With the apologizermeter working overtime, FOX Sports broadcaster Thom Brennaman apologized a record 84 times for technical difficulties the network experienced during its telecast of Sunday’s Bears-Vikings game.

“Halfway through the second quarter when Thom reached the 50-apology mark and was approaching the record for most apologies in a single telecast, I thought to myself, ‘Hey, he might have something going here’,” broadcast partner Brian Billick said.

Brennaman apologized for the final time with 2:56 left in the game, breaking the previous record of 83 televised apologies set in 1998 by former President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a mark that was later tied by New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.

“I sincerely apologize for my many apologies, but considering the circumstances; I feel it was necessary to apologize for apologizing,” a sorry Brennaman told the viewing audience after the game ended.