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mesaSteeler
02-28-2009, 11:29 PM
Bires: Steelers' DVD is priceless
http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2009/02/28/sports/steelers/doc49a621e19bf66907038999.txt

By Mike Bires, Times Sports Staff

The Steelers’ Super Bowl season was a one-for-the-ages classic. So is their 2008 highlight film.

I’ve gotten to watch so many of the Steelers’ highlight films over the years, and NFL Films always does a solid job capturing the essence of each season. But this year, in a DVD simply titled “Super Bowl XLIII Champions,” NFL Films exceeds its lofty standards.

With a variety of camera angles, slow-motion techniques and sound bites, NFL Films has produced a compilation of highlights that truly depict what the ’08 Steelers were all about.

The film goes through the entire season, game by game. And although many highlights from those games may never be forgotten, NFL Films shows those moments as we’ve never seen them before. This is footage beyond what we’ve seen on network TV.

I don’t want to go into detail about what’s on “Super Bowl XLIII Champions.” But here are a few things that are particularly fascinating.

l In the AFC Championship Game, Hines Ward agreed to be hooked up for sound.

Early in that game, Ward suffered a sprained knee, and right after his injury as he hobbled to the sidelined, he could be heard saying, “I twisted my knee.”

Ward returned for a few plays but when pain worsened, was forced to miss the rest of the 23-14 win over Baltimore. But right before halftime, Ward provided one of the greatest sound bites in team history. It happened right after rookie wide receiver Limas Sweed dropped what would have been a 50-yard touchdown pass.

I won’t tell you exactly what Ward said in his exchange with Sweed. But it’s priceless.

l Sound bites from Santonio Holmes right before Super Bowl XLIII started and right before the Steelers’ game-winning drive were so prophetic. Holmes kept saying “It’s time to be great.”

He sure was on his tip-toe TD catch that gave the Steelers a 27-23 win.

l No one in the film comes across better than Mike Tomlin.

There’s no denying that his players relate to him. On this highlight film, we get to see and hear why there’s such a connection.

The “Super Bowl XLIII Champions” DVD is available at many stores in western Pennsylvania. It costs $24.98. The DVD also includes eight extra segments profiling Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ top-ranked defense, to just name a few.

Ward said it best Monday when the DVD premiered at the AMC Loews Waterfront theatre in Homestead: “It’s a collector’s item.”

Mike Bires can be reached online at mbires@timesonline.com.

WWIIOwheelz
03-01-2009, 12:00 AM
I've watched the XL DVD a hundred times, at least. I'm sick that I forgot to look for this in stores tonight, meant to do that.

Can't wait!

SteelersMongol
03-01-2009, 12:12 AM
Wow, can't wait 2 buy that one. Sounds exciting. :tt02:

I've watched the XL DVD a hundred times, at least. I'm sick that I forgot to look for this in stores tonight, meant to do that.

Can't wait!

Oh, no, U didn't do that, did ya? :chuckle:

WWIIOwheelz
03-01-2009, 12:30 AM
Wow, can't wait 2 buy that one. Sounds exciting. :tt02:



Oh, no, U didn't do that, did ya? :chuckle:

I was beat tonight..... took my daughter waaay on the other side of Pittsburgh to buy a 75 gallon aquarium for a bearded dragon lizard that she didn't yet have. Getting that loaded up, bought, transported, then moved into the house was a number of tasks.

Then we needed tiles for the floor (so as to avoid loose substrate like sand, which I've learned might cause digestive system impaction.) Off to Lowes I went, in search of either slate or textured tiles. Sadly, I found really expensive ones. Sadder still, they didn't fit well, so I had to take a second trip to Lowes to get them cut by an associate who was none too pleased about having to saw tiles for a reptile's house. I got that done too, though.

Then we needed the pet, once the habitat was set up, which took 4 or 5 phone calls, Google Maps, and another 20 minute drive each way. Ultimately, it was a mission accomplished (and a very happy daughter), but by the time I got back out to Robinson tonight, all I could think about was a steak and a Yuengling. I got both at the Texas Steakhouse (the latter x2) and I forgot ALL about going over to Wally World to see about the DVD. :(

I will do that tomorrow. Anyone know if it's available at Wal-Mart yet?

fansince'76
03-01-2009, 12:31 AM
NFL Films have never been the same since John Facenda died. They've lost something without his narration for me at least.

LVSteelersfan
03-01-2009, 12:34 AM
Can you get it outside of Pittsburgh? Or online. I would really like to have it.

KeiselPower99
03-01-2009, 01:36 AM
Can you get it outside of Pittsburgh? Or online. I would really like to have it.

Id say check your local Walmart or wherever DVDs are sold.

Galax Steeler
03-01-2009, 07:32 AM
I would love to have it. Hopefully I can find one around here somewhere.

vader29
03-01-2009, 08:31 AM
Can you get it outside of Pittsburgh? Or online. I would really like to have it.

I bought mine from amazon.com as it is cheaper than buying in stores http://www.amazon.com/NFL-Super-Bowl-XLIII-Pittsburgh/dp/B001OQ17SI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1235914102&sr=8-1

Watched it yesterday and it is an amazing video!

Galax Steeler
03-01-2009, 08:34 AM
I bought mine from amazon.com as it is cheaper than buying in stores http://www.amazon.com/NFL-Super-Bowl-XLIII-Pittsburgh/dp/B001OQ17SI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1235914102&sr=8-1

Watched it yesterday and it is an amazing video!

