26 Jun 2005
This isn't really a link to an article, but I wanted to recommend that everyone out there with digital cable watch an NFL ON DEMAND show called "Back Road to the Super Bowl." It's Steve Sabol's "other stuff from 2004" show, instead of just the usual highlights from "Road to the Super Bowl," I watched it last night while I was cleaning up some data, and it was hilarious. There's a three to four minute montage of players and coaches all calling each other "dog," another montage of players and coaches constantly repeating "we gotta do what we do," and then a third montage devoted to nothing but the fact that Minnesota's Kelly Campbell never shuts up. There's also a section on bad tackling, some stuff on Wes Welker, and some hilarious footage of the original Chicago Bears mascot, this guy in a bear suit wandering the sidelines and screaming at the refs, "That's a terrible call... what are you doing out there?" And he's, you know, in this bear suit. Best NFL Network show I've seen.
Speaking of which, one of the things on my to do list is to try to get an interview with someone at NFL Films or NFL Network to publish on the site, about how they decide what to show and what they might show in the future. If anyone from either reads this website, can you please email email@example.com about the possibility?
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