Back in the early 2000's, St. Louis not only HAD a football team...we had a winning football team!
The 99-2000 season, we were Super Bowl champions.
Flash forward to 2001-2002 & we were headed to "The Show" again!
In January 2002, a local radio station (the Steve & D.C. morning show) sponsored a Super Bowl song contest.
The winner would receive 2 free tickets to the game.
For those who don't know, these tickets can go for thousands of dollars each...if you can get 'em.
I figured what the hey, I'll give it a shot!
Given the circumstances, contestants were allowed a few weeks to write, record & submit their entries to the station.
Best I recall, the rules were as follows:
- it had to be a song about the Rams
- it had to contain a reference to the Steve & D.C. show
Unfortunately, I didn't win! BUT, I did learn a valuable lesson. Actual songwriters don't enter contests like this!
Wanna know what won?
A cover song with rewritten lyrics, sung by a guy who got up on stage with his friend’s bar band & taped the performance with a boom box.
That's what won!
NO...that's not me in the middle!
I was a good sport about the whole thing.
On the plus side, I did have fun & the song did get played on local radio.
But....I DIDN'T get to go to the Super Bowl !
BTW the Rams lost.
I'm not sayin' that one thing led to the other, but who can be sure about these things?
Certainly I got extra points for this ending! Very original, don’t ya’ think?
YouTube Video Version (*includes full song) - https://youtu.be/V6oEIBB94eQ
St. Louis Rams - Mike Martz’s team
St. Louis Rams - Kurt Warner’s dream
They call us the champions
That’s become our name
We’ve earned ourselves a place in history
No one is…better at the game
Worthy opponents come & go
We send ‘em packin’, don’t they know?
That we were destined for “the show”
St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams - Steve & D.C.’s…
…show really jams – You should pick me!
Misc. justification & begging w. fade-out