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While Toronto celebrated its National Basketball Association championship with shootings and stabbings, murder capital St. Louis celebrated its National Hockey League championship with a good time for all. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Blues wave overtakes downtown as fans celebrate their team
By Colleen Schrappen, Bryce Gray and Jesse Bogan St. Louis Post-Dispatch 22 hrs ago

Intermittent rain was no match for the blue wave — and the Blues wave — that swept down Market Street on Saturday, overflowing onto the Gateway Arch grounds where the sea of fans roared for their championship hockey heroes. …

Robinson said the parade atmosphere was an extension of the playoff watch parties — a shared experience.

“There was absolutely this sort of collective bond, where you were hugging people you didn’t even know,” he said of the two-month-long postseason run.

Cody Fulkerson and Amanda Grellner woke up at 5:30 a.m. to drive from their home in Linn, Mo., near Jefferson City. Fulkerson said he couldn’t have envisioned this ending to the season, especially with the Blues mired in the NHL cellar in early January.

“It’s a great story,” he said. “Even for young kids: Don’t give up.”

“The energy is incredible,” said Grellner, 47. “It’s something that can bring people from all walks of life together. … For St. Louis, I think that’s something we need.” …

“It’s just exciting,” said Jim Rizzo, of Webster Groves. “St. Louis is always getting a bad rap for stuff.”

“This makes us proud to be in St. Louis,” said his friend, Vikki Sanders.

 
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  1. Name says:

    What about the Vancouver riots? Who did those?

  2. istevefan says:

    We had a similarly positive experience for the Royals’ championship parade in November 2015. They estimated 800K people turned out.

    • Replies: @Nathan
  3. If Steve is looking for some easy content. Minneapolis is celebrating Somali week June 30 through July 6th.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
  4. Haole says:

    globo homo culture, sports teams with players from anywhere but usually from groups with a genetic advantage representing the “local” team. The team is owned by some rich guy who could also be from anywhere. Sad, I cant get worked up over this, Pepsi versus Coke.

  5. TWS says:

    It’s almost as if the fans are different.

  6. A nation forges a new identity, coalescing around an alien sport – hockey.

    By: Abdul Jamal Agarwal

    Throngs of white people milled about in vibrant downtown St. Louis. Their reason for showing up? Not football. Instead, a new fever has taken hold of the hearts and minds of St. Louians.

    “When I see this hockey team, I think of America. I see faces that look like me. It’s really something that shows whiteness being our strength.”, said Earl John Smith, 37.

    Graham May, a 17 year old hockey player and aspiring country music artist, concurred: “I love what these guys represent. It’s inspiring to me, that guys like Vladimir Tarasenko and Ivan Barbashev can come and show what it means to be an American. These are just guys that I really relate to.”

    While Missouri has traditionally been known for football, ice hockey is exploding in popularity. The state is greatly enriched by the sport, and a new generation is growing up with a team that represents them. NHL mania is here to stay.

    Photo Credits: Gurpreet D’Wayne Jones

  7. In all seriousness.

    I love hockey and all.

    But do we really need millions of men, be it white in St. Louis, or vibrant in Toronto, out jerking themselves off over what some sportsmen did? Don’t these people have jobs and families? I saw the games on TV and in the bars just fine.

    I propose something else: a national fucking day to replace sportsball (or puck). Every white man spends the day with his wife and has sex, hopefully producing a white child.

  8. @Castleraegh

    There is just too much good content in this clown world. Steve could be posting every single hour with new Globohomo nonsense that is going on.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  9. @Haole

    Shame on you. Report to the nearest re-education center.

    • LOL: Captain Tripps
  10. Marty T says:

    Ok but let’s be real, plenty of moron (white) hockey fans out there. Just see the video of all the drunk Mass holes pummeling each other in the stands while their team was losing to the blues.

  11. Gosh. Imagine what would happen if your city won the curling championship!

  12. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    There was plenty of fucking that went down. Let’s see how many newborn girls are named Gloria 9 months from now.

    • Agree: DCThrowback
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  13. @Marty T

    You’re missing the point. Now that Canada has relieved us of baseket ball, with hockey we of the hysterical American nation can learn to swagger (peacefully) again. We the South!

    We The South, in Order to make our sports Union more perfect again, yada yada, and to secure the Blessings of professional sports to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish Hockey as the Sport for the United States of America.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  14. Tiny Duck says:

    You need to read Adam Serwer

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  15. Dr. X says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Somebody should tell Abdul and Gurpreet that St. Louis has had a hockey team since 1967…

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  16. Nathan says:
    @istevefan

    Kansas City is sort of the anti- St Louis.

    Or at least the sketchy parts don’t look like a war zone.

