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Forget the commercials, the contests, the surrounding fluff: When it comes to the Super Bowl, give me the damn ball. And that’s just what the NFL has decided to do, announcing Tuesday that it will provide Super Bowl video highlights, as well as a 90-minute game […]

Forget the commercials, the contests, the surrounding fluff: When it comes to the Super Bowl, give me the damn ball. And that’s just what the NFL has decided to do, announcing Tuesday that it will provide Super Bowl video highlights, as well as a 90-minute game report, for download off Apple’s iTunes.

superlogo.jpgSince the NFL has been selling highlight clips on iTunes all season, adding the Super Bowl to the list seems like a predictable, smart move. But unlike the regular season, when the games are largely forgotten by the following Sunday, the Super Bowl is an archival moment, especially for fans of the two teams lucky and skilled enough to make it this far. In my mind’s eye, I can still remember Matt Suhey’s score that got the rout going and the Fridge’s endzone bullrush from the last Bears visit to Super-land. Will I pay $1.99 to download for digital posterity the crowning moment when Brian Urlacher sacks Peyton Manning for a game-winning safety? Just as soon as they post it on iTunes, as long as the site doesn’t freeze up again from all the other Bears fans doing the same thing.

  1. […] can buy some clips. YouTube will be home to all the ads, I am betting. No comments Share/Send Sphere Topic: Reporter’s Log Tags: Superbowl,iTunes […]

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  2. […] The response to this has been pretty positive in the online video world, but I am not all that excited.  Yeah I know the NFL has been offering highlights all year, and that it could be a retread of the success of the Boise State / Oklahoma bowl highlight package.  And, true, the Super Bowl pared down to 90 minutes without commercials and idiotic commentary would infuse the game with some more drama, which even close Super Bowls often lack due to protracted advertising. […]

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  3. […] NewTeeVee has been keeping up with America’s premiere television event for weeks now, since news like highlight reels at iTunes, the dubious trend of placing advertising on the commercials, appearances from America’s favorite Internet Superstars and more user-generated content than you can shake a churro at keeps rolling in. We even dedicated two posts to NFL gag videos. But the news just keeps coming in, so we’re going with a roundup. […]

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  4. I am a Bears fan from Argentina. Very nice Bears information.
    I miss the days of Walter Payton and William Perry.
    I hope to be in Chicago for a game this fall.

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