Monday Morning Jerkface: Week Fourteen

They say “if you hate storm and strife, lead a bachelor’s life” – and that makes sense. Perhaps some of the ups and downs of a committed relationship are too much for you. But what if you’ve fallen in love? What then?

What if you’re standing on the steps of the court house, screaming, at the top of your lungs, “I WILL MARRY THE ST. LOUIS RAMS AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! OUR LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL AND OUR DEFENSIVE LINE IS REALLY COMING TOGETHER DOWN THE STRETCH!”

What then?

This is Monday Morning Jerkface.

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A Ten Point Blowout?

If you didn’t watch any of the Seahawks/Eagles game yesterday and simply saw the final score, you might have made the inference that was it was a reasonably close game. Continue reading

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All Snark Aside: Rest in Peace, Bryan Burwell

The second column for this feature is also about a journalist, but with a much sadder tone. Bryan Burwell, a sports reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died early this morning at the age of 59.

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Burwell covered the Rams and Mizzou football for the Post-Dispatch, but he was most memorable to me as one of the faces on Sports Reporters every Sunday morning on ESPN. As a child, Sports Reporters was one of my favorite shows. It was my first experience with a sports panel, and even though there are several examples of such a panel in today’s media, Sports Reporters has always stuck with me as an exemplary show. It covers several sports topics among journalists who for the most part aren’t me-first reporters (although Jason Whitlock did spend some time on the show), and their expertise and insight in the world of sports is refreshing to this day. Burwell was particularly memorable on the show, as his professionalism and insight was impossible to overlook.

Though I haven’t watched the show in several years, every time I saw Burwell on a documentary or interview, I got excited. I’ve always thought of him as a well respected member of the journalism community, and from all indications others do as well. It is sad to lose such a prolific and effective journalist.

Sports Reporters, and particularly their parting shots at the end of each show, is the reason I wanted to spend my life talking about sports. Bryan Burwell was a big part of that. So rest in peace, Bryan Burwell. You will be missed.

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Laces Out Season 2, Episode 1: Like a Baby Snake

On the first episode of Laces Out in seemingly forever, Ben and Nate talk about St. Louis Police, the NFL Playoff picture, and the fate of the NBA’s Derrick Rose. Ben also makes some amazing analogies.

Mind the echo on Ben’s side, we have a few technology kinks to work out since we’re using new recording devices and I’m literally dumb as rocks.

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Dear Uncle Nate: Letters from St. Louis PD, Ray Rice, and Brian Hoyer

Hey there. Some of you may not know that in my private time, I run an advice column called Dear Uncle Nate where I listen to people’s problems and give well-thought, meaningful solutions. More often than not, these questions come from NFL players and coaches, because I’m just that damn smart. Rather than keep my side job a secret any longer, I decided I would run my columns here, just in case you were a player or police force looking for some answers to your deep problems.

Let’s get to it! Continue reading

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Monday Morning Jerkface: Week Thirteen

There is no creepy intro this week, as that Packer victory filled me with too much glee to be my normal disturbing self!

‘Tis the season…for hilarious F Bombs

Immediately after Aaron Rodgers had hit Randall Cobb for the game clinching first down, the cameras went to the sidelines, as they often do, for the opposing quarterback’s reaction. We were not disappointed at the results.

Patriot haters everywhere had a good chuckle and Moms everywhere were concerned that the handsome quarterback man said a bad word. But, more importantly, the Packers had won the match-up between the two best teams (according to the NFL.com power rankings) in football. Continue reading

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