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With no sports on TV and NFL Game Pass offered for free through May, it’s time for BTSC to view some Steelers games and break them down

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It’s a worst case scenario for sports fans at this time. Not only are we confined to are living spaces for much more time than we are accustomed, there are no live professional sports on television to help us get through these tough times. In order to get our sports fix, our only option is to view replays of old games of various sports.

Luckily, the NFL has stepped up in this time of crisis and is offering free access to NFL Game Pass through the end of May. With the availability to watch every NFL game since 2009, fans can view the condensed version, the full game replay, or the All-22 version. It all comes down to personal preference. But where do we start?

For me, I began thinking about looking at old games when NFL Network replayed Super Bowl XL Wednesday night. Although I did not catch the replay when it was shown, luckily my DVR picked it up for me and I have the game at my fingertips for my viewing pleasure.

In talking with BTSC editor Jeff Hartman about viewing replays of Steelers’ games, I mentioned to him the various things I look for when I watch. As the discussion continued, he suggested the idea of doing a “watch party” for BTSC. Of course, I was ready to run with the idea!

Here is how it will work:

There will be a number of polls at the conclusion of this article in order to set up what is best for the majority of the BTSC community. What games are we wanting to view? How far back are we wanting to go? How often do we want to come together in the comments section and discuss a game? Do we want to go a specific number of days, or do it on specific days of the week? These are the things which will be decided by all of you.

On Sunday morning, we will run our first watch party article with the results of the polls which will determine how the process will continue. At that time, we will announce the first game we will watch when convenient, have a poll for the next game to watch, and when the follow up article will be published where everyone can put their thoughts in the comments. We will also feature some specific things to look for in the game in order to engage in the conversation.

If you’re not sure exactly what we’re talking about, just think of it as a book club but instead of having to read a book, you get to watch a Steelers game.

So now it’s up to you, BTSC! Check out the polls below and help us get this rolling. Also, if you have more thoughts on the subject of how to make this the best possible for the community, leave them in the comments below!

If you want to get better prepared, you can go ahead and activate your complementary access to NFL Game Pass simply by clicking HERE.

Poll

Which games do you want to include for the BTSC watch party?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Just the 2019 season in order to better analyze the team for 2020
    (50 votes)
  • 75%
    All games going as far back as possible.
    (153 votes)
203 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Would you rather do the watch party every number of days, or on specific days of the week?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Do them every set number of days
    (48 votes)
  • 75%
    Do them on certain days of the week
    (149 votes)
197 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If every doing the watch party every number of days, how many days should be in between?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Every 2 days
    (45 votes)
  • 38%
    Every 3 days
    (62 votes)
  • 34%
    Every 4 days
    (56 votes)
163 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If doing the watch party on certain days, which days (how often) should we do?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Every Sunday
    (41 votes)
  • 49%
    Every Sunday and Thursday
    (90 votes)
  • 28%
    Every Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday
    (52 votes)
183 votes total Vote Now

For which game to chose, I stuck with either the first game of 2019 to go through the whole season in order, or the Steelers’ first win of the season. Other choices include signature wins from 2018. Please leave suggestions for games in the comments to be included in the next poll.

Poll

Which game should we view first?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    2019 Week 1 at Patriots
    (27 votes)
  • 10%
    2019 Week 4 vs Bengals
    (17 votes)
  • 10%
    2018 Week 3 at Tampa
    (17 votes)
  • 4%
    2018 Week 5 vs Falcons
    (7 votes)
  • 13%
    2018 Week 10 vs Panthers
    (22 votes)
  • 3%
    2018 Week 11 at Jaguars
    (6 votes)
  • 41%
    2018 Week 15 vs Patriots
    (68 votes)
164 votes total Vote Now