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  1. MOSS

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    With two big signings, I would say right now it's 1.Red Sox/1a. Patriots. The Sox have done great this Summer and have more of a buzz compare to last year when they miss the playoffs. The Patriots second most well known player is Chad Ochocinco, given that Chad has tv show on MTV.
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    The Patriots (and the NFL) are more popular than the Bankofamericasox/MLB overall in New England. The Bankofamericasox always will have their Boston-centric legion of core lemmings -- staid, in-bred, parochial anachronists. Bruins fans will overtake them as well, in time.
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    Area wise the Pats are neck and neck with the Sox. Nationwide the Pats are regarded as scumbag cheating scum.
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    PATS are on TOP and that won't change ever b/c it is the NFL
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    The Red Sox have bigger fan base then the Pats across the country. Your right about the NFL being bigger then baseball but not in New England, although it's close.
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    You are wrong. The Pats overtook the Bankofamericasox in popularity region-wide several years ago. This has been confirmed more than once by local radio surveys. The NFL is MUCH bigger than MLB regionally and nationwide. The only place where baseball reigns in this area is within the city of Boston -- it's a small but very hardcore traditional fan base.
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    LOL don't kid yourself. Boston cares more about the red sox 2004 and 2007 championships than they do the 3 pats and all the celtics titles.

    Red sox also have more fans worldwide that often take over road games.

    We all may love bill but the rest of the world still dislikes him for the most juvenile of reasons.
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    HAHAHA, thats like saying the bulls are more popular than the cubs in chicago because of what jordan did and his popularity.
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    #61 Jersey

    Huh? How so? I give you solid information backed objectively by local media. Where does your perspective draw from?
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    Several years? I dont know which local media is your source but Red Sox rating went down only last year, Patriots overtook them on that 14-2 season, then Bruins did it during the Stanley Cup run a few months back. Now,this time, it's all about the Red Sox.
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    Okay, because new york has 2 sports teams in the "most popular" sport are they more popular than the yankees?

    The red sox have a more loyal and die hard fanbase unlike the pats. No disrespect, but after the Bill & brady era is over do you really think fans will still care as much?

    The red sox even in losing seasons still sellout and are packed. Don't let the patriots nonstop success cloud your judgement on who really is on top.

    The cubs have won nothing and they are still the number 1 team in chicago.
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    Anyone have a link to the Patriots pre-season game having higher ratings than Red Sox vs. Yankees during a pennant race?

    How about the Boston Globe survey of best sports moment where Adam Vinatieri's kick in XXXVI beat the last out of the 2004 World Series? (Admittedly it'll be with a sports writer explaining how the fans are wrong:D -never mind how the Globe is a silent partner in the Red Sox ownership.)
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    #61 Jersey

    You have an opinion, which is fine. Myself and Lurker1965 (see post #12), on the other hand, offer objective information. Come back when you can share something similar.
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    Top five most loyal MLB fan bases - MLB - Yahoo! Sports

    THREAD!!
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    #87 Jersey

    The MLB is a joke.
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    The Red Sox had the curse. When they suck again we can see how it is today.

    If you want diehard fans, the Bruins take the cake. In the '80s it became obvious the ownership was not really trying to win, in the '90s* they lost a NHL season. They stayed.

    I think that is painfully stupid, but it is die hard. The Red Sox always tried.

    *Was the NHL lockout in the '90s? I'm not a hockey fan.
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    Anyone want to mention Foxboro sellouts since Parcells. (1992, I think, but it may be 1991 or 1993. Someone will correct me.)

    NEEDLE!!
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    I'd like to hear the punch line.............
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    Just like the Pats had their time right now. I don't see the Patriots being this big when they start sucking. The Bruins I agree. Though the Red Sox are second in die hard fans out of the 4 Boston teams.


    There was a NHL lockout back in 1994-1995 and again in 2004-2005.
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    That's irrelevant since most games gillete isn't always packed.

    I still remember that pats vs steelers game when i saw terrible towels waving in the stadium.
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    The last time the Pats never soldout was in 1994.
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    Selling out 631+ games is much harder
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    Living on the other side of the world has it's positives and negatives. I've been spreading the good word of Boston sports following to all and sundry and most people are already aware of Boston vs New York, they aren't aware of the New England Patriots (outside of Brady mainly because of his wife), where they're from and who their rivals are.

    The Pats are popular to me. That's all that matters.
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    no quesion its the redsox. i love all four boston teams the same like they are my children but the sox are number 1 in the boston area. the redsox have been passed down from father to son since the early 1900s. i dont know why it matters anyway.
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    Precisely. I could not care less how the oh so trendy Boston city academia rump swab types care about the BankofAmericaSox and their quest to buy another ring or whatever piece of crap the MLB hosers win.
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    The Pats are doing the exact same thing with signing Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth. And what wrong with academia? Are you a uneducated man? It's funny seeing the Pats fans whinning about the Sox buying the World Series, when the Patriots are trying to do the same thing.
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    LOL some people just don't understand that.

    As arrogant new yorkers are, they will still admit their rankings are 1 yankees 2 knicks 3 giants 4 rangers 5 and the jets.

    The pats right now are winners and most kids grew up with them always winning, BUT that 2008/2009 season showed just how fickle most of our fans are.


    When the patriots are down by 3 scores before the half at home the crowd starts BOO loudly and began to leave (ie dolphins wildcat game)

    When the sox are down by 4 the crowd still hangs in there until the final because they still think they could win.
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    No. Obviously you are innumerate (look it up). The Pats are NOT outspending their peers. In the NFL there is a salary cap. Look that up too.

    I have multiple college degrees including graduate school where I graduated 1st in class FWIW.

    Gawd, I hate MLB rump swabbies!
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    #51 Jersey

    An educated fan would realize there's a difference between addressing needs within the constraints of a salary cap and having an open cheque book to address needs in a free market competition.

    I love both teams but the comparison is a poor one.
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    #22 Jersey

    Bankofamericasox? wow...

    How do you think they able to get great players? Red Sox fanbase sell out at Fenway park every game, even in a sure non-playoff year. And, it's not their fault to pay 20 millions for a player, because some other teams will.

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