Here's a finger lickin' good fun fact for your Saturday afternoon: new San Jose State QB Matt Faulkner is the son of barbecue sauce royalty. His father, Tom Faulkner, is the writer, producer and singer of the Chili's baby back ribs song.
According to the official Wikipedia page for the Chili's restaurant chain, here's the skinny:
The song was written by Tom Faulkner and Guy Bommarito and produced by Tom Faulkner Productions for GSD&M Advertising of Austin, Texas. Faulkner sings both "I want my baby back, baby back, baby back...", as well as the melodic theme. The deep "Bar-B-Q Sauce" was sung by famed New York bass vocalist, Willie McCoy.
With Matt Faulkner taking the reins of the San Jose State Spartans offense in 2011, this is a very important piece of information for fans of SJSU to digest. Consider the possibilities for fun t-shirts:
"Win or lose, we still want our baby back ribs"
"You can bet your sweet BBQ sauce that we're going to win the WAC"
"Hopefully our quarterback isn't 2 for 20"
In case you have forgotten the greatest marketing jingle in the history of mid-level restaurant chains, the video featuring the original audio is after the jump.