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    Slaten vs. Savard: This time... its personal!

    Savard-Slaten feud nearly erupts into fight


    BY DAN CAESAR
    Post-Dispatch
    Monday, Sep. 19 2005

    Local sportscasters Steve Savard and Kevin Slaten had a nose-to-nose,
    obscenity-laced argument Monday afternoon at Rams Park, with Savard later
    challenging Slaten to a fight.

    “Take your best shot,” Slaten said as they were face-to-face.

    “Do what you want to do, tough guy,” Savard countered as the confrontation
    quickly escalated in the media room.

    “Anytime, anywhere,” Savard said as they were separated.

    KTVI (Channel 2) sportscaster Maurice Drummond, then Rams media relations
    director Duane Lewis, intervened and the ruckus ended.

    Bad blood has been simmering between Slaten, a sports-talk radio host at KFNS
    (590 AM, 100.7 FM), and Savard, the sports director at KMOV (Channel 4) for
    some time. Savard also is the Rams’ radio play-by-play broadcaster, and Slaten
    has been saying that affects Savard’s objectivity in covering the team for
    KMOV.

    Savard previously hasn’t commented publicly about Slaten, saying he’s wanted
    “to take the high road” — until now.

    On his radio shows recently Slaten has been ripping Savard, saying he is
    slanting his coverage of the team in his television job. So when Savard arrived
    at Rams Park on Monday, he approached Slaten.

    “I just walked up to him and said, ‘good to see we didn’t have to draw you a
    map to get to Rams Park,’” Savard said afterward in reference to Slaten’s
    infrequent visits there. “He’s never said a word to me face-to-face before. I
    wanted to give him the opportunity today.”

    The incident quickly escalated and lasted about 2-3 minutes.

    “He started screaming, said I threatened him — which I never did,” Savard said.
    “I told him to follow through on his threats he’s been making on the air and
    behind the scenes.”

    Slaten had a different view: “I never threatened him, what I said is that he’s
    a big shill.

    “He walks in here like he’s some kind of emperor,” Slaten added. “What he is
    really is a punk. He’s an embarrassment to the organization. If they had any
    courage, they’d fire him immediately.”

    Slaten and Savard dispute what was said Monday.

    “All I know is it’s a threat,” Slaten said. “I took it personally, and I wouldn’
    t back down.”

    Savard said Slaten is wrong.

    “Any allegation to say I threatened him is another attempt by him to twist the
    facts,” Savard said. “Any allegation he makes to spin it that I threatened him
    is a lie.”

    Savard said he isn’t sorry about the confrontation.

    “What do I have to be regrettable about?”’ he asked. “His track record of
    personal and professional conduct is well documented and so is mine and they
    stand in clear contrast. I’ll be in my job well after he’s fired or arrested,
    whichever comes first. I left him with two words — anytime, anywhere.”

    He says he’d like to fight Slaten, at the annual Guns ’N Hoses boxing event
    that benefits the Backstoppers charity.

    “Three rounds,” Savard said. “The loser shuts his mouth.”

    Slaten countered, “I think he needs to get out of junior high or off the monkey
    bars in third grade. If he thinks he’s intimidating me, he’s wrong.”


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    Re: Slaten vs. Savard: This time... its personal!

    Sunday!!!!!
    Sunday!!!!!
    Sunday!!!

    Its the grudge match of the Century!!!!

    The Mid-American Tag Team Belt is up for grabs!!!

    The Media-Hacks
    Bernie "No Class" Miklasz

    and

    Kevin "Bait-em" Slaten

    vs.

    The Insiders

    Steve "Hit 'em Hard" Savard

    and

    Samir "Scimitar" Suleiman

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    Re: Slaten vs. Savard: This time... its personal!

    LOL

    Basically it's a win-win for Rams fans

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    Re: Slaten vs. Savard: This time... its personal!

    Do the winners go advance to take on balzer and waller in the steel cage match?

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel


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    Re: Slaten vs. Savard: This time... its personal!

    Go Stevieeeee! We've got your back. And Jack Snow too.

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    Re: Slaten vs. Savard: This time... its personal!

    these guys are suppose to be professionals right?i would watch the cage match.

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    Re: Slaten vs. Savard: This time... its personal!

    Can either of these guys play O-Line? Sign em up!


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