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This is Why I’m Glad the Patriots Went Undefeated December 30, 2007

Posted by Marquis Chapman in NFL, Sports, Video.

Mercury Morris will finally shut up

Thank You Patriots and Congratulations



1. Jason T. Wilson - December 30, 2007


2. Undefeated! « Ick’s Corner - December 30, 2007

[…] Had to link this one.. This is All Sports Talks  take on the Patriots 16-0 season.. Great video […]

3. Bob Sacamano - December 30, 2007


By Sam Evans, Associated Press Writer

The numbers are in and the preliminary ratings indicate the 29 December 2007 game between the Patriots and Giants was the most watched broadcast in U.S. television history.

Up to this point, the most watched program in U.S. television history was the M*A*S*H series finale: “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” which aired in 50.15 million households on 28 February, 1983 with a 77% share of the entire viewing audience. The M*A*S*H broadcast had 105.9 million total viewers. Since 2000, the most watched program was Super Bowl XLI Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears), which had 93.1 million million viewers on 4 February, 2007 .

Overnight ratings of the Patriots-Giants game show 53.2 million households watched the game. In addition, Nielsen Media Research is reporting overnight viewers totaled more than 107.3 million on the three networks broadcasting the game (NFL Network, NBC, CBS) and an 83% share of the total television viewing audience.

After weeks of insisting they wouldn’t cave in, NFL officials did just that Wednesday. As a result, all of America saw the Patriots’ make history. Saturday night’s game between New England and the New York Giants on the NFL Network, was also simulcast nationwide on CBS and NBC. It was the first time in NFL history the same game was broadcast on three separate networks at the same time.

4. W.B. - December 31, 2007

haha… ummm… *insert foot in mouth*…. where’s the tux morris?

5. K.C. - December 31, 2007

Truth be told Merc. was a great running back in his day on a great team. He has used the 72 Dolphins 12-0 record as a platform for publicity. I find it interesting that out of all the members on that team he always has the most to say? But it is working because now that the Pats have broken the record all the reporters will have to go back to him for commment.

6. Troy - December 31, 2007

Glad you’re posting again, Marquis.

I won’t count the Pats as “undefeated” until they win Super Bowl XLI. Then I will.

7. boxwatcher - January 1, 2008

I have to admit I was rooting for the Giants. Most of those Dolphins guys are getting up in age and we’ll be seeing less and less of them as time passes. But now we’ll have to listen to these Pats carry on for the next how many years? Sure guys like Brady, Bruschi, and Seau won’t mouth up. But just think about Moss or Harrison. I still hope the Pats lose in the playoffs but I take my hat off. They are hands down the best team in football right now and arguably all time. While 16-0 is quite an achievement I’m way more impressed that they have kept that thing going for what six years now? I can’t help but to think how much the “tuck rule” play changed the NFL.

Welcome Marrquis, I’ve missed this blog.


8. Marquis Chapman - January 1, 2008

Thanks Troy, it’s good to be back. And your’re right about the Pats.They had an amazing season this year, but if they don’t win the Superbowl, the media is going to eat them alive. That’s a lot of pressure for a team, but they are the one team in the NFL that can handle it.

9. Marquis Chapman - January 1, 2008

Thanks Boxwatcher,

I’m not a fan of the Pats either, but they did the impossible. The Pats are just a team with a bunch of unselfish players that are commited to winning, and not committed to the payday. You have to take your hat off to Bill Belichick, for getting the players to buy into his system. Although, when you win, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to get players to listen to you. Nevertheless, the Pats made history and I’m anxious to see what’s going to happen in the playoffs.

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