For any of you that have been here before, you probably realize where I am coming from on this issue. I’m a Cubs fan, let’s get that out there up front, so that is where my hatred of the Cards started, but the more I think about it on an objective basis I can’t understand why the hell more people don’t hate the St. Louis Cardinals. Let’s be honest, hating other sports teams is just as much a part of Americana as cheering for your own. This usually stems from a couple things. One possibility is of course the rivalry. ESPN makes sure that we know how much hate is involved in the Red Sox-Yankees feud, we here about the Dodgers-Giants and recently the Cubs-Cardinals have been getting more national attention. As sports fans we are programmed to understand why fans of one of these teams hates everything about their rivals. Another type of hatred is a lot less common. This is of course the hatred of one team by the majority of the rest of the league. The best example of this is probably the New York Yankees. Most teams and fans are just envious of the financial resources at the Yankees’ disposal, but there is a lot more that plays into it too. It is this type of hatred that got me wondering why anyone not a Cardinals fan wouldn’t seriously dislike them. Read More
Wow, how could we go through a weekend without talking about this one? St. Louis first, Detroit, second. We had to get around to mentioning it at some point, right? Inevitable, and the like. Well, it can not be said enough. Congrats, St. Louis.
Hey, St. Louis, Congrats, you deserve this Championship. You’ve worked very hard, and as much as I’m not a fan of some of the folks you’ve got putting together this Title run, I think I can get over that and appreciate the victory that you’ve compiled here. Party like it’s, well, party like you party in St. Louis. Have pride in all of your accomplishments, St. Louis. I don’t know what number title this is, but, I’m sure Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa knows. And hey, I’m sure he’s popping the bubbly personally after a Championship like this.
Congrats again, St. Louis…
2006’s most dangerous city. Yes, St. Louis, you managed to wrest that title out of the cold, near-dead, hands of Camden, New Jersey. While the folks of Camden are likely dissapointed to not three-peat with this honor, you really need to hand it to St. Louis. Take nothing away from them on this one. Violent crime up 20%? That’s getting it done.
And the hell with the Cardinals, too, because there’s a damn good chance they’re getting the business end of a shotgun at some point in the next year. Again, congrats St. Louis, this is your day. Your week, even. Celebrate!