Wednesday, January 13, 2016

David Bowie and the 2004 Red Sox


David Bowie passed away two days ago and I watched the tributes pour in on his life and his career. I never was a big Bowie fan. I never really got into his music with one exception. Under Pressure, a song he did with Queen will always be special to me.

Before Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS, Fox opened up their broadcast with a montage of images set to Under Pressure. It was a perfect scene setter if you will for the huge game. That opening and that song actually relaxed me. It made me feel at ease because as I watched the images of the players I realized that the only team under pressure was the Yankees. The Red Sox were playing with house money. They were left for dead three nights earlier. A Yankee win was expected but a Red Sox win after being down 3-0 against the Yankees would live forever. All the pressure was on them. The rest as they say was history.

While I may not have been a huge fan of David Bowie, that one song will always make me smile. Thank you for that.

I searched and searched to find that actual opening from FOX with no luck. If anyone does have it, please share. Instead, here is a great video of Queen and David Bowie singing the classic song. Enjoy and R.I.P to Mr. Bowie.







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