"If they run the table, and they win all the games, then they are doing it within the rules of the National Football League," Shula told ESPN. "And there shouldn't be any asterisk to it. That would be the accomplishment that they made. It would be the best in all of sports." From http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/11/08/shula_stands_by_comments/ . But the such-and-such is still trying to have it both ways.