Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nostalgia May Make Baltimore Shaw's Garden

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nostalgia May Make Baltimore Shaw's Garden

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Let's cut to the chase: John Shaw has negative feelings about St. Louis and is charmed by Baltimore Colts' nostalgia. So don't get your hopes up that the Los Angeles Rams will be moving here. Our mistake? Not having eight Pro Football Hall of Fame players and a team that appeared in five National Football League championship games in 12 seasons, like Baltimore.

Instead, we had Bill Bidwill, who poisoned the well. And now people such as Shaw are reluctant to drink from it. The thing is, how do we clear our name without getting another franchise?

Now we'll find out who the real Notre Dame fans are.

If Jerry Clinton or Stan Kroenke have designs on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - a long shot - now's the time to start making a move.

Funny, how no one calls Phoenix a bad football town.

David Stern should be the commissioner of all sports.

Let's hope St. Louis attorney - and Arizona Cardinals executive - Thomas Guilfoil isn't badmouthing this city to the Rams.

There should be term limits in the NFL. Could be the only way to stop Marv Levy and the Buffalo Bills.

Mark Lamping is right: Doesn't matter if new Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty has the personality of tapioca. "The best way to energize the fan base is to do things," Lamping said. "First, win. Second, if you're not winning you better be sure you're trying your hardest to win. And I think we're doing that."

Lookalikes: Auburn football coach Terry Bowden and country-music star Clint Black.

As of this moment, Colorado running back Rashaan Salaam gets my Heisman vote, but it's not election day. Alcorn State quarterback Air McNair and Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter are right there, too.

The Kiel Center needs to work on that NBA atmosphere. Pump up the music - and make it hip-hop - during timeouts.

Would Joe Coleman please calm down.

Some things never change: The Cardinals can't find a cleanup hitter; Charlie Spoonhour can't recruit a big man.

Drawing more than 14,000 to a meaningless NBA exhibition game at Kiel Center was great. …

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