OK Sox fans . . . here’s a DVR (or VCR) alert if you have the MLB Network on your cable system or get it via satellite.
The MLB Network does a show called “Baseball’s Seasons” where they take an in-depth look back at the memorable moments in a given year. Like most of the programming on the network, the show is extremely well-done.
Well tonight – Wednesday, February 10th – they look back at the 2004 season.
You may remember it.
Ichiro Suzuki broke the single-season record for hits. Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 500th home run. Greg Maddux won his 300th game. 40-year-old Randy Johnson threw a perfect game.
Oh yea, and the Red Sox pulled off the greatest comeback in postseason history and ended an 86-year-old drought.
So, if you want to relive “The Steal,” “The Bloody Sock,” and Big Papi’s Game 4 and Game 5 walk-off heroics, tune in tonight at 8:00. Better yet – record it. You’ll be glad you did.
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In my opinion, the best sports documentaries ever made are called “America’s Game.” It’s a series done by the NFL Network that looks back at the first 43 Super Bowl winners (the New Orleans Saints will eventually be featured in episode 44).
Each episode is narrated by a celebrity and features three members of the team talking directly to the camera. NFL Films does an incredible job of finding previously unseen footage, and the players and coaches featured are all extremely well-spoken.
About a year ago after seeing a couple of episodes on the NFL Network, I started shopping online for the entire series on DVD (perfect for PawSox road trips) but didn’t take the plunge after seeing how expensive the box set was.
I’m thrilled that I didn’t buy them because now you can watch every episode on your computer for free at Hulu.com.
Here’s a link. If you’re a Patriots fan and you’ve never seen the “America’s Game” episodes devoted to the 2001, 2003, and 2004 Super Bowl champs, I strongly encourage you to check them out. Start with 2001 and work your way up. You’ll thank me later.
Here are some details:
2001 – Narrated by Martin Sheen and featuring Tom Brady, Lawyer Milloy, and Adam Vinatieri.
2003 – Narrated by Tom Selleck and featuring Charlie Weis, Rodney Harrison, and Willie McGinest.
2004 – Narrated by Laurence Fishburne and featuring Troy Brown, Bill Belichick, and Tedy Bruschi.
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