Monday, December 8, 2014
St. Louis Rams Shut Out Washington Redskins
The St. Louis Rams picked up their second consecutive win and shutout with a 24-0 win yesterday over the Washington Redskins. Shaun Hill completed 16 of 22 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jared Cook. The Rams defense continued its impressive play with another 7 sacks. Tavon Austin had 203 all-purpose yards. Counting back to the last touchdown in a 3-point loss to the San Diego Chargers on November 23, the Rams have now scored 83 points since being scored on last. In the last four games, the Rams have outscored their opponents 122-34 and have gone 3-1 in that time. Since starting the season 1-4, the Rams have gone 5-3 with wins over Seattle, San Francisco and Denver in addition to the two recent shutouts. Gregg Williams’s defense is now tied for 7th in the NFL with 35 sacks.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher designated six captains for the day that participated in the pre-game coin toss. The six were the active players that the Rams acquired from the Redskins in 2012 when they traded the #2 overall draft pick to Washington. That pick, Robert Griffin III, lost the Redskins starting quarterback job in earlier in the season. He did play sparingly Sunday towards the end of the game. RGIII completed 3 of 4 passes for 33 yards while playing five snaps. RGIII still seems to be struggling with Washington QB situation. The Redskins placed a memorial to former St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell in the press box. Burwell recently passed away after a short battle with cancer.
The 6-7 St. Louis Rams host the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night at the Edward Jones Dome. The Cardinals are 10-3 and 1st in the NFC West. There are 6,423 tickets available as of this writing on Stubhub, with prices starting at $11.45 for tickets on the 400 level.
Man Not Eaten Alive
No one tuned into the Eaten Alive special on the Discovery Channel last night hoping for anything other than the idiot host to be anaconda food. The anaconda didn’t even want to eat this idiot, but the guy poked and prodded until the anaconda got really pissed. The idiot, Paul Rosolie, was never in any real danger as he had a ridiculous protective suit on. People were pissed that they wasted their precious time watching this stupid special about an idiot not getting eaten by a snake.
Hunger Games Wins Second Worst Weekend Of Year
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -Part 1 came out on top of a dreadful weekend with $21.6 million. Overall, the box office grossed $76 million, which was second only to a $65.7 million weekend back in September as the lowest-performing weekend of this year. Penguins of Madagascar took in $11.1 million in its second weekend to take the second spot and Horrible Bosses 2 brought in $8.6 million for third place.
We’ll have more on the numbers on Thursday in our Weekend Movie Guide. We’ll also take a look at Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Top Five, starring Chris Rock.
Un-aired St. Louis Saturday Night Live Sketch
The sketch features Cecily Strong, Keenan Thompson and James Franco and others as ” St. Louis news station reconsiders its morning programming in light of the Ferguson riots.”
Garth Brooks and St. Louis Blues Put On Clinic For Local Kids
Garth Brooks joined some St. Louis Blues yesterday before his concert to put on a hockey clinic with the Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club in north St. Louis. The event was held with the Teammates for Kids Foundation, which Garth founded in 1999. Brooks is putting on whats is called a Teammates ProCamp in each city he stops in on his current tour.
Had a great time with Garth Brooks at Mathews-Dickey to support Teammates for Kids. pic.twitter.com/Omzg0b39Uk
— Brett Hull (@HOFBlues16) December 8, 2014
Martin Brodeur To Make St. Louis Blues Home Debut
Surefire NHL Hall-of-Famer Martin Brodeur will make his St. Louis Blues home debut tonight at the Scoottrade Center. The 42-year-old picked up his first win as a Blue on Saturday when he relieved Jake Allen and earned a 6-4 win. It was Brodeur’s 689th career win and the first of his career not for the New Jersey Devils.
The 17-8-2 St. Louis Blues will take on the 11-7-7 Florida Panthers at 7 pm tonight at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis.
French Toast Crunch Is Back!
After being absent from store shelves for 8 years, General Mills is bringing back French Toast Crunch. According to the General Mills blog, the cereal is in select stores now and will be nationwide by February 1, 2015. You can check out French Toast Crunch on Tumblr.
Missouri Headed To Citrus Bowl Against Minnesota
After falling to Alabama 42-13 in the SEC Championship over the weekend, the 10-3 Missouri Tigers have been selected for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida on January 1. They will face the 8-4 Minnesota Golden Gophers.The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl was known as the Capital One Bowl from 2003 to 2014. South Carolina defeated Wisconsin in last year’s Capital One Bowl in front of 56,629 fans. The bowl was first placed in 1947 with Catawba defeating Maryville in front of 9,000. The bowl was known at the Tangerine Bowl from 1947-1982. Missouri played in the 1981 Tangerine Bowl, defeating Southern Miss 19-17. For playing in the Citrus Bowl, the Tigers players, coaches and support staff will receive “a $447 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip, watch and athletic performance shirt”, according to Sports Business Daily.
Missouri’s Redshirt Junior Shane Ray was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. Ray led the league with 14.5 sacks. Mizzou’s Micheal Sam won the same award last season.Ray joins elite company as only the fifth Mizzou player to ever win a conference player of the year award on either side of the ball. Ray was ejected early on from the SEC championship game on this call.
Massive Fire In Los Angeles Shuts Down Freeway
An apartment building under construction caught fire last night.
huge fire downtown Los Angeles. looks really bad pic.twitter.com/h6GuBOik2s
— Eric Politzer (@epolitzerphoto) December 8, 2014
Rolling Stone Backs Away From University of Virginia Rape Story
On November 19, Rolling Stone published a story by Sabrina Rubin Erdely that centered on a story of “a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a party at a University of Virginia fraternity house”. Since the publication, multiple outlets started looking closer at the story. Much was made about Rolling Stone not seeking to talk to any of Jackie’s alleged attackers. The story about the story has now led to Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana posting that the magazine have found serious “discrepancies” with the story. Several writers have written pieces defending “Jackie” and saying no matter the discrepancies, they believe her. A “right-wing blogger” has published what he is saying is the real name of “Jackie”. Big Trial took a look at a story Erdely published in 2011 that also dealt with a sensitive topic and feature someone making sensational claims of abuse.
Even if Jackie’s story turns out to be false, it won’t mean anyone is a winner in this. Sexual assault is a very real and tragic problem. This specific story led to the fraternity mentioned being vandalized and Greek activities being suspended at Virginia. It’s important to find out the truth in this matter to avoid innocent parties being dragged through the mud.
CM Punk vs Green Power Ranger?
Former WWE wrestler CM Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, recently told Joe Rogan at UFC 181 that he had signed a contract to fight with UFC. Jason David Frank played Tommy Oliver, the Green Power Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and is now also signed to UFC. He wants to be CM Punk’s first UFC opponent.
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