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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, and

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, and wide receiver Mario Manningham celebrate the release of Super Bowl XLVI Champions: New York Giants. (March 5, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Far be it from me to deny Giants fans an opportunity to relive the glories of the 2011 season by enjoying the new DVD, “Super Bowl XLVI Champions: New York Giants.’’

But be advised: The approach is as vanilla as the title. This is a strictly highlights-driven offering, full of cool NFL Films angles and slo-mo shots of balls spiraling through the air – including Tom Brady’s season-ending Hail Mary.

It has little journalistic ambition and it will not tell avid fans much they don’t already know, while breezing past much of what they do know about the team’s ups and downs.

Best’s bet: Wait until later this year, when NFL Films’ excellent “America’s Game’’ series delves into what really happened on the Giants’ road to another championship.


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