Sports Open Line: Aeneas Williams, David Backes & Happy Birthday Stan

There is always plenty of topics to discuss after a weekend of games, but like most during the Fall season, the NFL and college football tend to be the most popular subjects. Kevin Wheeler brings up the two in ‘Three Strikes’ plus gives his thought of Justin Verlander winning the AL MVP, the first pitcher to do so since Dennis Eckersley in 1992.

Can the Rams salvage this season at all? Not mathematically since the San Francisco 49ers eliminated them from playoff contention last Sunday. Former All-Pro cornerback Aeneas Williams, who was with the Rams from 2001-2004, joins Kevin to discuss the current team that has limped to a 2-8 record.

The Blues return home to face the Los Angeles Kings after a tough shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild last Saturday. David Backes, the captain, joins Kevin to talk about the club, plus a great upcoming event the provides support for animals. Go to for more details.

Stanley Frank Musial was born 91 years ago in Donora, Pennsylvania. Tom Ackerman takes a look back at some of his greatest moments that took place over the 22 seasons from 1941-1963 that he played with the Cardinals.

Wednesday night, ‘the watchers’ take center stage in the boxing ring when local Police and Fire Departments square off for the 25th annual Guns n’ Hoses event at Scottrade Center. Steve Holley joins Kevin to discuss the event that will add more to the $3.2 million raised for The Backstoppers.

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