NFL Films produced Full Color Football for
Showtime in 2009, to acknowledge what would have been
the fiftieth season of play for the American Football
League. Unfortunately, they did not produce a DVD set
for sale at the time, but said that a set would be available
'in 2012'. 2012 has come and gone, and there has been
no release of the set, unless AFL fans want to fork out $200
for a 'special production'.
The DVD set has been available on
pirate sites for some time. I don't know of the quality of
such sets, nor do I endorse them, but they are easily found
on-line. But I had hoped NFL Films would make the
higher-quality originals available to AFL fans at a
reasonable mass-production price.
Since it appears as though that will
not be the case, I'm presenting
below the full series, which play
on-line, with what appears to be
original quality. I'm
sorry fans can't get the real set,
but hopefully, this is the next-best
option, and if you have a 'smart
TV', you can even watch it there.
AFL fan Bryan Ellis has sent a link that you can
use to download the YouTube videos.
First, you must go to the site
Download the program featured there, the YTD
De-select any extras, decline any
upgrades, and use the free program.
Download it, open the program, then come to this
page and click on one of the episodes. As
it plays, right-click and select "Copy Video
URL". This will put the URL in your
clipboard memory, so you can go to the YTD
program, paste the URL where indicated, and
then download the video.
You can then burn it to a DVD if you
want to. I've tried it and it works!!
you download the videos, if the
ever forces YouTube to take them down, as
has apparently been done with other AFL videos,
you can still view them from your downloaded
version, or from DVDs.