Sunday, February 03, 2013

Alternative programming: Are you ready for some football?

Super Bowl XLVII, the biggest American sporting event of the year, kicks off tonight. No matter where you go, the big game will probably be playing on the nearest display device, and there will be pizza. (There's even pizza here for the Media Services staff!)

Since the Super Bowl draws such massive ratings, any television program run opposite the Super Bowl is doomed to fail. This hasn't stopped shows like the Puppy Bowl from getting a large audience. There's a certain slice of the country that doesn't want to watch football.

If you're the type of person that would rather not watch the Super Bowl, there are still some alternatives in the same vein. Consider watching these movies in our collection about football and football history:


Any Given Sunday – HU DVD 101
Horse Feathers – HU DVD 1128
The Simpsons, Season 3: "Lisa the Greek" – HU DVD 6590
The Blind Side – HU DVD 8312
Friends, Disc 10: "The One With the Football" – HU DVD 8510
Remember the Titans - HU DVD 9133
Community, Season 1: "Feminism, Football and You" – HU DVD 10001, Disc 1
Roll Tide/War Eagle – HU DVD 10055


Go, Tigers! – HU DVD 815
The Band That Wouldn't Die – HU DVD 7901
Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? – HU DVD 7901
The Best That Never Was – HU DVD 7912

For Those Who Call It "American Football:

The Damned United – HU DVD 7058

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