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The Blues First Stanley Cup Final Since... Ever? A Petition To Revise History

At no fault of anyone alive today (no, not even the incessantly-fun-to-"boo" Gary Bettman), the NHL really screwed the St. Louis Blues out of an even bigger celebration last night. The series-clinching game was at home. The score line was emphatic (5-1). Laura Branigan's "Gloria" was belted from every tier of the sold-out Enterprise Center. We're now four wins away from having "St. Louis" (other than Martin) etched on Lord Stanley's Cup. What more could you ask for? Well, for the relentless Blues fans I call a friend or colleague or mailman, I desperately wanted the accomplishment to be the first for this devout hockey town. That is a rare joy we all could have shared.  

For all intents and purposes, 2019 will be St. Louis' first Cup Final appearance. Unfortunately, the bright idea of a past president got in the way of that being the truth. Though their was no negative fallout to these decisions way back when, their reverberations could be …
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How The Super Bowl Has Ruined Your Local High School

Back to work the day after the Super Bowl is always a tough one. The football season has come to an end and all that's left behind is a bitter chill in the air. There's nothing overly exciting on the sports docket until Major League Baseball's new Thursday Opening Day and the first two days of March Madness — all of which should be national holidays. 

Until then, hockey and basketball teams will either be jockeying for playoff positioning or riding out the end of a disappointing season. That means an awful lot of tanking for Jack Hughes and Zion Williamson (personally I prefer R.J. Barrett), salary cap dumping, or attempting to land Artemi Panarin and Anthony Davis via trade. In each case, February has become more about off-field/court noise rather than the games themselves. Face it, most of the month is a real nothing burger for sports coverage. If you want to hear people talk on screen, your time would be better spent catching up on Netflix stand-up specials.

The fluff of …