The end result wasn't what Patriots fans were hoping for, but Super Bowl XLVI did give Boston one milestone, a ratings record. According to Nielsen, the local rating for the Big Game between the Patriots and Giants was a 56.7 with an 81 share. That means 56.7% of all Boston homes were watching the game … Continue reading Super Bowl XLVI Sets Boston Ratings Record
You gotta hand it to the Giants. What a team. They backed up all their talk and guarantees from the last two weeks and Eli Manning came through once again as the New York Giants won their second Super Bowl in the last four seasons, beating the Patriots 21-17. There isn't much more to say. … Continue reading Giants Walk The Talk, Break New England Hearts All Over Again
You likely remember the threatening voicemail John Dennis left for Ryen Russillo back in 2005. It still gets referenced on WEEI from time-to-time, and people bring it up to Dennis occasionally on Twitter. It seemed to been put on the back burner after Russillo gained a national name for himself working alongside Scott Van Pelt … Continue reading Ryen Russillo, John Dennis Light Up Super Bowl Weekend With Another War of Words
Let's do some linkage on this Super Bowl Weekend. The Weekend Viewing Picks have my sports and entertainment suggestions. Time for your links. As you can imagine, many of the stories will deal with Sunday's Super Bowl. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks with NBC's Bob Costas about his past experiences in hosing a … Continue reading The Super Bowl Weekend Megalinks
Are the Giants talking trash, or just extremely confident?
By this point, most of the storylines are set, the trash talk is done with (more on that later) and the silliness sets in. Whether it is reporting that a rhinoceros has picked the Giants to win, or a caller telling Dennis and Callahan that through extensive film study he's determined that 90% of the time … Continue reading Super Bowl Week Drawing To A Close
I guess Felger and Mazz are finding that it is impossible to be both a contrarian AND say that the Giants are going to roll, since everyone seems to be saying the Giants will win. They've now changed course and are talking like the Patriots might actually have a chance in this one. It's easy … Continue reading Felger and Mazz Reverse Course, Now Support Patriots
What happened on Wednesday out in Indianapolis?
Mention that the Patriots seem like underdogs in this Sunday's Super Bowl, and you'll be mocked, likely by someone citing the Vegas line that has established the Patriots as favorites. Meanwhile, look around listen to analysis and predictions from around the country and tell me 75% of "experts" aren't saying that the Giants are going to … Continue reading Giants Victory Train Rolls On During Super Bowl Week