Wednesday, May 8, 2013
School receives model fitness banners, and a Play 60 Kinect game system too.
Monday was a very special day for the sixth graders at Ladue Middle School. They spent the last hour being entertained by the St. Louis Rams. Tackle Rodger Saffold hosted a Play 60 Vanna White themed game show. School students, faculty and administrators were given two banners. One was a Character Fitness Model School banner. The other was A Character + American Heart Association banner. As a Rams spokesperson said, “Ladue Middle won this competition by a whole lot.” Over the course of the year, students and teachers were involved in: And the topper, the sixth grade was surprised with their very own Play 60 Kinect game system. The Ram mascot Rampage assisted while Saffold, the former tackle from Indiana University led selected students …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Rams tackle Rodger Saffold to present 2 achievement awards.
Information was provided by the St. Louis Rams and the Ladue School District. St. Louis Rams tackle, Rodger Saffold will be at Ladue Middle School at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 6 to present Ladue Middle School students with not one, but two achievement awards. First, Ladue Middle School sixth-grade students have won the PLAY 60 Challenge, a program designed to encourage kids to become and remain physically active. Ladue Middle School’s sixth-grade physical education teachers coordinated the school’s participation, with help from all the sixth-grade classroom teachers, and won with more minutes logged by these Ladue Middle School students than any other group. The program is co-sponsored by the National Football League and the American …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The school will receive tickets to see the NFL team next fall.
The St. Louis Rams have announced that Ladue Middle School is one of three schools in the area to be named 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools. According to a news release from the team, Character Fitness "combines health and nutrition efforts, character development and physical exercise." The team praised Ladue Middle School's participation in the NFL Play 60 program, which encourages children to spend 60 active minutes a day to combat childhood obesity. The school will receive tickets to a 2013 Rams game and a banner. Other schools honored include Mehlville Point Elementary School and Rockwood Woerther Elementary School.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Kirkwood Police said two men stole NFC championship and Big 12 championship rings among other items from the home.
Two men allegedly stole more than $28,000 in electronics and jewelry, including NFC championship ring and Big 12 championship rings, on Dec. 31 from the Kirkwood home of Rob Boras, the St. Louis Rams tight ends coach. James Bright, of the 6200 block of Sunshine Drive in High Ridge, and Jeffrey Medcalf, of the 1100 block of Briarhurst in West County, were charged Friday with second-degree burglary and felony stealing more than $25,000, a class B felony. Kirkwood Police said the men broke into Boras’ home at about 1:28 p.m. Dec. 31. The men stole a gold NFC championship ring, two gold Southwestern Conference championship rings, a gold Big 12 championship ring, a gold charm bracelet, two video game consoles, two flat-screen televisions, six …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings are among the National Football League teams recognizing the events which unfolded in Newtown, CT Friday.
The National Football League is honoring the memory of those lost in the Newtown, Connecticut shootings Friday, when a gunman took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School before killing himself. The St. Louis Rams, and the Minnesota Vikings held a moment of silence Sunday afternoon prior to kickoff at the Edward Jones Dome. The head coaches for both teams gathered at midfield and held and held hands with Daryl Richardson and Antoine Winfield. Both players wear the number 26 on their jerseys. The New York Giants, New York Jets, and New England Patriots were among other teams planning Newtown tributes this weekend.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Defensive end Robert Quinn was arrested in the city last week.
St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn faces a drunken driving charge in Florissant municipal court, according to the Florissant Police Department. According to a press release from the police department, officers responded to a lone car crash on Interstate 270 at Washington/Elizabeth in the early morning hours of July 10. Florissant police found and suspected the driver, Quinn, was intoxicated and was subsequently arrested on these charges. He’s been charged with driving while intoxicated by the Florissant Municipal Court. He was released after posting a cash bond and cooperating with officers. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Rams officials released the following statement, “The Rams and the NFL office are aware…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The St. Louis Rams have outlined a renovation plan for the Edward Jones Dome that is estimated to cost $700 million.
The Rams want us to buy them a new house. Just fixing up its current home—the Edward Jones Dome—won't do. Instead, the St. Louis football franchise expects an extreme makeover, to the tune of $700 million, as it is estimated by a company hired by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) to analyze the team's counter proposal to a the CVC's own plan to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome with a $124 million facelift. If someone doesn't cough up the $700 mil to redo the Dome, it is feared the team will take its football and go home to Los Angeles, where it came from before it was the St. Louis franchise. All of this wrangling was set in motion in 1995 when the team negotiated a 30-year lease with the CVC. It was stipulated that the …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The team has the sixth overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.
The St. Louis Rams already have made one of the biggest draft-related moves of the offseason, trading the second overall selection in this year's draft to the Washington Redskins, who are widely expected to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III after the Indianapolis Colts pick Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Round 1 will be held Thursday evening, rounds 2-3 on Friday night and the remainder of the draft will take place Saturday. The Rams are holding an official draft night party Thursday at Dave & Busters in Maryland Heights, featuring appearances by players and cheerleaders and the team's Mascot, Rampage. At the moment, the Rams have the sixth pick, and have needs at a variety of positions, including wide receiver, cornerback, …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I think the St. Louis Rams have blackmailed the City of St. Louis enough already.
A letter to the editor in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch definitely caught my eye. This letter stuck it into the eye of ownership of the St. Louis Rams. The author stated if the Rams are going to demand that St. Louis provides a top tier stadium, then the Rams ought to sign an agreement to provide St. Louis with a top tier football team by 2015. Like fellow fans, I have grown weary of the Rams putting a substandard football team on the field. It seems like ages ago that they brought to town a Super Bowl championship. Back to LA-LA land? This team is no better off (and perhaps substandard) than the Bill Bidwell teams of the 1980s. They draft no better prospects than when George Boone was making a mess of things with the St. Louis Cardinals. …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Violent issues need to be addressed. The kick off return should be scrubbed from the game.
Sunday was a brutal day for the St. Louis Rams in Dallas. Not one, but two of their players were dealt serious neck injuries in the game with the Cowboys. Second year starters Jason Smith from Baylor and Darell Scott from Clemson both had to be carted off the field. Smith’s injury is believed to be very serous. His breathing was labored and trainers had to remove the mask from his helmet in order to function easier. A pall was cast over the Cowboys’ stadium. Friday night, right before halftime, Ladue’s 2,000 yard rusher Deavin Edwards limped off with a severe ankle injury. His brilliant senior season might be hanging in the balance. Ladue’s coach Mike Tarpey readily realized injuries are a big part of the game, knowing some other players …