Super Bowl 47 will be played on Sunday, February 3, in New Orleans, Louisianna between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. For Steelers fans it is hard to decide who to root for in this game. The Ravens are the Steelers bitter rivals, but if the 49ers win they will tie the Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history with 6.
Many fans have said they just may choose not to watch the game alltogether because of who is playing. So if you decide not to watch the Super Bowl this year here are a few things that you may be interested in watching to pass the time:
1.) NFL Films: The Complete History of the Pittsburgh Steelers – this DVD set includes the Steelers entire history from their start in 1933 as the Pittsburgh Pirates all the way through the 2004 season. It includes the passing of owner Art Rooney, a new coach in square-jawed native son Bill
Cowher, the disappointment of Super Bowl XXX, the infamous coin-flip fiasco, the demolition of Three Rivers Stadium, and the team’s relationship with its community.
This is a must watch for any Steelers fan and if you haven’t seen it before it would be a good replacement to the Super Bowl. Especially if you are planning on skipping the game anyway.
2.) America’s Game – Pittsburgh Steelers: The Story of Six Championships – The America’s game series may be the best documentary series that NFL Films has put together. This set of six DVDs follows the Steelers through each of their Super Bowl winning seasons. The stories are told by players and coaches and narroted by well known actors. Bruce Willie, Ed Harris, Tom Selleck, and Jon Hamm all lend their voices to at least one tale of Steeler Super Bowl.
The 1974 season is chronicles by Andy Russell, Franco Harris, and “Mean” Joe Greene. Lynn Swann, Dwight White, and Jack Lambert recap the 1975 season. Randy Grossman, Rocky Bleier, Joe Greene, and Mel Blount relive the Steelers return to the Super Bowl in 1978. Covering the final of the first four Super Bowls are John Banaszek, John Stallworth, and L.C. Greenwood. Jerome Bettis, Bill Cowher, and Joey Porter narrate the Steelers improbable run in 2005. And Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger, and Troy Polamalu relive the excitement of the 2008 season.
I’ve recommended this series multiple times on my site as well as in person. This DVD set is worth hearing Troy Polamalu’s comments in regards to the 2008 season alone.
3.) Pittsburgh Steelers – The Ultimate Collection – This nine disk set includes the Complete History of the Pittsburgh Steelers as described above along with the “Road to Super Bowl XL” seires and the NFL Super Bowl Collection. The Road to XL DVD set includes 3 hours of action from the Steelers 2005 season including the bouncing of the Bengals, Big Ben’s miracle tackle, and Willie Parker’s breakaway dash. This set also includes the Super Bowl Collection which takes you back to the most celebrated moments from Steel City’s spectacular run in the 70′s. Go back through each winning season with highlights leading up to the big game, and celebrate the great Super Bowl triumphs.
Not to mention this set is currently on sale for $27.00 marked down from it’s orginal price of $79.99 only on Amazon.com. Shipping is also free on this item for Amazon Prime members!
4.) Make some Steelers cookies with these Steelers Cookie Cutters. Heck even if you are going to watch the game you could make some cookies. I mean reall, who doesn’t like cookies?
5.) For those forced to go to a Super Bowl party hosted by a Ravens or 49ers fan there is a solution for you as well. Just head over to the party, but first make sure you are wearing one of these: IF YOU AINT FOR THE STEELERS THESE ARE FOR YOU T SHIRT. Or you could grab some Steelers Duck tape and tie up your best Raven friend so they can’t watch the game.
All joking aside though this game will be hard to watch as a Steelers fan. It doesn’t matter which team wins Steeler Nation will still be upset Monday morning. However, if you are truly planning on not watching the game or if you even need a gift for a big time Steelers fan check out the America’s game set; you’ll be glad you did. Of all the Steelers DVDs I’ve watched it is by far the best one.
I’d also like to say thanks to all the fans of the site. It is growing slowly, but I do appreicate the support. Also, remember to not get too upset about who wins the Super Bowl because it is just a game. At least that’s what everyone keeps telling me.
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