Breaking News!?! Sorry WCVB, I don't think so....

Kevin Vahey
Mon Dec 9 21:07:23 EST 2013

In 1992 the Pats home games were never on TV as they couldn't sell out.
They were heading for St. Louis but the NFL discovered that Kraft had an
ironclad lease with the old stadium. Kraft had bought the stadium cheaply
when the Sullivans needed money to pay off Don King.

Then Kraft just waited and we know what happened.

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM, Sean Smyth <> wrote:

> On Monday, December 9, 2013 8:09 PM, Kevin Vahey <> wrote:
> > The game had a 34.1/62 rating on channel 4 which translates to 807,000
> > households so a lot of people were interested.
> > Many others were Christmas shopping yesterday so that alert may have
> > brought them a smile. Now if they had sent out an alert that BC lost its
> > basketball game I would agree but the Patriots are huge.
> And let's reflect for a bit how big the Patriots have gotten. Before
> Parcells/Bledsoe, they were a non-entity around here and went through a few
> year spell of rarely having games on TV. An entire generation is now rabid
> for the team, thanks to the Pats' prolonged success. Had someone said to me
> in 1992 that the Patriots could one day arguably be the No. 1 pro sports
> team, I would've laughed. Hard. For an extended period of time.

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