  17. Kansas City is sort of the anti- St Louis.

    Kansas City has Kansas City, Kansas. St Louis has East St Louis, Illinois.

    • Replies: @Nathan
  18. @Tiny Duck

    You need to read Adam Serwer

    You need to eat Armin Meiwes.

  19. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    While Missouri has traditionally been known for football

    Uh, no. For baseball.

    Soccer buffs might be aware of St Louis’s legacy in their sport.

    But the state’s professional football history is nothing to brag about.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    , @Jake
  20. @Ron Mexico

    There was plenty of fucking that went down. Let’s see how many newborn girls are named Gloria 9 months from now.

    It was the wrong “Gloria”, though, wasn’t it? The one that produced a brain aneurysm in the singer.

  21. @Dr. X

    It’s a sp00f, silly…

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  22. @Name

    Tangentially: I’ve long wondered why St. Louis, which has a decently-sized black population in the metro area, hasn’t fielded an NBA team since the Hawks left town in the 1960s. The ABA briefly gave them a team for two years in the 70s, but that didn’t survive the merger. And I’ve never heard any noise about giving them another.

    Heck, taking blacks out of the equation,whites stupidly go in droves to the NBA. The town is a good sports town, many guys like playing there for the Cardinals and the Blues, sort of a relaxed atmosphere with knowledgeable fans. Like a laid-back Boston or Philadelphia. ( I recall St. Lous and Minnesota being two baseball franchises many name players would opt to play for later in their careers, likely because of similar laid-back but intelligent, interested fan bases).

    Heck, the town is large enough for a HUGE baseball team (the Cardinals), so a basketball team should fit in, population wise. (usually, MLB baseball teams require a larger populations than NBA basketball or NHL hockey, which have smaller capacity arenas, play half as many games, and draw less viewership).

    Given how stable the Blues have been in remaining in the city, basketball should work. Curious.

  23. @R.G. Camara

    St. Louis has been shrinking in population relative to the rest of the country since roughly the 1904 World’s Fair. It’s possibly America’s best baseball city, but that’s related in part to its lack of a basketball team and intermittent lack of an NFL team.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    , @Reg Cæsar
  24. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara

    STL is a funny town, in a lot of ways. It’s atypical of its state, being very Catholic with more than a smattering of Jews, a strong union town for many decades in an otherwise union-hostile state, and one in which most of its blue and white collar workers moved out to the County a long time ago. A lot of German culture with the Strassenfest, etc.

    There’s also a surprising Scots-Irish, country western streak. The world steel guitar convention is held there…..

    • Replies: @Flip
  25. lol. why do people think every city with a million africans is a great place for an NBA team? nobody cares about the atlanta hawks. nobody cares about the miami heat. nobody cares about the new orleans, whatever their name is. they’d be losing money without that giant television contract and revenue sharing, and they did lose money, in the past.

    when i lived in charlotte you could get bobcat tickets for free and they had enough people at the games to fill one side of the arena, which they deliberately did, so they’d put the television cameras on the other side only, to make it look like the games were more full. attendance was actually more like 6000 per game. africans don’t even care about going to watch the team michael jordan owns. at least he was able to get the hornets name back.

    LA has 2 NBA teams and the african population is steadily declining, the games are totally sold out and billionaires are fighting each other to wildly overpay to own these franchises.

    like all these news articles about marketers realizing that targeting millenials has no ROI because millenials are broke, basketball owners realize targeting cities because they have lots of africans doesn’t necessarily have much ROI. you can’t count on africans to do anything other than watch television. you won’t be selling tons of 100 dollar tickets to africans.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  26. KunioKun says:

    I predict at the precise moment that Blacks finally collectively “get it” and start to behave or at least appreciate their unique situation is going to be the moment that the rest of the world decides they have had enough of their shit. Life is just ironic like that.

  27. @Buzz Mohawk

    Post “White Riot” by The Clash.

  28. Sure, now compare the socioeconomic demographic of hockey versus basketball.

  29. @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, can’t agree. NFL is a wholly different animal from other American sports; it’s a once-a-weekend day all-day event, not the everyday grind-it-out of baseball, basketball, or hockey. You can have a well-attended NFL team in the middle of nowhere (Green Bay) or in a major city with lots of other sports options (NY Giants + Jets).

    I also really don’t know how you can say basketball draws from baseball or vice versa. Winter versus summer sports. Plus there’ve been loads of cities that are large diehard fan bases for both sports (NYC with the Yankees and Knicks; Boston with the Celtics and Red Sox; etc.)

