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This review is from: NFL Top 100: Nfl's Greatest Players [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This is a superbly presented show that any American Football fan in the UK should own, if they have access to a region free DVD or Blu Ray player. It contains 4 DVDs and a beautiful full-colour book, in a sleeve styled on a hard back book/gridiron field. [N.B. Don't look at the full-colour book until you've watched the main feature, unless you want to know the outcome].
Unsurprisingly, the main feature counts down the 100 greatest players in descending order, illustrating their career with excellent archive film footage and commentary from fellow players, coaches, sports journalists, historians and celebrity fans. Herein lies the only real problem with the show. Whilst some of the celebrity presenters such as Michael MacCambridge (author of "America's Game") are obviously knowledgeable about the game and its history, providing a compelling story for 'their' players inclusion in the list, others are less knowledgeable and convincing.
The choice of players and their placement in 'The List' will inevitably lead to widespread debate, but that's part of the fun. In particular, the inclusion of players that are still playing may cause some consternation, particularly as as some recent greats of the 'UK NFL Era' (i.e 1982-date) have not made the cut.
Whatever your views, this collection will provide great memories of the NFL at its peak.