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The W - Movies & TV - 1st and Ten on DVD @ Walmart for $19.99
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I don't know how many of you remember 1st and Ten, but I believe it was HBO's first attempt at a series starting back in 1984. The show chronicled the chaos that was the California Bulls pro football franchise. Starring such luminaries as Delta Burke (team owner), OJ Simpson, John Matuzak and Fran Tarkenton. They also had countless cameos by guys like LT, John Riggins, Brian Bosworth, Joe Namath and Marcus Allen. Later on Shannon Tweed replaced Delta Burke. I remember watching it when I was a kid and liking it, due to the winning combination of pro football and nude cheerleaders.

Anyway, Walmart has just put out an exclusive release of all six seasons (80 episodes) on six DVDs for just $19.96

This is strange due to the fact that another company is planning to release the seasons individually starting at Christmas for $29.95 per season.

The show is your typical 1980's sitcom, but it's holding up ok as I watch the episodes now 20 years later (I picked it up the other night). The mixed use of USFL, WFL, CFL and the awful staged football "action" segments make for pretty funny viewing. Watching non-stop highlights of Steve Young Quarterbacking the LA Express (they share the same uni colors as the Bulls) brings back great memories of the USFL.

Probably only for the handful of 1st and Ten marks out there, but at 40 cents an episode, I feel it was well worth the investment.

(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 21.11.05 0427)


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Oh, yeah. I'm getting this. I loved the USFL footage! And how, in HBO's trademark, they managed to put in a topless woman in every episode no matter what.
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I used to watch this show religiously with my father. Which makes it a perfect Christmas gift for the old man. Thank you sir.

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This is where I'm supposed to remind you that you can type "1st and Ten" into the Wal-Mart box on the Spend page (The W) and not only get that price, but chip in a few pennies to the board coffers. Hey, if I'm really clever, I can even save you THAT click:

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(Wow, I feel like a real whore NOW.)



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I don't understand. I mean, I know that Wal-Mart's corporate strategy is to use these kinda things as loss leaders so they can make it up when people buy, oh, let's say groceries and toilet paper and miscellaneous impulse buys.

But they're selling the entire series for less than what other companies will charge for each season? I guarantee you that if someone bought the first three seasons of the show at (let's say) Circuit City for $30 each, and then saw the Wal-Mart advertisement, they'd be pissed. Which, no doubt, is another part of Wal-Mart's strategy with the whole thing.

But considering that, if I were running my own video company or video store, I wouldn't bother selling the thing at all.



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