    A shrinking population is one thing, but plenty of metro areas had declines and resurgences since 1904.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  30. @prime noticer

    Blacks, as I’ve said before, are two things when it comes to sports: (1) front runners; and (2) glamour-hounds. They have no loyalty to a team, only to who’s on top and who’s got the flashiest players. The guy wearing all Lakers gear this year will switch to all-Raptors gear next year (at significant cost to his pay check) if the Lakers hit the skids and the Raptors win (as they did this year). Or the team with the flashiest player—-I remember when Lebron hit it big when he first joined the league, guys on both coasts were sporting Cavs gear.

    Still, a black local population will show up for a front-running team if it comes to town to play the locals. The Hawks draw crowds whenever big names come in.

  31. @R.G. Camara

    Being a fair-weather fan is not irrational.

  32. @Haole

    But … but … sportsball is the all-American sport!

  33. eah says:

    OT

    Tweet from ‘CBS This Morning’ — about a police encounter in Phoenix (the family is suing for $10m) — read down to see the replies, ie how many people fully buy the ‘narrative’ of the incident that CBS is selling (of course the civilians in the “encounter” are black, as are the CBS people covering it).

    Police report on the incident — compare/contrast.

    This is how the media operates: they gin up faux outrage among SJWs based on race and selective reporting of half-truths (if not outright falsehoods) — and they do it again and again.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Dan Hayes
  34. eah says:
    @eah

    Oh and this is an actual tweet from a young black woman:

  35. @R.G. Camara

    Lack of sports loyalty probably correlates with a lack of certain gift for abstract thinking that may not be accurately measured by IQ. Sports loyalty is of course completely irrational, much like “patriotism”, “ethnic identity” or “fiat currency”. A professional sports team is composed of a number of individuals from different parts of the country/world, being paid money by an organization that generates revenue from selling to anyone who has money a chance to watch these athletes, and also sells overpriced merchandise, food, and drinks. It requires a certain gift for abstraction and imagination to declare loyalty to a concept like “St Louis Blues”, a concept that exists independently of the actual individual athletes on the team at any given moment, owners or followers – it exists in the physical world essentially only as a trademark, style of uniform, a shared history, and a common agreement in society that it exists. In the words of Kurt Vonnegut, it is a “granfalloon” – “a proud and meaningless collection of human beings.” Some people, even very intelligent people, just don’t seem to be able to understand the concept of a “team” or “nation” the way other people do (Chuck Klosterman, for example). My sense is that a lot of black people fall into that category. Jews are at the opposite extreme, and it is probably no accident that so many Jewish people tend to become avid fans of sports teams, and romanticize their affairs with the Dodgers, the Knicks or whatever.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Desiderius
    , @anon
  36. eah says:
    @eah

    Also an actual tweet.

  37. @Reg Cæsar

    I read, also, that the actress who skated to Branigan’s Gloria in Flashdance died of a brain aneurysm. Sunny Johnson was her name. Maybe the Blues removed the curse.
    Branigan’s Gloria would rank 3rd for my favorite Gloria, behind Van Morrison and U2, though all 3 are completely different songs.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  38. eah says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Sports loyalty is of course completely irrational, much like “patriotism”, “ethnic identity” or “fiat currency”.

    There’s nothing “irrational” about fiat currency, ie that the medium of exchange has itself no intrinsic value — its use to facilitate a convenient exchange of value (goods, services) seems rational to me — abuse of a fiat currency is another matter — but I would also not say that’s irrational — more venal and short-sighted.

    There is also nothing “irrational” about ethnic identity, since in-group preference and wariness of outsiders is doubtless the result of evolutionary pressure.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  39. eah says:

    OT

    Ein bisschen Spaß muss man haben — “Jugend forscht” (Speisestärke:Wasser 2:1 — made with 2 parts food starch to 1 part water).

  40. @Marty T

    You’re absolutely correct of course. I’ve been saying for decades that fistfights = gunfire.

  41. @Captain Tripps

    The St. Louis Cardinals have been a great baseball franchise since Branch Rickey became their boss a century ago and invented the farm system.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
  42. @R.G. Camara

    The Hawks left in 1968 because of that old owner gripe, an outdated arena that was too small (though in this case, he had a point) and nobody wanted to build him a new one, and the Spirits had horrible attendance numbers in a moribund league. Whatever the melanin content of their flesh, folks in Saint Louie just don’t want to pay to watch basketball.

