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SUPER BOWL XLIX SPORTSBOOKS report that the Seattle Seahawks are the underdog while the N.E. Patriots at 1-to-2 point favorites.
DEFLATE-GATE cookies are now on sale in Boston!
FOOTBALL FANS are talking up David Leonhardt’s “Playing it Too Safe in the Super Bowl,” in which The N.Y. Times’ sportscribe says statistics show most coaches have hurt their team’s chance of winning an NFL title “by being too eager to punt in the biggest football game of all.” Tom Landry, Marv Levy, Mike Tomlin and Lovie Smith and perhaps the most surprisingly,” Bill Belichick have all made this error, Leonhardt argues. And Rams coach Mike Martz made one of the three worst punting decisions in the last 15 Super Bowls in 2001, when he opted “not to go for it in the second quarter when trailing the underdog Patriots by four points.”
JUST IN TIME for the summer nuptials planning. The archdiocese says the most popular Catholic churches for weddings in our area: St. Francis Xavier (a.k.a. the “college church” at SLU), the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Joseph in Cottleville, Immaculate Conception in Dardenne Prairie,St. Ambrose, St. Peter in St. Charles, Assumption in O’Fallon, St. Cecilia, St. Charles Borromeo and the Old Cathedral downtown.
MEA CULPA! Among the most important listings in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly awards for “Legal Champions” are SLU Law School professors in the legal clinic – John Amman, Brendan Roediger and Susan McGraugh.
Amecia Wallace and the Charlies rocked Beale on Broadway last night to a surprisingly packed house for a Thursday.
The glutenous haven, 801 Chophouse in Clayton, is across the street from
where Luciano’s once stood in the cavernous space near Marriott’s Ritz
Carlton. It will soon be occupied by 801 Fish for those not seeking a
carnivorous carnival. But for chop and steak lovers, can anyone attest
to the quality of yesteryear steakhouses? We had Ruggeri’s on The Hill,
the original Tenderloin Room at the Chase and the magnificent prime rib
of beef at the old Cheshire.
Speaking of eateries, it came as news from a wholesale food vendor that
the top grossing restaurant in 2014 was Annie Gunn’s at $7 million and
the runner up – the three Sugarfire stops at $6.5 million.
MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY has named “the 2015 best newsmakers behind the news.” The honors will be presented at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Here are a few:
Lawyer of the Year: Gay marriage, MO death penalty, Ferguson: Missouri ACLU legal director Tony Rothert
Influential lawyers: County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch; Mayor Francis Slay; U.S. Dist. Judge Ronnie White; State Sen. Jolie Justice, Rep. Stan Cox and Eric Jennings
Plaintiff’s attorney with the most reported verdicts/judgments: Daniel Thomas (Independence)
Defense attorney with the most reported verdicts/judgments Bradley Hansmann (Brown & James)
Some of the lawyers securing the largest reported defense verdicts/judgments in the state: Karrie Clinkinbeard and Lynn Hursh (Armstrong Teasdale); Kenneth Bean and Bobbie Moon (Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard); Kenneth Brostron (Lashly Baer); James Bennett; Gabriel Gore; Jennifer Aspinall and Megan Heinsz (Dowd Bennett) and Roger Denton, Kristine Kraft, Ashley Brittain-Landers (Schlichter Bogard & Denton).
SUPER BOWL XLIX ADS
Now that the Budweiser ads have a follow up to last year’s “Puppy Love” titled, “Lost Dog,” has been revealed, here are a few more: “Ted 2,” which will have N.E. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a potential sperm donor touting the film for Universal Pictures; in a Kia Sorrento commercial, Pierce Brosnan of James Bond fame plays himself realizing his agent’s idea for his next role is out of the box. BTW: Last year’s Bud ad garnered 56 million views on social video advertising.
LEST WE FORGET
Super Bowl XXXIV – 15 years ago – the Rams beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16.