I think the Pats are the NFL team Hated most of all in the country if you took a poll of every football fan and got a consensus. I think the public was tired of us before because we have been a team with a consistent winning tradition this decade,but withstood a full out hatred because we usually did things with mostly quiet non trouble guys and won because the team played very hard and overachieved with mostly no name off the street into the lineup players. Now we are signing players with BIG names but with bad pasts with criminal convictions like Drugs,other arrests ect; and I think now the public will hate us even more because now we appear more of a combination of the Raiders and Bengals personalities than the patriots team from earlier in the decade. Don't get me wrong,I like the decisions and things we have done this year and could care less about what Tom Dick and Jane did in years past because it probably makes us an even better overall with an All-Star team now instead of a 'who the hell are those guys team' from 2000-2006,even though those guys won 3 super bowls. Get used to being a fan of America's Most Hated team - Personally I could care less,and in the immortal words of another owner whatever it takes,'Just Win Baby'.