Friday, November 16, 2018

Unknown Song #45

Song - Unknown Song #45
Primetime Usage - 2001
Featured Highlight - Vikings @ Bears, 2001

Unknown Song #45 isn't real memorable, but it's a good mood piece for certain games.  Not that we got to truly find out, of course, since the upcoming clip was US #45's only use on NFL Primetime (AFAIK).  This clip was the second post-9/11 highlight (immediately following the one from last week's post) and fit pretty well with the Vikings that year.  Not only was 2001 a tumultuous year for the U.S and the world, it was a tumultuous year for the Minnesota Vikings.  Pro Bowl offensive lineman Korey Stringer died of heat stroke during training camp, the team missed the playoffs for the first time in 6 years & suffered double-digit losses for the first time in 11 years, 10-year head-coach Dennis Green was fired just before the end of the season, Cris Carter left following the season, and—as you'll see in the video—players & coaches were often seen bickering with each other on the sidelines.

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