After surveying fans about which classic games they most wanted to watch again, the NFL has announced 96 games that will be uploaded in full to the league’s official YouTube channel next month.
The league let fans of all 32 teams vote on three full games that they’d like to see featuring their favorite team. The full list of games is here.
The oldest game is Super Bowl III, chosen by Jets fans; the newest game is Super Bowl 50, chosen by Broncos fans.
The list includes 25 Super Bowls, as well as dozens of other postseason games. But the more fun games on the list may turn out to be the ones that have been largely forgotten. A great 1992 Bills-49ers game that featured Jim Kelly and Steve Young both playing almost flawlessly, for instance, will be a fun one to watch, both for those of us old enough to remember it and for those seeing it for the first time.
If there’s any complaint we have, it’s this: Why wait until August? July is the slowest month on the NFL calendar. The NFL ought to upload all 96 games now, and let us binge on classic football from now until the start of training camp.