  43. @Steve Sailer

    Yes; as a Chicagoland native, I saw my first game in the daytime at Wrigley at a very young age (Banks, Williams, Santo prime), so Cubs fan (and taught to unlike the Cardinals), but I always admired St. Louis as a model franchise. That said, I was not a fan of the Whitey Herzog era of bunt-and-steal-let’s manufacture-a-run. I kinda like this “three true outcomes” era because home runs are just fun to watch. As a kid, I grew up at the tail end of baseball as America’s game, before the dominance of the NFL, so when school was over from Spring through Fall, as soon as I could I grabbed my mitt and ball and would play catch/fungo/pick-up games with my friends in the neighborhood. The Cardinals just seem to be able to find the guys who can do this when it counts:

    Niedenfuer was kind of a hard luck guy at the most inopportune time…

  44. @R.G. Camara

    Also to consider: For whatever reasons, NBA teams move around a great deal in comparison to MLB and even NFL teams. Just look at the Rochester/Cincinnati/Kansas City/Sacramento Seagrams/Royals/Kings or the Buffalo/San Diego/Los Angeles Braves/Clippers, or the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies (yeah, Canada is a basketball country), or even the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers. Apparently, they don’t call travelling off the court either.

    https://infogalactic.com/info/List_of_relocated_National_Basketball_Association_teams

  45. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @Captain Tripps

    find me a better logo than a Cardinal sitting on a bat. classic iconography.

    • Agree: Captain Tripps
    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
  46. @Captain Tripps

    After serving up Jack Clark’s LCS winning homer in 1985, Niedenfuer was asked if he ever thought there was a chance the blast wouldn’t leave the park: “Yeah, sure … if it hit the Goodyear Blimp and dropped down on the field.”

    • LOL: Captain Tripps
    • Replies: @Walsh2
    , @Marty
  47. @DCThrowback

    find me a better logo

    Well, since you asked…

  48. @Peter Akuleyev

    Patriotism is not irrational.

  49. countenance says: • Website

    I saw in the St. Louis news station websites that, during the overnight after the parade, and close to the parade route, there was a murder. Most likely the demographics of both doer and vic have nothing to do with the demographics of those who were at the parade.

    Note: St. Louis now joins the “All Four Trophies” club — World Series, Walter Brown (NBA trophy title pre-1977), Lombardi Trophy, Stanley Cup.

  50. countenance says: • Website
    @R.G. Camara

    See what happened in Toronto to find out why St. Louis’s civic elite have been very quietly cold on chasing an NBA team.

  51. anon[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara

    There is no NBA team in St. Louis because the former owners of the ABA’s St. Louis Spirits, Ozzie and Daniel Silna, had negotiated a deal in 1976 with the NBA according to which they owned the rights to any future NBA team in St. Louis. They also negotiated the rights to the NBA visual media in perpetuity which at the time was worth not that much, but since has amounted to at least $300M in pure profit. It’s known as the greatest sports deal of all time.

    To say that the NBA and its owners have been unhappy about this for decades is like saying SJWs are slightly vexed with President Trump. It looks like the NBA negotiated a buyout of this deal for $500M a few years back. So, a cool $800M for doing almost nothing for 40+ years.

    Lots of iSteve themes in this story: the shrewd Silna brothers were “Latvian” immigrants (by way of Palestine) and despite making the greatest sports deal of all time, kept suing the NBA for more. Because of course they would. Despite their shrewdness, the Silnas got fleeced in the Bernie Madoff scam, possibly because they trusted another “Latvian”. Ozzie lived out his later years in Malibu, where he was deeply involved in ‘coastal conservation projects’. We can guess what that means in the Malibu context.

    One of the players the Silnas owned on the Spirits was Marvin “Bad News” Barnes who, among other things, attempted to rob a bus while wearing a state championship jacket with his name on it and attacked a teammate at Providence College with a tire iron. Another was NBA legend Moses Malone of the “fo’, fo’, fo’” fame.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/monteburke/2011/05/12/revisiting-the-greatest-sports-deal-of-all-time/#59a5f3636e4c

  52. @Desiderius

    Who can argue with that? Mozart is on a whole ‘nuther level.

  53. @eah

    “irrational” may not be exactly the right word, but when you consider people you didn’t grow up with and who are essentially strangers to be “in-group”, to the point where you would even make sacrifices for those people, based on an abstract concept like “Irish heritage” or “Judaism”, than you are going beyond simple environmental pressure to the realm of abstraction, and not all humans can really make that leap. That said, identification around skin color, a common language or even religious practice is obviously far less abstract than identification around a sports team.

    • Replies: @anon
  54. anon[121] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Sports loyalty in in its original form – supporting your clan/tribe/village in what essentially is a mock battle – is not irrational.
    Supporting a modern pro sports franchise is of course a different story for the reasons you mentioned.
    However, it satisfies the psychological need for BIRGing (basking in reflected glory) if the team is winning. That you personally had nothing to do with its success, accomplished by perfect stranger mercenaries unrelated to you by blood or culture, is simply ignored.
    As we’ve seen from the Toronto Raptors NYT op-ed, muslim subcons are able to feel kinship with African-American and African-African basketballers briefly playing in Canada through a mixture of hate-whitey, melanin, and delusion.

