Tom Ackerman


ACKERMAN: The Kolping Kicks

In one day, Tony Schmitt received two gifts that would change his life. At first, though, he was only certain he wanted one of them.


Jack Buck

ACKERMAN: A Pizza With Jack Buck

I arrived at the Gateway Tower, took the elevator up to the third floor as instructed, and entered the KMOX sports office. There’s one person in there.


Tony La Russa (L) talks with basketball coach Bob Knight and actor Billy Bob Thornton

ACKERMAN: The Knight Column

One year after writing a column about coping with the death of my father — and Bob Knight’s role in that period of my life — I still hear about how the piece touched people. And that means a lot to me.

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File photo of Jeff Fisher December 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty/Andy Lyons)

ACKERMAN: Jeff Fisher, MTV Star?

Check out this music video from the band Goodbye June, featuring Rams coach Jeff Fisher.


Jack Buck

ACKERMAN: Jack Buck’s 9/11 Poem Remembered

It was an emotional time when I heard the news that Osama bin Laden had died.


UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ACKERMAN: Q&A With Jeff Fisher

I had a chance to visit recently with Rams coach Jeff Fisher, discussing a number of subjects as his team works out this off season.


Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal for a 2-1 lead in front of  Brian Elliott #1 and Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

ACKERMAN: A New Era of Blues Hockey

After Tom Stillman’s ownership team is established and properly introduced to the world, the next order of business should be for Stillman to hand GM Doug Armstrong a couple of checks: one for his contract extension and another to expand the team’s payroll.


St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo(27) tries to block out the Los Angeles Kings Colin Fraser(24) in front of St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliot(1) during the first period in Game One of the Conference Semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 28, 2012.  (UPI/John Boman)

ACKERMAN: Can Blues Overcome Kings, Refs?

People are calling the NHL a garage league, Gary Bettman — again. Clean it up. Here’s a broom.


Lance Lynn #70 of the St. Louis Cardinals practices pick off attempts at Roger Dean Stadium on February 17, 2011 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

ACKERMAN: Inspecting The Bracket; News From Jupiter

With the regular season just three weeks away, the Cardinals have formulated a backup plan, just in case Chris Carpenter is not ready to pitch by Opening Day.



ACKERMAN: Soldier Surprises Mom At Blues Game

Maj. Ian Howard, a St. Louis native deployed to Afghanistan, surprises his mother with a video message at the Blues game on March 6.