Re: Super Bowl ratings: Pittsburghers sure do hate the Pats
Name me one NFL fanbase outside of the New England states who doesn't hate the Patriots?
Don't give the excuse that Dynasty teams are hated. The 60's Packers were hated, the 70's Steelers were hated, the 80's 49ers were hated, and the 90's Cowboys were hated. But there is one thing that lets them standout from the Puketriots. They won with honor and dignity. Their coaches didn't need to cheat. They are respected, historical dynasties. The Patriots are not. Not anymore.
The Eagles fans hate the Giants, but in general the city of Philly basically couldn't care less who won. That's how much people hate the Patriots. On the ESPN sportsnation poll, the question asked: "Are you happy the Patriots lost?" The results were not even close. Over 70% said yes. The other 20% were probably Pats fans, or Vegas bettors who lost money. There's a reason why XLII was highly rated. Many fans wanted to see Patriots defeated and destroyed.
The Patriots are not and never will be America's Team. They are the Anti-Christ in the NFL. And it shows. And rightfully so.