  55. eah says:

    OT

    Perhaps the most “ratioed” tweet I’ve ever seen — remember: the UK has a nominally conservative (Tory) government.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    , @El Dato
  56. @anon

    I bow down: that’s iSteveier than iSteve could do.

  57. anon[121] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    A lot of French people are quite happy to support the nearly all-African France team in the World Cup. I guess a common language and winning is enough to make that leap. Some French folks I’ve talked to are very proud of their supporting a black Team France and have said so.

  58. Dr. X says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Yeah, but in Clownworld you can’t tell what’s real any more. If I told you that men who thought they were women were dressing in drag and claiming they have a “civil right” to piss in the ladies’ room next to your five year old daughter, you’d think that was a spoof, too… right?

  59. Jake says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Nor MO’s college football history. MO is not a football state, unless another 30 states are football states.

  60. Jake says:
    @anon

    Latvian Jews have a long reputation for being more Jewish than most Jews in terms of being lying cheats who would sell their own granny to make another buck. There is a long tradition of Latvian Lutheran willingness to help Germanic attempts to rule as much of eastern Europe as they wish.

    No wonder the Modern PC West romanticizes Latvia as an innocent.

    • Replies: @Anon
  61. Marcus says:
    @R.G. Camara

    The Packers might have moved out if not for the arrival of Holmgren and Favre in the early 90s. It’s hard to find enough people to dedicate time and money to more than one sports as the population shrinks regardless of being in different seasons.

  62. @anon

    Though I am admittedly at sea when it comes to deep financial/legal matters this has to be asked: How could someone claim to “own the rights to any FUTURE NBA team” unless it was their OWN team? Would love to know the details of this, uh, “deal.”

    Incidentally, “News” got paid millions by the ABA Spirits–after which he subsequently spent every last penny and went flat broke. He eventually died after (according to Wiki) he went back on the drug trail.

    De good dey dies yong.

  63. Jake says:
    @KunioKun

    Historically, non-Negro Mohammedans castrate virtually all blacks that hint at causing trouble. If Whitey loses power to protect the Numinous Negro, which will happen if demographic changes are not halted and reversed, Mohammedans will again start snipping.

    And the Chinese have much less use for blacks than do Mohammedans.

  64. Flip says:
    @Anonymous

    St. Louis was founded by French Catholics and had a lot of German immigration in the 1800s and has a very prominent Jewish community. Southern Missouri is heavily Scotch-Irish originally from Appalachia and some of them drifted to the city.

  65. @eah

    Attention Steve Sailer:

    How about using this map which claims to show the relative size of England and Wales and Scotland as compared to Africa in conjunction with your chart and graph that shows the African Population Explosion?

    I am not sure if this is right, but if it is, this comparison of the main British island and Africa is a shocker.

  66. Walsh2 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Not sure if you’re interested in college baseball but the College World Series is being played this week in Omaha. It really is a great event with a number of interesting story lines. Today Louisville and Auburn play in an elimination game and Vandy plays Miss State in evening game. The kid pitching for Vandy, Kumar Rocker, threw a no hitter with 19 strikeouts against Duke last week in a regional game. He’s the son of Tracy Rocker who was one of the best linebackers in college football history and is now the defensive line coach for the UT Vols. I’m actually glad it flies under the radar as college baseball in general and the College World Series in particular are throwbacks to a different age in college athletics. If you don’t already, I would recommend watching a game or two. The early game today probably comes on at 12:00 PST. Grab a dog and a beer and enjoy.

    • Agree: Federalist
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  67. @Captain Tripps

    That said, I was not a fan of the Whitey Herzog era of bunt-and-steal-let’s manufacture-a-run. I kinda like this “three true outcomes” era because home runs are just fun to watch.

    Eww, gross. Baseball is fun to watch. A game of nothing but the “three true outcomes” is not really baseball.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
  68. Hrw-500 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    There’s also another song titled “Gloria” made by the band The Lumineers who’ll be part of theur upcoming 3rd album. Very different Gloria compared to the Gloria songs from Laura Brannigan and the Shadows of Knight.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lumineers

  69. @Walsh2

    College baseball is pretty much in the sweetspot. Rice U. Owls baseball can attract about 3000 fans, especially if they have a Lance Berkman. That’s about right balancing of sports and academics.

    • Replies: @Walsh2
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  70. @Captain Tripps

    Sorry. There is no question about the best logo in sports

    Designed personally by a real pioneer, Hayden Fry


  71. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Celebrations, festivals etc are part of human psyche.

