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    THE GOVERNOR'S CUP (MISSOURI)

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    The Missouri Governor's Cup is the trophy awarded to the winner between the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams' annual meetings in the preseason and occasional contests in the regular season.

    The contest has been a staple of Missourian's football teams from 1968 to 1987 (between the Chiefs and St. Louis' first football team, the Cardinals) and 1996 to the present (feature the Chiefs and newly-relocated Rams). The local press occasionally refer to the game as The Battle of Missouri, The Show-Me State showdown (a play on Missouri's state nickname), or the I-70 Series. The Chiefs and Rams meet every year in the pre-season but have only met four times in the regular season.

    HISTORY

    1968-1988

    The contest began in 1968 when St. Louis had the football Cardinals, until the Cardinals relocated in 1988. The Governor's Cup game was resumed in the 1996 season between the Chiefs and the Rams.

    The Chiefs posted a 16-7-2 mark in its Governor's Cup series against the Cardinals from 1968 to 1987, going 2-1-1 in the regular season and 14-6-1 in preseason play.

    1996-present

    When the Los Angeles Rams relocated to St. Louis, the rivalry among Missourians re-emerged.
    Both the Rams and the Chiefs possessed the two most productive offenses in the NFL in the early 2000's, and the meetings often resulted in shootouts. Former Ram's coach Dick Vermeil was hired by the Chiefs in 2001 after he had won Super Bowl XXXIV with the Rams with one of the NFL's most powerful offensive squads in history.

    Once the Chiefs created their own high-powered offense with the arrival of Vermeil, the rivalry became even more exciting. In often meaningless preseason games, the Chief and Rams gave all their energy to secure the Governor's Cup, their spot as the best offense in the league, and bragging rights for their respective city in Missouri.

    Dick Vermeil faced off against his old coaching buddies with the Rams-- including his offensive coordinator of "The Greatest Show on Turf," Mike Martz--whom succeeded vermeil for the Rams head coaching job.

    St. Louis Football Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    All-Time Pre-Season Results

    The Chiefs and Cardinals met every pre-season to determine the best NFL team in Missouri. The Chiefs lead the pre-season series 14-6-1.

    All-Time Regular Season Results

    Note: The Governor's Cup was awarded between the Chiefs and the St. Louis Football Cardinals from 1968 through 1987, the Cardinals' final season in St. Louis.


    St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    All-Time Pre-Season Results

    The Chiefs and Rams meet every pre-season to determine the NFL team in Missouri. The Rams lead the pre-season series 6-5.

    Rams 34 Chiefs 30 (8/19/1996 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 14 Chiefs 13 (8/22/1997 Trans World Dome)
    Rams 10 Chiefs 6 (8/28/1998 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 21 Chiefs 17 (8/31/2001 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 23 Rams 16 (8/30/2002 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Chiefs 22 Rams 6 (8/28/2003 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 24 Rams 7 (8/23/2004 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 27 Chiefs 23 (9/02/2005 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 16 Rams 12 (8/26/2006 Arrowhead Stadium)
    Rams 10 Chiefs 3 (8/30/2007 Edward Jones Dome)
    Chiefs 21 Rams 17 (8/28/2008 Arrowhead Stadium)


    All-Time Regular Season Results

    Note: The Governor's Cup was not awarded for games between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas Chiefs, only since the Rams relocated to St. Louis in 1995.

    The Chiefs lead the regular season series 4-0.

    Chiefs 28 Rams 20 (10/26/1997 Trans World Dome) *Chiefs first game in St. Louis since 1986.

    Chiefs 54 Rams 34 (10/20/2000 Arrowhead Stadium) *Most combined points ever scored at Arrowhead Stadium.

    Chiefs 49 Rams 10 (12/08/2002 Arrowhead Stadium) *Dante Hall records two kick returns for touchdowns.

    Chiefs 31 Rams 17 (11/05/2006 Edward Jones Dome) *First game without Dick Vermeil or Mike Martz as coaching rivals.



