New Steelers DVD Aimed at Diehards
FANS are the ones who likely own season tickets, or if not, they have Sunday Ticket if they live outside their favorite team's market. Their homepage is their favorite team blog or beat writer's site, and they have an encyclopedic knowledge of their team's every transaction of the past decade.
Fans will have little interest in the Steelers Road To XLIII DVDs, but for FANS, this is a nice addition to the library. It's one of those products that didn't exist a decade ago but now has become part of the bonus package that comes with winning a Super Bowl.The Steelers Road To XLIII DVDs don't have an extra features or behind the scenes moments, it's simply DVDs of the on-air broadcasts of Steelers' three playoff games, plus their win over the Ravens on Dec. 14 to clinch the AFC North title. Again, if you're a fan, that may not seem particularly appealing--why pay to get DVDs of games that you already know the outcomes to.
But as a FAN, there were several reasons to find the Road To XLIII DVD useful. For one, the image quality of the DVD was better than the copy of the game I could record myself. More importantly, the DVDs do a very good job of cutting out the time-wasting portions of every normal NFL broadcast. So if there is a replay between plays, you get it, but if the announcers just blathered about CBS' great Sunday night lineup, you don't have to sit through it--it's deleted.
It's not a Short Cuts style re-broadcast--each game ends up taking about two hours, but it is a quicker production than the original broadcast.
Again, this isn't a product for the luke-warm Steelers fan. But if you have a Steelers tattoo already, it's a pretty safe bet you'd enjoy adding this DVD set to your collection. The set is available now for DVD and Blu-Ray and retails for $39.99 for the DVDs and $49.99 for Blu-Ray.