  72. @Captain Tripps

    The Cubs have a particular hold on liberals and cucks (like George Will). Something about really liking losers. Same goes for the pre-2000 Red Sox. Anytime you’d watch a documentary on baseball, there would be some dork in a bowtie waxing romantically about baseball and sure enough, its a Red Sox or Cubs fan.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    , @Marty
  73. Walsh2 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I agree. As an aside, the coach recently hired by Rice, Matt Bragga, came from right down the road. He took Tennessee Tech on a great run in the College World Series last year and then took the Rice job. He’ll have Rice in the College World Series in the next 1/2 decade and they’ll be perennial contenders after that. When they do make it to Omaha, you should consider going. It really is a great sports experience.

  74. @Steve Sailer

    It’s possibly America’s best baseball city, but that’s related in part to its lack of a basketball team and intermittent lack of an NFL team.

    Yes, but which way the causation?

    St Louis was baseball heaven before pro basketball even existed. And why would basketball fail and hockey succeed in such a black city? Football didn’t arrive till 1960.

    The city’s soccer legacy is fascinating, though it’s long been eclipsed. 24 teams in MLS, including one in Kansas, but none in St Louis. Or even Missouri. That’s like the National League without NYC, or the NHL without Toronto.

    • Replies: @Hrw-500
  75. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    Sorry. There is no question about the best logo in sports

  76. El Dato says:
    @eah

    “Resettlement” (in German: “Umsiedlung”) is generally meant to designate forced move of undesirables into the boondocks or near the desert where they can be regularly abused by Einsatztruppen, Chinese Megacorps. NATO aircraft, Israeli punitive expeditions, Chupacabras and other things.

    Here, it’s the reverse. OTOH, it’s just 5000.

    The UK will aim to resettle 5,000 refugees in 2020, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

    A new global resettlement scheme will come in to replace the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme and others, which have already helped 16,000 refugees since 2015.

    Announcing the plans at the start of World Refugee Week, Mr Javid said the new programme would broaden the geographical focus beyond the Middle East and north Africa, and be more responsive to emergencies.

    He said: “Since 2016, Britain has resettled more refugees from outside Europe than any other EU state – and it’s vital we continue to do all we can to help the world’s most vulnerable.

    “Under our new scheme, thousands more people fleeing conflict and persecution will have the opportunity to build a new life in the UK.

    I have said it before and I will say it again: is there anyone (even more than Obama) who looks more “suspiciously groomed for the diversity-imbued power position from an early age” than Sajid Javid?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  77. Nathan says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I have never seen anywhere like East St Louis.

    Makes you wonder if you should be wearing a dosimeter.

  78. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Right on. And when grown men are wearing the jerseys of their favourite teams at work, you know you are dealing with rampant infantilism. My father was among the troops that liberated Holland in the Second World War–I’m glad he’s gone so he doesn’t have to witness what has become of his country and his city. During his working life, a professional wearing anything but a jacket and tie to work would have been unthinkable. You should hear the guys on the Toronto CBC “Metro Morning” radio show all but orgasmic over the Raptors . Stands to reason. The host is a weak little idiot who doesn’t have time for hockey (he probably finds the fierce body contact unsettling) and the sportscaster just wants to ingratiate himself with his superiors so he can get an anchor job some day.

  79. Corn says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I don’t care enough to watch curling every winter, and still haven’t figured out the rules, but I watch curling every Winter Olympics. Not gonna lie, it is oddly mesmerizing

  80. Charles says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    On first reading I thought this was genuine “news”. It took me a moment to get the joke. Some people, judging by comments, haven’t gotten it yet – unless they are doing really, really deep irony.

  81. Corn says:
    @anon

    You mentioned Marvin Barnes. A little anecdote from his Wikipedia entry:

    “Often the colorful personality, Barnes once refused to board a plane from Louisville to St. Louis. With the time zone difference, the flight actually arrived before the departure time. Barnes famously (and in all seriousness) said “I ain’t getting no damn time machine.” He rented a car instead. [4]”

    Colorful indeed.

  82. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    Baseball is fun to watch.

    Absolutely; growing up playing and watching, its my “comfort” sport.

    A game of nothing but the “three true outcomes” is not really baseball.

    Agree, hence my caveat “kinda”. A good pitchers’ duel can be just as entertaining. Game 7 of the ’91 Twins-Braves World Series was (to me) one of the Top 5 games ever played.

  83. Hrw-500 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    And St. Louis had once 2 teams of baseball, the Cardinals and the Browns, who moved to the East Coast in the 1950s to become the Baltimore Orioles. The Browns only time who goes to the World Series was in 1944 against the Cardinals.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1944_World_Series

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  84. @William Badwhite

    The Cubs have a particular hold on liberals and cucks (like George Will). Something about really liking losers.

