Song - Out Front
Artist(s) - Rick Baker
Released - 1986
Primetime Usage - 1991-97Featured Highlight - Bears @ Vikings, 1992
*SONG IDENTIFIED* - 2/14/18
Unknown Song #22 is a nice, energetic, rock/orchestral fusion track that I've been asked to identify a few times since I started this blog. I obviously can't identify it as of now, but I would very much like to. One irony is that US#22 isn't primarily remembered as a regular NFL Primetime highlight track. It was used on the show for 7 years, but its use was pretty infrequent. Instead, it's best remembered as being the accompanying song for Chris Berman's Sunday Night Football halftime highlights (not to be confused with Gladiator, the accompanying song for Monday Night Football's "Fastest 3 Minutes" segment). It was used for this purpose well after its end on NFL Primetime.
This week's clip is a particularly humiliating one for both Chicago QB Jim Harbaugh & Chicago head coach Mike Ditka. The Bears led Minnesota 20-0 in the Metrodome, but Harbaugh infamously audibled into a pass play that resulted in a pick-six for the Vikings. Minnesota came back to win 21-20, scoring all their points in the 4th. quarter. I've seen this game referred to as "The Audible" at least once online. This game could also be seen as the beginning of the end for Ditka's stint in Chicago. They did win 2 straight following the loss, but lost 8 of their last 9 to finish 5-11. Ditka was subsequently fired.