Thursday, September 6, 2012

Throwback Thursday: "Greatest show on turf"

Whats in a nickname? Does it really capture that person or the essence in what it is they are talking about or describing? In football very few nicknames capture essence of a team like “The Greatest show on turf” the described the Late 90s early 00’s offense of the St. Louis Rams. This offense had future Hall of famers everywhere you looked. Kurt Warner, Issac Bruce, Torry Holt and Marshall Faulk where the nucleus of the the offense. Every time they took the field they had a chance to embarrass you and put on a show in the process. It all starts with Kurt Warner who is a Cinderella story going from bagging Groceries to Super Bowl Mvp and Champion. He lead this high powered offense too become the only team in NFL history to score 500 plus points in 3 straight seasons. What a feat!! There have been so many great offense in the leagues history and to put up points at that kind of rate is astounding to me. The high powerd Rams captured the 1st only franchise Super bowl by defeating the Tennessee Titans 23-16. They would go to the super bowl again the following year and fall to the New England Patriots but the Rams still remain the NFL’s highest scoring offense ever. The greatest Show On Turf put up videogame like numbers and sometimes football look to easy. From  199-2001  the Rams had MVP’S Kurt Warner in 1999 and 2001 and Marshall Faulk in 1999. Mike Martz orchestrated what I would call art in football that offense was amazing too watch and how can you not be happy for a guy like Kurt Warner? Going from minimum wage bagger at a super market then through the Arena Football league goes undrafted gets a chance because of Trent Green’s injury in a preseason game. That’s what football or life in general is about making the most of your chances and Warner did that. The 1999 St. Louis Rams is still the greatest team in that franchises history and odds are they may never see one as skilled or entertaining as The Greatest Show on Turf.

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