    SAINT LOUIS RAMS VS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
    SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 (THURSDAY) EDWARD JONES DOME

    ~ THE GOVERNOR'S CUP ~
    Last edited by dgr828; -08-30-2009, 02:09 AM.
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    Make that 7-5 in the preseason. The cup is ours this year!

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      Both teams are rebuilding but I have to think that we have the better defensive and even the better offensive depth. Nice thing about having this game as the last one of the preseason will be that there'll be a bunch of players who have nothing to lose playing their hearts out trying to get a roster spot. Our depth better come through!
      I believe!:ram:

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        Jay Nixon (D) is the present Governor of the State of Missouri and it is assumed that this will be the first "Governor's Cup" that he'll attend while he's been in office.
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        • dgr828
          Governor's Cup
          by dgr828
          The Missouri Governor's Cup is the trophy awarded to the winner between the Saint Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs' annual meetings in the preseason and occasional contests in the regular season.

          The contest has been a staple of Missourian's football teams from 1996 to the present (Chiefs and Saint Louis Rams).
          The local press occasionally refer to the game as The Battle of Missouri, or the I-70 Series. The Chiefs and Rams meet every year in the pre-season but have only met four times in the regular season.

          The Rams lead the pre-season series 6-4, and the home team has won six of the last seven preseason meetings.

          August 19, 1996 / STL 34 - KC 30 / Arrowhead Stadium
          August 22, 1997 / STL 14 - KC 13 / Trans World Dome
          August 28, 1998 / STL 10 - KC 6 / Arrowhead Stadium
          August 31, 2001 / STL 21 - KC 17 / Edward Jones Dome
          August 30, 2002 / KC 23 - STL 17 / Arrowhead Stadium
          August 28, 2003 / KC 22 - STL 6 / Edward Jones Dome
          August 23, 2004 / KC 24 - STL 7 / Arrowhead Stadium
          September 2,2005/ STL 27 - KC 23 / Edward Jones Dome
          August 26, 2006 / KC 16 - STL 12 / Arrowhead Stadium
          August 30, 2007 / STL 10 - KC 3 / Edward Jones Dome


          All-Time Regular Season Results (Saint Louis Rams - Kansas City Chiefs)

          The Chiefs lead the regular season series over the Saint Louis Rams (4-0).

          October 26, 1997 / KC 28 - STL 20 / Trans World Dome / Chiefs 1st game in STL since 1986.

          October 20, 2000 / KC 54 - STL 34 / Arrowhead Stadium / Most combined points ever scored at Arrowhead Stadium.

          December 8, 2002 / KC 49 - STL 10 / Arrowhead Stadium / Dante Hall records two kick returns for touchdowns, for the Kansas City Chiefs.

          November 5, 2006 / KC 31 - STL 17 / Edward Jones Dome / 1st game without Dick Vermeil or Mike Martz as coaching rivals.


          August 28, 2008 (Thursday) / The Saint Louis Rams travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs, at Arrowhead Stadium.
          -08-24-2008, 07:49 AM
        • dgr828
          Rams Vs. Chiefs/ All-time Regular Season Series
          by dgr828
          RAMS vs. CHIEFS
          ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON SERIES
          (4-4-0)

          9/16/73 RAMS 23 CHIEF13 (@ARROWHEAD)

          11/28/82 RAMS 20 CHIEFS 14 (@ANAHIEM)

          10/20/85 RAMS 16 CHIEFS 0 (@ARROWHEAD)

          11/10/91 CHIEFS 27 RAMS 20 (@ANAHEIM)

          9/25/94 RAMS 16 CHIEFS 0 (@ARROWHEAD)

          10/26/97 CHIEFS 28 RAMS 20 (@SAINT LOUIS)

          10/20/00 CHIEFS 54 RAMS 34 (@ARROWHEAD)

          12/8/02 CHIEFS 49 RAMS 10 (@ARROWHEAD)

          *THE RAMS LEAD THE ALL-TIME PRESEASON SERIES (10-7)
          -11-05-2006, 08:35 AM
        • dgr828
          Two Games In One Week For The Rams(Lions & Chiefs)
          by dgr828
          This Will Be A Busy Week For The Saint Louis Rams. They Will Play Monday Night In Detroit, Against The Lions, Then Return Home For The Final Pre-season Game, Friday(September 2, 2005) In The Annual 'Governor's Cup' Against The Kansas City Chiefs.

