A survey says Patriots fans are No. 1 when it comes to being obnoxious. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)
Yahoo! – SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics, today unveiled the results of its 2016 Super Bowl Second Screen Survey¹, examining online and mobile habits and preferences of Americans watching this year’s Super Bowl, as well as their thoughts on which professional football playoff team has the most obnoxious fans. The research revealed that the New England Patriots, who were recently eliminated from the NFL playoffs, are #1 when it comes to obnoxious fans. …
More than 1 in 3 Americans (38 percent) picked the Pats as having the most obnoxious fans, with only 15 percent choosing the Denver Broncos, coming in a distant second place.
Way to go, New England. Take a bow, Massholes. Congratulations on a job well done, everyone from Hero Island, Vermont to Nantucket, from T3 R4 WELS, Maine to the No Man’s Land in Connecticut between Pats and Giants territory. Stick tap to you, Patriots fans living as expatriates across the nation. You did it.
The Patriots are out of the postseason, but Pats fans continue to own so much real estate in heads across America, we can start putting green houses and red hotels on their brains. We are the most obnoxious fans in football by a landslide, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I mean, can you imagine not winning this poll? After all the success the Patriots have had in this century? Four championships, six trips to the Super Bowl, ten AFC championship game appearances, 13 AFC East championships and an incredible 14 seasons with 10 or more wins? Not to mention having all that success questioned, dismissed, smeared and asterisked to death? Think for a second how you’d feel if, after all that, you finished behind say, Denver fans in this survey. You’d never forgive yourselves. It would be dereliction of duty. Laying down on the job. Going AWOL and abandoning your post.
The rest of the country has tried to treat this team and this fan base like a boot scraper, and anything less than returning the sentiment with our own, patented brand of not-taking-your-crap obnoxiousness would be unforgivable. So celebrate, New England and be proud. You earned it. You’re number one when it comes to being obnoxious and you deserve it. Now I say let’s do everything we can to get that number higher for next year. We can do better than a measly 38 percent.