Monday Roundup: Rams, Tigers, Ray Rice

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The Monday Roundup featuring Mizzou, St. Louis rams, Ray Rice, Florida Georgia Line on Nashville

The Monday Roundup featuring Mizzou,  St. Louis rams, Ray Rice, Florida Georgia Line on Nashville

September 8, 2014

Florida Georgia Line will appear on Nashville season premiere

On September 24, Nashville returns for its third season. The show will feature live performances from Chris Carmack and Charles Esten, who play Will Lexington and Deacon Claybourne respectively on the show. Florida Georgia Line will also make an appearance on the show and play. The performances will happen twice so that they can be seen live on both coasts. The rest of the premiere will be taped.

St. Louis Rams open flat at home against Minnesota Vikings

The St. Louis Rams opened the 2014 NFL regular season in what may have been the worst way possible, losing 34-6 at the Edward Jones Dome to the Minnesota Vikings. Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave out some grades and they were about what you would expect.  Rams QB1 Shaun Hill didn’t play in the second half. The official word from the team was that he suffered a thigh injury. Hill completed 8 of 13 passes for 81 yards and an interception. Tim Mckernan of Insidestl.com was among those who don’t believe Hill actually suffered an injury. Austin Davis played the second half for St. Louis, completing 16 of 23 passes for 192 yards and an interception. Matt Cassel was 17 of 25 for 170 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota. The Rams and their “#SackCity” defense recorded one sack. The Vikings sacked Hill once and Davis four times.

The Walking Dead season 5 premiere trailer

The fifth season of the hit show premieres October 12th on AMC.


 

Missouri Tigers trounce Toledo Rockets at Toledo

Maty Mauk threw for 5 touchdowns at Toledo as the Missouri Tigers moved to 2-0 by beating the Rockets 49-24. Toledo sophomore Kareem Hunt rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns in a losing effort. The Rockets lost quarterback Phillip Ely for the season with a torn ACL. Mauk has thrown for five touchdowns in a game twice already in his Mizzou career.

S. Truett Cathy passes away

The Chick-fil-A founder passed away early this morning at the age of 93. Cathy developed his signature Chick-fil-A sandwich in 1964 and opened his first restaurant in 1967. The company has reported that it has enjoyed 47 straight years of increased sales. It recently passed KFC as the largest fast-food chicken chain. Chick-fil-A passed the $5 billion mark in sales last year. Since 1973, Cathy and his company have awarded more than $25 million in scholarships to eligible students, according the Cathy’s website.

Molly Glynn of “Chicago Fire” dies

Molly Glynn and her husband were out riding their bikes in Chicago on Friday when a strong fast-moving storm moved through the area. A tree fell and struck Glynn. Glynn’s husband, Joe Foust, was unable to get through the first few times he tried calling 9-1-1 due to the storm. Glynn, who was wearing a helmet, and her husband were eventually found by forest preserve police and transported to a local hospital. Glynn, 46 and a long-time theater actress in Chicago, is survived by her husband and two teenage sons. A trust that has been set up for the family has already seen donations of more than $121,000.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka get married

The How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser, M.D. star wed his long-time companion David Burtka in Italy over the weekend. Elton John performed at the rented castle, according to guest Kelly Ripa. Doogie Howser and Burtka have been together since 2004 and engaged since 2011. Burtka appeared in seven episodes of How I Met Your Mother over the course of the series as Scooter.

 

 

Video of Ray Rice punching then-fiance surfaces

**UPDATE** Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens today and 20 minutes later, it was announced that he has been suspended by the NFL indefinitely.

TMZ released this video early this morning. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for two games for this incident where he punched then fiance and now wife Janay Palmer in an elevator in Atlantic City. While it was rumored that the NFL did have this video when Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out the two-game suspension, league officials have since denied it. Many outlets are calling for Goodell to increase Rice’s suspension. Actor Seth Rogen called Rice a “piece of garbage” and said he shouldn’t be allowed to play professional football again.


 

James Corden replacing Craig Ferguson on Late Late Show

The British comedian will take over for Ferguson in 2015, who announced back in April that he was leaving the show after 10 years.

Utopia premieres on Fox

The social experiment that is Utopia on Fox premiered last night to fairly dismal reviews. Max Nicholson at IGN says the show’s main problem is its casting, where is basically “stars 14 walking stereotypes”. Fox reportedly spent $50 million on Utopia. The show posted decent viewership numbers in its first half-hour, due mostly to the football lead-in, but viewership fell sharply from there.

Guardians tops incredibly weak box office

This past weekend was the slowest at the box office for the top 12 performers in the last two years. Guardians of the Galaxy came out on top with $10 million, the only film to top that mark. The film is now closing in on the $300 million mark domestically and the $600 million mark worldwide. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came in second with $6.5 million and If I Stay rounded out the top three with $5.75 million. Let’s Be Cops was the only other movie above $5 million. The November Man managed $4.2 million in receipts to finish fifth. The weekend’s one debut, The Identical, finished 11th with $1.9 million. It averaged $977 in receipts in its 1,956 theaters across the country.

We’ll have more on the numbers on Thursday in our Weekend Movie Guide.

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Ryan is a weird dude. He doesn't cook, yet owns a plethora of kitchen gadgets. He rationalized buying a SodaStream while unemployed. He counts Step Up 2: The Streets as one of his favorite movies along with Footloose, Rent, Grease and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He loves Mizzou but only wants them in the SEC so he can tailgate in Nashville. He owns a ShakeWeight and AbLounger, but still loves him some John Donut and Billie's Fine Foods. You can get more of Ryan at iLoveSoulard.com or just check the stool on the far end of the bar at iTap in Soulard.

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