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THE CARDINALS HAVE BUD NORRIS; THE ASTROS HAVE ADAM WAINWRIGHT
Good stuff from the Birds on Sunday, making sure to avoid a sweep. A. Wainwright got win #2 and is
10-1 in his career against the Astros. Tyler Greene homered twice and Allen Craig also destroyed the baseball. It's off to Arizona where Lance Lynnsanity will continue his Lynnsane pitching.   

RESPONSE TO SOCIAL MEDIA PUJOLS PHOTOS




May be more damning than being stuck on zero. 


BLUES BANDWAGON LOSES A FEW MEMBERS
If you're a fan who says "same old Blues" then you probably have a small um, have small feet. Good season with good leadership in place equals plenty of optimism for 2012/2013. 

I'll defer to Yahoo! Sports' Puck Daddy blog to explain why the team was swept away. Excellent, comprehensive reading.
Click here for the goodness.

CHRIS LONG IS NUMBER 84!
We interrupt this Blues/Cardinals update with some positive news about the Rams. Chris Long - he who had 13 sacks last season - was ranked # 84 in the NFL's Top 100 Players for 2012. Check the video ...



Long's ranking is much deserved. His progression from year to year is one of the few bright spots on Steve Spagnuolo's resume and tenure in St. Louis. Here's what
Long said of the honor“It’s very difficult to get to the double-digit mark [in sacks] in our league. You can’t take it for granted because it’s so tough to do. What it makes you want to do is to continue to work even harder and have that kind of production to help the team and help the defense. You also want to show everyone that you’re not just a flash in the pan, something you want to do every year.”

Long also says: “There were some guys putting up good numbers this past season. You do keep in the back of your mind where you’re ranked and you want to strive to be the best at what you do. Numbers do play a role in it, so you can’t say that you don’t have your eye on it.”

That is refreshing honesty. Long says he hopes to remain in St. Louis following the 2012 season, his final year from his rookie contract. If he has another 13 sack season, the odds favor a hefty contract ... the Miami Dolphins just resigned their pass rusher Cameron Wake to
a $49 million deal

OBLIGATORY HOWIE LONG GIRLEY PHOTO



Well, the font color is girley. 

OTHER THINGS
Ben Roethlisberger
graduated from college. A joke about bathroom sex goes here. On a serious note, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote the following ... 

Though it makes sense to finish what he started and display evidence that he has become a responsible adult, does anyone think he’ll become a teacher when he quits playing football? “Getting a degree” is part of the con of college football, especially as it relates to guys who go on to earn a crapload of money playing in the NFL. Roethlisberger makes more in one game than many teachers make in a decade. If he ever needs to actually use the degree, it will mean that he has completely squandered millions and millions of dollars.

Geez, Mike. I thought making jokes about bathroom sex was jaded and caustic. 
The lovable Al Hrabosky is the
Ballpark Village Idiot

Here's a painful view of
Jayson Werth's wrist injury on Sunday Night Baseball. 

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