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    Since the sports news in St. Louis hasn't been as upbeat lately thought I would give myself a little perspective in an attempt to brighten my day. I feel better after visiting St. Louis area sports circa 1978. Was this perhaps the worst year for St. Louis pro sports ever?

    Blues are on their way to a second consecutive season out of the playoffs as they set an all time Blues record for fewest points in a season with 48. Bruce Affleck was playing D instead of peddling tickets that year. Some young newcomers offered some hope though in Brian Sutter, Bernie Federko and Mike Liut. A forgettable season that still ranks as the worst ever for the Note.

    The Cards, coached by Vern Rapp, finished in 5th place in the NL East with John Denny their leading winner at 14 games and Mark Littell anchoring the bullpen with 14 saves. Two years prior to Whitey's entrance on the St. Louis baseball scene, the 78 club epitomized the horrible baseball St. Louis fans witnessed for most of the 70's.

    The Rams head coaching position was filled by Collegiate Coaching Legend Bud Wilkinson, who promptly took them to a 6-10 record. He would follow that the next year by going 5-11 and was terminated by Billy B. The Cardiac Cards era was over and the beginning of the end of St. Louis Cardinals Football was in place. 9 horrible years of football, followed by the teams move to Phoenix in 87.

    In 1978 disco was the rage.

    See, it could be worse.
    Sponsor of Alex Pieterangelo.

    ..."I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." George Best

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    HKY -

    You sir put it all in a proper perspective.

    However, give Ol' Bud some credit for marrying the then young and gold digging Donna, whom to this day continues to be on the A list of St. Looooie society.

    Since Viagra was unheard of, was forced to start Piezark%^&*(), the Poston's had yet to emerge, I'd say ol' ahhhh Bud did ok.

    Stryker

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      Originally posted by Ted Stryker@Mar 3 2004, 12:28 PM
      HKY -

      You sir put it all in a proper perspective.

      However, give Ol' Bud some credit for marrying the then young and gold digging Donna, whom to this day continues to be on the A list of St. Looooie society.

      Since Viagra was unheard of, was forced to start Piezark%^&*(), the Poston's had yet to emerge, I'd say ol' ahhhh Bud did ok.

      Stryker
      My man Ted. Good to hear from you.

      Working the word Viagra into a thread about those 78 St. Louis teams seems most appropriate.
      Sponsor of Alex Pieterangelo.

      ..."I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." George Best

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