Best. DVD. Ever.

Officially supplanting my Criterion Collection "Eddie" "Un Chien Andalou" as the top pick in my library is this gem of a boxed set. If YF wants one, I’m buyin’.

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  • Savor it. You’re not likely to get another set any time soon.

    YF July 12, 2005, 11:52 pm
  • I especially love the ending. It’s just so dramatic, but yet in some way, completely predictable – Oh wait, I’ve seen this stuff before!

    Brad-SF July 13, 2005, 1:06 am
  • YF is right, SF! If you want another championship you’ll have to get by Tony Womack to do it!

    mattymatty July 13, 2005, 1:59 am
  • I take it that YF doesn’t want a copy. YF is right though, and we will savor it. He’s right that there’s unlikely to ever be as monumental a series as last year’s ALCS, in terms of good beating evil, in terms of improbable comebacks, in terms of right beating might. It’s like a gosh darn Hollywood script!

    SF July 13, 2005, 7:00 am
  • Yeah. The movie was Fever Pitch—just the triffle SFs deserve.

    YF July 13, 2005, 9:10 am
  • What’s a “triffle”?

    SF July 13, 2005, 9:16 am
  • Triffle:
    Much like the Yanks, a triffle is a soft piece of candy with, err, nevermind, thats a truffle.

    Brad-SF July 13, 2005, 10:05 am
  • SF –
    Let’s exchange birthday presents. I’ll send you the complete Red Sox World Series DVD collection, you send me the complete Yankees World Series DVD and video collections (some aren’t available on DVD).

    john yf July 13, 2005, 12:06 pm
  • John:
    The only fair trade, from an archrival vs. archrival collapse standpoint would be for me find a “highlights of the 1978 season” DVD, and then we could swap. But even that wouldn’t really be fair to you, since the Yankees only beat the Sox one time, and it technically wasn’t even the playoffs. So the choke wasn’t as historically monumental and pathetic as last year (wait, did I just dredge up the 2005 ALCS again? You bet!). Let me know if you want me to start looking for a copy of the playoff game, and you have yourself a deal. I need to know soon, as I have already pre-ordered the new set and it ships in a week.

    SF July 13, 2005, 2:39 pm
  • If you throw in the 1986 Met’s highlights, you’ve got a deal.

    john yf July 13, 2005, 2:59 pm
  • If you throw in the 1986 Mets highlights, you’ve got a deal.
    I have a vague memory of a Roger Angell line from that year: Zim signaled to the bullpen to send in [yet another Red Sox goat whose name I can’t remember.] All over New England, fans in front of their sets and around their radios yelled “NO!”

    john yf July 13, 2005, 3:01 pm
  • Wow, a Yankees fan who would own a Mets highlight video. Your counteroffer is a joke, right?

    SF July 13, 2005, 3:46 pm
  • Your dog don’t hunt in this game, SF. We’ve got an 8 1/2 decade advantage. The only team you can beat are the Cubs.
    Being from a second city that can’t support two teams, Bostonians don’t understand this, but New Yorkers will always route for any New York team playing the Red Sox.
    Did you know a poll on the FAN voted Bill Buckner the All Time Met first baseman?

    john yf July 13, 2005, 4:05 pm
  • New Yorkers will always route (sic) for any New York team playing the Red Sox.
    Wait a second!!! I thought New York fans didn’t care about anyone but their own team, and couldn’t be troubled with caring about what the Sox did. Wasn’t this covered in an earlier thread?? Did you misspeak, earlier?

    SF July 13, 2005, 4:34 pm
  • SF –
    Your really scraping the bottom of the barrel, SF. He said Yankee fans don’t pay more attention to Red Sox players than to us. We all still love to beat them. It’s always been fun.

    bucky dent July 13, 2005, 4:43 pm
  • You can say that again.

    mookie wilson July 13, 2005, 4:45 pm
  • I always enjoyed it.

    bob gibson July 13, 2005, 4:50 pm
  • Me too.

    johnny bench July 13, 2005, 4:52 pm
  • Wow, a quadruple post in a lame attempt to insult Sox fans. Hats off to the guy (who uses The Billy Buck Homeselling System of Arlington as a homepage, no less; who knew all these ballplayers became realtors?) with this kind of time on his hands.

    JTP July 13, 2005, 6:32 pm
  • I don’t know. I thought it was a pretty creative and humorous attempt to insult sox fans. It wasn’t me, but props go out to the anonymous guy. Plus, I’m pretty sure it didn’t take the person that long to post. How is anyone who posts on this site insulting anyone else who posts about the time they have on their hands?

    Nick July 13, 2005, 8:36 pm
  • I have the advantage of working at a hotel with DSL from 4pm-midnight four nights a week, so that’s when I get in almost all of my internet time.
    Poor Best Western execs; if they only knew what they really pay me for.

    JTP July 13, 2005, 9:08 pm
  • “New Yorkers will always route for any New York team playing the Red Sox”
    Thats funny. I have a ton of friends who happen to live and die with the New York Metropolitans, and would never route for the Yankess against the Sox. Maybe Mets fans don’t count as New Yorkers?

    Brad-SF July 14, 2005, 1:52 am
  • Brad’s right – my friends who root for the Mets are actually also Sox rooters, not Yankees rooters. Some of them flat-out hate the Yankees as much as anyone. I do notice that Yankees fans look down at Mets fans, but that’s not odd, since they (unjustifiably) look down at the entire world.
    John’s ubiquity in rooting for NYC teams is a one way street.

    SF July 14, 2005, 9:17 am

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