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  1. ShrewBeer

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    on a poll at espn, out of 33,000 people accross the nation, one-third of the people said that they were FANS. one-third. that is a lot, considering there are 32 nfl teams. this stat blows my mind.
    on the other hand, forty-seven percent said that they HATE the pats.
    both numbers are astoundingly huge. i would bet that your average team would yield a neutral position of more than fifty percent of the country. i had assumed that we were hated, but did not realize how loved.


    link; http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/index
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    Whats with the love in Iowa?
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    #87 Jersey

    What else is interesting is that 52% are either Pats fans or non haters.Compared to 47% haters.
    The thing is I don't care about what the rest of country thinks.But I hate being lied about which the media perpetuates.
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    Its out of only 251 votes, but still?
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    Well that is like 90% of the computers in Iowa. I'm joking it was to easy to pass up
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    Iowans are used to lying to pollsters.
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    Do you think (and i'm choking on this as I say it) dynasties are so vehemently disliked across the board or is it just in this particular case?

    Personally, I remember disliking the Bulls (they also had heated rivals with the Pacers), but after awhile I completely respected MJ.

    My question is do you think its just a product of extreme success to be really hated or is this Pats team different?





    disclaimer: if the Pats go undefeated and win the Superbowl, then they are a dynasty in my eyes, thats a different debate, however and I don't want to hijack the thread.
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    I think it's the success. It seems to happen with any team that has long-running success.
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