The Super Bowl has its share of crowning moments, or absolute defeats, all depending on your point of view. This particular two-and-a-half hour special provides us the excellent moments and highlights that showed off the plays which clinched championship seasons or crushed dreams for millions of fans. With slick edits, NFL Films wrap up forty-five years worth of wonderful moments that will delight fans who saw the games… and those of us who just read about them.
I’ve got to admit that many of the games the disc highlights occurred long before I was born. And given that I didn’t watch the NFL until 1996, that’s thirty years of history for me to consider. My eyes were instantly drawn to the years when the New England Patriots won the championship (’02, ‘04, ‘05), but I enjoy rewatching the success of the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers. On the other hand, watching a friend (Tim Hightower) come up short against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII doesn’t feel as good.
If you enjoy a slice of history with your sports, or if you’re trying to update a youngster on the history of the game, this comprehensive Super Bowl storyline will make your day. Of course, if you’re one of those teams who has won it over and over (Packers?) then this is an absolute must for bragging rights at your Super Bowl party. Either way, the jaws of defeat and the victories snatched from them will give you plenty to relive and experience thanks to NFL Films and the ultimate football championship.