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December 30, 2007 - Seth Staskey
It's been quite a year in the National Football League. From dog killers to guys being involved in brawls at Vegas strip clubs and all of the negative publicity the league received, it was nice to see something positive for the league. At least some, including myself, think it's a positive.
The New England Patriots put the finishing touches on a perfect 16-0 season late Saturday night, rallying past the New York Giants at the Meadowlands. It was really exciting to watch history. However, it wasn't that exciting that we had to listen to Bryant Gumble (former Today Show host) call the action, but that's for another blog.
The Patriots -- who were called on the carpet in week one about "Spygate" -- answered all the critics and did most in a big way. Outside of a Monday night win at Baltimore and a win at Indianapolis, it seemed as if the Patriots were seemingly unchallenged. They scored points in bunches and Tom Brady and Randy Moss rewrote several records along the way.
To win 16 games in a row against professional players is quite an accomplishment. Just think about that for a minute. The people they are playing against are adults who make lots of money and are extremely talented and this team found a way to meet all challenges.
The next couple of weeks will be interesting to see if this team can officially etch its name into the history books and win another Super Bowl title. I am still a firm believer that the Colts are going to defend their crown, but I wouldn't be upset if the Patriots officially run the table and go 19-0. I know there are some Miami Dolphin fans and ex-players who are probably sending good-luck cards to every other team in the playoffs, trying to preserve their place in history.
Remember, that's the thing about history. It's always changing.
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