I was just thinking about this. Got home from work tonight and I found a new package from UPS. Sure enough, it was the Book. I haven't read through the book yet. I instantly popped the DVD into my computer. I just watched the views from both broadcast booths and I started crying each time.
Am I a big baby or what?
Wow, what a CRAP DVD!!!
Are they JOKING?
NBC broadcasts the game in 1080p hi-def and we get something that looks like it was dubbed on VHS 100 times? WTF?
Loved hearing Bob and Jim, but how many are with me that Nick Nickson's call was better than Bob Miller's call (I think Bob jumped the gun as well)
What I did love was listening to Bob get choked up after Carter's goal early in the 2nd. It's like HE KNEW. And when the Kings scored the empty netter, the euphoria that came through was delicious... especially after all of these years!
Overall worth the 60 bucks, but man, oh man, the quality and sound of the DVD just BLOWS
The book is very nicely done and 50 years from now when my son is looking at it and saying, "wow, this was the first and only time the kings won the cup" he'll be able to sell it on eBay for 600 bucks!
So the big question is:
What is more disappointing?
The low resolution DVD that came with the book or the poor quality, Stanley Cup digital photos that were taken at the Home Depot Center?
I got mine yesterday as well. I'm too angry about all of this to even open the box.
Yeah, I just started watching the game with Bob & Jim's play by play. Wow, it looks like the source video was re-encoded at the wrong framerate. I've seen pirated live streams better quality than this.
I guess my next project will be to take my HD rip of game 6 and combine it with the audio from the DVD.
If I ever get around to doing it, I'll be sure to make it available to all of you.
I just my book yesterday evening. I haven't seen the DVD yet, but, there is always this possibility: just turn away from the TV and pretend the game was on radio (archaic I know).