Friday, December 2, 2016

The Lesser-Known John Colby Trilogy - Part II

Song - Gelman
Artist(s) - John Colby
Released - N.A.
Primetime Usage - 1991-95
Contained on - N.A. (Sound Clip)
Featured Highlight - Raiders @ Broncos, 1994

The second entry in the obscure John Colby trilogy, "Gelman," is the most somber & tragic sounding of his NFL Primetime contributions.  I also think it's the weakest of the six, though it still sounds pretty good.  As for the name…  I have absolutely no idea what "Gelman" means.  I mean, I really have no clue.  I don't know of any sports figure or even any famous figure in any vocation with that name.

Gelman's included highlight involves the long-standing rivalry between the Broncos & Raiders.  The game itself wasn't notable, but it does exemplify something else of interest.  1994 was the NFL's 75th. anniversary year, and most every team in the league wore some sort of (often bastardized) throwback uniform at some point during the season.  This began the throwback-jersey obsession that has exploded over the last decade.  On that note, pay particular attention to the comically childish logo on Denver's helmets.

*EDIT* - It was used at least once in 1995 (Week 2 - NO/STL; first Rams game in St. Louis)

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