On Monday night, when the Rams welcome the 49ers to the Edward Jones Dome, the home team will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the sudden ascension of a Super Bowl winner.
Way back in 1999, a torn ACL suffered by Trent Green in the preseason opened the door for one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in NFL history, with previously unknown Arena League quarterback and part-time grocery-bagger Kurt Warner taking over the offense — and the league.
Various members of the team will be present, including Warner, coach Dick Vermeil, Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, and tackle Orlando Pace.
The Rams also will wear the yellow-and-blue uniforms that were abandoned after the Super Bowl win over a Titans team coached by current Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
It could be the last chance St. Louis gets to harken back to the days of the Greatest Show on Turf during a Rams game. With the Rams able to exit their lease at no financial penalty after this season and every one after it, the Rams could be departing for Los Angeles as soon as next year.