So in the, literal, drought of the summer here in Indiana, I've been spending a lot of time watching old Penn State football, and even basketball, games on DVD. My amazing wife, who wholeheartedly supports my passion for watching Penn State sports, has regularly been in contact with that DVD burning superstar of Penn State cyberspace, Southern Lion. I'm sure most of you know who he is, but if you don't, Southern Lion has every Penn State football game for like the past 50 years on DVD and will sell any and all to you for a very reasonable price.
Years ago, I put together a list of some very famous, and some very random Penn State games, that I wanted to have on DVD to save forever. I watch these when I go on long treadmill runs, sometimes right before bed, and, you know, like right now as I'm watching Bobby Engram cement his status in my mind as the best football player ever at Penn State with an amazing performance in the monsoon of an Outback Bowl against Auburn. But, anyway, this list I came up with...is apparently now empty. My wife was set to surprise me with a few DVDs, but said there was nothing left to get.
So, I turn to you, the brilliant of BSD. What games should I add to the list and why? This sort of spins off the "favorite Penn State games" ever FanPost from a couple weeks ago. By the way, I'm on the verge of indoctrinating a whole new generation, maybe even a child with the first name Talor and the middle name Lydell (a story for another time perhaps). Anyway, help me know what I should put on my wishlist.
Here's what I have so far:
Football Bowl games: 1983 Sugar, 1987 Fiesta, 1992 Fiesta, 1994 Citrus, 1995 Rose, 1996 Outback, 1997 Fiesta, 2006 Orange
Football games: 1990 vs. Notre Dame, 1991 vs. Pitt, 1993 vs. Michigan State, All of 1994 season, 1999 vs. Miami, 2000 vs. Purdue, 2000 vs. Indiana (most random game on the list, I know), 2001 vs. Ohio State, 2002 vs. Nebraska, 2005 vs. Northwestern, 2005 vs. Ohio State, 2008 vs. Ohio State, 2011 vs. Illinois
Basketball: 2001 vs. North Carolina, 2001 vs. Michigan State, 2009 vs. Baylor (NIT) 2009, vs. Illinois 2009, vs. Virginia 2011, vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten tourney), 2011 vs. Michigan State (Big Ten tourney)
So...what do I need?