          THE GOVERNOR'S CUP
          AFTER MONDAY NIGHT'S GAME, THE RAMS WILL HAVE LITTLE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE CHIEFS, IN THE BATTLE OF CROSS STATE RIVALS, FOR THE GOVERNOR'S CUP FROM THE GREAT STATE OF MISSOURI.

          THIS YEAR THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS COME TO SAINT LOUIS FOR THE MATCH UP, BRINGING WITH THEM AN (0-3) RECORD FOR THE PRE-SEASON.
          WEEK 1 THEY LOST (27-16) TO THE VIKINGS
          WEEK 2 THEY LOST (24-17) TO THE CARDINALS
          AND THIS PAST SATURDAY THEY LOST TO THE SEAHAWKS (23-17).

          THOUGH THEY MAY SEE LIMITED ACTION IN FRIDAY NIGHT'S GAME, HERE'S A QUICK GLANCE AT THE 2005 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS:
          OL' FRIENDS QB-TRENT GREEN(10), WR-EDDIE KENNISON(87), AND CB-DEXTER McCLEON(22) MAKE THEIR SAINT LOUIS RETURN, ALONG WITH RB-PRIEST HOLMES(31), TE-TONY GONZALEZ(88), WR&PR-DANTE' HALL(82), LT- WILLIE ROAF(77), CB-PATRICK SURTAIN(23) AND SS- SAMMY KNIGHT(29) JUST TO NAME A FEW.

          THE CHIEFS ARE COACHED BY "THE LEGENDARY" DICK VERMIEL. THE COACH OF THE SUPER BOWL XXXIV WORLD CHAMPION SAINT LOUIS RAMS, IS IN HIS THIRD YEAR AS COACH IN KANSAS CITY.
          COACH VERMIEL'S COACHING STAFF CONSIST OF PETER GIUNTA(DBs), CARL HAIRSTON(D-LINE), AL SAUNDERS(ASST HC/OFF COORDINATOR),AND MIKE WHITE(DIR OF FOOTBALL ADMIN.), ALL OF WHOM WORKED WITH VERMIEL ON THE SAINT LOUIS RAMS STAFF.(HOF) CHARLIE JOINER IS THE WIDE RECEIVERS COACH.
          THE OWNER IS LAMAR HUNT.

          DON'T EXPECT TO SEE ALOT FROM THE STARTERS IN THIS GAME, AS BOTH TEAMS WILL TRY TO STAY HEALTHY BEFORE THE REGULAR SEASON.

          THIS IS TRULY A BUSY WEEK FOR THE SAINT LOUIS RAMS.
          DETRIOT WILL BE "LION" IN WAIT MONDAY NIGHT, WHILE FRIDAY OUR "CHIEF" OBJECTIVE IS TO WIN THAT GOVERNOR'S CUP, HOPEFULLY WITHOUT ANYONE GETTING HURT.

          "TIME TO GO TO WORK!"
          -08-29-2005, 02:03 AM
        • DJRamFan
          Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt steps into K.C. Arena Debate
          by DJRamFan
          Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt blasted opponents of the proposed new downtown arena after hearing their claims that support for the Chiefs and Royals would wane if an NBA or NHL team were to relocate in the proposed Sprint Center. That and this report from The Kansas City Star's Randy Covitz
          Hunt isn't outspoken on many subjects, but he blistered the findings of University of San Francisco professor Dan Rascher, who said the two teams would be harmed by the presence of a major-league team in the arena.

          "I don't agree at all," Hunt said Thursday. "The Chiefs want to encourage anything that encourages growth and development and new events in Kansas City, and I just don't see (his) rationale.

          "I think it's interesting that someone would almost use a scare tactic that you should not vote for something because it's going to hurt the Chiefs. Maybe I should be flattered that people are worried, but I don't think there is anything to worry about in that context. I just look at it as being the type of thing very much like the Sports Complex when it was built in 1972."

