Nothing says "holiday" like watching highlight films of the Steelers' Super Bowl championships. The NFL Network agrees with that sentiment, and is running several of their "America's Game" documentaries today.
The Steelers' 2005 season journey will be aired at 3 p.m. ET today, with the 2008 season running at 6 p.m. ET. Seems like the perfect time to grill up some food, crack a beverage and watch "'Twaan to Hines" and Parker's 75-yard work of art once again, complete with commentary from Jerome Bettis, Bill Cowher and Joey Porter. Tom Selleck is the narrator.
The 2008 version is the better of the two, in my opinion, and that will run at 6 p.m. ET. Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu are interviewed, and Jon Hamm is the narrator.
While obviously a Bettis fan, his perspective of this game is well-documented in a million places. Maybe it would have been better to get the insight of the game's MVP, Hines Ward. And it's extremely difficult to discuss the 2008 season without the input of James Harrison but it seems reasonable to assume NFL Network's request was either shunned, or they were simply too scared to approach him.
We'll be watching them here, so join us. If you can't make it, we wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July.