    True. But a broken clock is right twice a day…in this case liberals and cucks are right only once (Cubs and Red Sox are entertaining franchises).

  85. Marty says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Still not the best Dodger quote ever. That belongs to Pedro Guerrero. Asked what he thought about while playing 3rd base, he said:

    “First, I pray they don’t hit it to me. Second, I pray they don’t hit it to Sax.”

  86. Lot says:
    @anon

    Not having an NBA team is a blessing. You should thank him for getting rich on the backs of billionaire league owners who agreed to an improvident contract, not by extorting local taxpayers for a free billion dollar stadium that might last less than 30 years.

  87. @Buzz Mohawk

    well germany won the curling world cup in 1938

  88. CCZ says:
    @KunioKun

    Blacks get to “appreciate their unique situation” as “deserving” of “reparations” live at 10 AM June 19th. Tune in and enjoy the intellect of (among others TN Coates and Danny Glover) and the political comedy of Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?461767-1/danny-glover-ta-nehisi-coates-testify-slavery-reparations

  89. Marty says:
    @Captain Tripps

    The only year the Cards won it all under Herzog, ’82, they were last in the league in home runs with 67. The Braves, the team they beat in the playoffs, led the league with 146.

  90. Marty says:
    @William Badwhite

    Abe Foxman, head of the ADL, was a Mets fan. Far as I know he didn’t wear a bow tie, though Fred Wilpon did.

  91. @anon

    Wasn’t there a story about Barnes that he refused to board the team flight from an eastern time zone city (Louisville?) back to central time zone St. Louis, because he noticed that the arrival time was earlier than the departure time? “I ain’t getting into no m— f—- time machine!”
    I think Bob Costas, who was the Spirits’ play by play man, told this story

  92. Truth says:

    So a 48% black city is safer than a 9% black city?

    Who couldn’t have told you that?

  93. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jake

    Now I understand why Seinfeld chose “Latvia Orthodoxy” as a stand-in to mock the Greeks of Astoria.

  94. @Jake

    Historically, non-Negro Mohammedans castrate virtually all blacks that hint at causing trouble. If Whitey loses power to protect the Numinous Negro, which will happen if demographic changes are not halted and reversed, Mohammedans will again start snipping.

    Not only that, Arab Muslims, while launching the trans-Atlantic slave trade in black flesh by going into the interior of Africa as the first non-native visitors, buying captured blacks from conquering black tribes and marching them west to the Atlantic coast (the door of no return) for shipment aboard Jew finances slave vessels, also marched an estimated one hundred million black slaves across the dessert back to Arabia.

    So no community of descendants of black Africa in Arabia today when only a small fraction were taken west for shipment to the New World where black descendants have lived for hundreds of years to this day?

    Because all the male black slaves were castrated by the Arab Muslims before the march to Arabia began and all the offspring of Arab slavers by black concubines were aborted or murdered at birth.

  95. Truth says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    I propose something else: a national fucking day to replace sportsball (or puck). Every white man spends the day with his wife and has sex, hopefully producing a white child.

    We already have that celebration; it’s called “marriage.”

  96. What kills me about all these celebrations is, “We won! We did it!”
    Spare me. You didn’t win anything. You sat in front of a TV, drinking beer and eating pork rinds.

  97. Truth says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Tangentially: I’ve long wondered why St. Louis, which has a decently-sized black population in the metro area, hasn’t fielded an NBA team since the Hawks left town in the 1960s.

    …Because St. Louis has a decently-sized black population in the metro area. Black people love the NBA, on TV. We don’t want to pay $300 to watch that shit.

    Atlanta’s been the worst NBA city for 20 years. The best are WASPy whitopias such as Portland, Utah and Oklahoma City.

  98. Truth says:
    @Jake

    …Thank you, year 1067 AD.

    Are you planning on staying long?

  99. Truth says:
    @Jake

    And the Chinese have much less use for blacks than do Mohammedans.

    We’re talking, those of the “Y-chromosome” variety here, right?

  100. @Captain Tripps

    Yes; as a Chicagoland native, I saw my first game in the daytime at Wrigley at a very young age (Banks, Williams, Santo prime)

    I watched a lot of Mets games on TV in the same era, and got the idea that Wrigley was the best ballpark in the world. It’s good, yes. But imagine my surprise when I finally made it there over a weekend to find it wasn’t even the best ballpark in Chicago.

    You had to go to Comiskey to learn that, though. It was less telegenic than Wrigley or Fenway, or even Jarry. Yankee viewers wouldn’t have picked up on that.