          Hunt, in fact, wondered aloud what might have happened had Jackson County citizens not voted in 1967 in favor of building Arrowhead Stadium and Royals Stadium.

          "It's important for Kansas City to show progress," Hunt said. "I doubt the Chiefs would be in Kansas City today if more than 35 years ago people said, 'You had to keep playing in Municipal Stadium.' And we know what happened to the (Athletics) ó they left.

          "The Sports Complex helped get a new baseball team, the Royals, and helped make the Chiefs the success they are. It's led to other events that have come to Arrowhead like the Billy Graham Crusade that will be here in October, and the Big 12 championship that will be here for the third time in five years this year and again in 2006.

          "The new arena may or may not attract other sports teams. I cannot speak to whether an NHL or an NBA team would come to Kansas City, but I'm not fearful from it from a Chiefs standpoint."

          Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson echoed Hunt's thoughts, adding that he was planning to fly back to Kansas City from training camp so he could vote for the new arena Tuesday.

          "We're all for it," Peterson said. "It's great for Kansas City, and it's great for downtown. I really don't understand the arguments against it. It makes too much sense. This is not something to fear, it's something to embrace."

          Peterson said he has already spoken with Tim Leiweke, president of Anschutz Entertainment Group, about possible cross-promotions between the Chiefs and a new arena. The Chiefs also would like to be involved with an Arena Football League team.

          "The only thing (an arena) can do is help everyone," Peterson said. "Kansas City is...
          -08-02-2004, 03:01 PM
        • RamWraith
          Rams, Chiefs in Cup Battle
          by RamWraith
          By Nick Wagoner
          Staff Writer

          Itís unlike any other preseason game, but like most at the same time. When St. Louis and Kansas City meet in the annual Governorís Cup game, there are bragging rights, a trophy and jobs on the line. There is not much else at stake, though, when the cross-state rivals get together. Kickoff is at 7:08 p.m. Monday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

          The Governorís Cup goes to the winner of the game each year. In 2003, the Chiefs claimed a 22-6 win, one of the few preseason matchups that Kansas City has taken. Both teams enter the game with an 0-1 record in the preseason.

          Dick Vermeil, who coached the Rams to a win in the 1999 Super Bowl, leads the Chiefs into his fourth season as head coach. A year ago, Kansas City had one of the leagueís best teams, finishing the regular season 13-3 before an AFC Divisional Playoff loss to Indianapolis.

          Vermeilís success in St. Louis makes him a favorite on both sides of the state. He retired after the Super Bowl win, but his passion for the game brought him back two years later, this time on the western side of Missouri.

          Since taking over the team, he has transformed the Chiefs into a Super Bowl contender within three years, much as he did in St. Louis. His first year resulted in a 6-10 finish, followed by an 8-8 before last seasonís magnificent turnaround.

          The affection his former players have for Vermeil is a mutual feeling. Known for wearing his emotions on his sleeve, Vermeil said he will always have a place for the players that took him to footballís highest peak and is excited about seeing the 10 remaining Rams from his time in St. Louis. ďI always look forward to seeing them,Ē Vermeil said. ďThey were part of a great experience, and will always remain a part of a great experience, you canít change that, you canít lose it, and youíll never forget it. Iím looking forward to seeing those guys and Iím proud of how well theyíve done.Ē

          When Vermeil retired, his offensive coordinator, Mike Martz, took the reins. Martz continued building on what Vermeil started and has made the Rams into one of the leagueís premiere franchises.

          The game against Vermeilís Chiefs marks the second reunion with a former Rams coach. The first preseason game had former Ramsí defensive coordinator Lovie Smith back in St. Louis as head coach of the Bears. This time, it is Martz going against one of his former mentors.

          Martz said he isnít worried about any of the commotion surrounding the game. The trophy means little and, while he is always happy to see Vermeil, whenever the game starts, he has on thing on his mind, winning. ďI donít care where it is, or what cup it is,Ē Martz said. ďThe tea cup, the Governorís cup, the coffee cup, I could care less. We want to play as good as we can. Iím not trying to diminish anybodyís thoughts about anything, but if youíre a competitor...
          -08-23-2004, 06:36 AM
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