ST. LOUIS - Dozens of wide-eyed children and confused grandmothers filled the streets to celebrate in raucous reply tonight as the St. Louis Rams won seven games under Head Coach Jeff Fisher for the third time.
"I just wanted to see it with my own eyes," said Esteller Baker, 73. "I had heard stories, but I didn't know what it would be like in person. The last time I was this excited was during the 'Big Sourdough' of 1984."
Her grandson, Rye Baker, was agog as well.
"When the Rams scored a touchdown, I thought I was going to throw up! Thankfully, it only happened that once. The Rams are good for my condition."
Now having won an amazing seven games for three out of four seasons under Fisher, and winning a chart-topping six in the other, the Rams can look forward to the postseason.
"I'm just so glad the Rams were altruistic enough to make way for the other teams to make the playoffs. They're a great group of boys," Estelle Baker said as she beamed.
Yes, the pride of St. Louis was on full display tonight as the Rams showed it doesn't matter what you're capable of as long as you continue to show people what you aren't capable of just often enough.
Tomorrow, the streets will be clean and empty again. And life will go on. But for little Rye Baker, it won't ever be the same.
"I think there's something in my pants."
So do I, Rye. So do I.