It is only January 2, but already the Fox Sports PR staff has set the bar astronomically high for the best statistic of the season.
In a press release touting the numbers for Boise State’s crazy overtime win over Oklahoma, the Fox Sports PR staff notes that 7 million people saw Boise State running back Ian Johnson propose to his girlfriend during the post-game show.
Great number, but here is why the Fox Sports guys deserve a raise:they then go on to note that the 4.4/12 rating and share for the proposal “makes it the highest-rated marriage proposal in sports since the 1985 Rashad-Ayers Allen proposal on NBC’s Thanksgiving Day NFL pre-game show (13.5/31, 11/28/85).”
I know there are 363 days left in the year, but that is going to be awfully tough to top.
By Ben Grossman