Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: Cohen Fires Both, Uhm, Barrels

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: Cohen Fires Both, Uhm, Barrels

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AWESOME ANDY (NATIONAL) * Never let it be said that STL native and Bravo! network media mogul Andy Cohen forgets his roots.

Cohen, a staunch fan of St. Louis and its sports teams, took time Tuesday night on his "Watch What Happens Live" show to tear into Rams owner Stan Kroenke shortly after news broke that the team would move back to L.A.

Awarding him the title of "Jackhole of the Day," Cohen lambasted Kroenke for abandoning the city, pointing out that the Wall Street Journal recently named STL as the No. 1 sports town in America.

"I can forgive the hairpiece that makes Donald Trump's look normal," Cohen said, "but I can't forgive this."

Cohen concluded with, "Hey Kroenke, as a proud St. Louisan, I want to give you something on behalf of my hometown" and then saluted Kroenke with a universally known one-finger gesture, with both hands.

Cohen is an executive vice president at Bravo! and the son of Lou and Evelyn Cohen of Clayton.

AWESOME ANDY (LOCAL) * Andy Karandzieff, scoopmaster at Crown Candy Kitchen, had been a faithful Rams fan since they came to St. Louis in 1995, suffering, celebrating, then suffering again through the team's 22-season stay.

So when he heard the team was moving, his first inclination was to burn the Rams clothing he and his wife, Sherri, have collected.

"I probably have six sweatshirt/hoodies, that many T-shirts, a couple of jerseys, some caps. And Sherri has a like amount. We even have a poncho we bought in Mexico," he said.

But after hearing others say they also planned to burn gear, Karandzieff realized it would be better to donate the items to shelters or charities.

So from, Thursday through Monday anyone who brings Rams clothing to Crown Candy, 1401 St. Louis Avenue, will get some free chocolate for their good deed, said Karandzieff, who will then donate the items.

"Why just waste them when someone else in need could put them to good use? …

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