Best St. Louis Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Fans

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Overview

100 great sports debates for each city-from who was the best coach to what was the best play of all time.

The perfect gift for sports fans-the series that's sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston, Chicago and New York.

The best debates for rabid fans

The Best Sports Arguments gives each city or region all the best arguments of their hometown teams, with expert answers from top sports media figures. In fact, the Best Sports Arguments series is the #1 sports debates series on the market! Why?

-Each book features 100 debates, the most of any series!
-Each city's book is written by authors well-known in the region, leading to fan recognition and media interest.
-They make perfect gifts for sports fans of any age.
-And the debates go on!

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Three decades of sports journalism have taught St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell a lot about hometown athletic controversies. In The Best St. Louis Sports Arguments, he incites debates about Gateway City baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and other sports. More fun than a free game at Busch Stadium.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402211041
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: Best Sports Arguments Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell, a 30-plus year veteran of sports journalism, has worked for USA Today, the Sporting News, the Detroit News, New York Newsday and the New York Daily News. The author of AT THE BUZZER!, Burwell has won numerous writing awards. He spent time as a reporter for HBO's Inside the NFL and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Burwell is a studio analyst for Rams Gameday Live and is a regular panelist on ESPN's Jim Rome Is Burning. Burwell lives in Wildwood, MO, with his wife and daughter.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Top of the Town: Who Were the Most Notable Figures in St. Louis Sports History?
Who Were Baseball's Best? -
Who Were Football's Finest? -
Who Were the Best Blues? -
Who Were the Best in Basketball? -
Who Are the Best of the Rest? -

The Good, Bad, and Ugly
What Was the Worst Decision in St. Louis Sports History? -
What Was the Single Most Significant Moment in St. Louis Sports History?-
What Was the Most Historic Moment in St. Louis Sports History? -
What Was the Most Controversial Moment in St. Louis Sports History? -
What Was the Most Dramatic Moment in Modern St. Louis Baseball History?-
What Was the Most Dramatic Moment in Classic St. Louis Baseball History? -
What Was the Most Dramatic Moment in St. Louis Football History? -
What Was the Most Dramatic Moment in St. Louis Hockey History? -

The Team's the Thing: The Best Pro Teams in St. Louis History
What Was the Greatest Team in St. Louis Baseball History: The "Swifties," the "Gas House Gang," or the "El Birdos"? -
What Was the Greatest Team in St. Louis Football History: The 1999 Greatest Show on Turf or the Greatest Show on Turf Version 2.1?
What Was the Greatest Team in St. Louis Basketball History: The 1958 Hawks or the 1968 Hawks? -
What Was the Greatest Team in St. Louis Hockey History:The 1981 Blues or the 2000 Blues? -

How Sweet (and Awful) It Is: The Best (and Worst) Trades in St. Louis History
What Was the Best Trade in St. Louis Baseball History?-
What Was the Best Trade in St. Louis Hockey History? -
What Was the Best Trade in St. Louis Football History? -
What Was the Worst Trade in St. Louis Baseball History? -
What Was the Worst Trade in St. Louis Hockey History? -
What Was the Worst Trade in St. Louis Football History?

Talkin' Baseball
Cardinals—Cubs: Is It Really a "Great" Rivalry?
Was Bob Gibson's 1968 Season the Greatest Professional Achievement in St. Louis Sports History? -
Does Mark McGwire Belong in the Hall of Fame? -
Should the Cardinals Retire Willie McGee's Number?
Who's the Best All-Time Cardinals Manager: Whitey, Red, or Tony? -
Who Is the Most Hated Character in St. Louis Baseball History?
Should Everyone Stop Blaming Don Denkinger for the Cards Losing the 1985 World Series?

Building the Cardinals Dream Team
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Catcher
First Base
First Base
First Base
Second Base
Second Base
Third Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Outfield
Outfield
Outfield
Outfield
Outfield
Outfield

Football Fever
Who Was More Responsible for the Rams' Super Bowl Victory: Dick Vermeil or Mike Martz?
Who Was More Responsible for the Rams' Super Bowl Loss: Mike Martz or Bill Belichick?
Did the Rams Let Kurt Warner Go Too Early or Too Late?
Flashback: Should the Rams Go to the Throwback Uniform?
What Were the Best Ever Rams Draft Picks?
What Were the Worst Ever Rams Draft Picks?
Who Were the Worst Ever Draft Picks for the Football Cardinals?
Who's the Most Hated Man in St. Louis Football History?

NFL Dream Team: Cardinals or Rams: Pick the Best
Quarterback
Running Back
Wide Receiver
Offensive Tackles
Offensive Guards
Tight End
Center
Defensive Line
Defensive Line
Linebacker
Cornerback
Safety
Kicker
Punter
All-Around Athlete

Singing the Blues
Is Being a Blues Fan as Frustrating as Being a Cubs Fan?
Did the Blues Make the Right Move in Trading Brendan Shanahan?
Who Was the Best Owner in St. Louis Blues History?
Who Was the Worst Owner in St. Louis Blues History?
One Goalie, One Game: Who Do You Pick?
No Hull, No Gretzky: Who Do You Pick?
Who Is the Most Hated Man in St. Louis Hockey History?

Tradition...Tradition: St. Louis' Best (and Worst) Sports Traditions
Tell the Truth: Doesn't Stan "The Man" Deserve a Better Statue?
Is St. Louis Really a Great Baseball Town?
Is St. Louis the Cradle of the Greatest Sports Announcers?
Why Aren't There Any Commemorative Statues Outside the Edward Jones Dome?
Old Busch vs. New Busch: Which Ballpark Is the Best?
What's the Best St. Louis Sports Movie?
What Is the Best Nickname in St. Louis Sports History?
If You Could Have a Ticket to Any Game/Event in St. Louis Sports History, What Would It Be?
Should St. Louis Have an NBA Franchise?
Who's Next? Who Will Be the Next Generation of St. Louis Sports Legends?
What Was the Greatest Individual Basketball Performance in St. Louis Sports History?

College Edition
What Was the Single Worst Moment in St. Louis College Sports History?
Who Was the Greatest Mizzou Basketball Player of All Time?
Who Was the Greatest Mizzou Football Player of All Time?
St. Louis' Greatest College Football Team: The 1960 MU Tigers or the 1963 Illini?
St. Louis' Greatest College Basketball Team: The 1948 Billikens, the 2005 Illini, or the 1989 Flyin' Illini?
The SLU Dilemma: Did the Billikens Make a Mistake Choosing the Atlantic 10 over the Missouri Valley Conference?
Who Will Reach the Final Four First, SLU or Southern Illinois?

The Big Finish
What's Wrong with Sports in St. Louis (and What I'd Do to Fix Them)

Index by Subject
Index by Name
Acknowledgments
About the Author

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