I finally had the opportunity to hit up the local Barnes & Noble... was able to pick up a copy of this year's Super Bowl program. It's ridiculously overpriced at $15... but there's no doubt that this is one of the most memorable Super Bowls for me.
The program has 264 pages and is filled with a ton of interesting articles. One of the best reads is called Peak Performers, which covers some of the greatest names in football history and their standout performances in the big game. Another great article, It's Never Over, talks about some of the greatest comebacks in NFL playoff history.
Sixty-eight pages were dedicated to reviewing weeks #1 through #17, along with the Wild Card & Divisional rounds of the playoffs. Unfortunately... they didn't include an article on the Packers victory over the Chicago Bears. Oh well... the in-depth scouting report on both Super Bowl teams made up for it.
But my favorite part of the program wasn't even an article. It's the cool mini posters of some of the Packers and Steelers stars. If this program didn't cost $15... I'd definitely rip this baby up and post some of these up in my classroom. Here's a list of the players they included: Troy Polamalu, Charles Woodson, Rashard Mendenhall, Donald Driver, Lawrence Timmons, Clay Matthews, Hines Ward, Nick Collins, LaMarr Woodley, and James Starks.
Overall... I was pretty impressed with the program... however there are three things I didn't like:
#1 There were way too many articles on Texas... I counted at least 7 :-(
#2 They didn't include posters of Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, or James Jones.
#3 I've already mentioned this... but I wish they would have included information on the Conference Championship games.
Okay... enough whining. I'll wrap it up on a positive note. I love the program's cover. It features a huge picture of the Lombardi Trophy with Cowboy Stadium in the background. I'm not expert on Super Bowl programs... but I'd rate this a perfect 10.
Happy Friday y'all... have a great weekend.