Judge Christopher Kulik does not want to be buried in the end zone at The Meadowlands.
Witness the most iconic performances in Giants' history!
An ideal holiday gift for hardcore Giants fans, New York Giants: 10 Greatest Games features the team's most memorable games in the past 20 years. Before 1987, the Giants had many mediocre seasons and won few championship games. It wasn't until Bill Parcells became head coach that the team gained recognition, with quarterback Phil Simms garnering an 88% completion percentage in Super Bowl XXI. Many note defensive linebacker Lawrence Taylor as being the secret weapon to the Giants' success, as his "Big Blue Wrecking Crew" allowed only 3 points in the playoffs.
Instead of listing all 10 games with a description, I shall group them together in terms of year and summarize.
Road To Super Bowl XXI (1987)
Road To Super Bowl XXV(1991)
Road To Super Bowl XXXV(2001)
Eli's Epic Comeback(2006)
Super Bowl XLII
Warner Bros. presents all ten games in full frame and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Aside from some minor defects due to age, the NFL has done a fabulous job in preserving these games, considering most of them were recorded on video. There's some moderate fading with the older games, but otherwise the bright colors come through just fine, with no smearing whatsoever. Pat "Dull" Summerall and John "Duh" Madden served as the commentators for most of these games. As always, Summerall sounds like he's reading from cue cards and Madden is so obvious with his remarks it makes you want to tell him to shut up. The guy may know his stuff, but his replay doodlings are moronic and some of his words of wisdom ("This is when it's fun to be dressed in blue,") are just plain stupid.
Giants' fans should be satisfied, but Warner Bros. sure did a sloppy job on this DVD set. For one thing, there's a major typo on Disc 8 in regards to the date of the game (it happened in 2001 not 2000); the same typo is listed on the back of the box. Secondly, the studio decided to put the discs in multiple flippers which break easily. I would have preferred slim-line cases, myself.
Finally, what's with the favoritism? Some of these "greatest games" sets have only 3 (i.e. Redskins, Raiders, & Titans) while others have 10 (i.e. Cowboys, Eagles & Packers). This set could have had the Super Bowl games only, which would have been more than sufficient. Also, it almost seems like a waste when only the games are included with no bonus features. How about some featurettes with retired players talking about the games?
The Giants are free to go, but Warner Bros. gets fined for laziness.
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