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2014: A Year In Review

by Ryan Leopando

Graphic by Ryan Leopando – Arch City Sports

It was quite the year for St. Louis sports in 2014
Filled with triumph, tragedy, and debuts to the scene.
MIZZOU splashed national headlines with Michael Sam
While also repeating as SEC East Champs.

The Rams started and finished the year in dismay
Another disappointing season stashed away.
Bradford ending his season before it began
And the quarterback carousel finished their game plan.
Sack City finally showed up after putting them in an early hole
With Robert Quinn and Aaron Donald finishing strong en route to the Pro Bowl.

The Blues made a buzz with that Ryan Miller trade
But still fell short of a Stanley Cup parade.
T.J. Oshie became the face to the world of hockey
As he led the U.S. to a shootout win in Sochi.
Their offseason brought home our own Paul Stastny
And Vladimir Tarasenko stormed to the NHL scene.
Then injury struck with goaltender Brian Elliott
Only for Martin Brodeur to come rescue our nets.
The “STL Line” emerges to the state of elite
With hopes of finally bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup down Market Street.

The Cardinals tradition of winning continued
A midseason trade of Kelly and Craig ensued.
Mozeliak brought in Lackey for their playoff cache
But would still come up short to the Giants from the Bay.
Oscar showed promise of greatness in his season debut
But tragedy struck, ending his life far too soon.
Offseason brought in Jason Heyward as their newest addition
With fans anxious to see another World Series mission.

2014 now comes to an end
One can only wonder what next year will impend.
It’s never a dull moment in the St. Louis sports scene
Farewell to another year, and bring on 2015.

@RLeopando

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