  101. @Marty

    Isn’t a Brooklyn/Queens thing? Anyway I don’t think of Foxman as a cuck, rather he’s a slanderous, ethno-centric asshole.

  102. @Marty

    Abe Foxman, head of the ADL, was a Mets fan. Far as I know he didn’t wear a bow tie, though Fred Wilpon did.

    Meir Kahane was a Yankees man.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  103. Dan Hayes says:
    @eah

    eah:

    The black narrative on these and other stories is also being pushed by the Daily Mail. Has this been a recent occurrence with Editor Dacre’s departure?

  104. @Buzz Mohawk

    Quebec –> Denver.
    Winnipeg –> Phoenix
    Toronto –> Birmingham (!), 1976

    On the other hand,

    Atlanta –> Calgary
    Atlanta –> Winnipeg

  105. @Steve Sailer

    My dentist pitched for Columbia.

    (I just had to say that. It might even be one of the reasons I’ve stayed with him. Great guy and excellent dentist.)

  106. @Hrw-500

    The Browns began as the Milwaukee Brewers. They had two St Louis natives on their roster– and cruelly traded one right before the move south. They, not the Braves or Athletics, we’re the first team to move a second time.

    The original Orioles were in the league at the same time. Today they’re better known as the New York Yankees.

    Of the five cities with teams in both leagues, only Philadelphia never saw both finish first in the same season. Both Boston clubs were in first place at the end of the 1948 season, but so was Cleveland, and the Indians went to the Series instead of the Sox. After a real playoff.

  107. @Haole

    globo homo culture, sports teams with players from anywhere but usually from groups with a genetic advantage representing the “local” team. The team is owned by some rich guy who could also be from anywhere. Sad, I cant get worked up over this, Pepsi versus Coke.

    Agree.

    Pathetic is the word. And especially pathetic because the whole “our team” thing is rooted in the idea of tribe. Yet, this sportsball culture is flourishin in an era where we can’t even do Tribe101 and defend our borders. One might quite reasonably think “psychological replacement”.

    I read these stories and little snippets like this catch my eye:

    Cody Fulkerson and Amanda Grellner woke up at 5:30 a.m. to drive from their home in Linn, Mo., near Jefferson City. Fulkerson said he couldn’t have envisioned this ending to the season, especially with the Blues mired in the NHL cellar in early January.
    “It’s a great story,” he said. “Even for young kids: Don’t give up.”
    “The energy is incredible,” said Grellner, 47. “It’s something that can bring people from all walks of life together. … For St. Louis, I think that’s something we need.” …

    Popping for me …
    — She hasn’t taken his last name. Not–guessing–a real family.
    — No mention of them having kids.
    — Lame mention of kids. Kids don’t need lame-ass sports analogies to pick up positive life lessons.
    — Greller is 47.

    Reeks of childless white couple–probably together after some busted relationships/marriages–putting energy into a completely masturbatory useless outlet–an NHL hockey team.

  108. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    I propose something else: a national fucking day to replace sportsball (or puck). Every white man spends the day with his wife and has sex, hopefully producing a white child.

    Agree with the thrust of your argument here.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  109. @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks RC for posting the video of Laura singing “Gloria.” That woman’s sexy moves while singing could stir the blood of even an old man like me. I just looked at another video of Laura on You Tube by Yukon Video of her singing “Gloria.” Same fantastic moves but a different background featuring many changes of attire including a short skirt.

  110. @KunioKun

    Haha honestly you may be onto something.

    I sense that *some* blacks are *kind of* taking a good look at themselves and their culture… it’s not much but it’s a start.

  111. Apollo says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    Ahh, a fellow Iowan. I love the Hawks but try to stay away from Iowa City as much as I can.

  112. @El Dato

    “Resettlement” (in German: “Umsiedlung”)

    Are you sure it isn’t Völkerwanderung?

  113. prosa123 says:
    @AnotherDad

    I propose something else: a national fucking day to replace sportsball (or puck).
    Agree with the thrust of your argument here.

    Thrust, heh.

  114. @eah

    If that tweet is not a parody, then it’s one of the saddest and most scathing indictments of contemporary US culture I’ve seen. It’s not just the moral vacuum implied — it’s the complete and unselfconscious lack of agency.

  115. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Kahane is well worth reading for WN/WP types.

  116. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    I despair sometimes of my fellow Iowans’ mindless devotion to BigU sports, but I freely admit it’s an excellent logo, especially in that gold and black color scheme.

  117. @Name

    “What about the Vancouver riots? Who did those?”

    A mix of whites, pajeets and some east asians.

    You’ll notice that no one was shot, unlike in the Raptors celebration in Toronto.

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