"Nobody Cares About The St. Louis Rams" Is An Eerily Prescient Song From 1999

As a kind of general-logrolling-disclaimer-plus-explanation-of-how-I-found-this, I should note that I write, once a week or so, for the Riverfront Times's RFT Music blog, where I antagonize people who actually know about music. Their editor stumbled this week upon a double-concept-album filled with NFL songs from a band with after-the-fact ties to the Mountain Goats. The St. Louis Rams' song is from the perspective of a spurned LA fan, and features an eerily prescient chorus: "Nobody cares about the St. Louis Rams / How could anybody care about the St. Louis Rams?"

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You should listen to this song (and the rest of them), in part because—since it was recorded in 1999—you can take heart in the fact that it was very wrong in the short term about people caring about the St. Louis Rams.

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But also because it's just catchy enough that you might find your brain shouting that chorus against your will, which will create a pleasant cognitive dissonance. I mean, surely at some point in the last year, when Josh McDaniels was slinking out the back door and Steve Spagnuolo was talking the janitor's ear off about Team Character, some part of your subconscious asked this very same question, right?

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