''Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the first St. Louis Rams home game in the Busch Memorial Stadium. The St. Louis Rams versus the New Orleans Saints. . .''
The cheering broke the stadium's decibel recorder, forcing the announcer to press his headset uncomfortably hard to his ears; so tight, that he swore he heard background voices from an aircraft. He paled, turned white like a ghost and with a surge of nausea nearly fainted. With barely a memory of it he turned to his engineer and said, ''Oh, shit –"
His announcer's microphone was still on.