St. Louis Rams: Remembering The Greatest Show On Turf


Two Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl win, and one of the greatest offenses of all time that changed the game forever. This season is the 15th anniversary of the Greatest Show on Turf, and the Rams will do their best to honor the days that are dearly missed by fans.

Back then the Rams had one of the best offenses, not only in recent memory, but of all-time. Lead my offensive coordinator and soon to be head coach Mike Martz, the Rams made highlight reel after highlight reel. The NFL had never seen anything quite like it.

Also known as a mad scientist Martz was the mastermind, but none of it would have been possible with a different group of players. Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, and Marshall Faulk made the Greatest Show On Turf possible. In the three years that was the Greatest Show On Turf, Warner won the MVP twice and Marshall Faulk once, the offense scored 500+ points (1569- the most by any team in a three year period)  in three consecutive seasons, and had the record for most offensive yards in a season with 7,335 yards.

The Greatest Show On Turf made the playoffs all three years of its existence and went to the Super Bowl twice, defeating the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in 1999-2000, and then losing in their second appearance in three years to the New England Patriots 20-17.

The Rams will honor the 15th anniversary of the Greatest Show on Turf tonight on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers. The players and coaches will get honored during the game and then the Rams will be wearing the classic throwback uniforms.

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The Rams also honored the 15th anniversary by getting fans and the players together at Union Station in St. Louis to remember one of the greatest eras in Rams history. Players and coaches reminisced on some of their greatest memories of the era

Although young at the time, I became a Rams fan during the Greatest Show on Turf era and have stuck with them ever since. My favorite memory is the second most memorable play in Rams history and thats the pass from Kurt Warner to Isaac Bruce in the Superbowl. Every time I watch that play, I still get shivers.

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