Monday, December 3, 2007


Assignment 5-1

There are many individual icons in sports. Not many whole teams are looked at as icons. The National Football League is an owner to its very own whole team icon. The icon is the New England Patriots. Let us talk about why they are icons now, what they are on track to do this year, and the quarterback behind them.
The main reason the New England Patriots are such looked at as icons is mainly because in the past ten years they have won three Super Bowls. These three Super Bowls were won in three out of four years in a row (Patriots, 2007). Such a feat does not happen regularly in the National Football League. In fact, rarely does a team even win back-to-back Super Bowls. Some even say that the Patriots are one of the last dynasties left in sports today. Enough history, lets talk about what they could do this year.
As of today, the New England Patriots are current undefeated with a record of 11-0. They continue to plow through teams as if they are all pieces of cake. Most wins have been very lopsided in favor of the Patriots. Everything they do seems to be effective. The reason this is considered to be an iconic season is because the only team ever to go undefeated in a season were the 1972 Miami Dolphins (About, 2007). If the Patriots are able to pull off this undefeated season they will become only the second team in National Football League history to go undefeated, which would in turn make them iconic. A quarterback that could have been nothing backs this great team. Lets talk about whom he is.
Tom Brady graduated from the University of Michigan and fell to a seventh round draft pick. This means that he almost was not even drafted into the National football League. Typically players that are drafted this late are put on practice teams and do not even player. Tom Brady showed what he could really do and began winning games. Tom was there for all three of the Super Bowls and is continuing to have great seasons. This year he is on track to break the all-time passing touchdown record.
In conclusion, some already say the New England Patriots are iconic but if they do go undefeated there will be no argument. These New England Patriots will be talked about for many years to come along with other legends of past, present, and future.

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