Archive for October, 2011
One of the most famous newspaper blunders ever happened back in 1948 when the Chicago Tribune famously blared “Dewey defeats Truman” across the front page of its paper the day after the election. Of course, that wound up being wrong. So with the Texas Rangers on the cusp of its first World Series championship ever [...]
In this week’s edition of The SportsWriters on the Web, Matt Schuckman and I talk about all things Gem City soccer, assess the area volleyball landscape going into the regional finals and take a sneak peek at the first round of the football playoffs and Illinois.
Sorry for the blog issues over the last few days. I think we have them ironed out (fingers crossed). After missing the Tuesday Tw0-Fer, I’m back with the Mid-Week Grades. Plenty of stuff to yap about this week on the award-winning WGEM SportsCenter program. Host Josh Houchins and I will chew these grades over around [...]
In my latest installment of the “Getting to Know” series, I chat with new Hannibal-LaGrange University women’s basketball coach Caleb Harrison.We talk about how the New Zealander arrived in America, which style of basketball he prefers — NBA or international; and what goals he has for the Lady Trojans this winter. To read more about [...]
Leave it to Roger Goodell to give people another reason to hate him and shake their head at the National Football League. Today, the NFL fined Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu $10,000 for using a cell phone on the sideline during the team’s game last week. He didn’t pull a Joe Horn. Polamalu used a team doctor’s [...]
The professor’s running a little late to class today. Sorry I didn’t have these up before Wednesday’s edition of the award-winning WGEM SportsCenter program. Here’s a look at the grade book for this week: A — Tony La Russa. Say what you will about the St. Louis Cardinals’ manager, but there’s no denying that he’s [...]
So nice for true fall weather to show up on the eve of the Fall Classic. I was done with the 90-degree heat, but am not ready for this stuff. Enough weather, here’s what is on my mind today. 1. The St. Louis Cardinals are really in the World Series Maybe I’ll finally believe it [...]
This week, I chat with Quincy University senior forward Aimee Ubriaco. We talk about which teammate she’d want to take a game-winning penalty kick; what it’s like to be a Lady Hawk; where the best place to eat on the road is and how a girl from St. Louis could wind up a fan of [...]
As a St. Louis Cardinals fan, I’m ashamed of the team’s fan base. The Cardinals are a proud franchise, the class of the National League when it comes to winning with 10 World Series championships to show for the team’s efforts. Only the New York Yankees have more titles than the Redbirds. Somehow, we’ve adopted [...]
Here’s this week’s edition of the Sports Writers on the Web. This week, we chat about big games coming up for the Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame football teams. Schuckman and Toppmeyer also give you their picks to click in Missouri district football play.