Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Watching Netflix DVDs

For the last few months, I've been getting DVDs from Netflix and watching movies and TV shows.

I've watched new movies like the most recent Star Trek and Star Wars movies, and old movies like John Wayne westerns and Teahouse of the August Moon.

Today, I watched the 1997 Super Bowl featuring Green Bay and New England (the Packers won 35-21). I've seen old highlights before, but this is the first time I'd watched a specific game.

I already knew who won, but I didn't remember some of the things that had happened in the game. So I enjoyed it. I also liked the fact that they showed mostly action, with a little between-play commentary sprinkled in there.

John Madden and the late Pat Summerall handled the commentary. As Madden would say: BOOM!

Note: I probably won't get any more of the individual games, only the folly disks and other collections. Most of the games are from the '90s on, and the rest are from the '80s. I'd like to see games from the '70s on back.

If I'm going to watch the Packers on DVD, I'd like to see Bart Starr, Don Hutson and some of the other greats from the past. I remember Brett Favre quite well.

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