Rosslyn, Virginia, before heading to work.
One year ago, the Los Angeles Rams were a threat to return to the Super Bowl after a 13-3 setback to the New England Patriots. In fact, the score was 3-3 late in the game and the Rams had multiple possessions to take the lead. Alas, they lost.
On Monday evening I attended what will most likely be the last board of directors meeting I’ll be at for many weeks. Instead of the room we usually gather in, we met in a gym – there was much social distance between the 10 people there.
The Major League Baseball postseason is underway and, for a second consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals are nowhere to be found.
As if the Terrell Owens situation weren’t irritating enough, he has now enlisted the help of the Rev. Jesse Jackson in his effort to either be reinstated or released as an active member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
From time-to-time, ESPN has been chided here for folding under NFL pressure and canceling its most popular series, Playmakers. Here are two more episodes that aren’t fiction, but real-life NFL.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno looked out the field this season and made a shocking discovery, apparently - it’s a lot of black dudes out there! After competing in the Big Ten for more than a decade he came up with these thoughts in the wake of Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry’s comments about b…
What a pity that Terrell Owens’ mental instability overshadowed what should have been the biggest story to hit Philadelphia since the Eagles Super Bowl loss to New England.
The NBA’s players have caught a lot of grief over the past few years for attitudes and violent incidents. The latest flap over a reasonable dress code showed that many players have no clue what “real life” actually means in America. However, other than the Detroit brawl in November 2004, wha…
With the team struggling mightily, the St. Louis Blues were still leading the National Hockey League in attendance. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the team has experienced the largest drop in attendance from last year.
With all the intrigue at Rams Park as John Shaw, team president, and Jay Zygmunt, president of football operations, force head coach Mark Martz out the door, there is some justice. Director of Football Media Duane Lewis is now “in,” and hopefully John Hadley will soon be out.
Browns tight end Kellen Winslow can thank his lucky stars that Romeo Crennel is his head coach and that the first-year headman has the team playing very competitively at 2-2. If this were not the case there is no way the Browns would have agreed to a new contract with Winslow that runs throu…
NACAR CEO Brian France has seen the sport he runs explode in popularity throughout the United States. While he sees dollar signs flying, he also watches the Confederate flag flapping in the wind at many races. He knows it’s not only offensive, it is costing his sport money.
While congratulations might be premature, Mr. Dave Checketts, once a deal is reached in your purchase of the St. Louis Blues and Savvis Center there are several things you should do upon completion of negotiations with the Laurie family.
How on earth could the fans of St. Louis not vote for Willie McGee as the center fielder of the St. Louis Cardinals all-time Busch Stadium team? With all due respect to current Cardinal Jim Edmonds (who got the nod), McGee should have been the choice.
Amid all the boo-hooing about Busch Stadium being torn down, Cardinal management managed at least one misstep. When picking stadium employees to man the 11 posts around the infield that marked each year the Cardinals made the play-offs at Busch, magically all black beer vendors, ticket taker…
Now that Mike Claiborne has moved on from the local bigot, longtime broadcaster Bob Ramsey has taken the challenge of trying to make sense out of the senseless. Ramsey has done everything under the sun here in St. Louis, from making the Billikens sound like they had a chance when they didn't…
The Milwaukee Brewers are on pace to have their best season at the gate and in revenue since Miller Park's inaugural season in 2001, and minority fans are a major reason. While the team has improved and was near a .500 record at the beginning of the week, this alone would not draw this many …
A Florida judge took one look at Dwight Gooden last week and sent him to jail for two months to await his first hearing on charges of DWI and fleeing police at a traffic stop. Gooden had disappeared for a few days before turning himself in to authorities, but the courtroom had to be shocked …