Did you get it from amazon are another seller on there.

stillers4me
03-01-2009, 08:34 AM
Can you get it outside of Pittsburgh? Or online. I would really like to have it.

They sell it on the Steelers website for $24.99. I got mine on amazon.com.

vader29
03-01-2009, 08:50 AM
Did you get it from amazon are another seller on there.



Came directly from amazon.com

Galax Steeler
03-01-2009, 08:52 AM
Came directly from amazon.com

Thanks:drink:

stillers4me
03-01-2009, 09:04 AM
Came directly from amazon.com

Mine, too. The label said amazon. I only paid $16.99.

nojobny
03-01-2009, 10:53 PM
Have you seen this set they're selling on NFL.com? $64.99

http://nfl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p5695641dt.jpg

link (http://www.nflshop.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3473037&cp=2237397)

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
03-02-2009, 01:34 AM
Ebay's got the 5 SB games for a lot cheaper
http://cgi.ebay.com/PITTSBURGH-STEELERS-5-SUPER-BOWL-WINS-ON-5-DVDS-NEW_W0QQitemZ270351181693QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_DVD _HD_DVD_Blu_ray?hash=item270351181693_trksid=p3286 .c0.m14_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|2 40%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Galax Steeler
03-02-2009, 06:23 AM
I got mine ordered. Thanks for the info.

aries4972
03-02-2009, 10:38 AM
.... watched it a couple time already. Its good. the XL highlight video was better IMHO. that one gave you the colts playoff game replay as a bonus. No bonus game on the XLIII video. definaltly worth the 20 bucks though for the sound bites alone..... at one point Tomlin says to Nate Washington." ....you know the difference in you compared to last year... This year you don't look like your just happy to be here" great quote......by the way does anyone know if XLIII is coming out on BlueRay??

Hines4ever
03-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Can you get it outside of Pittsburgh? Or online. I would really like to have it.

I actually saw it at Giant Supermarkets in South Central Pa

SC Steeler Steve
03-02-2009, 02:03 PM
I bought mine from amazon.com as it is cheaper than buying in stores http://www.amazon.com/NFL-Super-Bowl-XLIII-Pittsburgh/dp/B001OQ17SI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1235914102&sr=8-1

Watched it yesterday and it is an amazing video!

just ordered mine from amazon. 16.99 + 2.98 S&H. Great deal, cant wait to get it. Thanks for the heads up on amazon Vader.

Franco32Harris
03-02-2009, 03:52 PM
I picked mine up at FYE for $19.99 I loved every moment of it.

SteelCityKing
03-02-2009, 05:06 PM
i bought mine at midnight the day it came out and watched it the following morning...twice. i'm going to watch it every Sunday until the season starts now. haha!

renatus
03-02-2009, 05:34 PM
Anyone knows if any of those DVD`s is available for zone 2?

European steeler fan here and would love to have any of them but can only find them for US format!!

:tt:

SteelCityKing
03-02-2009, 05:59 PM
Anyone knows if any of those DVD`s is available for zone 2?

European steeler fan here and would love to have any of them but can only find them for US format!!

:tt:

i could burn you a copy and mail it to you if that would help!? haha!

beSteelmyheart
03-02-2009, 06:23 PM
I just went online to Walmart & found it there but it has a blue cover...Wondering if it's the real thing I checked at the Steelers site & that one has a gold cover. Does anyone know if there is a difference? If the walmart one is the real deal I'll order that one & do the site to store thing.

steelpride12
03-02-2009, 09:26 PM
Bought mine day 1, went home watched every moment and the extra's and loved. Really makes me appreciate our Steelers and how much they put out on the field to win games and championships for this city and the amazing fans!

Hammer67
03-03-2009, 03:20 PM
.... watched it a couple time already. Its good. the XL highlight video was better IMHO. that one gave you the colts playoff game replay as a bonus. No bonus game on the XLIII video. definaltly worth the 20 bucks though for the sound bites alone..... at one point Tomlin says to Nate Washington." ....you know the difference in you compared to last year... This year you don't look like your just happy to be here" great quote......by the way does anyone know if XLIII is coming out on BlueRay??


Yes it is...I ordered the Blu Ray with eh SI deal that giv3es you the book, the football/stand/ and the blu ray disc.

stillers4me
03-03-2009, 06:05 PM
What did Hines Ward say to Limas Sweed after his drop? Bires said it was priceless. I gotta know!!! Seriously can someone tell me?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/sueincinci/Smileys/mlala.gif

Galax Steeler
03-03-2009, 06:46 PM
What did Hines Ward say to Limas Sweed after his drop? Bires said it was priceless. I gotta know!!! Seriously can someone tell me?

I will tell you he said the bengals SUCK!!!!!!!!!:rofl:

stillers4me
03-03-2009, 06:48 PM
I will tell you he said the bengals SUCK!!!!!!!!!:rofl:

:toofunny:

Heh! I already know how the movie is going to end. Leave something for me to be surprised about! :chuckle:

Galax Steeler
03-07-2009, 07:20 AM
I finally got to set down last night and watch it. A great video I will be watching it again today.

PalmerSteel
03-07-2009, 12:04 PM
not sure if its in rental stores, but if you have netflix, its on there with a "very long wait".

stillers4me
03-07-2009, 02:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/sueincinci/Smileys/mlala.gif

Haven't watched it yet. :chuckle:

Galax Steeler
03-07-2009, 03:26 PM
So....what did Hines say to Sweed???

Please don't tell no one but he said THE BENGALS STILL SUCK.:rofl: